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TTS-STALyC ONLINE INTERACTIVE UPDATE COURSE
IMMUNOLOGICAL ASPECTS IN SOLID ORGAN TRANSPLANTATION

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From October 3 to November 27

Over an eight week period, featuring 28 online presentations, we will guide your through all the important aspects in immunology. We have enlisted many expert tutors to accompany the participants in the discussion by replying to questions throughout the week. The course was designed to allow participants to learn at their own pace and time during each week of the course.

The course has two sets of pricing (regular and for students/residents):

  • Regular fees are $100 USD, $40 USD for TTS or STALyC Members; $20 if you are a member of both TTS and STALyC.
  • Students/Residents can register for $40, $20 for TTS or STALyC Members, free for TTS AND STALyC Members.
  • We will allow registration at the reduced member fees if you submit your application(s) prior to registering for the course.

Share this information with your fellows, post-docs and students!

FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE VISIT WWW.TTS-STALYC.ORG

ISN-TTS SISTER TRANSPLANT CENTERS PROGRAM - OCtober 1 Deadline

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The deadline to submit an application to the ISN - TTS Sister Transplant Centers Program is October 1, 2018 (for 2019).

The ISN-TTS Sister Transplant Centers Program is a joint partnership set up between ISN and The Transplantation Society (TTS) to create new kidney transplant centers and develop existing kidney transplant programs in emerging countries. This initiative encourages transplant centers to work together to increase opportunities for kidney transplant patients in developing countries.

Read more on th program and get some useful tips

TRANSPLANTATION JOURNAL - HIGHLIGHTED ARTICLE

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Dr Joel Thomas Adler, Editorial Fellow, Transplantation.

Predicting Liver Allograft Discard: The Discard Risk Index.
Rana A, Sigireddi RR, Halazun KJ, et al.
Transplantation. 2018;102:1520-1529.

Assessing the quality of allografts is challenging; the Liver Donor Risk Index (DRI) has not proven to be able to predict allograft failure as practice patterns have changed. In the recent issue of Transplantation, Rana and colleagues present a Discard Risk Index (DSRI) that uses variables only present in DonorNet to predict the risk of liver discard in the United States. The DSRI was found to have strong model concordance with good ability for predicting organ discard (c = 0.80). While providing an assessment of organ quality, this approach also opens the possibility of allocating more marginal organs (which are likely to be discarded) to more aggressive liver transplant centers.

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CANADA'S FIRST FACE TRANSPLANT

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A nice in-depth article appeared in the National Post yesterday about Canada's first facial transplant that we thought some members will enjoy reading.

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Member SPOTlight - Gabriel Gondolesi

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Gabriel Gondolesi was part of a interesting panel discussion on "La Nacion" network regarding organ donation in Argentina. the video in spanish with english captions is available to view.

Watch the video

Member SPOTlight - Jon Odorico

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In this Exclusive Interview, Jon Odorico MD talks with Diabetes in Control during the ADA 2018 convention in Orlando about advances in the work with beta cells.

WATCH THE INTERVIEW

In the News

Advances Yield More Organs for Transplant

September 13 -- New techniques are allowing surgeons to transplant previously unusable livers and kidneys.

READ THE FULL ARTICLE


CYPRUS - Kidney transplantation in a patient with rare metabolic syndrome

September 12 - Kidney transplantation in a patient with a very rare metabolic syndrome, an operation that places Cyprus in the "world map" of kidney transplants for rare metabolic diseases.

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USA - New Spanish-Language PSAs Urge Living Kidney Donation

September 10 - In an effort to alert the public – particularly those who speak Spanish – about the prevalence and seriousness of kidney disease among Hispanics and the urgent need for more living kidney donors, the National Kidney Foundation (NKF) has produced two, new 30-second, Spanish-language video public service announcements for media across the country.

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A historic adult-to-child lung transplant saved their daughter, who's now a thriving teen

September 13 - It has been a little more than five years since Sarah Murnaghan left Children's Hospital of Philadelphia with a new set of lungs, harvested from an adult donor and trimmed down to fit a 10-year-old with cystic fibrosis.

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How AI changed organ donation in the US

September 10 - Thanks to artificial intelligence, a person stepping forward to donate a kidney to a loved one—or to a perfect stranger—can set off a chain that saves dozens of lives.

LINK TO THE ARTICLE

WIT OCtober 4 Networking event @ ASHI

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Space is limited - signup today!

NIH's first Chief Officer for Scientific Workforce Diversity, Dr. Hannah Valantine, will describe NIH's current approach and activities related to promoting inclusive excellence through fostering workforce diversity, and highlight four main diversity challenges facing biomedicine. She will also describe the development and use of the NIH Scientific Workforce Diversity Toolkit: a free, downloadable interactive resource to help advance faculty diversity through evidence-based interrelated activities. A key focus will be the need to advance institutional accountability for lasting change.

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Upcoming Meetings

CTRMS SPECIAL WORKSHOP INVITATION

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The CTRMS is hosting the 2018 CTRMS Special Workshop on Enabling Technologies. This inaugural special workshop will take place on October 12-14, 2018 at the JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort and Spa in Tucson, Arizona. At this two-day workshop, key opinion leaders and experts in the fields of bio-imaging, cell targeting, oxygenation, and viability and potency assays (especially for encapsulated cells), will come together to present and discuss cutting-edge research and developments in these key areas and to address remaining critical gaps in encapsulated cell therapies and tissue engineering.

Full program is now available on our website! 

VISIT THE WORKSHOP WEBSITE

IPTA 2018 Symposium

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The International Pediatric Transplant Association is proud to feature a special section activity: the 2018 Symposium in Organ Transplantation in Children: An educational forum for physicians, surgeons, and allied health professionals.

The focus of this symposium is aimed at clinical and research fellows in pediatric solid organ transplantation, as well as residents, and other allied health professional or non-physician trainees who are planning a career in pediatric transplantation.

VISIT THE SYMPOSIUM WEBSITE

Official Sections of The Transplantation Society

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