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The Transplantation Society is a non-profit NGO providing global leadership in transplantation. Our core mission include the development of the science and clinical practice, scientific communication, continuing education and guidance on the ethical practice.

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TTS EDUCATION COMMITTEE WEBINAR SERIES
"TRENDS AND CHALLENGES IN LIVER TRANSPLANTATION"

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TTS EDUCATION COMMITTEE WEBINAR SERIES "TRENDS AND CHALLENGES IN LIVER TRANSPLANTATION"
PSC/PBC AND AIH - AUTOIMMUNE LIVER DISEASE 360º
THURSDAY, APRIL 19, 2018 - 3:00 PM DST (MONTREAL TIME)

sukru Organizer/Moderator: Professor Sukru Emre, MD
Professor of Surgery (Transplant) and of Pediatrics, Yale University, USA
Esquivel Discussant: David Assis, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine (Digestive Diseases)
Yale School of Medicine New Haven, CT, USA
Horslen Discussant: Julie Heimbach, MD
Transplant Surgeon and Surgical Director of Liver Transplantation
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA

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April Edition of OUR OPEN ACCESS
Transplantation DIRECT Journal

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Transplantation Direct this month offers articles, reports and commentaries covering a variety of topics in kidney, liver and lung transplantation, as well as islet cell transplantation. In the area of kidney transplantation, articles relate to barriers of preemptive transplantation in living donors, quality of life changes in older recipients, effects of ATG induction therapy, and utilization of grafts from circulatory death donors with severe acute kidney injury. In liver transplantation, the comparative effects of WarmCloud and Bair Hugger warming devices are tested in a clinical trial, and the effects of liver allograft dysfunction on renal function examined. For those with interests in lung transplantation, we have an investigation on neurological sequelae after allografting and a study concerning tacrolimus-induced hyponatremia. In addition, we have a commentary on route of delivery aspects relating to composite mesenchymal stromal cell islets. We appreciate you continued interest in our open access journal and hope to receive a contribution from you soon.

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Participate in the DICG public consultation concerning the Declaration of Istanbul

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Symposium in Organ Transplantation in Children

Abstract Deadline - April 15

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In the News

New tech helps teen transplant recipients take their meds

April 2 - Making mistakes is part of being a teenager – but for a teenage transplant recipient, some mistakes can lead to tragic results. Now, researchers at the Montreal Children's Hospital and research centres in the U.S. have found a way to use popular technology to help with lifesaving decisions.

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What’s new in combatting chronic graft-vs.-host disease

April 2 - Decades after the development of bone marrow transplant, researchers are making headway against one of its most common and deadly side effects

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India - Pediatric Liver Transplant is rewarding because the child can grow up and live a complete life

March 31 - We estimate that approximate anywhere between 5 to 10 thousand children require transplant every year while the number of transplants done in India are less than 150-200. So, we are barely scratching the surface of what is required for transplantation in India at this time.

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Largest ever study of killer heart condition which could affect up to 260,000 people in UK

March 29 - There is fresh hope for hundreds of thousands of people in the UK with the potentially deadly heart condition dilated cardiomyopathy. We;re investing over £2 million on the largest ever study of this poorly-understood disease.

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NIH Blog - A Tribute to Two Amazing Scientists

March 19 - Over the past couple of weeks, we’ve lost two legendary scientists who made major contributions to our world: Sir John Sulston and Stephen Hawking. Although they worked in very different areas of science—biology and physics—both have left us with an enduring legacy through their brilliant work that unlocked fundamental mysteries of life and the universe.

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A human head transplant would be reckless and ghastly. It’s time to talk about it.

April 2 - Two surgeons based in China say such surgery is “imminent.”

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April Edition of Transplantation Journal

The April issue is crammed with great articles: AMR, biomarkers from CTOT, organ perfusion, and more. Lots to read!

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Transplantation Journal - Featured Article

Submitted by Dr Peri Kocabayoglu Editorial Fellow, Transplantation.

A Comparative Study of the Predictive Values of Urinary Acute Kidney Injury Markers Angiogenin and Kidney Injury Molecule 1 for the Outcomes of Kidney Allografts

Tavernier Q, Tinel C, Rabant M, Morin L, Anglicheau D, Pallet N.
Transplant Direct. 2017;3(9):e204

Biomarkers that may help predict outcomes after kidney transplantation remain to be investigated in clinical and preclinical studies and have not been established as clinical routine. Here, Tavernier et al measured urine levels of injury-related markers Kidney Injury Molecule-1 (KIM-1) as well as Aniogenin (ANG) in a cohort of 244 kidney transplant recipients 10 days after transplantation. Interestingly, although urinary ANG and KIM-1 levels correlated with cold ischemia time, delayed graft function and plasma creatinine, they did not predict graft survival, renal function and histological changes seen in protocol biopsies by 3 and 12 months. Further studies are needed in order to identify independent predictors of graft outcomes, especially biomarkers.

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Transplantation Journal - Cover Artwork Submissions!

Transplantation is now accepting authors’ artwork submissions for covers of the journal. Suitable content must be transplant related but does not need to relate to an accepted Transplantation paper. These standalone submissions should be unique, stunning, colorful images of very high resolution (1200 dpi). Authors are asked to submit an image with an extended figure legend discussing the image and its relevance to transplantation topics. References to previously published material are acceptable. There are no costs to publish these color images. Please see full guidelines in our Instructions to Authors. We look forward to your submission!

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2nd Opinion Leaders Meeting on Stem Cell Derived Beta Cells | May 7-8, 2018 | Boston, MA, USA

REGISTRATION WILL REMAIN OPEN UNTIL FRIDAY, APRIL 13th - Onsite Registration Will Not Be Offered
REGISTER NOW AND SECURE A PLACE - THE WORKSHOP HAS LIMITED CAPACITY


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Symposium in Organ Transplantation in Children

Abstract Deadline - April 15

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In the News

Meet Your Interstitium, a Newfound "Organ"

March 27 - With all that's known about human anatomy, you wouldn't expect doctors to discover a new body part in this day and age. But now, researchers say they've done just that: They've found a network of fluid-filled spaces in tissue that hadn't been seen before.

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Researchers discover new accuracies in cancer-fighting, nano drug delivery

March 21 - A promising discovery for advanced cancer therapy reveals that the efficiency of drug delivery in DNA nanostructures depends on their shapes, say researchers at Missouri University of Science and Technology and the University of Kansas in a scientific paper published today (March 21, 2018).

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Netherlands, China to cooperate in promoting 'hot' transplantation

March 26 - Hospitals from the Netherlands and China have signed a cooperation deal to develop a groundbreaking organ transplantation method and expand it worldwide.

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Human tests for lung transplant drug almost ready

March 26 - The University of Virginia Medical Center will soon be testing a drug on humans for the first time to help reduce or prevent lung injuries after transplant surgery.

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Sex differences influence organ transplant rejection rate

March 22 - Men and women who receive donated organs can have different rates of transplant rejection, in some cases influenced by the sex of the donor, according to a new study by investigators at Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH).

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Treatment with Hepatitis C Antivirals Improves Outcomes Following Liver Transplantation

March 22 - Although oral antiviral agents have improved liver function in patients with hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection, the relationship between their use and outcomes for patients on liver transplant waiting lists or for those who underwent liver transplant has been unconfirmed.

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World's First Commercial iPSC Cell Plant Opens in Japan

March 23 - A pharmaceutical company based in Osaka, Japan, opened a regenerative medicine center yesterday (March 22) that will produce cells derived from induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells for commercial applications. The center is the first plant of its kind globally. It will initially produce cells for use in clinical trials.

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Trained navigators may improve access to transplantation for disadvantaged patients

March 26 - In a recent study, a trained navigator who provided guidance to disadvantaged patients with kidney failure helped increase access to the transplant waitlist among patients who needed a longer time to get through the transplant evaluation process.

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