TTS @ the 75th World Health Assembly in Geneva

Marcelo Cantarovich (TTS President) and Marcelle McPhaden (TTS Executive Director)
May 26 (Geneva, Switzerland)

On behalf of The Transplantation Society, at the 75th World Health Assembly in Geneva, Switzerland, President Marcelo Cantarovich delivered a statement to WHO and international delegates from around the world addressing the WHO Progress Report Human organ and tissue transplantation:

View the video recording of TTS’ statement here: You may also read TTS’ statement here: TTS_statement_WHA75.pdf and the statement of Spain, supported by 36 member states, Statement_75_WHA_Transplantation.pdf calling for continued WHO efforts and a renewed WHA Resolution on transplantation.

We look forward to continuing to collaborate with the WHO and nation states to advance transplantation around the world.

Transplantation - June 2022 Issue


Packed full of interest for everyone, this issue ranges from a new islet isolation system and better machine perfusion techniques, to long term consequences and risk factors in pancreas, lung, heart and liver transplantation. A brilliant review of tissue resident memory T Cells is just one of a number of fascinating basic science papers this month. Pregnancy after kidney transplantation remains an important goal for many patients and this issue has useful data and advice for those counselling such patients.



"In View" articles from this issue

Around the World
The First Independent Provincial OPO in China: The Shanxi Experience
Jiang, Wenshi; Sun, Yongkang; Jiang, Feng; Yan, Juan; Wang, Huiying; Yan, Juan; He, Xiangxiang; Ma, Yajie; Wu, Xiaotong
Transplantation. 106(6):1093-1095, June 2022.
Game Changer
Semiallogeneic Pregnancy: A Paradigm Change for T-cell Transplantation Tolerance
Jiang, Wenshi; Sun, Yongkang; Jiang, Feng; Yan, Juan; Wang, Huiying; Yan, Juan; He, Xiangxiang; Ma, Yajie; Wu, Xiaotong
Transplantation. 106(6):1093-1095, June 2022.
People in Transplantation
Dr Alejandro Niño-Murcia, FACS
Transplantation. 106(6):1101-1102, June 2022.

Research Highlights

Research Highlights
Issa, Fadi DPhil, FRCS1; Bilici, Merve BSc1; McCallion, Oliver MRCS1
Transplantation. 106(6):1093-1095, June 2022.

IMPORTANT Vice President By-election Details (2022-2026)

In accordance with our bylaws we are holding a by-election for the Vice President (2022-2026) position being vacated by John Fung. We will hold a short call for nomination period (May 20 to June 3, 2022) followed by an election period from June 7 to 27, 2022.

Click the button below to see all eligible candidates.

  • Mustafa S.A. Al-Mousawi, Kuwait
  • Nancy Ascher, USA
  • Ronald W. Busuttil, USA
  • Felix Cantarovich, France
  • Steven J. Chadban, Australia
  • Jeremy Chapman, Australia
  • A. Benedict Cosimi, USA
  • Gabriel Danovitch, USA
  • Francis L. Delmonico, USA
  • Carlos Diaz, Argentina
  • Beatriz Domínguez-Gil, Spain
  • Karen Dwyer, Australia
  • Hiroto Egawa, Japan
  • Ronald M. Ferguson, USA
  • Roy First, USA
  • Peter J. Friend, UK
  • Rudolf Garcia-Gallont, Guatemala
  • Maria Gerbase De Lima, Brazil
  • Jongwon Ha, Korea
  • Mehmet Haberal, Turkey
  • Mark A. Hardy, USA
  • Vivekanand Jha, India
  • Paul Keown, Canada
  • Dirk R. J. Kuypers, Belgium
  • Stephen Lynch, Australia
  • Marti Manyalich Vidal, Spain
  • Alejandro Niño Murcia, Colombia
  • Philip O'Connell, Australia
  • Maria Cristina Ribeiro de Castro, Brazil
  • Camillo Ricordi, USA
  • David H. Sachs, USA
  • Eduardo Santiago Delpin, Puerto Rico
  • Minnie Sarwal, USA
  • Jean-Paul Soulillou, France
  • Vasant Sumethkul, Thailand
  • Manikkam Suthanthiran, USA
  • Megan Sykes, USA
  • Shiro Takahara, Japan
  • Annika Tibell, Sweden
  • Satoru Todo, Japan
  • Stefan G. Tullius, USA
  • Andreas G. Tzakis, USA
  • Ifeoma Ulasi, Nigeria
  • Federico Guillermo Villamil, Argentina
To nominate a candidate simply send an email to with the name of member you are nominating (click the button below to see who is eligible) along with names of two TTS Members who will support the nomination. The staff at TTS IHQ will contact the nominee and supporters.
If you have any questions please email


May 31 - IPTA-SPLIT Webinar Series Continues

In Case You Missed It! May 26 ACCC Webinar Recording is Now Available!

June 10 - TTS-Biotest Webinar Series Continues!

Registration is now officially open for TTS 2022 - Buenos Aires - Argentina!

Register before June 10 and secure the early bird fee!

Hotel reservation is now available. Book early as space is limited!

Check out the program preview available on our website!

We are exhibiting @ ATC 2022

If you are attending ATC 2022 please come and visit with our Executive Director Marcelle McPhaden!

Most Downloaded Articles in Transplantation journals

Transplantation - Week's Most Downloaded Paper

Repairing and Regenerating Organs for Transplantation Has Become a Reality #TBT

The research described in this issue of Transplantation and summarized in the commentary by Baan highlights the latest developments in the field of tissue engineering, repair and regeneration for organ transplantation.

Transplantation Direct - Week's Most Downloaded Paper

Clinical Validation of a Plasma Donor-derived Cell-free DNA Assay to Detect Allograft Rejection and Injury in Lung Transplant #OpenAccess #TransplantTwitter

Lung transplant patients are vulnerable to various forms of allograft injury, whether from acute rejection (AR) (encompassing acute cellular rejection [ACR] and antibody-mediated rejection [AMR]), chronic lung allograft dysfunction (CLAD), or infection (INFXN). Previous research indicates that donor-derived cell-free DNA (dd-cfDNA) is a promising noninvasive biomarker for the detection of AR and allograft injury. Our aim was to validate a clinical plasma dd-cfDNA assay for detection of AR and other allograft injury and to confirm and expand on dd-cfDNA and allograft injury associations observed in previous studies.

One week until ISVCA 2022!

Registration is still open

In-Person and Virtual

Virtual registration fees range from $0 for students, residents and allied health professionals, $80 for transplant professionals and $160 for plastic surgeons. Virtual program is available for June 5-6 and spanish translation will be available.

Special Session Highlights

Max Dubernard: In Memoriam – The Legend of Lyon - Warren Breidenbach

Xenotransplantation – Implications for VCA - Robert Montgomery

Check out the program!

The SPC, ISVCA Council and local team (lead by Martin Iglesias) have put together an amazing program in a terrific venue!

Women in Transplantation @ TSANZ 2022

Women in Transplantation (WIT) are delighted to announce a session in the Scientific Session and an in-person Networking Event at the Transplantation Society of Australia and New Zealand Congress (TSANZ). This meeting will take place in Adelaide, Australia, June 19-21.

Dr. Anette Melk (WIT Pillar 2) will lead a session on Sex, age and hormone interactions in transplantation outcomes in children on Sunday June 19th at 16:00 local time. Astellas are proud to sponsor a WIT Networking lunch on Monday June 20th from 12:40pm to 13:35.

WIT members who are registered for and attending TSANZ will receive complimentary registration for the Networking session. Please note that access to the WIT Networking lunch is only open to those registered for the TSANZ meeting.

Anette Melk, Germany

Germaine Wong, Australia

Helen Pilmore, New Zealand

Registration Deadline:
Wednesday, June 1

Last Chance! Program Application Deadline Extended to May 30

In order to encourage the next generation of medical doctors to pursue a career in the field of transplantation, we are looking for medical students interested in participating in The Transplantation Society (TTS) 2022 Congress in Buenos Aires, Argentina being held on September 11th-14th.

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