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KDIGO Clinical Practice Guideline on the Evaluation and Management of Candidates for Kidney Transplantation

The 2020 Kidney Disease: Improving Global Outcomes (KDIGO) Clinical Practice Guideline on the Evaluation and Management of Candidates for Kidney Transplantation is intended to assist health care professionals worldwide who evaluate and manage potential candidates for deceased or living donor kidney transplantation. This guideline addresses general candidacy issues such as access to transplantation, patient demographic and health status factors, and immunological and psychosocial assessment.

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Impact of Glomerulitis on Long-term Outcomes After Kidney Transplantation

The Banff classification scheme provides a framework for interpreting transplant kidney biopsies and has undergone various updates in the past 2 decades especially related to antibody-mediated rejection. The clinical significance of early glomerulitis seen within 4 mo on protocol biopsies has received limited attention. We hypothesized that early glomerulitis seen on protocol biopsies will lead to significant adverse outcomes as assessed by histopathology and allograft outcome.

ISODP International OTDT Call

We are pleased to invite you to join in continuing the connection and knowledge sharing that developed among the international community throughout meetings Canadian Blood Services hosted in response to COVID. Going forward, the International Society for Donation and Organ Procurement (ISODP) will partner with Canadian Blood Services to co-host a quarterly international call. We will begin by regrouping with a call focused not solely on COVID, but more broadly on the topic of anticipated trends in viruses that may pose a threat to donation-transplant systems and health care system capacity. Meeting schedule and topics for 2023 calendar year to follow soon.

New Survey - Using Social Media to Promote Cutting-Edge Research in Transplantation


Researchers from NYU Langone Health are conducting a research study titled Using Social Media to Promote Cutting-Edge Research in Transplantation. Dr. Macey Levan from the Departments of Surgery and Population Health at NYU Langone Health is the Principal Investigator leading this research. The purpose of this study is to learn how members of the Transplantation community use social media for professional purposes and how they see themselves using it in the future.

You qualify to complete this study if you fall under one of the following categories:

  • Subscribers to the weekly email of new published articles in the Transplantation or Transplantation Direct journals 
  • Have submitted an article to the Transplantation or Transplantation Direct journals in the past 5 years
  • Member of The Transplantation Society (TTS)
  • Subscribers to newsletters from the TTS (Quarterly - Tribune, Weekly - Tribune Pulse)

Participation in this study is voluntary and will consist of completing an online survey about your thoughts on how you use social media for professional purposes and how you see yourself using it in the future. It will take about 5 minutes of your time.

If you are interested in participating, please click the link below to complete the survey: 

If you have any questions or concerns about this study, please contact Dr. Levan at

This study has been reviewed by the NYU Langone Health Institutional Review Board (Study Number: 22-00681).


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International Transplantation Science (ITS) Meeting

It is our announce to present the 3rd International Transplantation Science (ITS) Meeting, jointly organised by The Transplantation Society (TTS), the American Society of Transplantation (AST), and the European Society for Organ Transplantation (ESOT).
ITS 2023 will be held in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada from April 30th to May 3rd, 2023. The meeting is intended to stimulate in-depth, cutting-edge discussions from leading experts addressing challenges that arise from connecting basic fundamental to translational science in transplantation.

Submit your abstract by December 20, 2022!

TTS-ILTS Paired Transplant Centers Program - Apply Today!

Program Schedule

Deadline to Apply: January 1, 2023
Program Start Date: April 1, 2023

An experienced supporting transplant center (SC) in the developed world is paired with an emerging transplant center (EC) to facilitate vital multidisciplinary training and an exchange of knowledge and expertise.
The project aims to benefit both centers. The SC is involvedin global health, and promotes ethical and competent transplantation in regions of the world with limited or no current access to transplantation. The EC connects with a multidisciplinary team of experts in transplantation from a world-leading center.
The ultimate goal is for Level 3 centers to graduate and become true local centers of excellence for regional training and support.
The TTS-ILTS Paired Transplant Centers Program is bound by a limited budget which it cannot exceed. This budget is divided over all center pairs who receive a different financial allocation dependent on their level within the program.
  • Level 1 - maximum annual allocation per pair: $ 3,500 USD
  • Level 2 - maximum annual allocation per pair: $12,000 USD
  • Level 3 - maximum annual allocation per pair: $15,000 USD
Programs Launched in April 2022
Dow Universtiy Hospital, Karachi, Pakistan paired with the University of Chicago, Chicago, USA

TTS and ILTS congratulates these teams and wishes them every success in their collaborations over the next six years and beyond.

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