Just Released - Transplantation - July 2023 Issue

In this month we farewell one of the great pioneers of transplantation who brought focus onto the sciences of transplantation. A previous long term editor of this journal Sir Peter Morris's contributions are revealed. The issue also contains important analyses of non HLA antibodies in kidney transplant, outstanding reviews of expanding lung donation, the use of checkpoint inhibitors and much more. The impact of donation on subsequent pregnancies will help us all to counsel younger female potential donors.

Table of Contents

Around the World

Research Highlights

Game Changer

People in Transplantation

Special Feature



MESOT 2023 Videos and Photos now available!

Mehmet Haberal

TTS Members Only
MESOT Members and Attendees
will be provided access with two weeks

Dear Colleagues,

With the conclusion of the 18th Congress of the Middle East Society for Organ Transplantation (MESOT 2023) that took place on May 24-26, 2023, I would like to express my sincere appreciation for those who attended and contributied at the meeting.

From its inception, the goals of MESOT have been to encourage the development of scientifically and ethically superior organ transplantation activities across the globe. Therefore, The MESOT International Congress is the major international transplant congress and attracts a broad range of health professionals.

MESOT 2023 Congress which was endorsed by The Transplantation Society (TTS), The Turkish Transplantation Society (TOND) and The Turkic World Transplantation Society (TDTD)  proved to be a great success, with high positive feedback from all who were in attendance. The total number of registrations for the MESOT Congress was 320 from 38 countries. A total of 55 Invited Lectures, 38 Oral and 116 Poster Presentations were scheduled for the congress.

The scientific program incorporated a wide range of topics designed to provide an innovative and comprehensive overview of the latest developments in the field of experimental and clinical transplantation in the Middle East and the world. I hope it has provided valuable insights for our colleagues in the transplant field across the globe.

Once again, thank you for your support it was an honor to host this important Congress.


Mehmet Haberal, MD, FACS (Hon), FICS (Hon),
FASA (Hon), FIMSA (Hon), Hon FRCS (Glasg)
Founder and Past-President, MESOT
Congress Chair, 18th Congress of the Middle East Society for Organ Transplantation

SPLIT 2023 - Awards and Program Update

AWARDS - Submit an abstract and apply for an award!

Award winners will have the opportunity to present their research in either poster or oral presentation, receive free SPLIT Annual Meeting registration, a grant for reimbursable travel expenses up to $1000 and networking opportunities. We are offering two types of awards

  • SPLIT – TTS Travel Grants for Trainees, Junior Faculty, and Multi-disciplinary Team Members.
  • Albireo, an Ipsen Company, and Mirum Travel Grants for Medical Students, Pediatrics Residents, Surgery Residents and Pediatric Gastroenterology fellows identifying as Underrepresented in Medicine

Contribute to the program by submitting your abstract to this year’s SPLIT Annual Meeting. The top three abstracts will receive an award and authors will have the opportunity to give a 10 min oral presentation during the meeting.

Program Spotlight - October 16 Afternoon Sessions

Breakout 2A - Training the Future of Transplantation [Panel Discussion]
Breakout 2A - Training the Future of Transplantation [Panel Discussion]
Breakout 2B - Multi-Disciplinary
Breakout 2B - Multi-Disciplinary
Session 6 - UNOS/Advocacy Update
Session 6 - UNOS/Advocacy Update
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Transplantation Updates

Transplantation - Highlighted Tweets

Using Social Media to Promote Cutting-edge Research in Transplantation: Results of an International Survey
Social media has radically reshaped modern scientific discourse. The field of transplantation is unique in intersecting medicine, technology, immunology, ethics, and public policy like no other. Social media can rapidly disseminate this information globally. This was most evident during the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic when transplant teams published several studies demonstrating the effects of vaccinations in posttransplant patients.
TikTok and Transplantation: A Trending Opportunity
To the Editor — Social media (SoMe) has transformed mass communication, enabling users to communicate instantaneously and reach large, engaged audiences. TikTok, the fastest growing SoMe platform, allows users to create and share short-form videos. Unlike other platforms, TikTok users can amass large followings with a single viral video.
Frailty: A Strong Impact on Lung Transplant Outcomes?
Frailty, defined as an increased risk of adverse health-related outcomes because of a maladaptive response to stress, is common among patients with advanced lung disease awaiting lung transplantation. Clinical features of frailty include weakness, decreased agility, fatigue, physical inactivity, and loss of muscle mass. Frailty has profound prognostic ramifications on lung transplant candidates, including an increased risk of waitlist mortality and decreased posttransplant survival for up to 4 y posttransplant.

Transplantation Direct - Highlighted Tweet

Using Laser Speckle Contrast Imaging to Quantify Perfusion Quality in Kidney and Pancreas Grafts on Vascular Reperfusion: A Proof-of-Principle Study
The accuracy of intraoperative graft perfusion assessment still remains subjective, with doppler examination being the only objective adjunct. Laser speckle contrast imaging (LSCI) has been used to assess intraoperative blood flow in neurosurgery and in various surgical specialties. Despite its ability to accurately quantify perfusion at the microvascular level, it has not been clinically evaluated in kidney/kidney-pancreas transplantation for perfusion characterization. We aimed to evaluate the utility of LSCI and identify objective parameters that can be quantified at reperfusion.

CIRTA 2023 - One Week Away!

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Main Agenda - June 30th – July 3rd, 2023

Clinical Postgraduate Course - June 30
A Primer in the Management of Short Bowel Syndrome

Basic Science Postgraduate Course - June 30

Guideline Development Workshop - June 30
Current Indications and Worldwide Priority Listing Criteria for Patients Needing an Intestine Containing Graft

Guideline Development Workshop - June 30
Intestinal Rehabilitation & Non-Transplant Surgery for Patients with Intestinal Failure

Allied Health Guideline Development Workshop - June 30

In case you missed it ... ITS Meeting Recordings Are Now Available!

A special thanks to our important partners AST and ESOT for making this meeting a tremendous success!

List of Recordings

Plenary Sessions

Welcome Address
30 April 2023  /  15:30 - 16:40

Cellular engineering for transplantation
01 May 2023  /  08:00 - 09:20

Environmental modifiers of alloimmune response
01 May 2023  /  10:50 - 12:20

Regenerative medicine: improve whats not good enough or build from scratch?
01 May 2023  /  13:40 - 15:10

B cells and antibodies as immune regulators: from bench to bedside
02 May 2023  /  08:00 - 09:20

Patient Perspectives
02 May 2023  /  11:00 - 12:30

Mentoring Presentation
01 May 2023  /  12:20 - 13:40

From survive to thrive: the power of mentorship
Presenter: Lorna Marson, United Kingdom

Engineered T cells in transplantation
02 May 2023  /  12:30 - 14:00

Bioengineering for transplantation
02 May 2023  /  14:25 - 15:30

Women in Transplantation Networking Session
02 May 2023  /  17:30 - 18:30

Influence of Sex and Gender in Transplantation
03 May 2023  /  08:00 - 09:20

New perspectives in innate/ILC immunity and tissue-resident leukocytes
03 May 2023  /  11:00 - 12:35

Abstract Sessions

Abstracts Session 1
30 April 2023  /  16:40 - 18:00

Abstracts Session 2
01 May 2023  /  09:20 - 10:20

Abstracts Session 3
02 May 2023  /  09:20 - 10:30

Abstracts Session 4
02 May 2023  /  14:00 - 14:25

Abstracts Session 5
02 May 2023  /  16:15 - 17:20

Abstracts Session 6
03 May 2023  /  09:20 - 10:10

Abstracts Session 7
03 May 2023  /  10:30 - 11:00

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