Just Released - Transplantation Journal - September Issue

This issue includes some fascinating science on advances in kidney organoids, humanized mouse transplant models using CAR-T cells and memory CD8 cells, as well as offering direction on the clinical problems of donor obesity, infectious disease and patient-reported outcomes. The value of NAC in liver transplantation and HCC resection vs. liver transplantation for HCC are explored. The clinical science section includes novel findings on bariatric surgery for kidney donors, robotic nephrectomy and ex vivo perfusion of kidneys for simultaneous heart-kidney transplantation, as well as endomyocardial biopsies and miRNAs for rejection monitoring in heart transplantation. Belatacept treatment in pregnant transplant recipients is evaluated. Further interesting insights are offered in a meeting report on sex and gender in organ transplantation. Two important guidelines are provided, one on Banff scoring of recurrent IgA nephropathy and the other on Infectious disease in South Asia.

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Around the World

Research Highlights

Game Changer

Meeting Report

Expert Insight


ISVCA 2023: “The Next Era of VCA: Decisions and Dilemmas”

Save the Date for ISVCA 2023!

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Sofitel - Beverly Hills

The Sofitel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills is a luxury urban resort hotel & spa featuring a rooftop pool, an outdoor garden patio and a trendy bar with craft cocktails, delicious bar bites and famous daily entertainment from Jazz to Salsa. Ideally located across of the street of L.A. largest shopping mall the Beverly Center, within 2mi. of Rodeo Dr, Sunset Blvd, the Grove & the Academy Museum.

8555 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90048

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Guest Rooms: We are recommending all guests drive in for this event. If you do require a guest room details are below. All guest room fees are at individual expense.

Preliminary Program
DAY 1: Friday, December 1, 2023

Novel Technologies in VCA I
Novel Technologies in VCA II

Hand Transplantation in India
Current Approaches to Bilateral Hand Transplantation
Operative Strategies and Functional Analysis
Pediatric Hand Transplantation

State of the Art of Uterus Transplantation
VCA for Gender Affirmation
Penile Transplantation
Eye Transplantation
Immunosupression Complications and Cancer Screening in VCA
Novel Immunosupression Regimens in Solid Organ Transplantation

DAY 2: Saturday, December 2, 2023

The Face: To Reconstruct or Transplant?
Transplantation of The Face: Where Do We Stand?

The Future of the VCA Registry

Trainee Abstract Session 2

VCA Clinical Regional Updates: U.S., Europe, Asia, South America
Multicenter Studies for VCA

We look forward to the 2023 Meeting of the International Society of Vascularized Composite Allotransplantation - “The Next Era of VCA: Decisions and Dilemmas” at Sofitel Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, December 1-2, 2023.
The conference will consist of a packed 2-day agenda with the world’s leaders in reconstructive transplantation (the transplantation of hand, face, genitourinary tissue, uterus or abdominal wall). Sponsored by Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, the newest presence in VCA research and practice, our key focuses for this event are:
  • Translational Science Advances
  • Clinical Science
  • World Regional Updates
  • twork Potential - National and International

We look forward to seeing you in beautiful Los Angeles, California.

Curtis L. Cetrulo, Jr.
ISVCA, President

Transplantation Journal Highlights

Transplantation - Highlighted Tweets

Cytomegalovirus High-risk Kidney Transplant Recipients Show No Difference in Long-term Outcomes Following Preemptive Versus Prophylactic Management
Following kidney transplantation (KT), cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection remains an important challenge. Both prophylactic and preemptive antiviral protocols are used for CMV high-risk kidney recipients (donor seropositive/recipient seronegative; D+/R–). We performed a nationwide comparison of the 2 strategies in de novo D+/R– KT recipients accessing long-term outcomes.
Impact of Spousal Donation on Postoperative Outcomes of Living-donor Lobar Lung Transplantation
The effect of human leukocyte antigen mismatches between donors and recipients on postoperative outcomes of lung transplantation remains controversial. We retrospectively reviewed adult recipients receiving living-donor lobar lung transplantation (LDLLT) to examine the difference in de novo donor-specific antibody (dnDSA) development and clinically diagnosed unilateral chronic lung allograft dysfunction per graft (unilateral CLAD) between lung grafts donated by spouses (nonblood relatives) and nonspouses (relatives within the third degree). We also investigated the difference in prognoses between recipients undergoing LDLLTs including spouse donors (spousal LDLLTs) and not including spouse donors (nonspousal LDLLTs).

Transplantation Direct - Highlighted Tweets

Loss of Endothelial Glycocalyx During Normothermic Machine Perfusion of Porcine Kidneys Irrespective of Pressure and Hematocrit
Normothermic machine perfusion (NMP) is a promising modality for marginal donor kidneys. However, little is known about the effects of NMP on causing endothelial glycocalyx (eGC) injury. This study aims to evaluate the effects of NMP on eGC injury in marginal donor kidneys and whether this is affected by perfusion pressures and hematocrits.
Sociodemographic Variables in Canadian Organ Donation Organizations: A Health Information Survey
Health systems must collect equity-relevant sociodemographic variables to measure and mitigate health inequities. The specific variables collected by organ donation organizations (ODOs) across Canada, variable definitions, and processes of the collection are not defined. We undertook a national health information survey of all ODOs in Canada. These results will inform the development of a standard national dataset of equity-relevant sociodemographic variables.

TTS-ISN Sister Centers Application Submission - Deadline October 15

Apply Today!

Thanks to a partnership with The Transplantation Society (TTS), this program pairs up emerging transplant centers with established centers so they can benefit from educational support and work together to increase opportunities for kidney transplant patients in low-resource countries.

Reminder 2023 Proposed TTS By-law Changes

Deadline to submit your ballot is October 21, 2023

TTS Council is pleased to present eight proposed By-law amendments to aid in shaping the future of the Society.

Among the changes proposed are expansion of Council to increase diversity, ensuring female, early career and Middle East AND Africa countries representation. TTS encourages all full members to actively participate by voting before the ballot closes September 21. To review the proposed by-law amendments and the rationale statements please click the link below.

If you are a TTS full member you should have received an e-mail with your personalized voting link today. Alternatively you may use the link above to submit your ballot.

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