You can maximize your learning and networking by joining us at the Post Graduate Course (PGC) and / or several Pre-Congress Workshops (PCW) on June 30 and July 1, 2018. The PGC suggests a variety of topics to students who just graduated or are currently studying. Additionally, you will be able to choose workshops (PCW) from a range of topics such us Nursing, Cell Transplantation, Xenotransplantation, Infectious Diseases, Pediatrics, etc.
The invitation is open to TTS and non-TTS members who are studying/training in any transplant related discipline (students, interns, residents, fellows or post-doctoral fellows). The submitters of the top three ranked cases will be invited to present these cases in a clinical crowdsourcing session at the post-graduate course (PGC) that will precede the TTS 2018 Congress. The winners will receive a complementary registration to the PGC and a Young Investigator Award of US $1000. Description of the case should not exceed 300 words.
It is anticipated that the compilation of late breaker abstracts is made possible by studies completed after the initial November 15, 2017 abstract submission deadline. They are intended to represent the very latest development in transplantation science. These abstracts will be reviewed in a very finite period by a special review board, and accepted with the same stringent criteria as the Nov 2017 abstract submissions. The review criteria will be at par with the original call for abstracts in Nov 2017, but for late-breaking abstracts there will be a stronger focus on the criteria of "very latest development in the field of transplantation".
Tuesday, February 20, 2018, 10AM EST (MONTREAL TIME)
How to become an Educator
Speaker: Alexander S. Niven
TTS is seeking your opinion on your preferred location for the 29th International Congress of The Transplantation Society in 2022 to help the Congress Selection Committee decide between the three potential locations: Buenos Aires, Istanbul and Montreal. The final selection will be based on several factors, one of which is members' preference.
The Thomas E. Starzl Transplantation Institute is accepting nominations for the 2018 Thomas E. Starzl Prize in Surgery and Immunology, awarded annually to a national or international leader in the field of organ transplantation and immunology.
The TTS Transplantation Science Committee together and Transplantation are pleased to announce the best manuscripts published by the journal in 2017. Named after two pioneering giants, a selection committee that included editors of Transplantation, The Transplantation Society, in addition to members and chairs of the Transplantation Science Committee will select two winners amongst a very competitive group of publications.
Trends and challenges in liver transplantation:
Antibody Mediated Rejection in Liver Transplantation Part I - Role of DSA's and Treatment Options.
Discussants: Laura J. Wozniak, Jacqueline O'Leary; Moderator Udeme D Ekong
Quality Assessment of Kidneys for Transplantation – Truth or Dare
Speaker: Professor Sandy Feng; Moderator: Eduardo Rocha
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January 25 - Researchers say findings support further investigation as potential treatment for Zika-infected adults. In both cell cultures and mouse models, a drug used to treat Hepatitis C effectively protected and rescued neural cells infected by the Zika virus — and blocked transmission of the virus to mouse fetuses.Read More
January 24 - Scientists have derived and grown trophoblast stem cells for the first time, which will lead to better understanding of the human placenta.Read More
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January 28 - Researchers have developed a gene-based stem cell therapy to treat lung injury and severe lung ailments like chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS).Read More
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January 26 - A biotechnology startup enabled by UC Davis, Molecular Matrix Inc., has received Food and Drug Administration clearance for a carbohydrate-based polymer that can help injured bones heal and regrow.Read More
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