Following up on the great success of the Course in Spanish and Portuguese, we have decided to expanded the course to english AND made it available for free to participate in for TTS Members and those in their transplant teams.
Over an eight week period, featuring 20+ online presentations, we will guide you through all the important aspects in immunology.
The course was designed to allow participants to learn at their own pace and time during each week of the course. You can post questions and tutors will respond to them.
Dr Joel Thomas Adler, Editorial Fellow, Transplantation
Reed RD, Sawinski D, Shelton, BA et al.
Rates of living donation have declined in the United States; understanding the population health risk factors could improve living donation. Reed et al. examined the relationship between living donation rates, population health, and socioeconomic status as assessed by the CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System. Rates of living donation were, on average, 7.3 points lower among centers listing more complex patients reflected by comorbid diseases and worse socioeconomic status. Understanding these population risk factors, as well as the center-level variation, may help to improve living donation rates among disadvantaged populations.
The TTS-ILTS Paired Transplant Centers Program is a collaboration between The Transplantation Society (TTS) and the International Liver Transplantation Society (ILTS) supporting new liver transplant programs in emerging countries.
The Thomas E. Starzl Transplantation Institute is accepting nominations for the 2020 Thomas E. Starzl Prize in Surgery and Immunology, awarded annually to a national or international leader in the field of organ transplantation and immunology.
December 20 - According to the yearly release from the Canadian Institute for Health Information's organ replacement register, patients who received a transplant due to end-stage kidney disease have better 10-year outcomes than individuals receiving dialysis. Only 16% of Canadian patients on dialysis survive more than 10 years, while 74% of patients who receive transplantation will still have functioning kidneys.
December 5 - We present the case of a 19-month-old boy with complex congenital heart disease. His single father is skeptical of traditional medicine and does not offer the social support needed to make heart transplantation successful for his son.
December 18 - Although the bodies of women in India are policed like international borders, families don't mind their bodies being cut up for organ donation. Women constitute a majority of living organ donors in India — nearly three-quarters of kidney donors and more than half of liver donors.
December 20 - Early liver transplant (LT) for alcohol-associated disease (i.e. without a specific sobriety period) is controversial, but increasingly used. Using the multicenter American Consortium of Early Liver Transplantation for Alcoholic Hepatitis (ACCELERATE-AH) cohort, we aimed to develop a predictive tool to identify patients pre-transplant with low-risk for sustained alcohol use post-transplant to inform selection of candidates for early LT candidates.
We are offering low registration fees, which are further reduced for TTS, MESOT, TDTD or TOND Members, nurses and non physicians. Students may attend the meeting for free.