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TTS2020 - ABSTRACT SUBMISSION OPEN!

Submission deadline: February 18, 2020

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IPTA OUTREACH PROGRAM 2020 - APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN!

Application Deadline: February 28th, 2020

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Dear Colleagues,

The IPTA Outreach Committee is pleased to announce that applications for the 2020 Outreach Program are open. The program supports emerging centres that seek to develop or expand/enhance care in existing transplant programs.

Usually, an emerging centre will have identified a suitable supporting centre to assist them with this program; however it is possible the Outreach Committee can assist in this process.

The application package, guidelines and useful reference documents are available on the Outreach Program section of the IPTA website.

CLICK HERE TO VISIT THE WEBSITE

With many thanks,

Fiona Mackie
Chair, IPTA Outreach Committee

TTS-ILTS PAIRED TRANSPLANT CENTERS PROGRAM

DON'T MISS AN OPPORTUNITY TO GET UP TO 6 YEARS OF FUNDING!

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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.

VISIT WWW.TTS-ILTS.ORG FOR FULL DETAILS

YOUNG MEMBERS' SCIENTIFIC AWARDS

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In order to help young members offset expenses to attend our Congress in Seoul, TTS 2020 will be offering Young Investigator Awards and International Transplantation Science Mentee-Mentor Awards. Award recipients will be selected on scientific merits (abstract submission deadline February 18, 2020).

Young Investigator Awards

To be eligible for the Young Investigator Awards, you need to apply by March 23, 2020, submit an abstract to the Congress, be a trainee (within 2 years of completion of their training and/or fellowship) and be a member of TTS.

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International Transplantation Science Mentee-Mentor Awards

TTS in collaboration with National and International Societies acknowledges the contribution of basic science to the field of transplantation by offering Mentee-Mentor awards.

To be eligible, you need to apply by March 23, 2020, submit an abstract to the Congress, be a graduate student or trainee (within 5 years of receiving PhD, MD), both Mentee and Mentor must attend TTS 2020 and be member of both TTS and confirmed supporting Societies.

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TRANSPLANTATION - HIGHLIGHTED ARTICLE

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Dr. Karen Keung, Editorial Fellow, Transplantation

Comparison of a Behavioral Versus an Educational Weight Management Intervention After Renal Transplantation: A Randomized Controlled Trial

Schmid-Mohler G, Zala P, Graf N, Witschi P, Mueller TF, Peter Wüthrich R, Huber L, Fehr T, Spirig R
Transplantation: December 2019 - Volume 5 - Issue 12 - p e507

Weight gain in the first year post-transplant, particularly if rapid, is associated with poor clinical outcomes. Schmid-Mohler and colleagues conducted a single centre, randomised controlled trial involving 123 kidney or kidney-pancreas recipients, to assess the efficacy of an 8-month behavioural intervention (usual care plus 7-8 counselling sessions) compared with usual care (single education session and weight self- monitoring). The outcomes examined were body mass index (BMI) change and physical activity. In the intervention group, 88.5% of patients attended 7 or more counselling sessions. Mean weight gain (in patients with a BMI at baseline of >18.5) was unexpectedly low in both groups at 8 months, with no significant difference seen between the intervention and control groups (+0.04 kg/m2 and +0.14 kg/m2 respectively, p=0.59), nor was a difference observed at 12 months. The average daily number of steps as a measure of physical activity, was also not statistically significantly different between the two groups. Nevertheless, further research is needed to assess patient risk profiles for weight gain, and to evaluate if certain patients may benefit from more intensive interventions.

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DECEASED ORGAN DONATION AND RELIGION SYMPOSIUM - MARCH 12-14, 2020 - ANKARA, TURKEY

Registration is free for Students and Members of TTS, TOND, TDTD, MESOT, ISODP or ITF (Non-Members rate - $200 USD).

Hotel rates start at $35 USD per night for single accommodation at the Symposium Hotel.

TTS CALL FOR NOMINATIONS (PRESIDENT-ELECT, SECRETARY, TREASURER AND COUNCIL)

deadline for nominationS: FEBRUARY 14, 2020

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In 2020, three Officer positions will be vacated and 7 of the 12 Councilors-at-large representing the Regions will be changing. The elections will take place early in 2020 and those elected will assume their new roles starting at the 2020 TTS Congress in Seoul.

Members can access the online nominating form at www.tts.org/nominations. Since each nominee must have his or her form signed by three supporting members (including him/herself), the online process allows for efficient and rapid circulation.

THE NOMINATION DEADLINE IS FEBRUARY 14, 2020.

Please note:

  • As successive presidents may not be from the same Region, members from the North America region who would have otherwise been eligible to become President-Elect are not eligible in these elections.
  • Only full members who have served a full term on Council and have paid their dues are eligible for the Officer positions (President-Elect, Secretary and Treasurer).
  • Only full members who have paid these dues are eligible to be nominated for Council.
  • Only full members who have paid their dues may nominate and/or vote.

For more information on elections, visit the TTS website and consult the By-Laws in the “About” section.

Nominations are being sought for these positions

Officer Positions:

  • President-Elect
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer

TTS Regions:

  • Asia (2)
  • Europe (1)
  • Latin America (2)
  • North America (2)

CLICK HERE TO ACCESS THE NOMINATING FORM

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 12 - WEBINAR ANNOUNCEMENT

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TITLE: DONOR CELL FREE DNA TESTING
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2020 - 1:00 PM EST (MONTREAL TIME)

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Objectives:

  1. Explain how donor cell free DNA testing is done and the different methods.
  2. Examine how it is different in different organs and in plasma vs. urine.

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COMPOSITE TISSUE WEBINAR – NEXT MONDAY, JANUARY 27

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TITLE: IMMUNOLOGY OF VCA
MONDAY, JANUARY 27, 2020 3:00PM EST (MONTREAL TIME)

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Objectives:

To provide an overview on similarities and differences identified in VCA vs solid organ transplants.

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TRANSPLANTATION - WEEK'S MOST DOWNLOADED PAPER

IN THE NEWS

IMMUNE DISCOVERY 'MAY TREAT ALL CANCER'

Jan. 20 - The Cardiff University team discovered a method of killing prostate, breast, lung and other cancers in lab tests. The findings, published in Nature Immunology, have not been tested in patients, but the researchers say they have "enormous potential."

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FIVE OF THE LATEST CANCER STEM CELL DISCOVERIES

Jan. 15 - Oncologic stem cells have been identified in many malignancies, and targeting these cells could help in the fight against cancer. Here are five of the most recent findings regarding cancer stem cells.

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PERFORMANCE SCORES AND KIDNEY DISCARD RATES: THE CHALLENGING BALANCE FOR TRANSPLANT CENTERS

Jan. 16 - This month in BMC Nephrology, a study by Lee et al. found that the survival rates of dual kidney transplant grafts, from deceased donors over the age of 70, were similar to those of single kidney transplant grafts. This study questioned whether this practice could in the future expand the donor pool.

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POSSIBLE MISSING LINK IN ALZHEIMER’S PATHOLOGY IDENTIFIED

Jan. 16 - Alzheimer's disease has long been characterized by the buildup of two distinct proteins in the brain: first beta-amyloid, which accumulates in clumps, or plaques, and then tau, which forms toxic tangles that lead to cell death. But how beta-amyloid leads to the devastation of tau has never been precisely clear. Now a new study at the University of Alabama at Birmingham appears to describe that missing mechanism.

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UPCOMING MEETINGS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

4th International Chauvet Workshop - Save the Date!

THURSDAY, APRIL 30TH – SATURDAY, MAY 2ND • ROCHESTER, MN

We are excited to announce that the planning for the Chauvet 2020 meeting is well underway. This meeting is of interest to all health care providers who care for individuals with upper extremity amputations, severe facial disfigurement, absolute uterine factor infertility and those with loss of laryngeal function and all VCA candidates and recipients. If you are in any discipline with an interest in the psychosocial aspects of these patients, this meeting will interest you.

MEETING FACTS

  • Location: Mayo Clinic Downtown Campus, Rochester MN, USA
  • Date: April 30 (beginning at 12pm CDT) to May 2 (ending at 5pm).
  • Registration fee: $310 (Includes meeting registration, two breakfasts and lunches and two gala dinners and networking events at the historic homes of Drs. William and Charles Mayo,)
  • Lodging: There are several reasonably priced hotels in close proximity to the meeting location.

Email us to add yourself to our mailing list or with questions at transplant-rst@mayo.edu.

Watch for links to more information coming soon!

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3rd IPITA/JDRF/HSCI Conference on Stem Cell Derived Beta Cells

ABSTRACT & REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!

World Kidney Day

MARCH 12, 2020

18th Asian Pacific Congress of Nephrology (APCN)

EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION DEADLINE - MARCH 31, 2020

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