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TTS 2020 OFFICERS AND COUNCIL ELECTIONS NOW OPEN

Deadline to vote - May 11, 2020

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We are pleased to announce the start of the 2020 TTS Elections. We encourage you to participate in these elections to help determine your representatives for TTS Council.

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TTS 2020 CALL FOR AWARDS ANNOUNCEMENT & NEW TTS STARZL INNOVATION AWARD

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THE MEDAWAR PRIZE

Application Deadline - May 1, 2020

Recognized as the world's highest dedicated award for the most outstanding contributions in the field of transplantation.

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TTS THOMAS STARZL INNOVATION AWARD

Application Deadline - May 1, 2020

The award recognizes individuals who, though advanced and original work, have contributed significantly to transplantation, thereby reflecting the spirit pioneered by Dr. Starzl.

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TTS RECOGNITION AWARDS

Application Deadline - May 1, 2020

These awards recognize individuals who have made a major international impact in the field of transplantation.

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WIT AWARDS

Application Deadline - May 1, 2020

The Woman Leader in Transplantation Award and Unsung Hero Award will be presented to women with extraordinary impact in the field.

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TTS Education Committee's Precision Medicine Webinar Series

a new recording is now available online

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New release - the most recent recording in the Precision Medicine Webinar Series by Dr. Angela Q. Maldonado. Past recordings of previous webinars in the series are also available.

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COVID-19: ORGAN DONATION AND TRANSPLANT TOWN HALL

International Webinar #2

CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) UPDATE DASHBOARD

The Transplantation Society (TTS) and our journal Transplantation have developed online resources to keep you informed on the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

We are also requesting contributions and news from the transplant community to be sent to covid-19@tts.org for inclusion on our resources page.

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In this dashboard, you will find links to TTS and other global and regional resources, as well as interactive maps, publications and webinars. We encourage you to explore this dashboard and share with your colleagues.

Website - www.tts.org/covid-19


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Editors and contributors to Transplantation have shared their thoughts on how they are dealing with the current crisis. While we understand that the information of today may be quite different tomorrow in this fast-moving pandemic, this report will open our forum of an international exchange on COVID for the transplant community.

Website - www.tts.org/txjcovid19

Please send your own contributions and news to covid-19@tts.org for inclusion on our resources page.

TRANSPLANTATION - HIGHLIGHTED ARTICLE

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Dr. Joel T. Adler, Editorial Fellow, Transplantation

Perceptions, Barriers, and Experiences With Successful Aging Before and After Kidney Transplantation: A Focus Group Study

Van Pilsum Rasmussen SE, Warsame F, Eno AK, et al.
Transplantation: March 2020 - Volume 104 - Issue 3 - p 603-612

“Successful aging” is a broad concept, encompassing a multidimensional construct of physical and social wellbeing. As patients with end-stage kidney disease now live longer, there is increased attention toward how “successful aging” and kidney transplantation intertwine.

In a qualitative study of 39 patients (19 transplant candidates and 20 transplant recipients), Van Pilsum Rasmussen and colleagues found a number of important themes.  Candidates for transplantation struggled with the limitations of dialysis and viewed transplantation as an opportunity to age successfully, while many transplant recipients recognized their ability to age successfully after transplant.

Realizing that this gap may be mediated by transplant itself, this manuscript demonstrates an important opportunity for education and resource allocation in the care of an aging population. Overall, this qualitative study emphasizes the need for good clinician-caregiver discussions regarding successful aging and overall quality of life.

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TRANSPLANTATION - WEEK'S MOST DOWNLOADED PAPER

IN THE NEWS

THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC HAS LED TO A DECREASE IN ORGAN TRANSPLANTS

April 10 - Impacts from the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic have rippled across all areas of the healthcare system, including organ transplants. On April 7th, the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) released new data showing that transplants in the U.S.  dropped sharply in early March of 2020, right around the time when social distancing measures came into effect in much of the country.

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3D-PRINTED ORGANS: STUFF OF SCIENCE FICTION OR AN ANSWER TO THE ORGAN TRANSPLANT SHORTAGE?

April 6 - Among the more interesting applications of fast-moving 3D printing technology is its potential to help solve our critical organ transplant shortage. We live in a society where it seems like everything can be printed, including buildings, cars, chocolate and even replicas of unborn children. Why not organs? It could provide an elegant way to meet a demand that organ donors, alone, cannot handle.

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CORONAVIRUS PRESSURES 'PUT ORGAN TRANSPLANTS AT RISK'

April 9 - The UK's organ transplant network could be forced to shut down as a result of the coronavirus outbreak, the body that runs the scheme is warning.

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NEPHROLOGISTS ON LESSONS LEARNED WITH KIDNEY DISEASE IN COVID-19

April 8 - Although lung damage is the main feature of severe COVID-19, it is becoming crystal clear that the kidney is one of the other major organs involved, explained Annette Bruchfeld, MD, PhD, a professor of nephrology at Karolinska University Hospital in Sweden, during a webinar organized by the European Renal Association-European Dialysis and Transplant Association (ERA-EDTA).

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ATOPY: WEIGHING RISK WITH THE POSSIBILITY OF CURE USING HEMATOPOIETIC CELL TRANSPLANTATION

April 10 - Contrary to previous research, some patients with atopy who undergo allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation (AHCT) may be cured even if the donor is atopic, according to research published in Bone Marrow Transplantation.

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UPCOMING MEETINGS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

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

NEW DATES: November 2-3, 2020

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