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Videos from the Congress are now available to TTS Members.

SPLIT 2020 Meeting videos are now available to TTS & SPLIT Members.

Beta Cells Summit videos are now available to TTS & IPITA Members.

Nov 22 - FUNDAMENTALS TO COMPLEX DECISIONS WITH KIDNEY TRANSPLANTATION - Milagros Samaniego Picota

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Nov 19 - Tips and Tricks for Virtual Care in Pediatric Transplant - IPTA Allied Health and Nursing Professionals Webinar - Ashley Graham, Julie Guillen, Lisa Remaley, Robin Deliva, Anna Galloway, Rosa Reed-Berendt

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TTS-ILTS Paired Transplant Centers Program
Application Deadline - January 1, 2021

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 economies.

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WMA Statement on Measures for the Prevention and Fight against Transplant-Related Crimes

TTS fully endorses the WMA Statement on Measures for the Prevention and Fight Against Transplant-Related Crimes

COVID-19: Organ Donation and Transplant Town Hall #4

December 3, 2020, 3:00-4:30 PM EDT
Registration will open at 10:00 AM ET on Thursday, November 19

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A number of transplant organizations from around the world continue their partnership to create a fourth educational webinar for the organ donation and transplantation communities. Our goal is to share experiences to date and respond to your questions about the impact of COVID-19 on organ donation and transplantation.

Talks will include:

  • What happened to transplantation during the COVID-19 Pandemic?
    • U.S. Experience (David Klassen, MD, UNOS)
    • European Experience (John Forsythe, National Blood Service, Transplant, UK)
  • What happened to the waitlist and outcomes during the pandemic?
    • U.S. Experience (Lloyd Ratner, MD, ASTS, AST)
    • European Experience (Patrizia Burra, MD PhD, ESOT)
  • Impact of COVID-19 on the Workforce: The Challenges of Burnout
  • The Current and Future State of Transplantation during the Pandemic
    • Strategies for doing COVID care and non COVID care simultaneously (Atul Humar, MD CST, AST)
    • Testing strategies and time-based clearance for those with history of COVID, including those awaiting transplant and in need of treatment for other medical issues, including rejection
    • Therapeutics for SARS-CoV-2 infection in transplant candidates and recipients (Michael Ison, MD, AST, TTS)
    • What is the future of vaccination, including for transplant candidates and recipients?

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Call for TTS Committee Members

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Every two years, TTS reviews the membership in its Committees to ensure that they are representative of the overall TTS membership.

The role of the Committees within TTS are extremely important to ensure the ongoing development of our Society and make certain that it continues to meet the needs to our membership. As such, it is important that we have a good representation on each committee to address the varied needs of our membership, whether from a geographic, gender or role perspective.

In reviewed the composition of our Committees, we find that the vast majority have good, balanced representation. However, some Committees would benefit from increased diversity, particularly from a geographic standpoint. As such, we are seeking self-nominations to participate in the following Committees: Heart and Lung Committee, Membership Committee and Young Members Committee

Though we have identified needs for additional geographic representation based on the above criteria, we welcome any self-nominations. The Committee Chairs will review the self-nominations to ensure a complete and balanced Committee.

The only expectation of nominees is that they actively participate in committee activities and lead the work of their committee within their respective regions.

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ISODP 2023 Call for Hosting

Letter of Intent Deadline - December 15, 2020

Every two years, the ISODP Congress brings together clinicians and scientists from all parts of the world in the fields of organ procurement and donation

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December 2020 Issue Just Released!

What will turn your reading back to something other than Covid? This month we have a great variety of important subjects to tempt you: overviews of molecular analysis of kidney biopsies, assessment of living donors, and the important role of Il6. Those involved in liver transplantation may need a new tool in the operating room—confocal microscopy—judging by the murine study depicted on our front cover. The issue has important information on fungal infection in lung transplantation, a new approach for islet transplantation, summary information on rejection of facial composite tissue transplants, and a host of important messages in the renal transplant field. Enough to keep you reading till Christmas.

TRANSPLANTATION - HIGHLIGHTED ARTICLE

Dr. Jeremy R. Chapman, Editor-in-Chief, Transplantation

ORGAN DONATION AND TRANSPLANTATION DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC: A SUMMARY OF THE SPANISH EXPERIENCE

Domínguez-Gil B, Fernández-Ruiz M, Hernández D, et al.
Transplantation: November 5, 2020 - Volume Online First - Issue

Spain has led the way in organ donation practices, but they certainly would not have wished to need to lead in COVID-19 responses. Nevertheless their experiences reported here are useful since they have been a country that has had to face the greatest impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. The paper describes these impacts and the responses that they used in the country to: develop and progressively update national standards for the evaluation and selection of potential donors and recipients; actively generate evidence to assess those standards and understand the infection in transplant recipients; recommend management of COVID-19 in solid organ transplant recipients; and finally, guide Spanish centers in the management of the crisis. Despite an early rapid downturn in donation and transplantation they show how they have worked their way back to satisfactory levels of safe activity.

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TRANSPLANTATION - WEEK'S MOST DOWNLOADED PAPER


«HOT OFF THE PRESS»
RECENT PUBLICATIONS IDENTIFIED BY TTS EDUCATION COMMITTEE ON COVID-19

Selected Publications by TTS Education Committee. This week's selection made by Enver Akalin, Millie Samaniego and Marlies Reinders

Covid-19 and Solid Organ Transplantation: A Review Article.

Azzi Y, Bartash R, Scalea J, Loarte-Campos P, Akalin E.
Transplantation. 2020 Nov 9. doi: 10.1097/TP.0000000000003523.
This is a in dept review article that summarizes several aspects of COVID-19 in transplantation, including the immune response to SARS-CoV-2, SARS-CoV-2 diagnostics, clinical outcomes in solid organ transplant recipients and end stage kidney disease patients, transplant activity during the pandemic and treatment options for COVID-19 disease.

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Safety and immunogenicity of ChAdOx1 nCoV-19 vaccine administered in a prime-boost regimen in young and old adults (COV002): a single-blind, randomized, controlled, phase 2/3 trial

Maheshi N Ramasamy et al.
Lancet November 18, 2020.
This article reported the immunogenicity of a novel chimpanzee adenovirus-vectored vaccine, ChAdOx1 nCoV-19, in young adults, and now describe the safety and immunogenicity of this vaccine in a wider range of participants, including adults aged 70 years and older. 560 participants were enrolled at two UK clinical research facilities: 160 aged 18–55, 160 aged 56–69, and 240 aged 70 years and older. In participants who received two doses of vaccine, median anti-spike SARS-CoV-2 IgG responses 28 days after the boost dose were similar across the three age cohorts. By 14 days after the boost dose, 208 (>99%) of 209 boosted participants had neutralizing antibody responses. T-cell responses peaked at day 14 after a single standard dose of ChAdOx1 nCoV-19.

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Preexisting and de novo humoral immunity to SARS-CoV-2 in humans

Kevin Ng et al.
Science 06 Nov 2020:eabe1107. DOI: 10.1126/science.abe1107
It has been unclear whether previous infection with one of the ‘seasonal’ coronaviruses — which cause the common cold — wards off SARS-CoV-2 or its severe symptoms. This study analyzed blood samples from both adults and children who had not been infected with the new virus. The samples were collected either before the pandemic began or just as the virus began its global march. This study found that roughly 5% of 302 uninfected adult participants had antibodies that recognize SARS-CoV-2. So did more than 60% of uninfected participants aged 6 to 16 — the age group in which antibodies to seasonal coronaviruses are most common. Most blood samples from uninfected people who had antibodies to SARS-CoV-2 blocked the new coronavirus from infecting cells in lab dishes.

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CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) UPDATES

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.


IN THE NEWS

Center, socioeconomic deprivation linked with worse childhood liver transplant outcomes

Nov. 16 - The socioeconomic deprivation of a child’s neighborhood was associated with worse adverse long-term outcomes after liver transplantation, according to research presented at The Liver Meeting Digital Experience.

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Early evaluation reduces pre-liver transplant mortality

Nov. 15 - Evaluating patients within 30 days of referral for liver transplantation reduces pre-procedure mortality, according to research presented at The Liver Meeting Digital Experience.

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Study determines when racial disparities begin in transplant process

Nov. 16 - Research presented at the ASN Kidney Week showed that although Black patients were more likely to be referred for transplantation, they were less likely than white patients to advance to subsequent stages in the process

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UPCOMING MEETINGS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

Asian Transplantation Week (ATW) 2020

December 3-5, 2020 • Virtual Congress

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