Transplantation Science Committee Update

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Over the past year, the TTS Transplantation Science Committee has been working with its equivalent subcommittees in the American Society of Transplantation (AST) and the European Society for Organ Transplantation (ESOT) to develop a new joint meeting in transplantation science. The impetus for this was the need to streamline the many annual international conferences and maximise the opportunities for contact between scientists. The newly inaugurated annual International Transplantation Science meeting will rotate between regions to ensure that there is ample opportunity for the global community to engage.

For more details, please visit www.myast.org and click on the meeting link from the home page.

The first meeting will be held in Clearwater, Florida, November 10th-13th, 2019. An exciting programme of speakers has been organised by the three societies, with keynotes from Katherine High (Spark Therapeutics) and Douglas Green (St Jude Children’s Research Hospital). Symposium topics include T Cell Dysfunction, Sex in Basic Transplantation Science, Transplant Therapeutics, Microbiota in Immune Regulation, Tissue Resident Cells, and Transplant Engineering. On Sunday November 10th a workshop on the use of single cell analysis techniques in transplantation will be delivered by experts in the field, with representation from nearly every technical field including single cell sequencing, multiparameter flow cytometry, Nanostring technology, and cell receptor sequencing. Abstract submission is now open and we hope to see as many of you there as possible!  

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