Tribune Pulse - March 22, 2017 - Volume I - Issue 4
Professor Haberal Receives the RSM’s First Distinguished Fellowship
The Royal Society of Medicine - TTS President-Elect Professor Mehmet Haberal was awarded the Royal Society of Medicine’s first Distinguished Fellowship on Wednesday 8 March 2017.
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International Pancreas & Islet Transplant Association (www.ipita2017.org) - June 20-23 - Oxford, United Kingdom
April 7, 2017 - Abstract Submission Deadline
International Xenotransplantation Association (www.ixa2017.org) - September 20-23 - Baltimore, MD, USA
April 21, 2017 - Abstract Submission Deadline
International Society For Organ Donation and Procurement (www.isodp2017.org) - September 6-9 - Geneva, Switzerland
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TRANSPLANTATION AND PRIVATE PRACTICE: A CAREER ALTERNATIVE AND ITS IMPACT ON ACADEMIC RECRUITMENT
Daniel C. Brennan
IN THE NEWS
Penn scientists discover method that appears to provide early warning of transplant rejection
Mar. 21 – News Medical Life Sciences - Researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania have discovered a method that appears to provide earlier warning of organ transplant rejection compared to standard methods, and requires only a blood test rather than a more invasive and painful needle biopsy. This new method is detailed in a study published today online in the Journal of Clinical Investigation.
Doctors harvesting organs from Canadian patients who underwent medically assisted death
Mar. 20 – National Post - Doctors have already harvested organs from dozens of Canadians who underwent medically assisted death, a practice supporters say expands the pool of desperately needed organs, but ethicists worry could make it harder for euthanasia patients to voice a last-minute change of heart.
Macchiarini's seventh transplant patient dies
A seventh patient of Italian surgeon Paolo Macchiarini, who was fired from a Swedish university over accusations of misconduct, has died.
Egypt's State Council approves law to increase penalties for illegal organ transplants
Mar. 15 - ahramonline - The Egyptian State Council has finished revising a law regulating organ transplant operations, which will include harsher penalties for illegal or forced operations.
18,000 Scots say yes to organ donor change
Mar. 14 - The Irish Times- Thousands of Scots have indicated they would be in favour of a switch to an opt-out transplant system to help increase the number of donor organs.
India - Punjab CM announces to establish liver transplant centers in 36 districts
LAHORE (Dunya News) – Punjab Chief Minister (CM) Shehbaz Sharif on Sunday has announced to establish liver transplant centers in 36 districts of the province. He said this during the inauguration ceremony of Hepatitis Treatment Clinic in Pakistan Kidney and Liver Institute Research Centre located at Bedian road.
Govt pursuing strategy to curb illegal organ transplantation, PA told
Mar. 13 - Pakistan Today- Specialised Healthcare and Medical Education Parliamentary Secretary Hassan Riaz on Monday told the Punjab assembly that the provincial government was pursuing a comprehensive strategy to discourage illegal organ transplantation.
Pushing organ donation programme forward in Asia
Mar. 16 - Zee News - With Asia lagging behind the rest of the world in the field of organ donation and transplantation, the Indian Society of Organ Transplantation (ISOT) is organising a midterm meeting in Chennai for its promotion.
Armed with CRISPR and a $38M round, eGenesis tackles the Holy Grail of xenotransplantation
Mar. 16 - Endpoints News - George Church and his celebrated team at Harvard have been using a hot new lab tool to give xenotransplantation another shot at the real world. And now the team has raised $38 million from some forward-thinking investors to see if yesterday’s science fiction can become tomorrow’s landmark reality.
Organ donor drives from Italy to Dubai to raise awareness
Mar. 12 - Khaleejtimes- A live organ donor - who has toured 38 countries and two continents - has driven all the way from Italy to Dubai in three months to raise awareness about organ donation.
Mandatory life-support alerts produce more organ donations in Manitoba
Mar. 14 - Winnepeg Free Press- Making it mandatory for doctors and nurses to contact the province's Gift of Life program before withdrawing life support from patients has led to a more than 100 per cent increase in the number of potential organ donors in just two years.