Tribune Pulse - September 21, 2018 - Volume II - Issue 32
ISN-TTS SISTER TRANSPLANT CENTERS PROGRAM - OCtober 1 Deadline
The deadline to submit an application to the ISN - TTS Sister Transplant Centers Program is October 1, 2018 (for 2019).
The ISN-TTS Sister Transplant Centers Program is a joint partnership set up between ISN and The Transplantation Society (TTS) to create new kidney transplant centers and develop existing kidney transplant programs in emerging countries. This initiative encourages transplant centers to work together to increase opportunities for kidney transplant patients in developing countries.
TRANSPLANTATION JOURNAL - HIGHLIGHTED ARTICLE
Dr Karen Keung, Editorial Fellow, Transplantation.
Extended Pancreas Donor Program—The EXPAND Study: A Prospective Multicenter Trial Testing the Use of Pancreas Donors Older Than 50 Years
Proneth A, Schnitzbauer AA, Schenker P, et al. Extended
TTS-STALyC ONLINE INTERACTIVE UPDATE COURSE
IMMUNOLOGICAL ASPECTS IN SOLID ORGAN TRANSPLANTATION
Over 150 Participants have Already registered!
From October 3 to November 27
Over an eight week period, featuring 28 online presentations, we will guide your through all the important aspects in immunology. We have enlisted many expert tutors to accompany the participants in the discussion by replying to questions throughout the week. The course was designed to allow participants to learn at their own pace and time during each week of the course.
The course has two sets of pricing (regular and for students/residents):
- Regular fees are $100 USD, $40 USD for TTS or STALyC Members; $20 if you are a member of both TTS and STALyC.
- Students/Residents can register for $40, $20 for TTS or STALyC Members, free for TTS AND STALyC Members.
- We will allow registration at the reduced member fees if you submit your application(s) prior to registering for the course.
Share this information with your fellows, post-docs and students!
Heart, Heart-Lung Specialists Wanted!
The Heart and Lung Committee is seeking TTS Heart and Lung Specialist who want to take an active role in increasing H+L activity at TTS.
TTS IS exhibiting at THE Transplant Nursing Symposium
Come visit our booth!
In the News
USA - Raising Awareness of the Need for More Organ and Tissue Donation
September 13 - Last month’s breaking of the Guinness world record for the largest-ever gathering of transplant recipients is continuing to reverberate throughout the country as awareness grows for the need for organ and tissue donation. And as awareness grows, so, too, does the impact that this gift of life has on everyone it touches.
Four people get cancer from donated organ in 'extraordinary rare' case
September 19 -Four European patients developed breast cancer after receiving organs from the same donor, a case report explains.
Certain factors linked with kidney function recovery in children on dialysis
September 20 - Children with kidney failure due to certain diseases may regain kidney function and therefore no longer need dialysis, and kidney transplantation might be postponed. The findings, which appear in an upcoming issue of the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (CJASN), may help clinicians better allocate scarce donor kidneys to pediatric patients..
Study: Transplant Liver Allocation System Disadvantages Children
September 19 - A new study says the national system that allocates livers to transplant candidates might inadvertently give adults an advantage over children.
Youngest child to receive a rare heart-lung transplant returns home in time to celebrate turning eight months - and doctors cannot believe his progress
September 19 - An eight-month-old boy who underwent a heart-lung transplant is home almost exactly a year after his parents were told to expect a stillborn baby. The parents were still four months away from welcoming their son, Jack, when a scan revealed he had a congenital heart defect that made it difficult for blood to flow through his body properly and was damaging his lungs.
Mexico - Organ donation culture increases in Yucatan
September 18 - The culture of organ donation has been increasing in Yucatan in recent years, which has allowed several people to continue their lives with good health.
Model Estimates Mortality in Patients Awaiting Heart Transplantation
September 18 - For patients with advanced heart failure who are listed for transplantation, mortality risk is related to adverse events and end-organ dysfunction that vary over time, according to a study published in the Aug. 7 issue of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.
WIT OCtober 4 Networking event @ ASHI
Space is limited - signup today!NIH's first Chief Officer for Scientific Workforce Diversity, Dr. Hannah Valantine, will describe NIH's current approach and activities related to promoting inclusive excellence through fostering workforce diversity, and highlight four main diversity challenges facing biomedicine. She will also describe the development and use of the NIH Scientific Workforce Diversity Toolkit: a free, downloadable interactive resource to help advance faculty diversity through evidence-based interrelated activities. A key focus will be the need to advance institutional accountability for lasting change.
IPTA 2019 - Call for Abstracts Now Open
THE ORGANIZERS OF THE 10TH CONGRESS OF THE INTERNATIONAL PEDIATRIC TRANSPLANT ASSOCIATION WELCOME YOU TO SUBMIT AN ABSTRACT. THE SUBMISSION DEADLINE IS NOVEMBER 5, 2018.
CTRMS SPECIAL WORKSHOP
Full program is now available on THEIR website!
IPTA 2018 Symposium
The International Pediatric Transplant Association is proud to feature a special section activity: the 2018 Symposium in Organ Transplantation in Children: An educational forum for physicians, surgeons, and allied health professionals.
The focus of this symposium is aimed at clinical and research fellows in pediatric solid organ transplantation, as well as residents, and other allied health professional or non-physician trainees who are planning a career in pediatric transplantation.