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Calling for new ISN-TTS Sister Transplant Centers

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We are delighted to announce that the next deadline to apply to the ISN-TTS Sister Transplant Center Program is October 1, 2017.

This program is a joint partnership between ISN and TTS to help establish new kidney transplant centers and develop existing kidney transplant programs in developing countries. This initiative fosters partnerships between experienced transplant centers in the developed world (Supporting Centers or SC’s) and emerging new or developing transplant centers (Emerging Centers or EC’s) in the developing world. The Program offers step-wise funding from ISN-TTS to help facilitate vital multidisciplinary training and exchange of knowledge and expertise from the dedicated SC to EC.

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Scientists edit pig genome with goal of human organ transplants

CNN - Using the genome-editing technology CRISPR, scientists deactivated a family of retroviruses within the pig genome overcoming a large hurdle in the path to the transplant of pig organs into humans.


TTS IHQ Note: CRISPR and other exciting advancements will be on display at IXA 2017- visit for more details.

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  • Transplantation Featured Article "Initial outcomes of pure laparoscopic living donor right hepatectomy in an experienced adult living donor liver transplant center"
  • Young Members Corner
  • In the News
    Australian scientists could end need for donated livers
    First-ever transplant for acute liver failure in Sri Lanka
    Is that Possible to Trick Body into Accepting Organ Transplants?
    Sequencing Cell-Free DNA Shotgun Sequencing Method Detects Transplant Rejection
    Routine hospital tool found to predict poor outcomes after liver transplantation
    Uganda - Mulago ready for organ transplant but there is no law -Baterana

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KDIGO Announces Publication of the Living Kidney Donor Guideline


(Brussels, Belgium) - Kidney Disease: Improving Global Outcomes (KDIGO) announces the publication of the Clinical Practice Guideline on Living Kidney Donation this week in the journal Transplantation. The guideline is based on global science and focuses on the evaluation of potential living kidney donors and the care of donors after donation.

Living kidney donation is an important option for many patients with kidney failure. It does, of course, involve another individual who must make an informed decision about donating. The KDIGO Living Donor Guideline examines the benefits and risks involved in that decision. While it may considerably enhance the quality of life of the recipient, it may also involve risks for the donor. An expert Work Group, co-chaired by Drs. Amit Garg of Canada and Krista Lentine of the US, developed the guideline with assistance from an independent evidence review team from University of Minnesota and Minneapolis Veterans Affairs Center for Chronic Disease Outcomes Research.

This guideline was supported in part by The Transplantation Society. It also includes data analyses and an ESKD Risk Calculator developed by the Chronic Kidney Disease-Prognosis Consortium led by Dr. Josef Coresh of Johns Hopkins. The full text of the guideline and the calculator can be found on the KDIGO website:

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In Memoriam - Johannes Joseph (Jon) van Rood (1926-2017)

We are sad to announce the passing of one of our distinguished Medawar Prize Laureates.


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  • Transplantation Featured Article on Gender equity in Transplantation
  • In the News
    Scientists edit disease-causing gene mutation in human embryos / AP Interview: China to lead in organ transplants by 2020 /How a teen’s skin cells, transformed into a beating model of a heart, have spurred research / Scientists build DNA from scratch to alter life’s blueprint / Donor-recipient tissue mismatch analysis may help personalize treatment after transplant / Melanoma Risk Higher in Kidney Transplant Recipients /Impact of kidney injury on non-renal solid organ transplants

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Webinar for YOUR Fellows and Students - OPEN TO MEMBERS AND NON-MEMBERS




Prof Dr Francisco González-Martínez
Nephrologist / Nefrólogo University of Medicine – University of the Republic of Uruguay
Facultad de Medicina - Universidad de la República Montevideo – Uruguay
President of the Society of Latin American and Caribbean Transplantation (STALYC)
Presidente de la Sociedad de Trasplante de América Latina y el Caribe (STALYC)


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IPTA 2017 - Interview with Anne Dipchand

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With the posting of the recorded presentations from IPTA 2017 our TTS staff caught up with Anne Dipchand, IPTA President, to give TTS members an overview of their recently held Congress in Barcelona, Spain.

TTS IHQ: Dr. Anne Dipchand, the recent IPTA Congress was a great success. Could you please provide us with a brief overview of the Congress?

Anne Dipchand: The 9th Congress of IPTA was incredibly successful and we are very proud of both the excellent scientific quality of the sessions and the excellent attendance of over 560 international delegates. We had 362 submitted abstracts from 39 countries and all of the talks from our 115 invited speakers were outstanding. The interactive workshops were very popular with incredible participation and positive feedback on the cutting-edge discussions that took place during those sessions. We also had very strong and well-attended Allied Health tracks throughout the Congress which we will to continue to foster as we move towards our Vancouver Congress in 2019.

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IPTA Recordings now available

Over 100 videos have been added to our library for IPTA and TTS Members.


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  • Transplantation Featured Article
  • In the News
    Hepatitis C Eliminated Transplanted Infected Kidneys / Engineered liver tissue expands after transplant / Scientists have created an artificial heart of silicone that beats like a normal heart / Researchers identify critical need for standardized organ donation metrics

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In this isuue: New Affiliated Society (Saudi Society of Nephrology & Transplantation), Trainee Tracks Webinar, TID 2017 Early Bird Registration and In the News.

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Plenary Session 3 Speakers Revealed!

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How Will Big Data Transform Medicine and Transplantation


Tom Bradicich

GM and VP, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE)

How HP Enterprise's Moonshot & Edgeline Systems can be applied to the needs in global transplantation

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Atul ButtE

Professor, UCSF School of Medicine

How can we use large data in medicine

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Dorry Segev

Associate Vice Chair for Research, Johns Hopkins Medicine

What does large data tell us in Transplantation

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Plenary Session 1 Speakers Revealed!

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Improving Patient Outcomes - Organ Donation

Challenges to improving deceased organ donation - past, present and future

Matesanz Rafael

Rafael Matesanz, Spain

Founder, National Transplant Organization Madrid

Molecular therapeutic targets to minimise ischemia reperfusion injury

Carmen Peralta

Carmen Peralta, Spain

Institut d'investigacions Biomèdiques August Pi i Sunyer

Normothermic perfusion – Will it live up to its promise

Peter J. Friend

Peter J. Friend, UK

Professor of Transplantation, University of Oxford

Other News: Transplantation feature article, Transplantation Direct - Biggest issue to date, IXA 2017 - Last Chance Early Registration, and much more!

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