The Transplantation Society is a non-profit NGO providing global leadership in transplantation. Our core mission include the development of the science and clinical practice, scientific communication, continuing education and guidance on the ethical practice.

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Medawar Prize - Call for Nominations | Deadline - January 31, 2018

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The Medawar Prize, named after Society co-founder Sir Peter Medawar, is recognized as the world's highest dedicated award for the most outstanding contributions in the field of transplantation. The Medawar Prize has been awarded at each of our Society's biennial Congresses since 1990.

The award recognizes the outstanding investigators whose contributions have had such a profound influence on the field of organ transplantation. The Medawar Prize is universally considered to be commensurate with the most outstanding world prizes for scientific achievement.

The 2018 Medawar Prize is sponsored by


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Guide to TTS 2018 FOR Students and Young Investigators


The Young Investigators Committee has planned numerous activities at TTS 2018 and have put together a presentation outlining the onsite activites, award opportunites and a great Congress Attendance Justification Toolkit!

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Call for Nominations


In accordance with the By-Laws of The Transplantation Society, this letter is to notify you of the impending elections of Officers and Councilors-at-large and to seek nominations to fill the positions being vacated at the 27th International Congress of The Transplantation Society in Madrid, Spain in July 2018. The Council and its Officers are important to TTS’ fulfillment of its strategy and mission. We are therefore seeking nominations of highly qualified and dedicated individuals to ensure the continued success of TTS.

All nominations must be received at the TTS International Headquarters in Montreal no later than January 31, 2018.

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We are Exhibiting this week at ATW!
Come and visit our booth


Asian Transplantation Week (ATW) 2017 is taking place from October 18 (Wed) to 22 (Sun), 2017 at the Grand Hyatt Incheon, Incheon, Korea. This meeting is endorsed by The Transplantation Society and the Asian Transplantation Society.

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Speaker: Andrzej Grzegorz Baranski, MD. PhD, FEBS
Senior Consultant in Transplant Surgery Abdominal Organ Procurement, General and Gastrointerstinal Surgery, Fellow of European Board of Surgery in the field of Multi-organ Retrieval, Kidney, Pancreas and Liver transplantation, Member of Education Committee of ESOT, Chairman of the ESOT - EDSM&BCSL Courses Department of Surgery Leiden University Medical Centre
Leiden, The Netherlands
Moderator: Prof. Dr. med. Günter Kirste, MD
Professor of surgery at the Albert Ludwigs University Freiburg
retired Director of the German Procurement Organisation DSO
Frankfurt, Germany

The webinar will cover the following topics:

  • Learn and use avasculaire surfaces - Cattel-Braasch manoeuvre
  • How to recognize and share arterial blood supply between liver and pancreas to make both organs suitable for transplantation.
  • Only kidney retrieval Leiden University Medical Center our quick and safe surgical technique.

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Thursday, October 19, at 2 p.m. ET
Report dissemination webinar on improving organ donor intervention research


On Thursday, October 19, at 2 p.m. ET, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine will host a report dissemination webinar to discuss the key messages of its new report Opportunities for Organ Donor Intervention Research: Saving Lives by Improving the Quality and Quantity of Organs for Transplantation.

The webinar will feature members of the authoring committee speaking about the report's recommendations for conducting organ donor intervention research in a way that maintains high ethical standards, ensures dignity and respect for deceased organ donors and their families, provides transparency and information for transplant candidates who might receive a research organ, and supports and sustains the public's trust in the process of organ donation and transplantation.

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Updates and In the news

  • Feature Transplantation article
    Locoregional Therapy With Curative Intent Versus Primary Liver Transplant for Hepatocellular Carcinoma: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
  • UMBC and Johns Hopkins lead effort to extend viability of organs and body parts for transplant
  • Team creates functional, stem-cell-derived small bowel segments
  • Scientists Have Successfully Reversed Advanced Heart Failure in Mice
  • High-dose influenza vaccine better for solid organ transplant recipients
  • Direct-Acting Antivirals: The Gold Standard for HCV Recurrence Following Transplantation?
  • 'Stumped' Documents Journey of Amputee & Transplantee Filmmaker
  • Recurrent UTIs Worsen Kidney Transplant Outcomes
  • Predicting tacrolimus concentrations in children receiving a heart transplant using a population pharmacokinetic model

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Our Corporate Sponsors

TTS gratefully acknowledges the Corporate Partners whose generous support makes the work of the Society possible:

  • astellas
  • roche
  • sanofi