Inducing Tolerance - Clinical Approaches
We are very pleased to announce the next interactive, online, webinar, ‘virtual classroom’ teaching modules from the Education Committee of The Transplantation Society.
This program is designed as an advanced curriculum in Renal Transplantation to be made available to members of TTS world wide free of charge. This curriculum will be administered through online webinars from June 2015 at monthly intervals. Experts on the key topics in the field of transplantation will present the interactive webinars. The courses will be designed incorporating the new learning and teaching techniques as described in the TTS Distinguished Educator course. The target audience for this series is doctors and trainees, who have a keen interest in advancing their knowledge in renal transplantation. This will enable them to practice the state-of-the-art medicine anywhere in the world. This series will be CME accredited and those who complete the entire series will be awarded the TTS Certificate in Advanced Renal Transplantation.
Nithya KrishnanCourse Co-Director
Consultant Transplant Nephrologist
University Hospital Coventry &
Warwickshire NHS Trust
Coventry, United Kingdom
Medhat AskarCourse Co-Director
Professor, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine & Director of Transplant Immunology
Baylor University Medical Center, Dallas, TX, USA
MONDAY, MAY 15, 2017 – 09:30 AM EDT (MONTREAL TIME)
INDUCING TOLERANCE - CLINICAL APPROACHES
Professor Kathryn Wood, PhD
Professor Medhat Askar, MD, PhD
Kathryn Wood - Biography:
Kathryn Wood is Professor of Immunology Emerita in the Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences, University of Oxford where she runs the Transplantation Research Immunology Group (TRIG – www.nds.ox.ac.uk/trig).
Her research focuses on tolerance induction at the molecular and cellular level, immune regulation and interactions between the immune system and stem cell derived tissues. Professor Wood is a Fellow of The Academy of Medical Sciences and is currently the Khoo Oon Teik Visiting Professor at the National University Centre for Organ Transplantation (NUCOT), National University Hospital in Singapore (2015 – 2020). She has a strong interest in providing support and opportunities for the development of scientists, both men and women, to enable them to achieve their full potential and to this end, was instrumental in setting up the New Key Opinion Leaders meetings within TTS and was the founding Chair of the Women in Transplantation initiative (WIT – www.tts.org/women).
Her research achievements have been recognised internationally, including receiving a Gold Medal awarded by The Catalan Society of Transplantation (2011), The Maharshi Sushruta Award (2012), the Federa Prize (2014) and the TTS Women in Transplantation, Achievement Award (2014).
Kathryn was President of The Transplantation Society (2004-2006) and Editor of the Transplantation journal (1992 - 2014).