Women in Transplantation Update


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The Women in Transplantation initiative of TTS has been very active this year, holding 11 networking events at international transplantation congresses in Australia, Austria, Canada, Japan, Poland, Qatar and the United States. From these events we’ve heard from a variety of women leaders, in different areas and specialties of transplantation. Through these networking events we’ve also had a chance to meet and hear from women in the field who are finding new ways to manage the challenges of their career and accomplish their goals. The most recent networking events during the International Pancreas and Islet Transplant Association meeting in California and the International Xenotransplantation Association meeting in Osaka, also shed light on the limited number of women participating in committees and Councils of our societies.

The Women in Transplantation initiative of TTS has been very active this year, holding 11 networking events at international transplantation congresses in Australia, Austria, Canada, Japan, Poland, Qatar and the United States. From these events we’ve heard from a variety of women leaders, in different areas and specialties of transplantation. Through these networking events we’ve also had a chance to meet and hear from women in the field who are finding new ways to manage the challenges of their career and accomplish their goals. The most recent networking events during the International Pancreas and Islet Transplant Association meeting in California and the International Xenotransplantation Association meeting in Osaka, also shed light on the limited number of women participating in committees and Councils of our societies.

To hear all of this year’s presenters and view their presentations, please visit www.tts-wit.org.

Feedback from these networking events, as well as several meetings of the WIT Steering Committee has lead to the development of a revised structure of the Committee to ensure more equal geographic representation of its members. In expanding the geographic representation of the Committee, there will be an increase in the number of Committee members, which in turn will allow for more women from different specialties to take part in the Committee’s work.

Finally, the committee’s goal over the next year will be to increase the initiative’s areas of focus to include: leadership training, recognition of achievement by women leaders, issues faced by female patients and a renewed focus on our mentorship program.

Our Corporate Sponsors

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

  • astellas
  • roche
  • sanofi