Women in Transplantation Update
The Women in Transplantation initiative of TTS has completed a review of its activities for 2013 and is pleased to announce eleven networking events were held, with a total of more than 700 women in attendance. This year, WIT will host five networking events, some with past partners (ISHLT, MESOT and ASHI) and some with new partners (ASTS/AST and ITNS).
WIT is also excited to announce that a WIT Sunrise Symposium will take place during WTC, scheduled for Thursday, July 31 at 7:00 am. The symposium will cover a variety of topics including: “Women as Caregivers, Transplant Patients and Living Donors, and Women as Scientists in the Field of Transplantation”. More information about both events can be found on the WIT website at www.tts-wit.org.
The Steering Committee of WIT has also spent the early part of 2014 focused on improvements to its mentorship program, including significant changes to the web interface and application process. In 2014, WIT will increase the number of mentors available, as well as offer a broader range of mentors from each geographic and specialty area. Information about the changes to the program will be emailed to all WIT members in the coming months. If you have not signed up for mentorship or to become a mentor, we encourage you to do so on our website or by visiting the TTS booth at WTC or ITNS this year.
Thank you to all our members, mentors, mentees and event participants for making 2013 a great success and for your continued support in 2014.
2014 NETWORKING EVENTS
34th International Society for Heart & Lung Transplantation Meeting
San Diego, CA, USA
World Transplant Congress
San Francisco, CA, USA
14th Congress of the Middle East Society for Organ Transplantation
23rd Annual International Transplant Nurses Society Symposium
Houston, TX, USA
40th Annual American Society for Histocompatibility & Immunogenetics Meeting
Denver, CO, USA