TID: Transplant Infectious Disease

On May 27, 1999, the Council of The Transplantation Society, meeting in Rome, voted unanimously to establish the Section on Infectious Disease within The Transplantation Society. The mission of this section is to promote research and education in the prevention, diagnosis, clinical consequences, and management of the infectious disease problems of the transplant recipient. The international Executive Committee is composed of the following members: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (Boston, MA, USA) – President, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , (Edmonton, Alberta, Canada) – Vice President, Johan Nel (Cape Town, South Africa), William Rawlinson (Sydney, Australia), Roberta Lattes (Buenos Aires, Argentina), Vincent Emery (London, England), and Carlos Lumbreras (Madrid, Spain). Robert H. Rubin (Boston, MA, USA) advises as the Emeritus President.

A number of projects have already been initiated by the Infectious Disease Section: the establishment of the journal Transplant Infectious Disease as the official journal of the section and sponsorship of several conferences, including the recent 4th International Transplant Infectious Disease Conference in Vancouver, Canada. In the coming year, the Section will undertake the following initiatives:

  • Survey of members and potential members to determine the needs of the Infectious Disease community
  • Organization of a conference on “Transplant Infectious Diseases and Resource-limited Settings”
  • Creation of a Infectious Disease Section newsletter
  • Membership Drive – members of the Infectious Disease Section will be full members of The Transplantation Society, and will be entitled to on-line access to the journal Transplant Infectious Disease
  • Establish liaisons between The Transplantation Society and the international infectious disease societies for purposes of defining a core knowledge base, credentialing, and development of education materials

Our Corporate Sponsors

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

  • astellas
  • onelambda
  • roche
  • sanofi