2013 TTS President Election Results
Following the elections that closed on April 30, 2013, we are pleased to announce that Dr. Philip O'Connell has been elected TTS President (2014 through 2016).
Dr. O'Connell will also serve as President-elect for 1 year, from the time of TTS Council Retreat in June 2013, and transition to his Presidency at the World Transplant Congress (business meeting of TTS July 2014 ) in San Francisco.
Please join TTS Council in congratulating Dr. O'Connell.
We also wish to thank Drs. Elmi Muller and Felix Cantarovich for enabling their names to be put forward in nomination. Dr. Cantarovich's contribution to Education on Organ Donation, and Dr. Muller's ongoing commitment and leadership as Chair of the Education Committee, our journal Transplantation and her role as Councilor for the Africa and Middle-East Region greatly contribute to achieving TTS mission.
Francis L. Delmonico
on behalf of TTS Council
Biosketch of Philip O'Connell
· Councilor of the Transplantation Society 2010-2014
· Member of the Communications Committee and the Membership Committee
· TTS representative for the Program Committee - World Transplant Congress 2014
· Chair of the Program Committee - International Congress of TTS, Sydney 2008
· Chair of Program Committee - CTS-IXA joint Congress, Miami 2011
· Councilor for the International Xenotransplant Association 2001-03, Secretary/Treasurer of the International Xenotransplant Association 2003-07.
· Member of the Editorial Board of Xenotransplantation
· President of the Transplantation Society of Australia and NZ 2005-07.
· Director of Transplantation, Westmead Hospital
· Director of Centre of Transplant and Renal Research, Westmead Millennium Institute
· Director of Australian Clinical Islet Transplant Consortium, formed after we performed the first successful Islet Transplant in Australia
· Clinical Professor of Medicine, University of Sydney
· Currently Director of a Clinical kidney, pancreas and islet transplant service and a research program continuously funded since 1995