Tribune Pulse - September 22, 2017 - Volume I - Issue 28

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TTS and our TRansplantation JOurnals are exhibiting @ ESOT from September 24-26 - Come visit our booth # 26

  • Stop by and play some table soccer and submit an idea for TTS 2018 for a chance to win a free registration to the Congress.
  • Enter our Journal Cover Contest. We'll have a selection of recent covers for Transplantation, and we want to know your favorite. Follow our Transplantation journal on Twitter @TransplantJrnl for more information.
  • For a limited time, Transplantation Direct is offering 10% off on publication fees until December 31, 2017. TTS and ILTS members already qualify for 10% off, bringing their total discount to 20% with this limited time offer. Ask us for more details.
  • See us at the TTS and Transplantation booth and get your free copy of the September issue!

We look forward to seeing you there!

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ISN-TTS Sister Transplant Center Program

The deadline to submit an application to the ISN - TTS Sister Transplant Center Program is October 1, 2017 (for 2018).

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Last The ISN-TTS Sister Transplant Center Program is a joint partnership set up between ISN and The Transplantation Society (TTS) to create new kidney transplant centers and develop existing kidney transplant programs in emerging countries. This initiative encourages transplant centers to work together to increase opportunities for kidney transplant patients in developing countries.

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WIT - sex and gender considerations in transplantation research

Despite the growing appreciation of the importance of sex and gender considerations in transplantation research, there is currently no framework or good practice guidelines for the appropriate handling of sex and gender issues in human allotransplantation research. Women in Transplantation has an ongoing committee solely devoted to Sex and Gender in transplantation and the promotion of research. Want to know more? Write us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

September IPTA Newsletter NOW AVAILABLE!

IPTA Newsletter

Data compiled by Quintiles IMS, an American health-care-information company, and supplied to The Post, shows China's share of global demand for immunosuppressants is roughly in line with the proportion of the world's transplants China says it carries out.

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Join us for this innovative but also challenging comprehensive scientific program that will cover all important topics in reconstructive transplantation. A professional conference venue in the charming city of Salzburg has been identified already to host our varied program. We look forward to welcoming you in Salzburg,

www.isvca2017.org

IN THE NEWS

How first ‘vouchers’ in UCLA kidney donation program led to 25 lifesaving transplants
Sept 15 - UCLA Newsroom- A new UCLA-led study published in the September issue ofl Transplantation traces how the first three “voucher cases” led to 25 lifesaving kidney transplants across the United States.

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First Successful Double-Hand Transplant in a Child
Sept 19 - As reported in the Lancet Child and Adolescent Health, Amaral and colleagues performed the first ever double-hand transplant in a child, which took place at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. The recipient was an eight-year-old boy who had lost both hands and both feet due to a staphylococcal infection at two years of age. Due to a kidney transplant at about four years of age, the patient was already immunosuppressed, and had good use of his remaining limbs.

IHQ Note: Important issues like this one will be discussed at the upcoming ISVCA meeting in Salzburg, Austriafrom October 26 to 27 - www.isvca2017.org

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DAAs safe, effective for heart transplant recipients with HCV
Sept 18 - Healio - Direct-acting antiviral therapies Harvoni and Daklinza plus Sovaldi were both safe and highly effective among patients with chronic hepatitis C virus infection who received heart transplants, researchers in Taiwan reported.

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In Algeria, taboos and law deter organ donors
Sept 17 - Sun Daily - in Algeria and across the entire Maghreb in North Africa, many people continue to suffer or die because of the lack of donors.

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India - Children eating rat poison on rise, risk complications
Sept 15 - The Times of India - Think twice the next time you place pest control chemicals to get rid of rodents in your house as they can put the life of your child at risk. Doctors have warned of severe health complications which may even necessitate liver transplantation in small children who accidentally eat rat killer poison cakes, especially in cases when it happens more than once.

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2017 CST-CTRMS Joint Scientific meeting

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The Canadian Society of Transplantation and The Cell Transplant and Regenerative Medicine Society are pleased to co-host the 2017 CST-CTRMS Joint Scientific Meeting in Halifax, Nova Scotia from September 26 to 29, 2017 in the Halifax World Trade and Convention Centre.

www.cst-transplant.ca/2017_CST-CTRMS.html

Our Corporate Sponsors

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

  • astellas
  • roche
  • sanofi