Tribune Pulse - September 28, 2017 - Volume I - Issue 29
Plenary 2 Speakers revealed!
Join the conversation on twitter! - #TTS2018
Start planning your trip to Madrid!
The New York Times recently had a great interactive article on Madrid.
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).
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.
FEATURED ARTICLE - Transplantation
Submitted by Dr Peri Kocabayoglu, Editorial Fellow, Transplantation.
Outcomes of Solid Organ Transplants After Simultaneous Solid Organ and Vascularized Composite Allograft Procurements: A Nationwide Analysis.
Aycart MA, Alhefzi M, Sharma G, et al.
Transplantation. 2017 ;101(6):1381-1386.
The procurement of facial vascularized composite allografts (VCA) does not seem to diminish outcomes of transplant recipients who received solid organ allografts from these donors. The authors present results of a first nationwide analysis of facial allograft donor surgery and long-term outcomes of the concomitantly recovered solid organs and their recipients. The identified individuals who received organs from ten donors, in which facial VCA recovery was performed. 36 organs were recovered and transplanted into 35 recipients. The graft survival rates for liver, kidney, heart, and lung allografts as well as recipient survival were calculated and showed no adverse effect of facial VCA and simultaneous solid organ procurement.
Australia - A Public Forum on Ethical Issues in Donation and Transplantation
This is an unprecedented opportunity for members of the public, health professionals, students, academics, journalists and policy makers to learn about a range of issues, and to be part of a lively conversation with a variety of stakeholders exchanging perspectives and ideas.
IN THE NEWS
An Asia First
Teenager injured in horror bus crash is first in Asia to receive two new arms: 19-year-old undergoes double limb transplant surgery.
Ethics - Are we opening a Pandora's Box?
Kidney donors swap organs for transplant vouchers for loved ones
Voucher system for people who donate kidneys? Part of great discussion to have in Madrid! @TTS2018 #TTS2018
USA - Enhancing liver distribution
Article on liver distribution in the United States - https://tinyurl.com/y7fk3tx5
and here is the link for public comment https://tinyurl.com/ybcte6v8
Ethics- Recent featured article in Canadian National Post
Important ethical & scientific discussions to be had @TTS2018 #TTS2018
Australia News - Untapped pool of deceased organ donors prompts calls for change in ICUs
INSIGHTS into the WORLD / Revamp law for surge in organ transplants
Expanding Our View of the Human Microbiome
The International Transplant Nurses Society has an exciting 2018 planned!
Please join The Transplantation Society in support of ITNS by becoming involved in its upcoming meetings and activities!