Tribune Pulse - November 15, 2017 - Volume I - Issue 34
AbstRact Deadline is here!
TRANSPLANT INFECTIOUS DISEASE NOVEMBER 17 WEBINAR
MULTI-DRUG RESISTANT ORGANISMS IN SOLID ORGAN TRANSPLANTATION
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2017 - 9AM EST (MONTREAL TIME) / 10PM SINGAPORE
Ban Hock Tan, MD, MBBS, FRCP Senior Consultant, Dept. Infectious Diseases Singapore General Hospital
TRANSPLANT INFECTIOUS DISEASE NOVEMBER 30 WEBINAR
ENDEMIC MYCOSIS IN TRANSPLANT POPULATIONS
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2017 - 10AM EST (9AM BIRMINGHAM CST)
John Baddley, MD, MSPH, FRCP Professor of Medicine Director, Transplant Infectious Diseases, University of Alabama at Birmingham; Department of Medicine Division of Infectious Diseases; Birmingham, AL, USA
TRAINEE TRACK WEBINAR WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2017
TRAINEE TRACK WEBINAR EPITOPE MATCHING: WHAT IS IT, AND WHAT IS ITS RELEVANCE?
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2017, 11AM EST (MONTREAL TIME)
Peter Nickerson, BSc (Med), MD, FRCPC, FCAHS
Distinguished Professor of Internal Medicine and Immunology Vice-Dean of Research Rady Faculty of Health Sciences University of Manitoba Medical Director of Transplant Manitoba and Medical Advisor Organ Donation and Transplantation Division Canadian Blood Services
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
IPTA is pleased to announce two upcoming educational opportunities. Mark your calendars!s
IPTA 2019 - Program Survey / Call for Ideas
We look forward to receiving YOUR ideas on the topics, speakers, interactive workshops and general comments by December 1, 2017.
The Scientific Program Committee will appreciate your feedback greatly!
IPTA 2018 Symposium in Organ Transplantation in Children
The International Pediatric Transplant Association is proud to feature a special section activity: the 2018 Symposium in Organ Transplantation in Children: An educational forum for physicians, surgeons, and allied health professionals.
The focus of this symposium is aimed at clinical and research fellows in pediatric solid organ transplantation, as well as residents, and other allied health professional or non-physician trainees who are planning a career in pediatric transplantation.
The symposium will also provide state of the art information to established physicians, surgeons and allied health professionals who participate in the care of children before or after solid organ transplantation. In this case, a registration fee of $150/ person applies. Maximum capacity for established practitioners will be 50.
Abstract submission opens February 1, 2018.
Young Investigator and International Mentee-Mentor Awards - December 8, 2017
TTS and partnering affiliated societies are offering many awards for TTS 2018. All awards require abstract submission, please visit our website for more details.
TTS Officer / Council Nominations - January 31, 2018
TTS is seeking nominations for three Officer positions that will be vacated in 2018: President-Elect, Vice President and Treasurer. In addition, five of the 12 Councilors-at-large will be changing.
Medawar Prize Nominations - January 31, 2018
The Medawar Prize, named after Society co-founder Sir Peter Medawar, is recognized as the world's highest dedicated award for the most outstanding contributions in the field of transplantation.
IN THE NEWS
Explore Transplant Ontario (Canada) Goes International
November 8 - This October, as the fall leaves changed colors, Dr. Amy Waterman flew to Toronto to represent UCLA, Explore Transplant, and Health Literacy Media at the launch of a provincial initiative to increase the rates of living donor kidney transplants in Ontario. Explore Transplant Ontario is one of the interventions being championed for use within the Access to Kidney Transplantation and Living Donation Strategy, an initiative being sponsored by the Ontario Renal Network (ORN) and the Trillium Gift of Life Network (TGLN) for the next five years.
Novel nuclear medicine test can identify kidney transplant infection
November 8 - German scientists have developed a novel nuclear medicine test that can determine whether a kidney transplant patient has developed infection in the transplanted tissue. The study, which utilizes positron emission tomography/magnetic resonance imaging (PET/MRI), is presented in the November issue of The Journal of Nuclear Medicine.
FDA Approves Letermovir for CMV Prophylaxis Post-Transplantation
The FDA has approved letermovir (Prevymis) to prevent cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection in adult CMV-seropositive patients treated with an allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplant (HSCT), based on a significant reduction in CMV infection rates in a phase III study.
Womb Transplants and Child-Centred Surrogacy
November 7 - Womb transplants are again in the news as Richard Paulson, president of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM), said there was no reason to believe that the treatment could not work for transgender women at recent conference in Texas. The ethical issues of performing a womb transplant for a transgender women are substantially the same as the issues facing ciswomen.
A Rare Case of Classical Hodgkin Lymphoma 10 Years After Liver Transplantation
November 13 - Posttransplant lymphoproliferative disorders (PTLDs) are rare and potentially life-threatening complications that may arise from solid organ transplantation or allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation.
Older donor lungs should be considered for transplantation
November 9 - With a scarcity of lungs available for transplantation, the use of lungs from donors older than age 60 has been shown to achieve reasonable outcomes and should be considered as a viable option, according to new research.
Stem Cell Restoration of Hearing Loss Might Be a Double-Edged Sword
November 7 - Stem cells have been a boon to biological research, allowing researchers to visualize and develop potential therapies for diseases where intervention has hit a wall. However, not all stem cell therapies are as simple as adding undifferentiated cells to damaged areas, allowing natural biological processes to take hold.
Doctors bring a DEAD heart back to life using pioneering box that can keep the organ beating for up to 8 HOURS
November 10 - A desperately ill man's life has been saved after doctors gave him a transplant using a 'dead' heart they had brought back to life. Medics used a pioneering piece of technology dubbed a 'heart in a box' which can keep a heart preserved and beating for up to eight hours.
Tearful moment widow touches her dead husband's skin on a stranger as she meets the man who was given his face in pioneering transplant
November 11 - Sixteen months after groundbreaking transplant surgery gave a Wyoming man a new face after living a decade without one, he met the woman who had agreed to donate her high school sweetheart's face to him. Sitting in a library at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, Lilly Ross reached out and touched the face of Andy Sandness, prodding the rosy cheeks and eyeing the hairless gap in a chin she once had known so well.