The Transplantation Society is a non-profit NGO providing global leadership in transplantation. Our core mission include the development of the science and clinical practice, scientific communication, continuing education and guidance on the ethical practice.

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TTS-STALyC ONLINE INTERACTIVE UPDATE COURSE
IMMUNOLOGICAL ASPECTS IN SOLID ORGAN TRANSPLANTATION

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From October 3 to November 27

Over an eight week period, featuring 28 online presentations, we will guide your through all the important aspects in immunology. We have enlisted many expert tutors to accompany the participants in the discussion by replying to questions throughout the week. The course was designed to allow participants to learn at their own pace and time during each week of the course.

The course has two sets of pricing (regular and for students/residents):

  • Regular fees are $100 USD, $40 USD for TTS or STALyC Members; $20 if you are a member of both TTS and STALyC.
  • Students/Residents can register for $40, $20 for TTS or STALyC Members, free for TTS AND STALyC Members.
  • We will allow registration at the reduced member fees if you submit your application(s) prior to registering for the course.

Share this information with your fellows, post-docs and students!

FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE VISIT WWW.TTS-STALYC.ORG

ISN-TTS SISTER TRANSPLANT CENTERS PROGRAM - OCtober 1 Deadline

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The deadline to submit an application to the ISN - TTS Sister Transplant Centers Program is October 1, 2018 (for 2019).

The ISN-TTS Sister Transplant Centers 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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TRANSPLANTATION JOURNAL - HIGHLIGHTED ARTICLE

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Dr Joel Thomas Adler, Editorial Fellow, Transplantation.

Predicting Liver Allograft Discard: The Discard Risk Index.
Rana A, Sigireddi RR, Halazun KJ, et al.
Transplantation. 2018;102:1520-1529.

Assessing the quality of allografts is challenging; the Liver Donor Risk Index (DRI) has not proven to be able to predict allograft failure as practice patterns have changed. In the recent issue of Transplantation, Rana and colleagues present a Discard Risk Index (DSRI) that uses variables only present in DonorNet to predict the risk of liver discard in the United States. The DSRI was found to have strong model concordance with good ability for predicting organ discard (c = 0.80). While providing an assessment of organ quality, this approach also opens the possibility of allocating more marginal organs (which are likely to be discarded) to more aggressive liver transplant centers.

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CANADA'S FIRST FACE TRANSPLANT

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A nice in-depth article appeared in the National Post yesterday about Canada's first facial transplant that we thought some members will enjoy reading.

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Member SPOTlight - Gabriel Gondolesi

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Gabriel Gondolesi was part of a interesting panel discussion on "La Nacion" network regarding organ donation in Argentina. the video in spanish with english captions is available to view.

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Member SPOTlight - Jon Odorico

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In this Exclusive Interview, Jon Odorico MD talks with Diabetes in Control during the ADA 2018 convention in Orlando about advances in the work with beta cells.

WATCH THE INTERVIEW

In the News

Advances Yield More Organs for Transplant

September 13 -- New techniques are allowing surgeons to transplant previously unusable livers and kidneys.

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CYPRUS - Kidney transplantation in a patient with rare metabolic syndrome

September 12 - Kidney transplantation in a patient with a very rare metabolic syndrome, an operation that places Cyprus in the "world map" of kidney transplants for rare metabolic diseases.

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USA - New Spanish-Language PSAs Urge Living Kidney Donation

September 10 - In an effort to alert the public – particularly those who speak Spanish – about the prevalence and seriousness of kidney disease among Hispanics and the urgent need for more living kidney donors, the National Kidney Foundation (NKF) has produced two, new 30-second, Spanish-language video public service announcements for media across the country.

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A historic adult-to-child lung transplant saved their daughter, who's now a thriving teen

September 13 - It has been a little more than five years since Sarah Murnaghan left Children's Hospital of Philadelphia with a new set of lungs, harvested from an adult donor and trimmed down to fit a 10-year-old with cystic fibrosis.

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How AI changed organ donation in the US

September 10 - Thanks to artificial intelligence, a person stepping forward to donate a kidney to a loved one—or to a perfect stranger—can set off a chain that saves dozens of lives.

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WIT OCtober 4 Networking event @ ASHI

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Space is limited - signup today!

NIH's first Chief Officer for Scientific Workforce Diversity, Dr. Hannah Valantine, will describe NIH's current approach and activities related to promoting inclusive excellence through fostering workforce diversity, and highlight four main diversity challenges facing biomedicine. She will also describe the development and use of the NIH Scientific Workforce Diversity Toolkit: a free, downloadable interactive resource to help advance faculty diversity through evidence-based interrelated activities. A key focus will be the need to advance institutional accountability for lasting change.

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Upcoming Meetings

CTRMS SPECIAL WORKSHOP INVITATION

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The CTRMS is hosting the 2018 CTRMS Special Workshop on Enabling Technologies. This inaugural special workshop will take place on October 12-14, 2018 at the JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort and Spa in Tucson, Arizona. At this two-day workshop, key opinion leaders and experts in the fields of bio-imaging, cell targeting, oxygenation, and viability and potency assays (especially for encapsulated cells), will come together to present and discuss cutting-edge research and developments in these key areas and to address remaining critical gaps in encapsulated cell therapies and tissue engineering.

Full program is now available on our website! 

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IPTA 2018 Symposium

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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.

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Transplantation Direct - September issue

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The September issue of Transplantation Direct contains articles in kidney, liver and pancreas transplantation, as well as a methodological report. In kidney transplantation we have articles dealing with: quality of care, bilateral renal parenchymal urine leak after pediatric en bloc transplantation, MSC effects on transfusion-associated sensitization (involvement of transition and regulatory B cells), donor-derived cell-free DNA identification of antibody-mediated rejection, improvement of graft function using antithrombin perfluorocarbon nanoparticles, and long-term results from an efficacy and safety trial using Tofacitinib-based immunosuppression. In liver transplantation, we have an article on the identification and validation of predictive risk factors and models. Related to post-pancreas transplant graft function/survival, there is a report on the impact of deceased donor cardiac arrest time. Methodologically, we have a posttransplant immune monitoring report on anti-HLA donor-specific IgG subclass and C1q-binding evolution. We hope that you find this issue of special interest!

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WIT OCtober 4 Networking event @ ASHI

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Space is limited - signup today!

NIH's first Chief Officer for Scientific Workforce Diversity, Dr. Hannah Valantine, will describe NIH's current approach and activities related to promoting inclusive excellence through fostering workforce diversity, and highlight four main diversity challenges facing biomedicine. She will also describe the development and use of the NIH Scientific Workforce Diversity Toolkit: a free, downloadable interactive resource to help advance faculty diversity through evidence-based interrelated activities. A key focus will be the need to advance institutional accountability for lasting change.

Clikc here for more details and to signup

CTRMS SPECIAL WORKSHOP INVITATION

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The CTRMS is hosting the 2018 CTRMS Special Workshop on Enabling Technologies. This inaugural special workshop will take place on October 12-14, 2018 at the JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort and Spa in Tucson, Arizona.

At this two-day workshop, key opinion leaders and experts in the fields of bio-imaging, cell targeting, oxygenation, and viability and potency assays (especially for encapsulated cells), will come together to present and discuss cutting-edge research and developments in these key areas and to address remaining critical gaps in encapsulated cell therapies and tissue engineering. Register today to save your spot at this exciting Special Workshop on Enabling Technologies.

We look forward to seeing you there! Please follow this link to our registration page and make sure you renew or join the society to receive the discounted rate. https://www.ctrms.ca/cgi/page.cgi/26/register.html

Robert A. Fisher, M.D., F.A.C.S.
President Cell Transplant and Regenerative Medicine Society

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Transplantation Journal - Highlighted Article

Submitted by Dr Joel Thomas Adler, Editorial Fellow, Transplantation.

Trends in Early Hospital Readmission After Kidney Transplantation, 2002 to 2014: A Population-Based Multicenter Cohort Study
Naylor KL, Knoll GA, Allen B, et al.
Transplantation. 2018;102:e171-e179.

Early hospital readmission is considered both a marker of increased morbidity, mortality, and healthcare costs, as well as a quality metric. Using longitudinal, population-based databases in Canada, Naylor et al studied if early hospital readmission incidence has increased concomitant with worsening severity of illness. Defined as readmission within the first 30 days of discharge, the authors found that the cumulative incidence did not increase despite an increasingly ill transplant population. However, approximately 20% did have an early hospital readmission; this serves as a target for continued study and improvement.

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New kidney donation scheme starts in October after change in Hong Kong law allows strangers to donate organs to patients

August 31 - From October, kidney transplant patients whose family members are incompatible donors can join a scheme that will speed up the time taken to get a new organ. The paired organ donation arrangement, made legal after Hong Kong passed an amendment to its Human Organ Transplant Ordinance last month, allows a donor-patient pair who may not be a match for each other to donate organs to another donor-patient pair and vice versa, so that patients on both sides get the transplants they need.

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In the News

New insights into what drives organ transplant rejection

September 6 - Subset of cells appear to trigger rejection of skin grafts; pre-treating organs could have positive implications for face transplants

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Examining the Ethics of Deceased vs Living Uterus Donors

August 28 - New research published in The American Journal of Bioethics highlights the ethics of the use of deceased vs living donors in uterus transplantation.

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3D liver tissue implants made from human stem cells support liver function in mice

August 24 - The implementation of a kidney allocation system improved equity in access to kidney transplants; however, there were geographic disparities, according to results recently published.

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TRT World documentary on organ trafficking nominated for International Emmy

August 27 - Stem cells transformed into 3D human liver tissue by scientists from the Medical Research Council (MRC) Centre for Regenerative Medicine at the University of Edinburgh show promising support of liver function when implanted into mice with a liver disease.

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Upcoming Meetings

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Continuing our strong partnership with the International Liver Transplantation Society (ILTS), The Liver Transplant Symposium 2018, organised by the National University Centre for Organ Transplantation (NUCOT), will be held from 19 – 21 October 2018 in Singapore.

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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.

VISIT THE SYMPOSIUM WEBSITE


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On behalf of The Transplantation Society of Taiwan, we would like to extend our warmest invitation to you to join Transplantation Sciences Symposium (TSS) Asian Regional Meeting 2018, which is scheduled to take place at Taipei Marriott Hotel, Taipei, Taiwan from November 23rd to 25th, 2018.

The meeting includes Plenary Lectures (two from TTS Members) Shane Grey and Stefan Tullius, Satellite Symposia, Parallel Presentations and Exhibits. Experts from different domains will be invited to share their expertise and experience in transplantation field. This will be a fabulous chance to exchange the ideas, contribute the most newly developed knowledge, one-of-a-kind cultural and educational experience.

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