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Wednesday July 04, 2018 from 11:15 to 13:15
President's Plenary & Awards

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Join Nancy Ascher, our TTS President, in celebrating our Vibrant Society and for the unveiling of this year's Medawar Prize Laureates!

The broadcaster has a rewind function so you can join late or watch later in the event the session IS not a convenient time in your country.

(WEDNESDAY JULY 04, 2018 FROM 11:15 TO 13:15 MADRID TIME - UTC/GMT +2 HOURS)

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Transplantation - Just Released!

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Controversies raised, controversies reviewed and controversies resolved. You can chose which you think are which in this packed issue covering all our fields of interest. From noncitizen nonresident deceased donor transplantation in the USA, to the role of photopheresis in BOS.

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Pitt unveils statue of Dr. Thomas Starzl, transplant pioneer

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Joy Starzl sits next to the statue of her late husband, Dr. Thomas Starzl. Starzl was frequently considered the father of organ transplantation for a program he launched at Pitt in 1981. Susan Wagner, the sculptor, sits beside her. (Photo by Samuel Weber | Staff Writer)

Friends, family, university staff and members of the media gathered outside the Cathedral of Learning in full business attire Saturday to honor the memory of the late Dr. Thomas Starzl with a new bronze statue.

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TTS 2018 - Highlighted Corporate Symposium

 

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Transplantation - Featured Article

Submitted by Dr Andrea Schlegel, Editorial Fellow, Transplantation.

Association of Cold Ischemia Time with Acute Renal Transplant Rejection
ostalcioglu M, Kaze AD, Byun BC, et al.
Transplantation. Published online January 18, 2018. doi:10.1097/TP.0000000000002106.

The authors evaluated the impact of cold ischemia time (CIT) and recipient age on acute renal transplant rejections (ARTR) in a retrospective analysis of the UNOS data base; 63 798 deceased donor renal transplants performed between 2000 and 2010 were evaluated. Overall, 6802 kidney recipients (11%) developed an acute rejection; prolonged CIT ( ≥24hours) appeared as independent risk factor, which was even more pronounced in recipients undergoing retransplantation. Moreover, prolonged CIT had increased the risk of death-censored graft loss. In addition, older recipients (≥60 years) had a lower risk of ARTR.

Those data fit well into the overall concept that prolonged CIT induce a more pronounced reperfusion injury, which is linked to an increased innate immune response and higher acute rejection rates.

Older recipients appear to have a less potent immune response with less frequent ARTR.

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In the News

Availability of family and friends key factor in deciding organ transplant suitability

June 28 - This may sanction existing prejudices and widen inequalities in selection process, warn researchers

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Transplanting best practices in INDIA - COmmentary by Sanjay Nagral

June 27 - Heart transplantation has always been in the public eye right from the time Christiaan Barnard performed the first successful human heart transplant in 1967, in Cape Town, Africa. Therefore, controversy in India over a large percentage of foreign nationals receiving cardiac transplants from deceased donors in India is not surprising. This follows a report published by The Hindu (June 12, 2018) based on a leaked WhatsApp message from the head of the National Organ and Tissue Transplant Organisation. However, the debate around it is vital because it is a marker of the fault lines in transplantation policy in India that need immediate correction.

Sanjay Nagral is a surgeon in Mumbai and also performs liver transplantations. He is the chairperson of the Forum for Medical Ethics and a member of the Executive Council of the Declaration of Istanbul Custodian Group. Check out his presentations at TTS 2018 by clicking here!

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The Countdown is on to TTS 2018!

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There remains a little over a week to the start of the Congress and many of you have already started your way to Spain to spend an amazing week with your colleagures from around the world.

Not registered yet? You can still register onsite as of June 30!

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The Third International Consensus Guidelines on the Management of Cytomegalovirus in Solid-organ Transplantation Featured in this month's issue

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Transplantation - June 2018 - Volume 102 - Issue 6

The Third TTS CMV Guidelines are released this month defining the current state of knowledge for management of CMV. The issue also contains a summary of the FDA public workshop on ABMR; great papers on liver transplantation especially in pediatrics; and news from the UK on waitlist management; news on islet transplant outcomes and much more...

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TTS Member Access - Click here to log into your account and click the open access link to Transplantation Journal

Medicine for her diabetes kept her alive -- and it was killing her, too 

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June 12 - There was a nice article featured on CNN last week featuring Raja Kandaswamy from University of Minnesota. This is a nice human interest story.

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ISN-TTS Sister Transplant WebinAR Providing TIPS to make  your application SHINE

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Watch our webinar to get some tips

Sister Centers Programs link renal and transplant centers in low-and-middle income countries with centers of excellence in the developed world. There are now 65 active Sister Centers partnership and 13 of them are focused on transplantation.

The deadline to apply for the ISN Sister Renal Centers Program and the ISN-TTS Sister Transplant Centers Program is set for October 1st, 2018.

Learn to make your application stand out and register for a special webinar to be broadcast on July 12, 2018 between 2PM and 3PM CEST.

Peter Kerr, Chair of the Sister Renal Centers Program, and Philip J. O'Connell, Past-President of The Transplantation Society and Director of Transplantation, will guide you through each step of the application process. They will share some handy tips on how to prepare a successful application and answer any questions you may have.

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TTS 2018 - Highlighted Corporate Symposium

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TTS 2018 - Madrid - IFEMA Feria de Madrid, Spain
Join us at the Chiesi Symposium on 2nd July, h 16:30-17:30 (Room 103 | North Convention Centre)

Session full program:

Might different patients need different approaches? New concepts on tacrolimus metabolism and pharmacokinetics.
Chaired by Prof. J. Pascual - Spain

  • Clinical sensitivity to tacrolimus pharmacokinetics
    Prof. R. Oberbauer - Austria
  • Tacrolimus fast metabolisers: how to identify them beyond race and genotype
    Prof. K. Budde - Germany

About Chiesi:

Based in Parma, Italy, Chiesi Farmaceutici is an international Healthcare Group, with over 80 years of experience and a strong focus on research, development, production and the commercialisation of innovative drugs in the Respiratory, Neonatology, Rare Diseases and Special Care Therapeutic Areas. Chiesi has been present in the solid organ transplant area since 2014, and keeps working every day to put its expertise at the service of specialists, to help them find the right immunosuppressive approach for each different transplanted patient.

VISIT CHIESI WEBSITE TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT US - WWW.CHIESI.COM 

INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY FOR ORGAN DONATION AND PROCUREMENT (2021)

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DEADLINE EXTENDED TO JULY 12

The International Society for Organ Donation and Procurement aims to foster, promote and develop all aspects of organ and tissue donation and procurement. The ultimate aim is to increase the supply of high quality organs and tissue to match patients' need and to promote countries increasing performance towards self-sufficiency and improved opportunity for transplantation.

Every two years, the ISODP Congress brings together clinicians and scientists from all parts of the world in the fields of organ procurement and donation.

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Transplantation - Featured Article

Submitted by Dr Andrea Schlegel, Editorial Fellow, Transplantation.

The Impact of Liver Graft Injury on Cancer Recurrence Posttransplantation.
Li C-X, Man K, Lo C-M
Transplantation. 2017;101:2665-2670

This excellent review deals with the challenging field of cancer recurrence after liver transplantation. The authors discuss the impact of graft quality and ischaemia/reperfusion injury leading to environmental advantages with relevance for cancer cells to migrate into the transplanted liver. The authors discuss the impact of different graft types, including living related liver donation, livers from donation after circulatory death donors and steatotic grafts. In addition, they provide a detailed discussion on how an impaired endothelial barrier function in combination with hypoxia and sterile inflammation may modify tumour cell adhesion, migration, and invasion. Finally, the authors discuss the role of progenitor and other immune regulatory cells in the modified microenvironment of a liver transplant. Understanding risk factors, consequences and mechanisms of tumor reoccurrence will be critical in implementing novel treatments.

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In the News

 


Venoarterial ECMO Improves Survival to Transplant in Interstitial Lung Disease

June 20 - Venoarterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) improved rates of survival while awaiting lung transplantation in individuals with end-stage interstitial lung disease and pulmonary hypertension (PH), according to a study recently published in The Annals of Thoracic Surgery

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Double Lung Transplantation Improves Survival in Interstitial Pulmonary Fibrosis

June 19 - Individuals with pulmonary fibrosis experienced better long-term outcomes with double lung transplantation compared with single lung transplantation up until age 70, according to a study published in The Annals of Thoracic Surgery.

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Metabolomics in Organ Transplantation

June 15 - To overcome problems associated with traditional biomarkers and measurement techniques, many studies have been done to authenticate the importance of metabolomics.

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