Transplant Infectious Disease Section Update
The Transplant Infectious Disease section of The Transplantation Society would like to announce the results of the recent election and present the 2013–2015 TID Council:
- President: Deborah Marriott, Sydney, Australia
- President-Elect: Michele I. Morris, Miami, FL, USA
- Past President: Camille N. Kotton, Boston, MA, USA
- Secretary-Treasurer: Ligia Pierrotti, Sao Paulo, Brazil
- Councilors: Ban Hock Tan (Singapore), Clarisse Machado (Sao Paulo, Brazil), Nassim Kamar (Toulouse, France)
With the formal development of a council for TID, it is our hope the TID Section will continue to grow and find new ways to collaborate and connect with members of the transplant infectious disease community.
The 7th International Transplant Infectious Disease Conference will be held in advance of the ESOT 2013 Congress on September 7, 2013 in historic Vienna, Austria. The theme of the conference is “Cutting Edge Topics in Transplant Infectious Disease for the Transplant Clinician” and is aimed primarily at transplant clinicians with some expertise or interest in infections.
The objectives of the conference include:
- Initiating cutting-edge diagnostics and therapeutics in organ transplant recipients with viral, bacterial and fungal infections;
- Improving pre-transplant evaluation of both donors and recipients using optimal diagnostics new vaccine guidelines, and appropriate chemoprophylaxis;
- Understanding, identifying, diagnosing and treating emerging infectious diseases in transplant recipients;
- Navigating complicated cases with unusual and unexpected clinical dilemmas.
This one-day conference will give participants the opportunity to enjoy open and active discussions after the presentations, and networking among other attendees. For more information, please visit our website at www.tid2013.org.
We are happy to announce that the updated international guidelines on CMV management and solid organ transplantation from our meeting last October in Montréal, Canada, have been accepted for publication in Transplantation. We hope that the transplant community finds these updates clinically helpful in caring for patients.