Cell Transplant Society Update

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Following recent meetings of the Council of the Cell Transplant Society, we are pleased to announce the development of several initiatives aimed at providing value and benefits to members of the Cell Transplant Society. A core initiative for the Society has been the development of three working committees, which are the Membership, Web and Social Media, and Young Investigator Committees.

The purpose of the Membership committee will be to review current activities, as well as develop other actvities for members outside of the biennial congress. The purpose of the Web and Social Media Committee will be to improve the content available on the members only section of the CTS website, as well as build a presence for the Society on sites such as LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter. This will enable the Society to stay active in discussions related to the most recent and cutting-edge research related to cell transplantation. Lastly, a priority of CTS over the next two years will be interacting with and engaging the trainee members of the Society, as they will play a vital role in the future science of cell transplantation and cell therapies. The purpose of the Young Investigator Committee will be to engage our younger members and provide them with a voice on the future activities of the Society, as well as input on program development of future congresses.

Finally, in the coming months the Cell Transplant Society will invite institutions interested in hosting the 2017 meeting of the Cell Transplant Society to submit a formal bid to host the 14th Congress of CTS. Please check the website for more information on the call for bids at www.tts.org/cts.