nKoL Meeting - Bangkok 2016
The TTS Executive Committee and Dr. Vasant Sumethkul will be co-organizing a “TTS-New Key Opinion Leaders (nKOL)” Meeting in Bangkok, Thailand from March 2-3, 2016.
The key objective of this newest meeting in the nKOL series is to identify potential key opinion leaders of tomorrow from Asian countries. Established Key Opinion Leaders will be asked to nominate a nKOL from their program to attend the meeting and contribute to the joint lecture on their research. Presentations will include a series of topics covering basic, translational and clinical science as well as clinical data, which will generate a broad and in-depth discussion conducted by the KOLs, nKOLs and TTS invited guests. This two-day meeting will consist of approximately twenty presentations. Each presentation will be 20 minutes in duration and will be followed by 10 minutes of discussion by meeting participants. The presentations may be given in the format of “Asian Perspective” lecture or “Ongoing Original” work that will benefit from subsequent group discussion. Topics ranging from Transplantation Medicine and Surgery, Clinical Transplantation, Transplantation Science, Immunology, HLA typing, Solid Organ Transplantation, Cell Transplantation and Experimental Transplantation will be open to presentations and discussions.
This meeting is being sponsored by The Transplantation Society and will be represented by Dr. Philip O’Connell (TTS President and Meeting Co-Chair) and Dr. Nancy Ascher (TTS President-Elect and Meeting Co-Chair). The Meeting Host and Co-Chair is Dr. Vasant Sumethkul (TTS 2016 Congress Vice-Chair) and the hosting organization is the Thai Transplantation Society chaired by Dr. Kriengsak Vareesangthip. The Japanese Society of Transplantation, the Korean Society of Transplantation and the Hong Kong Society of Transplantation will further support this effort.
This meeting will serve as a forum for exchange and collaboration between TTS and transplantation professionals from the Asian community. Asian transplant experts will have ample opportunity to commune and are confident that this will lead to greater TTS collaboration within the region. This event is also considered a milestone on the road to welcoming to Asia the TTS 2016 Congress, being held in Hong Kong from August 18-23.