Transplantation Science Committee

Building upon the strength of previous meetings in Paris (2013) and Boston (2011), this year’s Transplantation Science Symposium brings together an outstanding program of international speakers. Highlights include presentations by Prof. Peter Doherghty, awarded the Nobel Prize for discovering the principles of T cell activation, and Prof. Shimon Sagakuchi, a leading figure in our understanding of regulatory T cells.

An additional first for the Transplantation Science Symposium will be the 1st Global Virtual Laboratory Workshop. This workshop will be held on the
11th November 2015 and precede the Basic Science Symposium. This workshop will provide a fantastic opportunity to learn from an international panel of experts on how to get the most out of your clinical blood samples for phenotypic and function analysis. With the aim being the standardizing of human peripheral blood mononuclear cell preservation and analysis this workshop is a great opportunity to bring your questions and experiences and participate in a Q&A discussion session led by those at the forefront of the cell therapy fields.

Another highlight of the meeting is that the Transplantation Science Symposium will host the “Transplantomics” meeting with a special session on Friday the 19th of November.

Already shaping up to be the “Meeting of the Year”, TTS has partnered together with a number of individual national societies to provide over 20 travel awards and Mentee-Mentor Awards to support deserving trainees’ attendance. These awards provide an excellent opportunity for trainees to get access to information on the latest updates in composite organ transplants, emerging immune therapies, stem cells, immunology and the most recent updates from The ONE Study.

The continuation of the mentor-mentee awards with the support of local transplant societies highlights the important place this meeting plays in supporting the education goals of TTS and the global transplant community. We particularly note the support of the Asian Transplant Society and Japanese Society for Transplantation, ASRT, ESOT, ILTS, ISHLT, MESOT, TSANZ, and The University of Sydney.

As this year’s Transplantation Science Symposium will run prior to the joint IPITA, IXA and CTS Congress taking place in Melbourne from November 15–19, 2015, November is set to be an outstanding time to catch up on the latest in transplantation and participate in a world class series of meetings.

See you in November in beautiful Lorne!