Transplantation Science Committee
The Transplantation Science Committee of TTS is partnering with Asian Society of Transplantation (CAST) for a Regional Transplantation Science Symposium in Tokyo, April 8th-9th. Chaired by Professors Shiro Takahara and Haruhito, this meeting will feature updates on the topics of T-/B-cell immunity, microbiota, senescence, T-cell exhaustion, and novel regenerative medicine approaches, combined with an update on clinical transplantation.
The Transplantation Science Committee is also partnering with FOCIS in 2016. FOCIS (Federation of Clinical Immunology Societies) is a state-of-the-art meeting highlighting translational immunology, and brings leading clinicians and researchers together to focus on molecular pathways and implications on human disease. The 2016 meeting will be at the Seaport Hotel & World Trade Center in Boston from June 22nd- 25th. The Transplantation Science Committee will be sponsoring a session featuring ‘Immunologic Crossroads in Transplantation’, a set of point-counterpoint presentations on major current issues in transplantation featuring Tolerance vs Immunosuppression Minimization and Xenotransplantation vs Tissue Engineering/Stem cells for organ replacement. Continuing a long-tradition, the Transplantation Science Committee will also co-sponsor an additional symposium with the American Society for Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics (ASHI) titled ‘Eating into Transplantation Tolerance’.
The highlight of the year will be the 50th Anniversary celebration and TTS International Congress being held in Hong Kong. To celebrate 50 years of TTS, the Transplantation Science Committee has developed a broad program covering a diverse range of topics including cutting edge science covering areas of genomics, cellular immunobiology, innate immunity and B cells in transplantation to the latest in experimental tolerance and immunosuppression.
We will once again offer very affordable housing and registration fees ($150 for trainee) in order to attract young clinicians and researchers. Social events at the Hong Kong meeting will be plentiful and the Transplantation Science Committee will be organizing a network event that will celebrate all recipients and supporting societies of Mentee - Mentor awards, and the recipients of Young Investigator awards. Please join us for this event.
Finally, thinking beyond 2016, we are delighted to team up with Megan Levings and Lori West from Edmonton, Canada to organize the 15th Transplantation Science Symposium to take place May 24-26, 2017 in Victoria, BC, Canada. Stay tuned!