Transplant Infectious Disease Update

In October 2015, the Transplant Infectious Disease Section held a successful meeting in Cancun, Mexico reviewing “Cutting Edge Topics in Transplant Infectious Disease for the Transplant Clinician”. The well-attended conference provided simultaneous translation in Spanish and English, and included talks on multidrug resistant gram-negative infections, respiratory viruses, and cryptococcosis as well as tuberculosis, Chagas, Dengue, Chikungunya, and leishmaniasis. International experts discussed HIV+ to HIV+ organ transplantation, as well as organ donor-derived infections. Practical clinical recommendations on pre-transplant evaluation, antimicrobial prophylaxis, and the management of common syndromes including fever, CMV infection, pneumonia, and CNS infection were discussed. The meeting concluded with the popular clinical case presentations, during which conference speakers shared their most challenging and unforgettable transplant infection cases with the group. The meeting was followed by dinner poolside under the stars as attendees from around the globe had the opportunity to network and plan for future clinical and research collaboration. For those who were not able to attend TID 2015, the presentations can be viewed on the Section website.

TID continues to be active with a respiratory viruses webinar presented by Dr. Michael Ison and an upcoming Zika virus webinar to be presented by Clarisse Machado, TID Section President-Elect. We encourage you to share challenging clinical transplant infection cases at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Even if you don’t have clinical questions to ask, sign up to receive TIDChat discussions and take the opportunity to review clinical management recommendations contributed by experts from all over the world. TID welcomes Section members from all subspecialties in transplant medicine. Membership includes an electronic subscription to Transplant Infectious Disease as well as participation in Section educational activities.

We invite you to join us in Hong Kong, on August 18, 2016 for the 10th International Transplant Infectious Disease Conference, to be held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center (HKCEC) just prior to the start of TTS 2016. The Conference will include talks by selected international speakers focusing on clinical challenges in transplant infectious diseases, and will conclude with a series of memorable case presentations. Please plan on arriving early in Hong Kong so you don’t miss this opportunity to attend TID 2016.