Transplant Infectious Disease Update

The Transplant Infectious Diseases Section hosted a great meeting on August 18, 2016 in Hong Kong, one day prior to the start of TTS 2016. The meeting featured speakers from five continents, with talks highlighting topics such as hepatitis B and C infection, multidrug resistant organisms, and emerging arboviruses such as Zika and Dengue. We also heard expert presentations about CMV, novel herpes viruses, challenging respiratory viruses, and the current antiviral pipeline. The one-day Congress featured a session with challenging cases presented by all speakers, followed by a delicious dinner at Hullet House. The TID Section is now planning our next annual meeting to be held in Montevideo, Uruguay on September 25, 2017, one day prior to the start of the STALYC Congress. TID 2017 will include presentations in English with simultaneous translation available in Spanish to all attendees. Admission to this educational meeting is not restricted to infectious disease specialists, and as in past meetings we expect to welcome many other interested transplant professionals.

The TID Section has an active e-mail listserv, TIDChat, to which members are free to post clinical questions to our international membership. Challenging topics are discussed and recommendations shared in an open and interactive forum. TID membership also includes digital access to the section journal Transplant Infectious Diseases on computers, tablets, and mobile phones. The TID Section will be hosting webinars in the coming year, and is also working with several organ-specific transplant associations to host joint symposia at their upcoming annual conferences. TID membership is open to all practitioners with an interest in the infectious complications of transplantation. In addition, our Section would be glad to collaborate with other TTS groups to improve transplant outcomes by promoting a better understanding of transplant infection management.  

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