Transplant Infectious Disease Update

The Transplant Infectious Disease Section (TID) of TTS is preparing for its annual meeting on September 2, 2017. This year will be the 11th International TID Conference, which will be held in Montevideo, Uruguay – one day before the start of the XXIV Congreso of the Sociedad de Trasplante de America Latina y El Caribe (STALYC 2017).

This is the first TID Conference to be held in a South American country, opportune timing as the region’s transplant centers have recently faced major challenges with tropical and emerging infectious diseases. The conference program will cover most of the relevant topics in transplant infectious diseases, with additional emphasis on geographically restricted infections such as zika virus, endemic mycoses, Chagas disease, and yellow fever that may also impact transplant recipients in non-endemic countries.

With an international panel of captivating expert speakers, the conference promises to be a great success. In a world where infectious disease boundaries are increasingly tenuous, the audience will have the opportunity to get an overview of relevant and up-to-date topics in the field of transplant infectious diseases. It will also be an unparalleled opportunity for networking with transplant professionals from across the globe, as we all work together to recognize and overcome novel infectious challenges to the health of our vulnerable transplant patients.