The TTS Education Committee is preparing the TTS 2018 Post-Graduate Course, aimed at both clinicians and investigators interested in refreshing their knowledge on practical and cutting edge topics. Over two days, June 30 and July 1, 2018, the program will cover topics related to Clinical and Basic Sciences. As a means to encourage inclusion and stimulate thought leadership in the field, the Post-Graduate Course will also have joint sessions specifically designed to benefit junior transplant professionals in achieving applicable know-how.
The joint sessions include subjects such as: the art of preparing and presenting slides, preparing an abstract and a manuscript, how to write a grant and how to understand and use statistics and big data in transplantation. Additionally, how to be an influential educator will also be part of the topics. For the first time, the course will also include a joint interactive session where clinical cases will be discussed among the audience and moderated by a panel of specialized experts. TTS members are invited to submit challenging clinical cases to be presented in this session.
Clinical Sessions will elaborate on immunologic evaluation and risk assessment, management of the highly-sensitized patients, pre-transplant work-up, cardiovascular complications, donor derived infections, pharmacogenomics and precision transplant medicine, amongst others.
The Basic Science topics will address an update on B Cell activation, inflammatory triggers and receptors, microbiome analysis, utilizing TCR and BCR-Seq to study antigen-specific immune responses, gene-specific nucleases and bio-engineering.
Stay tuned between now and the TTS 2018 Post-Graduate Course, and be alert to the webinar notifications in the TTS Tribune Pulse, the Society’s most frequent communication vehicle with its members.
Also, look out for the Education Committee’s upcoming webinars that include a module on pancreas, liver and patient wellness.