Cell Transplant and Regenerative Medicine Society Update

In addition to the Pre-Congress Workshop entitled “Cell Transplants vs. Stem Cell Therapy” that was held on Saturday, June 30, the Cell Transplant and Regenerative Medicine Society (CTRMS) would also like to highlight the State-of-the-Art Session entitled “Inflammation and Stem Cell Transplantation” taking place on Tuesday, July 2, 14:45-16:15. CTRMS council members Anil Dhawan and Maria Koulmanda will present “Stem Cell Therapy, Hepatocytes, a Source for Liver Regeneration” and “Pursuing Tolerance by Blocking Inflammation in Islet Transplantation”, respectively.

On September 26-29, 2017, a Joint Congress was held with the Canadian Society of Transplantation (CST) in Halifax, Nova Scotia. It received the highest accolades for international quality of science from CST, together with letters of appreciation from the Prime Minister of Canada, Justin P. J. Trudeau, and the Premier of Nova Scotia, Stephen McNeil. An exciting gala evening took place on the water in Halifax and included future, present and past CTRMS Presidents in attendance and celebrated 5 CTRMS Young Investigators for award presentations.

We are looking for members interested in working actively for the society. The CTRMS has three committees, Young Investigator, Web and Social media and the Membership committee. The work involves regular telephone/Skype meetings, but also includes face-to-face meetings at our biennial congress. If you have ideas on how to implement the committees’ mission, want to plan young investigator events, or just want to develop your professional network in the field of Cell Transplantation and Regenerative Medicine, please visit us at the TTS booth or send us an email with a short biosketch and a few sentences describing your interest in joining a CTRMS committee.

On October 12-14, 2018 we will host a special workshop on “Enabling Technologies for Cell and Regenerative Medicine” in Tucson, Arizona, with key focus on Encapsulation and Tissue Engineered Constructs.

If you would like to know more about our society or join us, please come and see us at the TTS booth or visit https://tts.org/ctrms.