As the global leader in transplantation, committed to health and life for all, The Transplantation Society expresses grave concern over the escalating violence and humanitarian crisis in Ukraine.
The protection of civilians and preservation of healthcare is imperative. TTS stands ready to support our colleagues, friends, families and patients impacted by this tragedy. As a non-State actor in official relations with the World Health Organization, we will seek collaborate with the WHO to provide our expert assistance on the Ukraine emergency
We are monitoring the situation and have setup a donation page (https://ukraine.tts.org) to collect funds to be distributed to support the maintenance of healthcare in the Ukraine and assist transplant patients as may be possible. We will also reach out to contacts to assess how we can assist to re-establish transplantation activities once the crisis has ended. TTS will match each contribution, dollar for dollar, up to $50,000 USD in total.
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Duke University doctors say a baby is thriving after a first-of-its-kind heart transplant -- one that came with a bonus technique to try to help prevent rejection of the new organ.
Easton Sinnamon of Asheboro, North Carolina, received his unique transplant last summer when he was 6 months old. But Duke waited to announce it until Monday after doctors learned the specially processed thymus implants appear to be functioning like they'd hoped -- producing immune cells that don't treat the tot's new heart like foreign tissue.
The first person to receive a heart transplant from a pig has died, two months after the groundbreaking experiment, the Maryland hospital that performed the surgery announced Wednesday.
Exact cause of death not given after groundbreaking last-ditch experiment
Recognized as the world's highest dedicated award for the most outstanding contributions in the field of transplantation.
The Medawar Prize, named after Society co-founder Sir Peter Medawar, is recognized as the world's highest dedicated award for the most outstanding contributions in the field of transplantation. The Medawar Prize has been awarded at each of our Society's biennial Congresses since 1990.
The award recognizes the outstanding investigators whose contributions have had such a profound influence on the field of organ transplantation. The Medawar Prize is universally considered to be commensurate with the most outstanding world prizes for scientific achievement.
Early in his career, Dr. Starzl recognized the importance of deceased donation. He pioneered many facets of transplantation, including immunosuppressive drug development, organ preservation, tissue matching, surgical transplant technology, and developed the team approach to organ transplantation; thus paving the way for the success and acceptance of heart, lung, pancreas, intestinal, liver, and kidney transplantation. The international impact of the fruits of seven decades of commitment to transplantation is shown by estimates of over 600 000 Americans and millions of patients around the world that have received a life-saving organ transplantation. He was also credited as having trained over 1,000 medical and surgical transplant specialists over his 50 years in clinical medicine, many of whom have gone on to successfully develop their own transplant
The Women in Transplantation Steering Committee have created the Woman Leader in Transplantation Award to recognize a woman who has helped further the field of transplantation through research, policies, leadership, initiatives or other regarded contributions. The Unsung Hero Award will be presented to one woman who has had an extraordinary impact in transplantation through community service, volunteering, mentorship or other community based activity. Both Awards are presented during the presidential address at the TTS International Congress.
THE INTERNATIONAL TRANSPLANTATION SCIENCE MENTEE-MENTOR AWARDS FOR THE 29TH INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS OF THE TRANSPLANTATION SOCIETY (TTS 2022) – BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA, SEPTEMBER 10-14, 2022.
The Transplantation Society celebrates the contributions of basic science to the field of transplantation with the International Transplantation Science Mentee-Mentor Awards to recognize the efforts of scientists who have advanced our understanding of transplantation science and fostered the development of the young investigators who will be the future leaders in our field.
The application will open in January 2022. Deadline for submission is April 10, 2022.Click here for more details
This study analyzed whole genome sequencing in 7,491 critically ill cases compared with 48,400 controls to discover and replicate 23 independent variants that significantly predispose to critical Covid-19. 16 new independent associations, including variants within genes involved in interferon signaling (IL10RB, PLSCR1), leucocyte differentiation (BCL11A), and blood type antigen secretor status (FUT2) were identified. Reduced expression of a membrane flippase (ATP11A), and increased mucin expression (MUC1), in critical disease were identified. These results were broadly consistent with a multi-component model of Covid-19 pathophysiology, in which at least two distinct mechanisms can predispose to life-threatening disease: failure to control viral replication, or an enhanced tendency towards pulmonary inflammation and intravascular coagulation.
This review article summarizes current data to inform an ethical analysis of the harms, benefits, and individual and societal impact of mandatory vaccination, concluding that vaccine requirements for healthcare workers and transplant candidates are ethically justified by beneficence, net utility, and fiduciary duty to patients and public health. Implementation strategies should mitigate concerns about respect for autonomy and transparency for both groups.
The Scientific Programme is now available for the 2nd International Transplant Science (ITS) Meeting. Featuring in-depth, cutting-edge talks from leading experts to address fundamental and translational science in transplantation, the meeting will serve as an international platform for discussions on the latest discoveries in the field.
Taking place in Berlin, Germany, between 15-18 May 2022, the meeting promises to inspire and early registration fees are available until 15 March 2022.
Until 15 March 2022 included
ITS Meeting offers the perfect place for transplantation professionals to gather, network and discuss new and exciting topics in the field of organ transplantation.
Make sure you take advantage of our early-bird registration fees before the deadline closes soon (23:59 CET, 15 March 2022).
IMPORTANT: If you are a member in good standing of any of the organising societies: AST, ESOT or TTS, you are entitled to the reduced member fee. To register with the reduced member fee, please contact the representative of the affiliated society to obtain your special member code. Please be sure to mention which type of participant you are (doctoral, non-doctoral, trainee).
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