Transplantation Updates

Just Released - Transplantation - December 2022 Issue

The journal provides you with much to read over the traditional holiday period. There are two important papers on the ethics of research in the recently dead organ donor. In addition an RCT of the use of simvastatin in deceased liver donors emphasizes some of the outcomes of donor research. COVID outcomes and approaches are pretty clear now and a series of well described studies are presented which clarify and provide the detail needed on many of the important points we only supposed to be true. This scourge of our patients is not behind us yet, no matter how much we would all like it to be. Amongst some fascinating studies you will also find three great overviews as well as more information on machine perfusion now and its promises into the future.

Table of Contents

Around the World

Research Highlights

Game Changer

Meeting Report

Expert Insight

Special Articles


Transplantation - Week's Most Downloaded Papers

Association Between Maintenance Immunosuppressive Regimens and COVID-19 Mortality in Kidney Transplant Recipients

Solid organ transplant recipients are at high risk for fatal forms of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). We conducted a cohort study among kidney transplant (KT) recipients from the French Solid Organ Transplant COVID-19 Registry to investigate the association between maintenance immunosuppressive drugs and 60-d mortality.

Cytomegalovirus-related Complications and Management in Facial Vascularized Composite Allotransplantation: An International Multicenter Retrospective Cohort Study

There is a paucity of data on the impact of cytomegalovirus (CMV) serostatus and CMV infection on outcomes in facial vascularized composite allotransplantation.

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Understanding Local Hemodynamic Changes After Liver Transplant: Different Entities or Simply Different Sides to the Same Coin?

Liver transplantation is an extremely complex procedure performed in an extremely complex patient. With a successful technique and acceptable long-term survival, a new challenge arose: overcoming donor shortage. Thus, living donor liver transplant and other techniques were developed. Aiming for donor safety, many liver transplant units attempted to push the viable limits in terms of size, retrieving smaller and smaller grafts for adult recipients. With these smaller grafts came numerous problems, concepts, and definitions. The spotlight is now aimed at the mirage of hemodynamic changes derived from the recipients prior alterations. This article focuses on the numerous hemodynamic syndromes, their definitions, causes, and management and interconnection with each other. The aim is to aid the physician in their recognition and treatment to improve liver transplantation success.

Latest Recordings

SPLIT is running a "4th Year Fellow Series" which includes talks on advanced hepatology and pediatric transplantation topics aimed to increase the knowledge of 4th year liver transplant fellows globally.

The series is open to SPLIT Fellows only however all TTS and SPLIT members may view the recordings!

International Transplantation Science (ITS) Meeting

ITS 2023 will be held in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada from April 30th to May 3rd, 2023. The meeting is intended to stimulate in-depth, cutting-edge discussions from leading experts addressing challenges that arise from connecting basic fundamental to translational science in transplantation.

Submit your abstract by Dec 20, 2022!

Upcoming Events

The Belgian Transplantation Society, a TTS affiliated society, will be holding their 2023 Congress at the Royal Library of Belgium in Brussels on March 17, 2023. Please click the button below for full details.

ISODP International OTDT Call

We are pleased to invite you to join in continuing the connection and knowledge sharing that developed among the international community throughout meetings Canadian Blood Services hosted in response to COVID. Going forward, the International Society for Donation and Organ Procurement (ISODP) will partner with Canadian Blood Services to co-host a quarterly international call. We will begin by regrouping with a call focused not solely on COVID, but more broadly on the topic of anticipated trends in viruses that may pose a threat to donation-transplant systems and health care system capacity. Meeting schedule and topics for 2023 calendar year to follow soon.

Survey - Using Social Media to Promote Cutting-Edge Research in Transplantation

Last chance to participate!


Researchers from NYU Langone Health are conducting a research study titled Using Social Media to Promote Cutting-Edge Research in Transplantation. Dr. Macey Levan from the Departments of Surgery and Population Health at NYU Langone Health is the Principal Investigator leading this research. The purpose of this study is to learn how members of the Transplantation community use social media for professional purposes and how they see themselves using it in the future.

You qualify to complete this study if you fall under one of the following categories:

  • Subscribers to the weekly email of new published articles in the Transplantation or Transplantation Direct journals 
  • Have submitted an article to the Transplantation or Transplantation Direct journals in the past 5 years
  • Member of The Transplantation Society (TTS)
  • Subscribers to newsletters from the TTS (Quarterly - Tribune, Weekly - Tribune Pulse)

Participation in this study is voluntary and will consist of completing an online survey about your thoughts on how you use social media for professional purposes and how you see yourself using it in the future. It will take about 5 minutes of your time.

If you are interested in participating, please click the link below to complete the survey: 

If you have any questions or concerns about this study, please contact Dr. Levan at

This study has been reviewed by the NYU Langone Health Institutional Review Board (Study Number: 22-00681).


The Editors and Communications
Offices of the Transplantation Journal
& Transplantation Society 

TTS-ILTS Paired Transplant Centers Program - Apply Today!

Program Schedule

Deadline to Apply: January 1, 2023
Program Start Date: April 1, 2023

An experienced supporting transplant center (SC) in the developed world is paired with an emerging transplant center (EC) to facilitate vital multidisciplinary training and an exchange of knowledge and expertise.
The project aims to benefit both centers. The SC is involvedin global health, and promotes ethical and competent transplantation in regions of the world with limited or no current access to transplantation. The EC connects with a multidisciplinary team of experts in transplantation from a world-leading center.
The ultimate goal is for Level 3 centers to graduate and become true local centers of excellence for regional training and support.
The TTS-ILTS Paired Transplant Centers Program is bound by a limited budget which it cannot exceed. This budget is divided over all center pairs who receive a different financial allocation dependent on their level within the program.
  • Level 1 - maximum annual allocation per pair: $ 3,500 USD
  • Level 2 - maximum annual allocation per pair: $12,000 USD
  • Level 3 - maximum annual allocation per pair: $15,000 USD
Programs Launched in April 2022
Dow Universtiy Hospital, Karachi, Pakistan paired with the University of Chicago, Chicago, USA

TTS and ILTS congratulates these teams and wishes them every success in their collaborations over the next six years and beyond.

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