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The effectiveness of vaccines against the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) B.1.1.529 Omicron variant in immunosuppressed solid organ and islet transplant (SOT) recipients is unclear.

The original SARS-CoV-2 vaccination regimen (2 doses) induces insufficient short-term response in kidney transplant (KT) recipients. This study assessed the response to a third dose and the long-term immunogenicity after 2 doses in KT.

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Targeting interleukin-6 (IL-6) was shown to counteract donor-specific antibody production and antibody-mediated rejection (AMR) activity. It is not known whether, or to what extent, IL-6 antagonism modulates biomarkers indicative of tissue damage (donor-derived cell-free DNA [dd-cfDNA]) and parenchymal inflammation (C-X-C motif chemokine ligand [CXCL] 10).

ITS 2023 - Program Overview is now available!

Join us in Niagara-on-the-Lake from April 30 to May 3, 2023 for the 3rd International Transplantation Science Meeting!

Highlights Include:
  • 3 Keynote Speakers
  • 8 Scientific Sessions
  • Pre-Workshop on "Emerging 'Omics' and Machine Learning Techniques: The Next Frontier in Transplant Research"
  • Numerous opportunities to network

Highlighted Meeting - MESOT 2023

View the Scientific Program!

The 18th Congress of the MESOT will be an ideal opportunity to share and learn from peers and in the field. State-of-the-art lectures, plenaries, oral presentations and poster receptions will stimulate deep discussions on the latest scientific research in all fields of organ transplantation in the Middle East, Mid Asia and the world.

MESOT 2023 will be held on May 24-26, 2023 in Ankara, Turkey, and is endorsed by The Transplantation Society (TTS), The Turkish Transplantation Society (TOND) and The Turkic World Transplantation Society (TDTD).

Women in Transplantation

Trainee WIT Pillar Member – Expression of Interest

WIT has recently opened a position on each of our Pillars for a trainee with a clinical or research focus in transplantation.

Please note that the position on Pillar 2 has already been filled.

The missions of each Pillar are as follows:

  • Pillar 1: Advancing and inspiring women transplant professionals
  • Pillar 3: Advocacy for equity in access to transplantation and donation

Please send your Expression of Interest to Katie Tait at

Submission deadline: February 28, 2023

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