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TTS 2020 CALL FOR AWARDS ANNOUNCEMENT & NEW TTS STARZL INNOVATION AWARD

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THE MEDAWAR PRIZE

Application Deadline - May 1, 2020

Recognized as the world's highest dedicated award for the most outstanding contributions in the field of transplantation.

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TTS THOMAS STARZL INNOVATION AWARD

Application Deadline - May 1, 2020

The award recognizes individuals who, though advanced and original work, have contributed significantly to transplantation, thereby reflecting the spirit pioneered by Dr. Starzl.

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TTS RECOGNITION AWARDS

Application Deadline - May 1, 2020

These awards recognize individuals who have made a major international impact in the field of transplantation.

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WIT AWARDS

Application Deadline - May 1, 2020

The Woman Leader in Transplantation Award and Unsung Hero Award will be presented to women with extraordinary impact in the field.

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TTS 2020 OFFICERS AND COUNCIL ELECTIONS NOW OPEN

Deadline to vote - May 11, 2020

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We are pleased to announce the start of the 2020 TTS Elections. We encourage you to participate in these elections to help determine your representatives for TTS Council.

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TRANSPLANTATION - WEEK'S MOST DOWNLOADED PAPER

COVID-19: ORGAN DONATION AND TRANSPLANT TOWN HALL

COVID-19 Special Module on Donor & Transplant Issues

CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) UPDATE DASHBOARD

The Transplantation Society (TTS) and our journal Transplantation have developed online resources to keep you informed on the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

We are also requesting contributions and news from the transplant community to be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for inclusion on our resources page.

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In this dashboard, you will find links to TTS and other global and regional resources, as well as interactive maps, publications and webinars. We encourage you to explore this dashboard and share with your colleagues.

Website - www.tts.org/covid-19


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Editors and contributors to Transplantation have shared their thoughts on how they are dealing with the current crisis. While we understand that the information of today may be quite different tomorrow in this fast-moving pandemic, this report will open our forum of an international exchange on COVID for the transplant community.

Website - www.tts.org/txjcovid19

Please send your own contributions and news to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for inclusion on our resources page.

TTS EDUCATION COMMITTEE: JOINT TTS-SPLIT WEBINAR ON PEDIATRIC LIVER TRANSPLANTATION

TUESDAY, MAY 5, 2020 - 9:00 AM EDT (MONTREAL TIME)

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TITLE: Discussion on SPLIT Registry Analysis Demonstrating Improved Outcomes for Liver Transplantation in Patients with Biliary Atresia Since PELD Implementation

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TTS and SPLIT have teamed up to present webinars on pediatric liver transplantation. 

Objectives:
  1. Understand changes in disease severity of patients with biliary atresia awaiting liver transplantation
  2. Describe current risk factors affecting post-transplant patient and graft survival in biliary atresia and how these have evolved over time
  3. Understand the factors that influence risk stratification for deceased technical variant grafts in patients with biliary atresia

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TRANSPLANTATION - HIGHLIGHTED ARTICLE

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Dr. Joel T. Adler, Editorial Fellow, Transplantation

Comparison of Medium-term Outcomes of Living Kidney Donors With Longitudinal Healthy Control in the United Kingdom

Krishnan N, Mumford L, Lipkin G, et al.
Transplantation: March 2020 - Volume 104 - Issue 3 - p e65-e74

The long-term outcomes of living kidney donors are generally quite favorable, but as more experience is gained, there remains a need for large studies from multiple countries to compare outcomes.  Krishnan and colleagues identified a cohort of 9,750 living kidney donors spanning 13 years of donation from the United Kingdom.

For donors, there was a decreased risk of diabetes mellitus, depression, and cardiovascular disease in comparison to a non-donor cohort selected from a primary healthcare database.  Moreover, there was a decreased risk of death in the living donor cohort (0.69% vs 2.5%, P < 0.001).  The authors concluded that the medium-term morbidity and mortality was not different compared to a non-donor matched cohort.  These longer-term findings provide support for the continued safety of living kidney donation on a well-selected population.

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ISN-TTS WEBINAR RECORDING IS AVAILABLE

Donor - Ideal vs. Acceptable

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IN THE NEWS

LIVER TRANSPLANT: IF NO COVID-19 SYMPTOMS, IMMUNOSUPPRESSANTS OK

April 14 - Don't rush to reduce immunosuppression in post-transplant liver graft patients who are asymptomatic for COVID-19, a small study from Italy suggested. Published online as a letter in the Lancet Gastroenterology & Hepatology, data from 141 immunosuppressed patients indicated no increased risk of severe COVID-19 disease.

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HEART TRANSPLANT WAITLIST MORE RISKY AT CHOOSY CENTERS

April 15 - Heart transplant centers that tend to wait for the perfect donor may be doing their patients a disservice, as registry data showed waitlist mortality was particularly high among hospitals with lower donor acceptance rates.

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KIDNEY TRANSPLANTS FROM, TO EXTREME ELDERLY FEASIBLE IN ESRD

April 14 - Kidney transplantation among elderly people with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) can be successful, allowing them to live dialysis-free, according to a study recently published in Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation.

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LIVING ORGAN DONATION IN MINORS: AN ETHICAL CONUNDRUM

April 15 - Recently, the Delhi High Court ruled that minors could donate organs or tissues, unless there is a risk to his or her life in the procedure. Earlier, an authorization committee approved by Delhi Government had refused permission to a minor, aged 17 years and 10 months, to donate part of the liver to her father.

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KERATIN SCAFFOLDS COULD ADVANCE REGENERATIVE MEDICINE AND TISSUE ENGINEERING FOR HUMANS

April 14 - Researchers at Mossakowski Medical Research Center of the Polish Academy of Science have developed a simple method for preparing 3D keratin scaffold models which can be used to study the regeneration of tissue.

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UPCOMING MEETINGS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

3rd IPITA/JDRF/HSCI Conference on Stem Cell Derived Beta Cells

NEW DATES: November 2-3, 2020

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