Cell Transplant and Regenerative Medicine Society Update
It is with great satisfaction that our Society, united with the Canadian Society of Transplantation (CST), closed our first joint meeting. More than 350 international professionals joined us in Halifax, NS, Canada, and they, along with our exhibitors and sponsors, made for an overwhelmingly successful meeting with ninety percent of conference attendees rating all aspects of the meeting and organization as very good to excellent.
The inaugural Mini Poster Oral Presentations and Posters of Distinction were so well attended and enjoyed that separate space away from general Poster viewing will be incorporated into future meeting planning.
Led by a Bagpiper to a memorable evening on the Harbour Queen cruise, CTRMS/TTS Travel Awards were presented and TTS President Nancy Ascher signed Certificates of Excellence to CTRMS Young Investigators Raquel Fernandez-Dacosta, Siddharth Sinha, Leah Steyn, Melissa Thompson, and Wuzheng Zhu. Our congratulations to Professor Gary Levy, who was honored with the CST Lifetime Achievement in Transplant Medicine and Science award.
We also are grateful to the Canadian National Transplant Research Program (CNTRP), Canadian Blood Services (CBS), American Society of Transplantation (AST), The Transplantation Society (TTS), Gallaher Membership Services, and the many sponsors who worked with us and supported us; and who continue like all of us to provide innovations and services that will improve the lives of all peoples of our world needing cellular & organ transplant, and regenerative medicine therapies.
To our CST and CTRMS colleagues, our partners in industry and government around the world, and to our Young Investigators who represent our future, thank you for making our 2017 Halifax Joint Congress a memorable success and harbinger of future accomplishments!