Post-Graduate Courses

Day 1 | June 30, 2018

  • 08:30–10:30

    Joint Session 1: Academic Survival Kit

    Session Co-Chairs

    Roadmap to the Post Graduate Course

    Medhat Askar, United States

    Director, Transplant Immunology, Baylor University Medical Center, Dallas

    Transplant Educator

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    Jeremy R. Chapman, Australia

    Clinical Director, Division of Medicine and Cancer, Westmead Hospital, Sydney

    Preparing an Abstract and a Manuscript

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    Roslyn B. Mannon, United States

    Professor of Medicine, Nephrology; Professor of Surgery, Transplantation, University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB); Director of Research, Comprehensive Transplant Institute

    How To Write a Grant

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    Marcelo Cantarovich, Canada

    Professor of Medicine, Nephrology, MOTP, McGill University Health Center, Montréal

    How to Prepare and Present Slides

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  • 11:15–13:15

    Clinical Science Session 1: The Transplant Fitting Room

    Shaifali Sandal, Canada

    Division of Nephrology, McGill University Health Center, Montréal, QC

    Pre-transplant Work-up

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    Peter Nickerson, Canada

    Vice Dean of Research, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences; Professor of Internal Medicine and Immunology, Flynn Family Chair in Renal Transplantation; University of Manitoba, Winnipeg

    Histocompatibility Testing (Pre & Post)

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    Dominique Martin, Australia

    Senior Lecturer, Health Ethics and Professionalism, Deakin University School of Medicine, Geelong, Victoria

    Ethical Dilemmas in Solid Organ Transplantation

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  • Basic Science Session 1: Innate Immune Response & Microbiome

    Maria Koulmanda, United States

    Co-Scientific Director, Transplant Institute Medicine and Surgery, Beth Israel Deacones Medical Center/Harvard Medical School, Boston

    Inflammatory Triggers and Receptors - DAMPs and PAMPs

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    Carmen Peralta, Spain

    Institut d'investigacions Biomèdiques August Pi i Sunyer (IDIBAPS)

    Inflammasome-mediated Inflammation

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    Avery J. Lam, Canada

    PhD Candidate, Experimental Medicine, University of British Columbia

    Alarmins and Their Receptors in Control of the Allo-immune Response

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    Jonathan S. Bromberg, United States

    Professor and Vice Chair for Research, Surgery, University of Maryland School of Medicine

    Microbiome Analysis

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  • 14:15–16:15

    Clinical Science Session 2: Dealing with the Aftermath

    Jay Fishman, United States

    Professor of Medicine, Infectious Disease and Transplant Center, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston

    Donor Derived Infections

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    Camille Kotton, United States

    Clinical Director, Transplant and Immunocompromised Host Infectious Diseases, Infectious Diseases Division, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA

    Transplant Infectious Diseases

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    Germaine Wong, Australia

    Transplant Nephrologist, Westmead Hospital, Westmead

    Transplant Malignancies

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    Gregory Alan Knoll, Canada

    Professor of Medicine, Division of Nephrology; Medical Director of Renal Transplantation, The Ottawa Hopsital

    Cardiovacular and Metabolic Complications

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  • Basic Science Session 2: T Cells

    Gavin Pettigrew, United Kingdom

    Reader, Department of Surgery, University of Cambridge

    Allorecognition by the Adaptive Immune System: Direct, Indirect, and Semidirect

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    Bernard Vanhove, France

    Chief Operating Officer, OSE Immunotherapeutics, Nantes

    CD4 Effector T Cells: Activation, Costimulation, Th Repertoire (including TFH cells), and (Finally) Exhaustion!

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    Sarah Crome, Canada

    University Health Network

    Tissue-resident Immune Cells

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    Megan Sykes, United States

    Director, Columbia Center for Translational Immunology, Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY

    Utilizing TCR & BCR-Seq to Study Antigen-specific Immune Responses

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  • 16:45–18:45

    Clinical Science Session 3: Precision Thinking

    Valeria Mas, United States

    Associate Professor, Surgery, University of Virginia

    Systems Biology

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    Minnie Sarwal, United States

    Professor of Surgery, Division of Transplant Surgery, University of California San Francisco (UCSF)

    Biomarkers of Graft Function & Failure

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    Christophe Legendre, France

    Head of Nephrology-Transplantation Unit, Adult nephrology-Transplantation Unit, Hôpital Necker & Paris Descartes University


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    Teun van Gelder, The Netherlands

    Professor in Clinical Pharmacology, Depts Internal Medicine and Hospital Pharmacy, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam

    Pharmacogenomics & Precision Medicine

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  • Basic Science Session 3: B Cells and Innate Immune System

    Olivier Thaunat, France

    Professor of Transplantation, Nephrology and Clinical Immunology, Hospices Civils de Lyon, Edouard Herriot Hospital, Lyon

    Update on B Cell Activation, Memory and Antibody Secreting Cells

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    Menna Clatworthy, United Kingdom

    University Lecturer, Transplantation Medicine / Hon Consultant Nephrologist, University of Cambridge

    Targeting B Cells and Ab-Producing Cells

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    Jordi Ochando, Spain

    Instituto de Salud Carlos III, Madrid

    Adaptive Function of NK Cells & Macrophages

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    Estela Paz-Artal,Spain

    Head of Service, Immunology Hospital 12 de Octubre

    Innate Lymphoid Cells

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Day 2 | July 1, 2018

  • 09:00–10:30

    Clinical Science Session 4: Becoming Precise

    Michael Mengel, Canada

    Department Chair, Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB

    Transplant Pathology

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    Sean Agbor-Enoh, United States

    Associate Staff Clinician, Laboratory of Transplantation Genomics, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

    Liquid Biopsy

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    Philip F. Halloran, Canada

    Alberta Transplant Applied Genomics Centre

    Molecular Microscope

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  • Basic Science Session 4: Immune Regulation & Flow Standardisation

    Megan Levings, Canada

    Professor of Surgery, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC

    Regulatory T and B Cells

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    Xian C. Li, United States

    Professor and Director of Surgery, Houston Methodist/Weill Cornell, Houston, TX

    Tolerogenic Function of Innate Immune Cells

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    Birgit Sawitzki, Germany

    Professor, Institute of Medical Immunology, Charite University Medicine, Berlin

    Strategies to Standardize and Objectify Assays e.g. Flow Cytometry Automated Gating

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  • 11:00–12:30

    Clinical Science Session 5: Clinical Crowdsourcing

  • Basic Science Session 5: The Future of Organ Transplant Replacement

    Daniel G. Maluf, United States

    Associate Professor of Surgery, Surgical Director of Liver Transplantation, University of Virginia School of Medicine

    Genomics & Epigenomics in Transplantation

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    Anil Dhawan, United Kingdom

    Professor of Paediatric Hepatology, Child Healtj, King's College Hospital, London

    Cellular Therapy for Liver Disease and Liver Regeneration

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  • 13:30–15:30

    Joint Session 2: Future Look at Organ Shortage

    Giorgio Raimondi, United States

    Assistant Professor of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore


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    Alfred J. Tector III, United States

    Professor of Surgery, University of Alabama at Birmingham


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    Giuseppe Orlando, United States

    Assistant Professor, Surgery, Wake Forest School of Medicine

    Bioengineering and Regeneration of Solid Organs: Current Status and Future Directions

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    Nina Babel, Germany

    Head, University Professor, Center for Translational Medicine, Marien Hospital Herne, Ruhr University Bochum

    Advanced Biomarkers of Graft Function & Failure

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  • 16:00–17:30

    Joint Session 3: Transplant Mathaton

    Joseph Kim, Canada

    Transplant Nephorlogist, Department of Medicine (Division of Nephrology), University Health Network, Toronto

    How to Understand and Use Statistics

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    Dorry Segev, United States

    Associate Vice Chair for Research, Johns Hopkins Medicine

    Big Data in Transplantation

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    Marcelo Cantarovich, Canada

    Professor of Medicine, Nephrology, MOTP, McGill University Health Cente, Montréal

    Take Home Message (Clinical Science Path)

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    Birgit Sawitzki, Germany

    Professor, Institute of Medical Immunology, Charite University Medicine, Berlin

    Take Home Message (Basic Science Path)

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TTS Office Information

27th International Congress of The Transplantation Society
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