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28th International Congress of The Transplantation Society 2020

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TTS opened its virtual congress Sept. 13.
The Transplantation Society (TTS) opened its 28th International Congress virtually on Sept. 13.

MONTREAL - EntSun -- The Transplantation Society (TTS) will be holding its 28th International Congress virtually from Sept. 13 until Sept. 16, 2020. Lectures will cover an array of transplantation-focused topics, including the newest developments in transplantation science, clinical practices and improving patient outcomes, as well as a COVID-19 Symposium. The event will offer more than 100 educational hours and 250 presentations covering all subspecialties in transplantation.

TTS 2020 Plenary Program

Sept. 12, 2020 – Improving Patient Outcomes - Organ Donation

  • Welcome from the Congress Chair and TTS President | Prof. Mehmet A. Haberal
  • Presidential Address | Prof. Mehmet A. Haberal
  • Presentation of the Medawar Prize, Thomas Starzl Innovation Award, TTS Recognition Awards, WIT Women Leaders Awards
Sept. 13, 2020 – Barriers to Access for Transplantation
  • Global access to transplant | Beatriz Domínguez-Gil
  • Gender equality in transplantation – why are donors predominantly women and recipients men? | Vivek Kute
  • The Burden of CKD in China: Implications for the global treatment of end stage kidney disease | Luxia Zhang
Sept. 14, 2020 – Disruptive Technologies in Transplantation

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  • Quantum computing-application to medicine/transplant | Shohini Ghose
  • Precision Medicine in Cancer-Applications to Transplantation | Alan Ashworth
  • Reducing risk in drug development through precompetitive collaboration | Inish O'Doherty
Sept. 15, 2020 – New Approaches to Taming T-Cells in Transplantation
  • Role of microbiome in transplantation | Charles MacKay
  • Developing Human Islet Organoids that Evade Rejection | Ronald M. Evans
  • The impact of the Complosome in T cell immunity: How to use to tame the immune response | Claudia Kemper
"We are excited at the prospect of bringing the 28thInternational Congress of The Transplantation Society, as a virtual, innovative congress that accommodates all time zones worldwide with a strong scientific program along with the COVID-19 Symposium," says Prof. Mehmet A. Haberal, Congress Chair and TTS President.

The final detailed program is available at tts2020.org/program

About the virtual congress: TTS will be running three five-hour blocks of programming every day to make sure all participants have access to programming in their time zone.

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About The Transplantation Society: Established in 1966, The Transplantation Society is a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO), which serves as the international forum for the world-wide advancement and development of both the science and clinical practice of organ transplantation.

MEDIA NOTE: For assistance setting up interviews with TTS Experts, contact Jean-Pierre Mongeau at jp.mongeau@tts.org. For general information about the TTS 2020 Virtual Congress, including the press room, visit www.tts2020.org


Jean-Pierre Mongeau
Executive Director
The Transplantation Society

Jean-Pierre Mongeau

Source: The Transplantation Society
Filed Under: COVID-19

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