CST Abstract Submission closes May 21

Submit Your Abstract to the Canadian Society of Transplantation by May 21

Don’t delay! Submit your abstract to the 2018 Canadian Transplant Summit being held from October 16-20, 2018 in Ottawa, Ontario.

The abstract deadlines for both oral and poster is Monday, May 21, 2018, 11:59:59 PM EST.

Please note that there will be NO EXTENSION to the deadline date.

***We will only consider 20 Late-Breaking Abstracts for the Poster Session only – DEADLINE IS JUNE 18, 2018 AT 11:59:59 P.M. EST***

  • Bookmark the Annual Scientific Meeting web page:

http://www.cst-transplant.ca/2018_Canadian_Transplant_Summit.html

  • Submit your Abstract:

http://www.cst-transplant.ca/Abstracts.html

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Upcoming ATI Seminars

May 23: Dr. Benjamin Adam, “Molecular Diagnostics in Ex Vivo Perfusion”

May 30: Dr. Christine Falk (visiting from Hannover Medical School), “Ex vivo lung perfusion – insights into immunoregulation and tissue-resident immune cells”

June 6: Dr. Mario Altieri, (visiting Calgary from the Hospital Center at the University of Caen) “Predictive factors of cardiac events related to cirrhotic cardiomyopathy in liver transplant patients.”

June 13: Dr. Tasneem Remtulla, Title TBA

June 20: Dr. Kieran Halloran, “Baseline lung allograft dysfunction: Survival Implications and Risk Factors”

The ATI Seminar Series will be on summer hiatus after June 20.

Save the date! Canadian Transplant Summit – Ottawa, October 16-20, 2018.

For the first time-ever the Canadian Society of Transplantation, Canadian Blood Services, the Canadian National Transplant Research Program, and the Canadian Blood and Marrow Transplant Group will be coming together to find solutions and develop a common approach to increasing access to organs, cells and tissues, and improving outcomes for Canadians living with a transplant at the Canadian Transplant Summit at the Westin Hotel in Ottawa, ON from October 16-20, 2018.

Delegates in attendance will include: Physicians, Allied Health Professionals, Researchers/Investigators, Policy Makers, Donor Families, and Patients. Expanding on the extraordinary clinical and basic science this meeting is acknowledged for, the theme will include: Opportunities for System Change, Patient Engagement, Maximizing & Honoring the Gifts of Organ Donors, and using evidence to drive performance in health service delivery.

The preliminary program can be viewed at: http://www.cst-transplant.ca/Pre-Program.html

Important Deadlines
Abstract Submissions  –  OpenFebruary 23, 2018
Abstract Deadline  – May 21, 2018
Abstract Presentation Notification – June 29, 2018
Discounted Registration Deadline – July 20, 2018

http://www.cst-transplant.ca/2018_Canadian_Transplant_Summit.html

Discounted Hotel Deadline   – September 14, 2018 https://www.starwoodmeeting.com/Book/CST2018

Planning Committee
This year’s planning committee consists of: Sacha DeSerres, CST, Darren Freed, CST, Jag Gill, CST, Sean Delaney, CBS, Amber Appleby, CBS, David Hartell, CNTRP, Sylvain Bedard, CNTRP, Maureen Meade, CNTRP, Andrew Daley, CBMTG, Jean Roy, CBMTG.

We hope to see you in Ottawa!
Michael Mengel, CST President Graham Sher, CEO, CBS
Lori West, CNTRP Scientific Director Andrew Daley, President, CBMTG

Upcoming ATI Seminars

May 16: Screening international version of “Vital Bonds”, with Director Niobe Thompson. Please note change to time and Edmonton location:  Bernard Snell Hall, 12:00-1:30. Lunch will not be provided, as rules prohibit food in the theatre.

May 23: Dr. Benjamin Adam, “Molecular Diagnostics in Ex Vivo Perfusion”

May 30: Dr. Christine Falk (visiting from Hannover Medical School), Title TBA

June 6: Dr. Mario Altieri, (visiting Calgary from the Hospital Center at the University of Caen) “Predictive factors of cardiac events related to cirrhotic cardiomyopathy in liver transplant patients.”

June 13: Dr. Tasneem Remtulla, Title TBA

June 20: Dr. Kieran Halloran,”Baseline lung allograft dysfunction: Survival Implications and Risk Factors”

Suggestions for topics and speakers are always welcome! If you would like to present your research please contact karen.hunter@ualberta.ca. The ATI Seminar Series is a great opportunity to promote your research, whether you’re an investigator or trainee! We now are booking for Fall 2018

CST Call for Abstracts! 3 weeks left to submit!

3 Weeks Left to Submit Your Abstract to the Canadian Society of Transplantation

Don’t delay only 3 weeks remaining to submit your abstract to the 2018 Canadian Transplant Summit being held from October 16-20, 2018 in Ottawa, Ontario.

The abstract deadlines for both oral and poster is Monday, May 21, 2018, 11:59:59 PM EST.

Please note that there will be NO EXTENSION to the deadline date.

***We will only consider 20 Late-Breaking Abstracts for the Poster Session only – DEADLINE IS JUNE 18, 2018 AT 11:59:59 P.M. EST***

  • Bookmark the Annual Scientific Meeting web page:

http://www.cst-transplant.ca/2018_Canadian_Transplant_Summit.html

  • Submit your Abstract:

http://www.cst-transplant.ca/Abstracts.html

Upcoming ATI Seminars

May 9: Dr. Allan Murray, “Transplant Vasculopathy: Maladaptive Tissue Repair”

May 16: Screening international version of “Vital Bonds”, with Director Niobe Thompson. Please note change to time and Edmonton location:  Bernard Snell Hall, 12:00-1:30. Lunch will not be provided, as rules prohibit food in the theatre.

May 23: Dr. Benjamin Adam, “Molecular Diagnostics in Ex Vivo Perfusion”

May 31: Dr. Christine Falk (visiting from , title TBA

Suggestions for topics and speakers are always welcome! If you would like to present your research please contact karen.hunter@ualberta.ca. The ATI Seminar Series is a great opportunity to promote your research, whether you’re an investigator or trainee! We now are booking for Fall 2018

ATI is looking for judges for Research Day, May 31

At the ATI Research Day, we will be awarding prizes for the best trainee posters and presentation, and are looking for PIs who can serve as judges. This is a great opportunity to learn more about the research our trainees are working on, and to help support their professional development!

If you would like to serve as a judge at this event, please contact karen.hunter@ualberta.ca, and please specify:

  1. availability: morning, afternoon, both?
  2. which of the topic areas you can evaluate:

 

Ex vivo organ perfusion or organ regeneration

Health policy or advocacy

Health economics

Infectious diseases/complications

Clinical outcomes

Transplant diagnostics

Immunity/Rejection/Tolerance/GVHD issues

Immunosuppression

Glycoimmunology/glycobiology

Cellular transplantation or cellular therapies

Vascular biology

Hematopoetic cell transplantation

Rehabilitation

Psychological issues

Donation

Clinical Research Updates

Brief clinical research updates from the FOMD Office of Research:
1. Clinical Research Seminar Series: Clinical Trials Budgeting – May 15, 2 – 3 p.m. in ECHA 2-150.  Please see the attached poster for details and register for the seminar here.
2. PRIHS: Enhancing Care in the Community: For more information on this competition visit the Alberta Innovates website and notice the recent addition of a FAQ document and a PowerPoint presentation with audio available. The Expression Of Interest is due April 27 at 3 p.m.
3. Clinical Health Research Experience Survey: The Alberta Clinical Research Consortium (ACRC) is asking for input from the research community to better understand the experiences, views and practices of those involved in clinical research. Access the survey here.
4. Connect Care Cogito Orientation: This Skype meeting will be held on May 8, 7:15 – 8:45 a.m. During this session you will get an introduction to Cogito, Epic’s Enterprise Data and Analytics suite.  For an invite and additional questions email CISU@ahs.ca.

Upcoming ATI Seminars

May 2: Dr. Russ Greiner, “An effective way to estimate an individual’s survival distribution”

May 9: Dr. Allan Murray, title TBA

May 16: Screening international version of “Vital Bonds”, with Director Niobe Thompson. Please note change to time and Edmonton location:  Bernard Snell Hall, 12:00-1:30. Lunch will not be provided, as rules prohibit food in the theatre.

May 23: Dr. Benjamin Adam, title TBA

May 31: Dr. Christine Falk (visiting from , title TBA

Suggestions for topics and speakers are always welcome! If you would like to present your research please contact karen.hunter@ualberta.ca. The ATI Seminar Series is a great opportunity to promote your research, whether you’re an investigator or trainee! We now are booking for Fall 2018

Funding opportunity for clinical research: Alberta Innovates PRIHS Competition

The Partnership for Research and Innovation in the Health System (PRIHS) competition from Alberta Innovates and AHS has now launched. A combined pool of $7 million in funds is available. This competition is focused on supporting health research and innovation projects that will adopt and implement evidence to maintain or improve quality of patient care and services while substantially reducing costs in the healthcare system.

The Expression of Interest submission deadline is April 27, 2018 at 3:00 pm MST.  At this stage, the call is to identify and describe a problem that is relevant to Albertans and preventing them from receiving the most appropriate and efficient health care.