Reminder: Call for Abstracts (Deadline: March 31)

Call for Abstracts
ATI Research Day 2019

The third annual Alberta Transplant Institute Research Day will be held on Monday, June 10, 2019. Abstracts (maximum length 250 words) on donation- and transplantation-related research will be accepted online as of Friday, March 1. Submission deadline is midnight on Sunday, March 31, 2019.

The online submission link is now live. Click here to be redirected.

Prior to submitting your abstract, ensure that all co-authors have approved of the submission and potential presentation.

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Rounds update: Dr. Jelena L. Holovati on “Edmonton Autologous Stem Cell Manufacturing Program”

Dr. Jelena L. Holovati, PhD will be presenting “Edmonton Autologous Stem Cell Manufacturing Program” as part of upcoming Lab Medicine and Pathology Rounds. Learning Outcomes include: (1) To present the key steps in autologous stem cell manufacturing process; (2) To highlight recent process improvement activities in Edmonton HSC manufacturing facility; and, (3) To introduce the exciting potential of CAR-T cellular therapy.
 
Date: February 28, 2019
Time: 12:00 – 1:00 PM
Location: 4B1.38 Walter Mackenzie Center
Lab Medicine & Pathology Departmental Rounds is a self-approved group learning activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.  Please mark your calendars.  Everyone is welcome to attend.

 

Reminder: Call for Abstracts for ATI Research Day 2019

Call for Abstracts
ATI Research Day 2019

The third annual Alberta Transplant Institute Research Day will be held on Monday, June 10, 2019. Abstracts (maximum length 250 words) on donation- and transplantation-related research will be accepted online as of Friday, March 1. Submission deadline is midnight on Sunday, March 31, 2019.

The online submission link is now live. Click here to be redirected.

Prior to submitting your abstract, ensure that all co-authors have approved of the submission and potential presentation. Abstracts cannot be changed or withdrawn after April 1, 2019.

In the Media: Dr. Juliet Emamaullee on Liver Cancer Risk Not Increased with Pre-Transplant Antiviral

Direct-acting antiviral (DAA) treatment of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection prior to liver transplant does not increase pre-transplant liver cancer progression or post-transplant recurrence, according to a new study of both waitlist patients and liver transplant (LT) recipients. The investigators characterized the study as one of the first examinations of the impact of DAA treatment on liver transplant recipients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), both pre- and post-LT.

Juliet Emamaullee, MD, PhD, who was in the Division of Transplantation, Department of Surgery, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada, at the time of the study, explained how this investigation helped resolve speculation over whether DAA treatment contributes to HCC, in discussion with MD Magazine®. Click here for the entire article.

Announcement: Keynote speaker for third annual ATI Research Day (June 10, 2019)

The Alberta Transplant Institute is pleased to announce that Prof. Frans Claas of Leiden University Medical Centre will be the keynote speaker at its Third Annual Research Day, to be held on June 10th, 2019.
     Internationally recognized as a true pioneer in transplant immunology,  the work of Prof. Claas has had profound impact on kidney and other organ transplants worldwide. He was the initiator of a special program within Eurotransplant to enhance transplantation of highly sensitized kidney transplant patients on the basis of acceptable HLA mismatches. This program was innovative in focusing on what were acceptable mismatches based upon detailed testing using single HLA allele cell lines. This highly successful program was a model for developing the highly sensitized kidney program in Canada.
     Prof. Claas was director of the Eurotransplant Reference Laboratory and Professor of  Immunogenetics of Transplantation at the Leiden University Medical Center in Leiden, the Netherlands. The main topics of his current research are the differential immunogenicity of HLA mismatches in clinical transplantation and the immunology of pregnancy as a model for transplantation tolerance. The studies of his research group have generated more than 500 papers in peer-reviewed journals, and continue to be cited as seminal works.

Update: ATI Research Day Abstract submission link now live

Call for Abstracts
ATI Research Day 2019

The third annual Alberta Transplant Institute Research Day will be held on Monday, June 10, 2019. Abstracts (maximum length 250 words) on donation- and transplantation-related research will be accepted online as of Friday, March 1. Submission deadline is midnight on Sunday, March 31, 2019.

The online submission link is now live. Click here to be redirected.

Prior to submitting your abstract, ensure that all co-authors have approved of the submission and potential presentation. Abstracts cannot be changed or withdrawn after April 1, 2019.

Call for Abstracts: ATI Research Day 2019

Call for Abstracts
ATI Research Day 2019

The third annual Alberta Transplant Institute Research Day will be held on Monday, June 10, 2019. Abstracts (maximum length 250 words) on donation- and transplantation-related research will be accepted online as of Friday, March 1. Submission deadline is midnight on Sunday, March 31, 2019.

The online links for abstract submission and conference registration will be available on the ATI website and will also be distributed through email and the Sosido newsletter.
Prior to submitting your abstract, ensure that all co-authors have approved of the submission and potential presentation. Abstracts cannot be changed or withdrawn after April 1, 2019.

Media: How an economist’s idea to create kidney transplant chains has saved lives (PBS News Hour)

What happens if you need a kidney transplant and don’t know someone who is a biological match? A Nobel prize-winning economist has a solution: transplant chains. Donors agree to give to a stranger in exchange for a kidney for their loved one, but it has to start with someone willing to give without getting anything in return. Paul Solman has the story of two donors who volunteered to do just that.

Click here for the full video.