Archive | May 2017

Register for the Alberta Transplant Institute Research Day – Wednesday, June 7th

Only one week until the ATI Research Day 2017.  Join us in the Katz Atrium on Wednesday June 7.

There is no charge to attend Research Day, but advance registration is requested for name tags and catering etc.

**Register here**

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Transplant Frontiers II: Transplant Innovations at the UofA

The UofA is featuring a news story on transplantation innovation and history at the UofA. The article includes an extensive timeline with details on transplantation innovations and “firsts” at the UofA.

Read the article here.

RFP for an evidence brief and cost-effectiveness analysis for increasing organ and tissue donation in Alberta

The Alberta ORGANization group has issued a request for proposals regarding organ and tissue donation.

The RFP is for an evidence brief, and cost effectiveness analysis of options for increasing organ and tissue transplantation in Alberta for transplant candidates.

**Full details on the RFP are available here. The RFP is due June 5, 2017.**

 Information on the Alberta ORGANization group is available here

Register for the ATI Research Day by June 2!

The ATI Research Day is Wednesday, June 7. Dr. Josef Stehlik will give the keynote address “Registry-based science – transplantation and beyond”. Dr. Stehlik is an Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Utah School of Medicine and serves as the Director of ISHLT International Registry for Heart and Lung Transplantation.

Attendance at the conference is free, but advance registration is required.

Please register for the ATI Research Day here.

Registration closes June 2, but early registrations are greatly appreciated for catering planning purposes.

 

ATI Research Day Schedule (Katz Atrium)
8:00-8:30 Continental Breakfast
8:30-9:00 Opening Remarks (Allard Lecture Hall, Katz)
9:00 – 10:15  Keynote address (Allard Lecture Hall, Katz)
10:15- 10:30 Coffee
10:30 – 11:15  Posters
11:15 – 12:15  Presentations (Allard Lecture Hall, Katz)
12:15-1:00 Lunch
1:00-2:00 Presentations (Allard Lecture Hall, Katz)
2:00-2:15 Coffee
2:15 – 3:00 Posters
3:00 Closing remarks and Announcements (Allard Lecture Hall, Katz)

Upcoming ATI Seminars

May 24: Dr. Matt Weiss (visiting speaker), “Pediatric Donation after Circulatory Determination of Death (pDCD): Guidelines for Canadian Practice”

May 31: Dr. Shane Grey (visiting speaker), “Genetic control of pancreatic islet inflammation”.  Joint seminar with the Alberta Diabetes Institute

June 7: ATI Research Day.

Information on upcoming seminars can be found on the ATI website.

If you would like to give a talk in next year’s seminar series, or if you would like to suggest a potential speaker, please contact karen.hunter@ualberta.ca.

Please note that the ATI is now using an online, self-registration system for the ATI Seminar Series. This allows us to collect attendance information for Continuing Medical Education or Continuing Professional Development reporting, as well as the data required for metrics reporting, so we would ask that all audience members sign in within two weeks of each seminar. The survey/registration can be accessed from your computer, and is mobile friendly for cell phones and tablets.

The link is included in the weekly seminar announcements, and is also available on the ATI Seminar Series webpage.

Upcoming ATI Seminars

May 17: Dr. Steven Greenway “An update on the microbiome in transplantation”

May 24: Dr. Matt Weiss (visiting speaker), “Pediatric Donation after Circulatory Determination of Death (pDCD): Guidelines for Canadian Practice”

May 31: Dr. Shane Grey (visiting speaker), “Genetic control of pancreatic islet inflammation”.  Joint seminar with the Alberta Diabetes Institute

June 7: ATI Research Day.

Information on upcoming seminars can be found on the ATI website.

Please note that the ATI is now using an online, self-registration system for the ATI Seminar Series. This allows us to collect attendance information for Continuing Medical Education or Continuing Professional Development reporting, as well as the data required for metrics reporting, so we would ask that all audience members sign in within two weeks of each seminar. The survey/registration can be accessed from your computer, and is mobile friendly for cell phones and tablets.

The link is included in the weekly seminar announcements, and is also available on the ATI Seminar Series webpage.

CST-CTRMS Joint Scientific Meeting in Halifax: Abstracts due by May 26

Submit your abstract to the 2017 CST-CTRMS Joint Scientific Meeting being held from September. 26 – 29, 2017 in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

***The abstract deadline is Monday, May 26, 2017, 11:59PM ET. ***

Bookmark the Annual Scientific Meeting web page: http://www.cst-transplant.ca/2017_CST-CTRMS.html

Click here to Submit your Abstract

 

TRANSPLANT FRONTIERS: From bad cough to lung transplant

The University of Alberta has recently implemented an innovative new curriculum that brings transplant recipients into the classroom to talk with medical students.

Read the story here.

 

Announcing the ATI Undergraduate Summer Studentship Recipients for 2017!

This summer, 4 talented undergraduate students will spend their summer working in a transplantation research lab, thanks to the ATI Undergraduate Summer Studentship Award, which has been launched province-wide this year.

University of Alberta

Gina Sykes  (supervisor Dr. Luis Hidalgo). Project title: “Endothelial Expression of HLA Class II Locus-specific Antigens – Implications to Antibody-Mediated Rejection of Solid Organ Transplants”

Donald Grynock (supervisor Dr. Jutta Preiksaitis). Project title “Evaluation of the impact of HLA matching on cytomegalovirus (CMV) transmission and infection and CMV-HLA interactions on long term graft function in kidney transplant recipients”

Martin Ondrus  (supervisor Dr. Darren Freed). Project title “Inflammation during ex-vivo heart perfusion”

University of Calgary

Kedra Peterson (supervisor Dr. Tony Truong). Project title: “EBV infection, reactivation and Post-Transplant Lymphoproliferative Disease in children undergoing allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplant”

 

ATI Seminar Series for next year – suggestions for speakers needed!

As the ATI Seminar Series wraps down another successful year, we are planning for next year, and beginning to schedule speakers.

We have a number of slots for visiting speakers – if you would like to suggest bringing someone to the UofA next year as an ATI Guest Speaker, please contact Karen.Hunter@ualberta.ca.  Visiting speakers are generally on campus for 2-3 days –  they give a talk at the ATI Seminar, meet with collaborators or others on campus, and may also present to trainees. As the ATI is happy to partner with other departments/institutes to bring in speakers for joint visits, our guests often present at grand rounds in other departments as well.

If you would like to present your own research, or would like to suggest a topic and/or a local speaker, please send us your ideas! With approximately 30-40 presentations to be planned for next year, we would appreciate your suggestions in shaping next year’s content.