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Trainee & Young Faculty COP Job Fair
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As you know, the 2012 American Transplant Congress (ATC) in Boston is fast approaching!
In anticipation of the event, the Trainee and Young Faculty COP is pleased to announce that they will be holding a job fair at the 2012 ATC. This job fair, which will be held virtually, is designed to create awareness of available employment positions and help employers find the perfect candidate to fill positions available. The virtual job fair will work by showcasing open positions to job seekers and assist in the scheduling of face-to-face meetings with employers during the 2012 ATC in Boston.

Look for more information coming soon!

AST Conversations in Transplantation
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Biovigilance and its Interface with Organ Transplantation
In this podcast, Dr. Marian Michaels, from the Pediatric Infectious Diseases at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, discusses with Dr. Emily Blumberg, Professor of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases-Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, the nuances of Biovigilance and its impact on Organ Transplantation.

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AST International Accreditation Program: Submit your Application Today!
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Excellence in teaching, mentoring, multi-disciplinary problem solving and education are all known achievements of North American accredited renal transplant fellowship programs. The AST has established guidelines for international renal transplant fellowship training accreditation programs. More

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Participate in the Live Vaccine Survey
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We invite you to participate in a brief survey regarding the vaccination of adult transplant candidates. The purpose of the survey is to collect information on the vaccination practices of adult transplant candidates prior to transplantation. We believe this survey will provide important information on how current guidelines are implemented as well as real and perceived risks and barriers to vaccination. Your entire participation should last no more than 15-20 minutes. At the close of the study, you may contact us at where we welcome sharing our aggregate results.

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Call for Abstracts!
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CALL FOR ABSTRACTS! Submit your Basic, Translational or Clinical abstract on:

Transformational Immunosuppression Strategies
Novel Immune Monitoring and Diagnostics

Abstract submission site: → Meetings

Program topics include:
  • Optimizing Co-Stimulation Blockade
    Individualized Immunosuppression
  • Current Pipeline in Biotech and Pharma and Small Molecules in the Pipeline
  • Challenging Medical Decisions
  • The Unmet Needs: New Molecules for DGF and New Molecules for Fibrosis
  • Controversies in Transplantation: What is currently considered optimal therapy and why? Is chronic rejection inevitable?
Abstract Submission Deadline: Monday, 16 July 2012, at 5:59 p.m. EDT

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Kidney transplant patients seek life without drugs with experimental immune system procedure    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Lindsay Porter's kidneys were failing rapidly when a friend offered to donate one of his. Then she made an unusual request: Would he donate part of his immune system, too? Every day for the rest of their lives, transplant recipients must swallow handfuls of pills to keep their bodies from rejecting a donated organ. The Chicago woman hoped to avoid those problematic drugs, enrolling in a study to try to trick her own immune system into accepting a foreign kidney. More

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University of Maryland doctors perform full face transplant
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The University of Maryland said on March 20 that it had completed a rare full face transplant on a 37-year-old man, including a double jaw and tongue. The 36-hour surgery was performed at the Maryland Shock Trauma Center by a team of doctors from the University of Maryland School of Medicine. More

UPMC physicians perform first pancreatic islet transplant in Italy
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Physicians at UPMC's hospital in Palermo, Italy have performed a pancreatic islet transplant for the first time, officials announced. The experimental procedure, which doctors are looking to do in Pittsburgh, aims to help people with Type 1 diabetes live without daily injections of insulin. In the surgery, insulin-producing cells are taken from a donor pancreas and transferred into another person. More

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Organ donation crusader cherry-picks her next target
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Hélène Campbell has set her sights on a national scope to increase organ and tissue donation registration. This time she's going after Don Cherry and Hockey Night in Canada. Campbell, who suffers from idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, came to the public's attention in January, shortly after being placed on the wait-list for a double lung transplant. The Ottawa woman, who now lives in Toronto to be close to General Hospital, had started an awareness campaign and got Justin Bieber to tweet his support. Donor registrations started climbing immediately, with 1,760 new registrations in Ontario the next week. More

Bone marrow transplant arrests symptoms in model of Rett Syndrome
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A paper published online in Nature describes the results of using bone marrow transplant (BMT) to replace faulty immune system cells in models of Rett Syndrome. The procedure arrested many severe symptoms of the childhood disorder, including abnormal breathing and movement, and significantly extended the lifespan of Rett mouse models. Exploring the function of microglia deficient in methyl-CpG binding protein 2 (Mecp2), the protein encoded by the "Rett gene," principal investigator Jonathan Kipnis, Ph.D. and his team at the University of Virginia School of Medicine uncovered a completely novel approach to this devastating neurological syndrome. More

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