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AST TIRN pre-doctoral scholarship program: Applications due June 8
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This summer, the AST TIRN introduces a scholarship program to support pre-doctoral students interested in the field of transplantation immunology. Up to four (4) pre-doctoral scholarships of $2,000 each will be awarded to students participating in a dedicated summer laboratory experience or a mentored clinical experience.

If you are a member of the AST in good standing and are mentoring a pre-doctoral student, please consider helping your student apply for this award.
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Last call: ATC 2016 Program submission available
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The 2016 American Transplant Congress Program Planning Committee is now accepting program proposals for scientific sessions to be held June 11-15, 2016 in Boston, Massachusetts. Participate in the Call for Programs and share your experience and knowledge with leaders in the transplantation community from across the globe. The deadline to submit proposals is next Friday, June 5, 2015.
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Updates available to Uniform Donor Risk Assessment Interview documents
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A guidance document and an interview form were updated by a group of subject matter experts, and the Stakeholder Review Group finalized their revisions. Both of these Uniform Donor Risk Assessment Interview (DRAI) documents were initially made available on September 10, 2014 and updated versions can be accessed here.
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UPCOMING EVENTS IN TRANSPLANTATION


Education and Clinical Tools for the Independent Living Donor Advocate: Webinar June 17
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“Basics of Kidney Disease and Transplantation,” the next webinar in the Education and Clinical Tools for the Independent Living Donor Advocate (ILDA) webinar series, takes place Wednesday, June 17 at 1 p.m. EDT. The entire nine-webinar series developed by the AST Live Donor Community of Practice is free to AST members and their associates: just register with an AST member username and password at www.myAST.org/ILDA.

Non-members can purchase access to all nine webinars for just $200. Eligible non-members can join AST as a non-doctoral member and the webinar series is included in their $90 annual dues. Find out more at www.myAST.org/ILDA.

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  UCLA Immunogenetics Center

The UCLA Immunogenetics Center (UIC) provides comprehensive testing for organ and tissue transplantation. Transplant testing has a long history at UCLA. HLA typing was pioneered here in the 1960's. The development of the microcytoxicity test in 1964 marked the beginning of international testing and standardization of HLA typing. The UCLA Immunogenetics Center has retained its leadership position in HLA research, and in the development of accompanying diagnostic testing. MORE
 


QAPI webinar: Performance Improvement Projects – Tools and Methods
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Join us and ASTS on Wednesday, June 10 at Noon EDT for the fourth installment of a monthly webinar series designed and presented by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. This webinar will offer a beginner's guide to the different tools and methods that may be utilized to conduct Performance Improvement Projects and Activities. Register today!

The content of this presentation is determined independently by CMS without input or endorsement from either the ASTS or AST. Both societies appreciate CMS providing this information to the transplant community and are pleased to facilitate that process.

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AST Fellows Symposium - SAVE THE DATE!
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Sept. 25-27, 2015 | Grapevine, TX
For more information: www.myAST.org/fellows

2015 Banff/CST Joint Meeting
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Oct. 5-10, 2015 | Vancouver
For more information: http://www.cst-transplant.ca/meetings_asm.html

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  Missing or Broken Doppler Probes?

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TRANSPLANT NEWS


An assessment of HIV-infected patients dying in care for deceased organ donation in a United States urban center
American Journal of Transplantation
Organ transplantation is an acceptable option for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected patients with end-stage kidney or liver disease. With worse outcomes on the waitlist, HIV-infected patients may actually be disproportionately affected by the organ shortage in the United States. One potential solution is the use of HIV-infected deceased donors, recently legalized by the HIV Organ Policy Equity (HOPE) Act.
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Pediatric intestinal transplant listing criteria – A call for a change in the new era of intestinal failure outcomes
American Journal of Transplantation
Current listing indications used for intestinal transplantation (IT) were proposed in 2001. We undertook the present single center study to see if these criteria are still valid. The 2001 criteria (advanced cholestasis, loss of less than 50 percent central venous catheter (CVC) sites, less than or equal to 2 sepsis/year, ultrashort bowel) were compared in children with intestinal failure in old era—1998–2005 (N = 99) to current era—2006–2012 (N = 91) to predict the need for IT using sensitivity, specificity, NPV and PPV.
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Declining liver graft quality threatens the future of liver transplantation in the United States
Liver Transplantation
National liver transplant volume has declined since 2006, in part due to worsening donor organ quality. Trends that degrade organ quality are expected to continue over the next two decades. We used the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) database to inform a 20-year discrete event simulation estimating liver transplant volume from 2010 to 2030.
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Fully laparoscopic left-sided donor hepatectomy is safe and associated with shorter hospital stay and earlier return to work: A comparative study
Liver Transplantation
Living donor liver transplantation has failed to become a major means of transplantation in the United States, where less than 5 percent of the transplants are performed with living donors. At least 30 percent to 50 percent of the complications of donor hepatectomy appear to be related to abdominal wall trauma, including hernia, bowel obstruction, and chronic abdominal discomfort. We analyzed our experience with laparoscopically procured donor hepatectomy. We compared 22 full laparoscopic donor hepatectomies to 20 open/hybrid hepatectomies over an 11-year period.
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A national survey assessing the current workforce of transplant pharmacists across accredited US solid organ transplant programs
American Journal of Transplantation
Integration of pharmacists into multidisciplinary transplant patient care has advanced in recent years, with limited data available to evaluate the current status of the profession. This was a national survey developed as an AST Pharmacy COP initiative. Responses were solicited from pharmacists practicing at U.S. transplant programs based on UNOS listing; 176 participants from 113 centers (41 percent) responded, with 79 percent practicing ≤10 years.
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