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AST events at ATC: Including AST's 30th anniversary celebration!
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Remember to make room on your schedule for the many AST events at ATC starting this weekend.

From the job fair to the booth to the numerous committee and community of practice meetings, AST wants to see you in Boston! Remember to attend the special 30th anniversary celebration immediately following the AST business meeting. See you there!




Let AST guide you through the ATC!
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Download the ATC Road Maps for transplant pharmacy, live donation and multi-organ transplantation and make your way to the novel oral, poster and symposium presentations in your area of interest.

No Road Map for your area of interest? Email info@a-s-t.org to let us know you want one next year!


Attention job seekers: Opportunity knocks for ATC attendees!
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AST will be holding a job fair at the 2012 ATC in Boston from June 2-6. Job seekers will have an opportunity to meet individually with employers to discuss open positions. There is no cost or fee for job seekers.

Thirteen jobs are currently posted from participating centers. These positions are designated with the AST logo. Existing users may log into the AST career center but new users must create an account.

Click on the job postings with the AST logo, read the job description and apply for the position. Once you have submitted your basic information, interested employers will be in direct contact with you to schedule an interview time at the 2012 ATC. Good luck!


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AST Board of Directors elections
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Less than one week left to vote! Voting is now open for the American Society of Transplantation's Board of Directors. Eligible AST members may vote by proxy in the new online election format. Note that you can only vote once and your vote must be submitted Monday, June 4, 2012 at 5 p.m. EDT.

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 TRANSPLANT NEWS


A Huddersfield, England woman is the first in the world to undergo a new type of lung transplant
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A Huddersfield, England, woman has become one of the first to receive a lung transplant — where the organs have been specially reconditioned. Twenty-one-year-old Phillipa Bradbury has cystic fibrosis. She's been helped by experts who have found a way of cleaning and keeping alive lungs which were previously unsuitable for transplant. More

For transplant, smoker's lung beats no lung
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Patients who need a lung transplant are better off receiving organs from a deceased smoker than staying on the waiting list, British researchers reported. They will not live as long as those who get lungs from non-smokers, but they will outlive patients who stay on waiting lists, reported Dr. Robert Bonser of the University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Trust in Birmingham, England. More


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Transplant experts question impact of Facebook's organ donor registration push
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Facebook's move to allow users to add their organ donor registration status as a "life event" on their profile pages led to a surge in donor sign ups and earned the company plaudits from physicians and other professionals in the transplant community. But experts warn that the social networking behemoth's action will not be enough to solve the U.S. organ shortage and could pose ethical problems for patients and families while trivializing the decision to donate. More

Texas mother to receive first ever double arm transplant in US
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After losing every one of her limbs from a flesh-eating infection, a 43-year-old Texas mother of three will have another person's arms and hands transplanted onto her in the first ever procedure of its kind in the U.S., the Houston Chronicle reported. More


Check out this presentation at the upcoming ATC
Best Practices by High Performing Pediatric Liver Transplant Programs. Session: Poster Session: Pediatric Liver Transplantation (5:30 PM-6:30 PM) Date/Time: Sunday, June 3, 2012 - 5:30 PM Room: Exhibit Halls C and D MORE
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Diabetic renal disease boosts mortality risk after failed transplant
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British investigators have reported a link between diabetes as primary renal disease (PRD) and survival after transplant failure. Their study showed that patients with diabetes as their PRD had slightly more than twice the risk of dying in the first 90 days after starting dialysis following graft loss as patients whose native kidney failure was caused by a diagnosis other than diabetes. Additionally, diabetes as PRD conferred an even higher risk of death between 90 days and three years. More
 


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