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Conversations with the President

In his latest blog post, AST President Dr. Robert Gaston discusses the recent ATC meeting and his transition to the AST immediate past president.

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Submit your ATC 2013 program proposal today!
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The 2013 American Transplant Congress Program Planning Committee is now accepting program proposals for scientific sessions to be held May 18-22, 2013 in Seattle. 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 June 25, 2012.

Register now for the AST Fellows Symposium!
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The AST Fellows Symposium will be held on Sept. 7-9, in Grapevine, Texas.

The AST Fellows Symposium offers an in-depth and interactive study of both clinical transplantation and basic transplant immunobiology while providing unparalleled access to expert faculty.

Travel grants are available! Registration and travel grant request deadline: Monday, July 16.

View the full eligibility requirements for a travel grant at

Transplant Nephrology Core Curriculum available
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This online program, available for purchase at, is based on the American Board of Internal Medicine's nephrology certification exam blueprint and is designed to help you prepare for and maintain board certification, or simply learn more about kidney transplantation.

Purchase the course and get immediate access to nine hours of presentations from outstanding speakers in the field, plus a self-administered exam to help you assess your knowledge in the discipline.

Continuing education credit for physicians is also available for an additional small fee (up to nine AMA PRA Category 1 Credits).

This program is co-sponsored by the American Society of Nephrology and the American Society of Transplantation.

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ESOT and AST have partnered once again to present the best transplantation science
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Transformational Therapies and Diagnostics in Transplantation
Oct. 12-14, 2012
Palais de la Méditerranée
Nice, France

Register now for this inspiring event! View the program and travel information here.

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

Transformational Immunosuppression Strategies
Novel Immune Monitoring and Diagnostics

Abstract submission site: —› Meetings



Pentagon push gives face transplants a major lift
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Face transplants are already a reality. And now, those incredible procedures are poised to become much more common, largely thanks to a Pentagon research push that's catalyzed a major new Face Transplantation Program at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Since 2008, the military has spent upward of $250 million on research into cutting-edge procedures, including face transplants and regenerative medicine, meant to more effectively treat wounded veterans. More

Transplant failure portends higher mortality risk
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Patients starting dialysis after primary renal transplant failure who are waitlisted for repeat transplantation have a higher risk of dying over the first three years after graft loss than dialysis patients waitlisted for their first transplant, investigators reported at the 49th Congress of the European Renal Association-European Dialysis and Transplant Association. More

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Some factors that impact islet transplantation explored in Cell Transplantation papers
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A team of researchers from Baylor Research Institute in Texas and the University Graduate School of Medicine in Okayama, Japan has found that islet cells freshly retrieved from the pancreas are superior to islet cells that have been cultured. "Isolated islet cells deteriorate rapidly in culture," said study lead author Hirofumi Noguchi. "In our study we compared human fresh islet cells to cultured islets with in vitro and in vivo assays. Human islets, fresh and cultured, were transplanted into diabetic nude mice." More

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Hospital live tweets kidney transplant
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For the first time in Indiana, doctors opened the doors to the operating room during a live Twittercast of a kidney transplant. Indiana University Health posted play-by-play commentary, photos and took questions via Twitter during the living donor kidney transplant in an effort to educate and inform. More

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