This message contains images. If you don't see images, click here to view.
Click here to advertise in this news brief.




Text Version  RSS  Subscribe  Unsubscribe  Archive  Media Kit July 24, 2015
Home    About AST    Education    Meetings & Events    Public Policy    Contact Us  

 



SOCIETY NEWS

AST TIRN research grant request for proposals
AST
The AST Transplantation and Immunology Research Network (TIRN) research grants program supports fellows, junior faculty, and allied health professionals by funding innovative research in basic, clinical, and translational science. A limited number of grants will be awarded for research projects beginning July 1, 2016. The request for proposals is open now at www.TIRN.org/funding. Applications must be completed by 11:59 PM Pacific Standard Time on Sunday, November 1, 2015. For more information, visit www.TIRN.org or email TIRN@myAST.org.
   Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article




Education and Clinical Tools for the Independent Living Donor Advocate: Webinar July 29
AST
Register today to attend "Basics of Liver Disease and Transplantation" on Wednesday, July 29 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 the 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.

Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article


Transplant Adverse Event 'Thorough Analysis': Webinar Aug. 12
AST
Join us and ASTS on Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2015 at Noon ET for the sixth installment of a monthly webinar series designed and presented by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. This webinar provides an in-depth review of what a ‘thorough analysis’ should contain, a look at tools and methods that may be utilized and how the results of an analysis may be used to prevent re-occurrences. Register today!
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article


PRODUCT SHOWCASE
 
You care about your transplant patients. And so do we. That’s why we’re introducing Astellas Cares—a new program that offers you customized tools, educational resources, and comprehensive support to help your patients care for their health. To register, visit AstellasCares.com/Transplant today.
 


Education and Clinical Tools for the Independent Living Donor Advocate: Webinar Aug. 19
AST
"Living Liver Donation A to Z: Understanding the Basics" is the next webinar in the Education and Clinical Tools for the Independent Living Donor Advocate (ILDA) webinar series, and takes place Wednesday, Aug. 19 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.

Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article


Smile! You can support transplantation research
AST
The AST has partnered with Amazon Smile. When you make your Amazon purchases through this link, the AST receives 0.5 percent of the price of your eligible Amazon Smile purchases.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article


PRODUCT SHOWCASE
  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
 


UPCOMING EVENTS IN TRANSPLANTATION


AST Fellows Symposium - Registration open!
AST
The AST Fellows Symposium on Transplantation is the premier meeting for those entering the exciting field of solid organ transplantation. Special Announcement: Travel grants are now an AST member benefit. Travel grants are only awarded to attendees who are sponsored by an AST member in good standing. Each AST member may sponsor up to two attendees: one from the member’s institution, and one from another institution. For more information on registration eligibility and travel grants, please visit www.myAST.org/Fellows.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

ASHI 41st Annual Meeting
ASHI
Sept. 28 - Oct. 2, 2015 | Savannah, GA
For more information: http://www.ashi-hla.org/events/annual-meeting/

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

Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article




TRANSPLANT NEWS


Effect of ramipril on urinary protein excretion in maintenance renal transplant patients converted to sirolimus
American Journal of Transplantation
This prospective, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study evaluated the effects of ramipril on urinary protein excretion in renal transplant patients treated with sirolimus following conversion from a calcineurin inhibitor. Patients received ramipril or placebo for up to 6 weeks before conversion and 52 weeks thereafter.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE


African American kidney transplant patients' perspectives on challenges in the living donation process
Progress in Transplantation via PubMed
The increasing shortage of deceased donor kidneys suitable for African Americans highlights the critical need to increase living donations among African Americans. Little research has addressed African American transplant recipients' perspectives on challenges and barriers related to the living donation process.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE


PRODUCT SHOWCASE
  Missing or Broken Doppler Probes?

VTI’s disposable intraoperative Doppler probes are ready to verify technical results. There’s no longer the need to perform sterilization that frequently causes irreversible damage to the traditional Doppler probes. Advantages include fewer replacements of conventional Doppler probes damaged during sterilization, OR time saved, and a reduction in specialty procedures.
 


Role of patient factors and practice patterns in determining access to liver waitlist
American Journal of Transplantation
Geographic variability in access to care is a persistent challenge in transplantation. Little is known about how patients with end-stage liver disease are chosen for referral, evaluation and listing. Utilizing death certificate data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention from 2002 to 2009, estimated liver demand (ELD) was measured by aggregating annual deaths from liver disease and liver transplants performed in each donor service area (DSA).
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE


National Healthcare delivery systems influence lung transplant outcomes for cystic fibrosis
American Journal of Transplantation
Successful lung transplantation (LTx) depends on multiple components of healthcare delivery and performance. Therefore, we conducted an international registry analysis to compare post-LTx outcomes for cystic fibrosis (CF) patients using the UNOS registry in the United States and the National Health Service (NHS) Transplant Registry in the United Kingdom. Patients with CF who underwent lung or heart–lung transplantation in the United States or United Kingdom between Jan. 1, 2000 and Dec. 31, 2011 were included.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE




Laparoscopic tansplantation following transvaginal Insertion of the kidney: Description of technique and outcome
American Journal of Transplantation
Laparoscopic kidney transplantation (LKT) is well accepted modality of treatment for ESRD patients at our center. Usually, the kidney is inserted through small Pfannenstiel incision. With the permission of the Internal Review Board, we carried out LKT in eight female recipients following insertion of the kidney through the vagina. The kidney was procured by the retroperitoneoscopic approach.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE


TRENDING ARTICLES
Missed last week's issue? See which articles your colleagues read most.

    First living-related liver transplant to cure factor VII deficiency (Pediatric Transplantation)
The donor kidney biopsy and its implications in predicting graft outcomes: A systematic review (American Journal of Transplantation)
Graft arterial stenosis in kidney en bloc grafts from very small pediatric donors: Incidence, timing, and role of ultrasound in screening (American Journal of Transplantation)
Lung transplantation for hypersensitivity pneumonitis (CHEST via PubMed)
AST Fellows Symposium - Registration open! (AST)

Don't be left behind. Click here to see what else you missed.
 



AST eNews

Colby Horton, Vice President of Publishing, 469.420.2601
Download media kit

Julie Bernhard, Executive Editor, 469.420.2647  
Contribute news


This edition of the AST eNews was sent to ##Email##. To unsubscribe, click here.

Recent issues
July 17, 2015
July 10, 2015
July 3, 2015
June 26, 2015



Advertisement



7701 Las Colinas Ridge, Ste. 800, Irving, TX 75063