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SATURDAY, JULY 26, 2014


PRE-MEETING SYMPOSIA
Full Day
  • Basic Science for the Clinician: Transplant Immunology for the Clinician:  Understanding the Game of Transplantation
  • Basic/Translational Science
  • Clinical Transplant Update & Afternoon Breakouts
    • Kidney/Pancreas
    • Lung
    • Heart
    • Liver
Half Day
  • Allied Health:  Global Issues in Transplantation – Innovations in Practice
  • Transplant 101: Essentials of Transplant Infectious Disease – A Case Based Approach (Audience Response System)
  • The Living Donor:  Outcomes and Concerns

SUNDAY, JULY 27, 2014


PRE-MEETING SYMPOSIA
Half Day - Morning
  • Transplant 101: Essentials of Transplant Infectious Disease – A Case Based Approach (Audience Response System)
  • Interpreting Genetic/Genomic Data: Bioinformatics 101
  • Update from the Banff 2013 Conference
  • Human Immunology:  Are Mice Like Men?
  • Update in Pediatric Solid Organ Transplantation: Focus on Living Donation - co-sponsored by International Pediatric Transplant Association (IPTA)
  • International Society for Heart and Lung Transplant (ISHLT)
  • Allied Health Program: Helping Patients Achieve a High Quality of Life Post-transplant: Chronic Illness to Chronic Wellness - co-sponsored by International Transplant Nurses Society (ITNS)
Half Day - Afternoon
  • Basic Science:  New Technologies
  • Histocompatibility – Testing for the Clinician
  • Liver Transplantation Around the World - co-sponsored by the International Liver Transplantation Society (ILTS)
  • The Future of Transplant Immunosuppression R&D: Problems and Solutions from Clinical, Biopharmaceutical and Regulatory Perspectives
  • Interpreting Clinical Data:  Biostatistics 101
OPENING CEREMONY
OPENING RECEPTION WITH EXHIBITS AND POSTER SESSION

MONDAY, JULY 28, 2014


SUNRISE SYMPOSIA
  • New Concepts in Recurrent Glomerular Disease
  • The Microbiome and the Human Immune System
  • Optimization Options for Lung Donor Organs
  • The Aging Heart Transplant Recipient
  • Pharmacogenomics and Personalized Medicine: How to Approach in Transplantation
  • Minimally Invasive Transplant Surgery and Other Advances
  • Hot Issues in Living Liver Donation
  • Pre-transplant Sensitization
  • Controversies in Visceral Transplantation
  • Addressing Limited Organ Donation Concerns in the Developing World
  • Planning, Implementing and Documenting Multidisciplinary Care: How We Do It
PLENARY ABSTRACT SESSION
STATE-OF-THE-ART ADDRESS

Eric Schadt, PhD
Chairman and Professor, Department of Genetic and Genomic Sciences
Director, Institute of Genomics and Multiscale Biology

Mount Sinai Medical School
New York, NY, USA

AMERICAN SOCIETY OF TRANSPLANT SURGEONS (ASTS) SPECIAL EVENTS
ASTS PRESIDENTIAL ADDRESS

Alan N. Langnas, DO
ASTS President
University of Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE

ASTS AWARDS
CONCURRENT ABSTRACT SESSIONS
STATE-OF-THE-ART SYMPOSIA
  • Improving Long-term Outcomes
  • Basic Immunology in Humans
  • The Costs of Transplantation
  • Approach to Sensitized Patients Awaiting Heart Transplantation
  • MicroRNA’s, Controllling Expression to the Clinic
  • Liver Donors:  Short and Long-term Donor Risks
  • Creating New Outcomes in Pancreas/Islet Transplantation
  • Keeping Our Waitlisted Patients Alive – Out of the Gate, Hangin’ On, Down the Stretch
  • Avoiding Antibody Barriers:  Kidney Exchange
  • Diagnosing Tolerance
  • Approaching Transplant in Medically Complex Children: Ethics and Practice
  • Worldwide Transplant Infectious Disease: Donors, Recipients and Crossing Borders
CONCURRENT ABSTRACT SESSIONS
POSTER RECEPTION

TUESDAY, JULY 29, 2014


SUNRISE SYMPOSIA
  • De-Sensitization:  Coming of Age
  • Memory B Cells
  • Regenerative Medicine-based Immune-modulation
  • Clinical Update: Cardiac Allograft Vasculopathy in Heart Transplantation
  • Proteomics, Beyond Gene Expression in Transplantation
  • Chronic Injury and Interstitial Fibrosis
  • The Impact of Donor-Specific Antibodies in Liver Transplantation
  • Next Generation Pathology: Digital and In Vivo Imaging
  • Controversies in Deceased Donation
  • Transplantation Development Models for Countries Starting Off in the Field
  • Helping a Transplant Candidate Pursue LDs
PLENARY ABSTRACT SESSION
STATE-OF-THE-ART ADDRESS

Alvin Roth, PhD
Craig and Susan McCaw Professor of Economics
Stanford University
Stanford, CA, USA
&
Gund Professor Emeritus of Economics and Business Administration
Harvard University
Boston, MA, USA

THE TRANSPLANTATION SOCIETY (TTS) SPECIAL EVENTS
TTS PRESIDENTIAL ADDRESS

Francis L. Delmonico, MD
TTS President
Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, MA

TTS AWARDS
CONCURRENT ABSTRACT SESSIONS
STATE-OF-THE-ART SYMPOSIA
  • Clinical Trials in Renal Transplantation: What Will the Future Bring?
  • Regulatory T-Cells – Bench to Nearly Bedside
  • End-point Model Relationships Between Psychosocial Factors and Clinical Outcomes in Solid Organ Transplantation
  • Primary Graft Dysfunction After Heart Transplantation
  • Hepatitis C: New Therapies in the Transplant Setting
  • Transplant Surgery and Coping With Obesity
  • Donation After Circulatory Death
  • Diagnostic Commonalities of Antibody-mediated Rejection in Solid Organ Transplants
  • Organ Perfusion and Preservation Strategies
  • The Maturing Immune System in Children After Transplant: Addressing the Issues of Immunity, Vaccination and Therapeutics
  • Risky Organs: Transplantation of Organs From Infected or Potentially Infected Donors
CONCURRENT ABSTRACT SESSIONS
POSTER RECEPTION

WEDNESDAY, JULY 30, 2014


SUNRISE SYMPOSIA
  • Finding Solutions to Improving Long-term Outcome
  • Metabolism in Immune Cells
  • Senescence of Transplanted Organs
  • What’s New in Pediatric Cardiothoracic Transplantation?
  • Trialing for Tolerance
  • Segmental (Living Donor/Split) Liver Transplantation: Variable Recipient Factors
  • Mechanisms of Allograft Injury in VCA
  • Challenges in Solid Organ Transplant in HIV Patients
  • Making Deceased Donation Happen: An Overview of New National Programs
  • What to Expect Down the Road: Best Practice in the Management of Chronic Care Issues Post-transplant
  • Clinical Approach in Lung AMR
PLENARY ABSTRACT SESSION
STATE-OF-THE-ART ADDRESS

Shinya Yamanaka, MD, PhD
Immediate Past President
International Society for Stem Cell Research

&
Director of Center for iPS Cell Research and Application (CiRA)
Kyoto University
Kyoto, Japan
&
Senior Investigator
Gladstone
&
Foreign Associate
US National Academy of Sciences

AMERICAN SOCIETY OF TRANSPLANTATION (AST) SPECIAL EVENTS
AST PRESIDENTIAL ADDRESS

Daniel R. Salomon, MD
AST President
The Scripps Research Institute
La Jolla, CA

AST AWARDS
CONCURRENT ABSTRACT SESSIONS
STATE-OF-THE-ART SYMPOSIA
  • Understanding Antibody-mediated Kidney Injury
  • Microbiota and Immunity
  • Future Treatments for End State Lung Disease: What Will We Be Offering Our Patients in 10 Years? The Ten Year Horizon in Lung Replacement Therapy
  • Sepsis in Solid Organ Transplantation
  • Hepatocellular Carcinoma at the Molecular Level
  • VCA: Management and Monitoring
  • Maximizing Deceased Donation and Increasing the Donor Pool in Developing Countries
  • New Targets for Immune Intervention in Organ Xenotransplantation
  • Organ Bioengineering and Regeneration as the New Holy Grail for Organ Transplantation
  • ABO-incompatible Transplantation – Is It Time?
  • Fighting Transplant Tourism, Trafficking and Trade
CONCURRENT ABSTRACT SESSIONS
POSTER RECEPTION
CLOSING NETWORKING EVENT

California Academy of Sciences
Offsite Event
Separate Registration Fee


THURSDAY, JULY 31, 2014


SUNRISE SYMPOSIA
  • Immune Memory and Heterologous Immunity
  • Optimizing Islet Isolation: Current Challenges and Future Strategies
  • Genetic Engineering in Xenotransplantation
  • New Dimentions in Liver Preservation
  • Liver Allograft Biopsy: What Pathology Can and Cannot Tell You
  • Ethical Challenges in Living Donation
  • Paying for Organs in Controlled and Uncontrolled Settings
PLENARY ABSTRACT SESSIONS
WHAT’S HOT – WHAT’S NEW: BASIC & CLINICAL
CONCURRENT ABSTRACT SESSIONS