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30th International Congress of The Transplantation Society (TTS 2024) | Istanbul, Turkey | September 22-25, 2024

Submission deadline: March 18, 2024.
Submitting an abstract to the TTS 2024 Congress offers a platform to showcase groundbreaking research, connect with global experts, and contribute to advancements in transplantation medicine, fostering collaboration and influencing the field's future direction.

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Thematic Session Speakers

Join us for TTS 2024, where innovation meets expertise!

Our inaugural lineup of Thematic Session speakers represents the forefront of transplantation research and practice. Engage with trailblazing minds, gain insights, and explore cutting-edge advancements in the field. Don't miss this unparalleled opportunity at TTS 2024!
Monday - September 23

Monday - September 23

15:40 - 16:40 Theme Session: Genetics in precision medicine
Biopsy transcriptomics for diagnosis and research
Jasper Callemeyn, Belgium

15:40 - 16:40 Theme Session: Promises of big data and AI - facts or fiction?
Machine learning model for outcome prediction
Nancy Kwan Man, Hong Kong
Developing transplant registries in LMIC and MIC
Adisorn Lumpaopong, Thailand

15:40 - 16:40 Theme Session: Uterus-transplantation: Where are we now
10 years after the first successful uterus transplant: How will the teenage years look?
Mats Brannstrom, Sweden
Ethical guardrails in uterus transplantation
Anji Wall, United States
Uterus-specific aspects of alloimmunity and immunosuppression
Paige Porrett, United States

15:40 - 16:40 Theme Session: Clinical trials design and end-points in transplantation
Trials in immunosuppression/Long term in kidney transplantation
Roslyn B. Mannon, United States
The Parsons Model - ethical implications of research involving those determined dead by neurological criteria
Jayme Locke, United States

15:40 - 16:40 Theme Session: Organ utilization - do we need to challenge each other to do better?
Reducing the risk of donor transmitted disease
Beatriz Dominguez-Gil, Spain
The promise of equity in a deceased donor allocation system
Chris Callaghan, United Kingdom

15:40 - 16:40 Theme Session: Pancreas and islet session
Deciphering the immunological enigma of allo-beta cell transplantation: Addressing unresolved questions and embracing the frontiers of knowledge
Lorenzo Piemonti, Italy
Beta cell replacement (whole pancreas, islet and cell transplantation) within the treatment landscape of type 1 diabetes
Braulio A. Marfil-Gaza, Mexico
Tuesday - September 24

Tuesday September 24

15:40 - 16:40 Theme Session: Advances in antibody assessment
ABO antibodies - future perspectives
Lori J. West, Canada

15:40 - 16:40 Theme Session: Equity and access to transplantation
Sex and gender disparities in transplantation access
Bethany Foster, Canada
Disparity in access to solid organ transplantation
Lungiswa Mtingi-Nkonzombi, South Africa

15:40 - 16:40 Theme Session: Reproductive care - General
Reproductive planning - why & how
Shilpanjali Jesudason, Australia
Impact of pregnancy on graft function in kidney Tx
Marleen van Buren, Netherlands
Gestational outcomes for transplant recipients: A focus on fetal health
Margriet de Jong, Netherlands

15:40 - 16:40 Theme Session: Cellular therapies
Adoptive t-cell therapy for infections
Patrizia Comoli, Italy
CAR-Treg optimization
Mohsen Khosravi-Maharlooei, United States

15:40 - 16:40 Theme Session: Organ perfusion and preservation
Novel delivery of cellular therapy to reduce ischemia reperfusion injury in kidney transplantation
Emily R. Thompson, United Kingdom
Ex-situ machine perfusion (heart, liver, kidney) (standard, oxygenated, hypothermic, normothermic)
Gabriel Oniscu, Sweden
Cryopreservation
Erik Finger, United States

15:40 - 16:40 Theme Session: Dealing with post-transplant complications
Managing post-transplant metabolic disease
Wai Lim, Australia
De novo malignancy post-transplant
Naoka Murakami, United States
What's new in vaccines?
Andrew Karaba, United States

15:40 - 16:40 Theme Session: Kidney transplant surgery
The best way to procure live donor kidneys: Robotic vs. laparoscopic donor nephrectomy
Chandra Bhati, United States
Robotic renal transplantation: State of the art
Sangil Min, Korea
Times listed are in the Istanbul time zone. Visit the WebApp if you are attending virtual to see your local time.

Program Update - Dec 15, 2023

Under the banner of Inform, Transform, Sustain TTS 2024 will facilitate a holistic and comprehensive exploration of the interconnected aspects of the field of transplantation.

About the themes:
  • Inform - encompasses updates on research, clinical practices, and technological advancements.
  • Transform - focuses on innovative techniques, new treatment modalities, and transformative approaches to transplantation.
  • Sustain - emphasizes long-term outcomes, ethical considerations, sustainability, and global accessibility of transplantation services.
The program offers delegates:
  • Multidimensional learning experience - Participants will explore scientific, clinical, ethical, social, and economic aspects of transplantation from various perspectives, enabling attendees to gain insights from multiple angles and fostering a broader appreciation of the field's complexities.
  • Synergy - Transplantation involves numerous stakeholders, including clinicians, researchers, patients, policymakers, industry professionals, media and advocacy groups. The integration of diverse perspectives and expertise will be a unique opportunity for participants facilitating the development of comprehensive strategies and policies to enhance transplantation outcomes globally.
  • Looking to the future - Participants will be challenged to think critically about the future of transplantation. The Inform theme ensures the dissemination of up-to-date knowledge, while the Transform theme promotes innovation and the exploration of new frontiers. The Sustain theme directs our attention to what long-term success looks like for the field, including ethical considerations, patient outcomes, and resource management. This forward-looking approach will inspire attendees to envision the future of transplantation and work collectively towards its realization.

Week-at-a-Glance

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Turkish Airlines is the official airline for TTS 2024. Special discounts are offered for all delegates travelling via international flights arriving in Istanbul.

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