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

Submission deadline: March 18, 2024 @ 23:59 EST
Extended to April 5, 2024 @ 23:59 EDT (Late submissions will be accepted until Monday, April 8 @ 08:00 EDT)
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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Issue #3 - April 3

New! Design a Studio Session

We're seeking fresh, imaginative ideas for smaller sessions that will ignite inspiration and foster meaningful discussions among participants. Whether it's a workshop, a panel discussion, or a hands-on creative activity, we want to hear your suggestions! These sessions will be hosted in one of our four studios with a maximum capacity of 40 to 60 participants.

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.

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Official Airline

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

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 Thematic Session: Genetics in precision medicine
Genetics for precision medicine in transplantation
Shane T Grey, Australia
Biopsy transcriptomics for diagnosis and research
Jasper Callemeyn, Belgium
Identifying operational tolerance
Sophie Brouard, France
15:40 - 16:40 Thematic Session: Promises of big data and AI - facts or fiction?
Machine learning model for outcome prediction
Nancy Kwan Man, Hong Kong
Application of AI in transplant pathology
Weijia Zhang, United States
Developing transplant registries in LMIC and MIC
Adisorn Lumpaopong, Thailand
15:40 - 16:40 Thematic 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 Thematic Session: Clinical trials design and end-points in transplantation
Innovative trial design in transplantation
Andrea Viecelli, Australia
The Parsons Model - ethical implications of research involving those determined dead by neurological criteria
Jayme Locke, United States
Trials in immunosuppression/Long term in kidney transplantation
Roslyn B. Mannon, United States
15:40 - 16:40 Thematic Session: Organ utilization - do we need to challenge each other to do better?
The promise of equity in a deceased donor allocation system
Chris Callaghan, United Kingdom
Strategies to improve non-utilisation rates of deceased donors
Sumit Mohan, United States
Reducing the risk of donor transmitted disease
Beatriz Dominguez-Gil, Spain
15:40 - 16:40 Thematic Session: Life participation and living well after transplantation
Living well after transplantation
Bill Wang, Hong Kong
Work, life, and sex after transplantation
Louise Lerminiaux, Costa Rica
Prehabilitation into transplant and beyond
Marieke Vandecruys, Belgium
15:40 - 16:40 Thematic Session: Pancreas and islet
Beta cell replacement (whole pancreas, islet and cell transplantation) within the treatment landscape of type 1 diabetes
Braulio Alejandro Marfil-Garza, Mexico
Deciphering the immunological enigma of allo-beta cell transplantation: Addressing unresolved questions and embracing the frontiers of knowledge
Lorenzo Piemonti, Italy
Tuesday - September 24

Tuesday - September 24

15:40 - 16:40 Thematic Session: Advances in antibody assessment
ABO antibodies - future perspectives
Lori J. West, Canada
Advances in AB detection: From Luminex to Eplets and more
Cynthia Kramer, Netherlands
15:40 - 16:40 Thematic Session: Equity and access to transplantation
Risks to equity in organ allocation introduced by AI
Mamatha Bhat, Canada
Disparity in access to solid organ transplantation
Lungiswa Mtingi-Nkonzombi, South Africa
Sex and gender disparities in transplantation access
Bethany Foster, Canada
15:40 - 16:40 Thematic Session: Reproductive care - General
Gestational outcomes for transplant recipients: A focus on fetal health
Margriet FC de Jong, Netherlands
Impact of pregnancy on graft function in kidney Tx
Marleen van Buren, Netherlands
Reproductive planning - why & how
Shilpanjali Jesudason, Australia
15:40 - 16:40 Thematic Session: Cellular therapies
Dendritic cells - insights from clinical trials
Angus W Thomson, United States
CAR-Treg optimization
Mohsen Khosravi-Maharlooei, United States
Adoptive t-cell therapy for infections
Patrizia Comoli, Italy
15:40 - 16:40 Thematic 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
Erik Finger, United States
15:40 - 16:40 Thematic Session: Dealing with post-transplant complications
De novo malignancy post-transplant
Naoka Murakami, United States
What's new in vaccines?
Andrew Karaba, United States
Managing post-transplant metabolic disease
Wai Lim, Australia
15:40 - 16:40 Thematic 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
Robotic renal transplantation: A niche approach for selected patients or the future surgical approach for all?
Timucin Taner, United States
Wednesday, September 25

Wednesday, September 25

15:25 - 16:25 Thematic Session: Surfing the big data wave
Patient centred outcomes measures
Nicole J Scholes-Robertson, Australia
Genomics strategies to redefine histocompatibility and risk stratification
Sophie Limou, France
Is AI better than human in predicting post-transplant outcomes?
Carmen Lefaucheur, France
15:25 - 16:25 Thematic Session: Regenerative medicine
Regenerative medicine in cardiology
James Chong, Australia
Overcoming senescence to improve transplant outcome
Anette Melk, Germany
15:25 - 16:25 Thematic Session: Patient-centered care
Ready-Steady-Go/A blueprint for health care transition in Europe?
Arvind Nagra, United Kingdom
The therapy in wellness, movement and community
Liz Schick, United Kingdom
15:25 - 16:25 Thematic Session: Normothermic regional perfusion (A-NRP and TA-NRP)
Implications of NRP and especially TA-NRP for death determination
Dale Gardiner, United Kingdom
The surgical approach - the US perspective
Anji Wall, United States
The surgical approach - the Spanish perspective
Alicia PĂ©rez, Spain
15:25 - 16:25 Thematic Session: Infection complications in transplantation
1 Climate change and Infection - how it affects transplantation
Ilan Schwartz, United States
2 COVID-19 infections and impact on transplant outcomes in the Middle-East
Sibel G. Gocay Bek, Turkey
3 Recurrent UTI in solid organ transplant recipient
Deepali Kumar, Canada
15:25 - 16:25 Thematic Session: Minimally invasive recipient surgery: The future is here (Liver)
How far can we expand the indication of Robot-assisted LDLT?
Dieter C. Broering, Saudi Arabia
Which is better for graft extraction/insertion? Upper midline incision vs, Pfannenstiel incision
Mohamed Rela, India
Which is better for graft explant and/or graft implantation? Laparoscopic vs. Robot Assisted
Kwang-Woong Lee, Korea
15:25 - 16:25 Thematic Session: Xenotransplantation’s regulatory road to the clinic
History of Xenotransplantation and moving to clinical practice
Wayne Hawthorne, Australia
WHO leadership in developing global strategies for xenotransplantation
Efstratios (Stratos) Chatzixiros, Switzerland
Moving forward to ensure continuing registration of clinical Xenotransplantation
Leo Hans Buhler, Switzerland
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