2 days – 14.5 hours of training – taught by 47 internationally renowned experts

The Postgraduate Courses will provide a wonderful forum for delegates to explore the innovations in transplantation biology and medicine. The Program also provides valuable interaction by enabling participants to meet and interact with leading scientists, physicians and surgeons in the field of transplantation.

Day 1 | June 30, 2018

  • 08:30–10:30

    Joint Session 1: Academic Survival Kit

    Session Co-Chairs

    Roadmap to the Post Graduate Course

    Medhat Askar, United States

    Director, Transplant Immunology, Baylor University Medical Center, Dallas

    Transplant Educator

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    Jeremy R. Chapman, Australia

    Clinical Director, Division of Medicine and Cancer, Westmead Hospital, Sydney

    Preparing an Abstract and a Manuscript

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    Roslyn B. Mannon, United States

    Professor of Medicine, Nephrology; Professor of Surgery, Transplantation, University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB); Director of Research, Comprehensive Transplant Institute

    How To Write a Grant

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    Marcelo Cantarovich, Canada

    Professor of Medicine, Nephrology, MOTP, McGill University Health Center, Montréal

    How to Prepare and Present Slides

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  • 11:15–13:15

    Clinical Science Session 1: The Transplant Fitting Room

    Shaifali Sandal, Canada

    Division of Nephrology, McGill University Health Center, Montréal, QC

    Pre-transplant Work-up

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    Peter Nickerson, Canada

    Vice Dean of Research, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences; Professor of Internal Medicine and Immunology, Flynn Family Chair in Renal Transplantation; University of Manitoba, Winnipeg

    Histocompatibility Testing (Pre & Post)

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    Robert A. Mongomery, United States

    Professor of Surgery, Director, Transplant Institute, NYU Langone Health

    Management of the Highly Sensitized Patient

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    Dominique Martin, Australia

    Senior Lecturer, Health Ethics and Professionalism, Deakin University School of Medicine, Geelong, Victoria

    Ethical Dilemmas in Solid Organ Transplantation

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  • Basic Science Session 1: Innate Immune Response & Microbiome

    Maria Koulmanda, United States

    Co-Scientific Director, Transplant Institute Medicine and Surgery, Beth Israel Deacones Medical Center/Harvard Medical School, Boston

    Inflammatory Triggers and Receptors - DAMPs and PAMPs

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    Carmen Peralta, Spain

    Institut d'investigacions Biomèdiques August Pi i Sunyer (IDIBAPS)

    Inflammasome-mediated Inflammation

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    Avery J. Lam, Canada

    PhD Candidate, Experimental Medicine, University of British Columbia

    Alarmins and Their Receptors in Control of the Allo-immune Response

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    Jonathan S. Bromberg, United States

    Professor and Vice Chair for Research, Surgery, University of Maryland School of Medicine

    Microbiome Analysis

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  • 14:15–16:15

    Clinical Science Session 2: Dealing with the Aftermath

    Jay Fishman, United States

    Professor of Medicine, Infectious Disease and Transplant Center, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston

    Donor Derived Infections

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    Camille Kotton, United States

    Clinical Director, Transplant and Immunocompromised Host Infectious Diseases, Infectious Diseases Division, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA

    Transplant Infectious Diseases

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    Germaine Wong, Australia

    Transplant Nephrologist, Westmead Hospital, Westmead

    Transplant Malignancies

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    Gregory Alan Knoll, Canada

    Professor of Medicine, Division of Nephrology; Medical Director of Renal Transplantation, The Ottawa Hopsital

    Cardiovascular and Metabolic Complications

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  • Basic Science Session 2: T Cells

    Gavin Pettigrew, United Kingdom

    Reader, Department of Surgery, University of Cambridge

    Allorecognition by the Adaptive Immune System: Direct, Indirect, and Semidirect

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    Bernard Vanhove, France

    Chief Operating Officer, OSE Immunotherapeutics, Nantes

    CD4 Effector T Cells: Activation, Costimulation, Th Repertoire (including TFH cells), and (Finally) Exhaustion!

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    Sarah Crome, Canada

    University Health Network

    Tissue-resident Immune Cells

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    Megan Sykes, United States

    Director, Columbia Center for Translational Immunology, Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY

    Utilizing TCR & BCR-Seq to Study Antigen-specific Immune Responses

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  • 16:45–18:45

    Clinical Science Session 3: Precision Thinking

    Valeria Mas, United States

    Associate Professor, Surgery, University of Virginia

    Systems Biology

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    Minnie Sarwal, United States

    Professor of Surgery, Division of Transplant Surgery, University of California San Francisco (UCSF)

    Biomarkers of Graft Function & Failure

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    Christophe Legendre, France

    Head of Nephrology-Transplantation Unit, Adult nephrology-Transplantation Unit, Hôpital Necker & Paris Descartes University


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    Teun van Gelder, The Netherlands

    Professor in Clinical Pharmacology, Depts Internal Medicine and Hospital Pharmacy, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam

    Pharmacogenomics & Precision Medicine

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  • Basic Science Session 3: B Cells and Innate Immune System

    Olivier Thaunat, France

    Professor of Transplantation, Nephrology and Clinical Immunology, Hospices Civils de Lyon, Edouard Herriot Hospital, Lyon

    Update on B Cell Activation, Memory and Antibody Secreting Cells

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    Gavin Pettigrew, United Kingdom

    Reader, Department of Surgery, University of Cambridge

    Targeting B Cells and Ab-Producing Cells

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    Jordi Ochando, Spain

    Instituto de Salud Carlos III, Madrid

    Adaptive Function of NK Cells & Macrophages

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    Estela Paz-Artal,Spain

    Head of Service, Immunology Hospital 12 de Octubre

    Innate Lymphoid Cells

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Day 2 | July 1, 2018

  • 09:00–10:30

    Clinical Science Session 4: Becoming Precise

    Michael Mengel, Canada

    Department Chair, Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB

    Transplant Pathology

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    Sean Agbor-Enoh, United States

    Associate Staff Clinician, Laboratory of Transplantation Genomics, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

    Liquid Biopsy

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    Philip F. Halloran, Canada

    Alberta Transplant Applied Genomics Centre

    Molecular Microscope

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  • Basic Science Session 4: Immune Regulation & Flow Standardisation

    Megan Levings, Canada

    Professor of Surgery, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC

    Regulatory T and B Cells

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    Xian C. Li, United States

    Professor and Director of Surgery, Houston Methodist/Weill Cornell, Houston, TX

    Tolerogenic Function of Innate Immune Cells

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    Birgit Sawitzki, Germany

    Professor, Institute of Medical Immunology, Charite University Medicine, Berlin

    Strategies to Standardize and Objectify Assays e.g. Flow Cytometry Automated Gating

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  • 11:00–12:30

    Clinical Science Session 5: Clinical Crowdsourcing

    Ulrik Stervbo, Germany

    Post Doc, Center for Translational Medicine, Marien Hospital Herne, Ruhr University Bochum

    TCR NGS Based Evidence for Differential Diagnosis and Personalized Therapy in BKV Nephropathy

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    Marina Pérez-Flecha González, Spain

    Hospital Universitario 12 de Octubre

    Day to Day Decision in Multi-Visceral Transplantation Immunosuppression

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    Bryan Christian Gaza Ilagan, Philippines

    Medical Officer - Adult Nephrology Fellow, Department of Adult Nephrology, National Kidney and Transplant Institute

    The Great Pretender: When What You See, Is Not What You Get. An Unusual Presentation of Lung Cancer on a Post Kidney Transplant Patient

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  • Basic Science Session 5: The Future of Organ Transplant Replacement

    Daniel G. Maluf, United States

    Associate Professor of Surgery, Surgical Director of Liver Transplantation, University of Virginia School of Medicine

    Genomics & Epigenomics in Transplantation

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    Anil Dhawan, United Kingdom

    Professor of Paediatric Hepatology, Child Healtj, King's College Hospital, London

    Cellular Therapy for Liver Disease and Liver Regeneration

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    Marc Guell, United States

    eGenesis Biosciences

    Gene-specific Nucleases (CrispCas, TALEN ...)

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  • 13:30–15:30

    Joint Session 2: Future Look at Organ Shortage

    Giorgio Raimondi, United States

    Assistant Professor of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore


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    Alfred J. Tector III, United States

    Professor of Surgery, University of Alabama at Birmingham


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    Giuseppe Orlando, United States

    Assistant Professor, Surgery, Wake Forest School of Medicine

    Bioengineering and Regeneration of Solid Organs: Current Status and Future Directions

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    Nina Babel, Germany

    Head, University Professor, Center for Translational Medicine, Marien Hospital Herne, Ruhr University Bochum

    Advanced Biomarkers of Graft Function & Failure

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  • 16:00–17:30

    Joint Session 3: Transplant Mathaton

    Joseph Kim, Canada

    Transplant Nephorlogist, Department of Medicine (Division of Nephrology), University Health Network, Toronto

    How to Understand and Use Statistics

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    Dorry Segev, United States

    Associate Vice Chair for Research, Johns Hopkins Medicine

    Big Data in Transplantation

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    Marcelo Cantarovich, Canada

    Professor of Medicine, Nephrology, MOTP, McGill University Health Cente, Montréal

    Take Home Message (Clinical Science Path)

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    Birgit Sawitzki, Germany

    Professor, Institute of Medical Immunology, Charite University Medicine, Berlin

    Take Home Message (Basic Science Path)

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TTS Office Information

27th International Congress of The Transplantation Society
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