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January, 2013

January 18, 2013
5-year outcomes in living donor kidney transplants with a positive crossmatch Source: American Journal of Transplantation (subscription required) Renal transplant candidates with high levels of donor-specific anti-HLA antibodies have low transplantation rates and high mortality rates on dialysis. Using desensitization protocols, good short-term outcomes are possible in "positive crossmatch kidney transplants ( XMKTx)," but long-term outcome data are lacking. The aim of the current study was to determine actual 5-year graft outcomes of XMKTx.... Read More...
January 18, 2013
The AST supports and endorses the legislation to amend the Public Health Service (PHS) Act to establish safeguards and standards of quality for research and transplantation of organs infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Read the letter here.
January 11, 2013
The association of center performance evaluations and kidney transplant volume in the US Source: American Journal of Transplantation Report cards evaluating transplant center performance have received significant attention in recent years corresponding with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services issue of the 2007 Conditions of Participation. Our primary aim was to evaluate the association of report card evaluations with transplant center volume. Read more. Influenza vaccination in solid-... Read More...
January 11, 2013
The Pediatric Community of Practice has developed a list of resources available in the U.S. and Canada for educating students about organ transplantation. To access this information, simply visit the PCOP Resource Center (member login is required).
January 11, 2013
Don't miss the opportunity to attend the first annual Cutting Edge of Transplantation (CEOT) meeting this February 14-16 in Scottsdale, AZ. Register now to take advantage of the buy one registration, get one half off deal and a discounted hotel rate. CEOT promises to be an exciting and informative event, with more than 30 talks from experts in the field of transplantation on issues surrounding B... Read More...
January 10, 2013
Share your Passion for Transplantation Collaborate, discover and network during the first annual Cutting Edge of Transplantation meeting in Scottsdale, AZ. Share your passion with experts in the field as they deliver over 30 talks about the various controversies in B cells and antibodies. Escape to the Sheraton Wild Horse Pass This Valentine's Day weekend, join us for the opportunity to advance your career during the meeting at the Sheraton... Read More...
January 04, 2013
The association of center performance evaluations and kidney transplant volume in the US Source: American Journal of Transplantation (subscription required) Report cards evaluating transplant center performance have received significant attention in recent years corresponding with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services issue of the 2007 Conditions of Participation. The primary aim was to evaluate the association of report card evaluations with transplant center volume. Researchers utilized data from the Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients (SRTR) along with six... Read More...
January 02, 2013
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November, 2012

November 26, 2012
PLEASE NOTE: The AST and ASTS have changed their policy regarding member discounted registration for the American Transplant Congress. Membership dues must be paid by April 1, 2013 in order to receive the discounted member registration rate. All members that plan to attend the 2013 ATC, May 18-22, 2013 in Seattle, WA must pay membership dues prior to April 1, 2013 in order to be eligible to receive the member discounted registration rate. The member discounted rate will not be available to members who submit membership dues after April 1st. Members who pay dues after April 1st will be... Read More...
November 08, 2012
The AST and ASTS have changed their policy regarding member discounted registration for the American Transplant Congress. Membership dues must be paid by April 1, 2013 in order to receive the discounted member registration rate. All members that plan to attend the 2013 ATC, May 18-22, 2013 in Seattle, WA must pay membership dues prior to April 1, 2013 in order to be eligible to receive the member discounted registration rate. The member discounted rate will not be available to members who submit membership dues after April 1st. Members who pay dues after April 1st will be required to... Read More...

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