Biomarkers and Gene Expression Profiling in Transplantation

Thursday, December 17, 2020 - 14:00 to 15:00

For "NanoString Technologies for Intragraft Gene Expression" - after participating in this webinar, the attendee will be able to:

  1. Recognize current methodologies and clinical indications for intragraft gene expression testing.
  2. Describe new opportunities afforded by emerging FFPE-based intragraft gene expression technologies.

For "Donor-Derived Cell-Free DNA" - after participating in this webinar, the attendee will be able to:

  1. Understand the available data on the use of donor-derived cell-free DNA for solid organ transplants (kidney, pancreas, liver, heart, lung).
  2. Understand the limitations and future directions of available data on the use of donor-derived cell-free DNA for solid organ transplants.

For "Urinary Biomarkers" - after participating in this webinar, the attendee will be able to:

  1. Explain the use of urine as a surrogate for kidney allograft biopsy.
  2. Discuss strategies to develop and validate robust biomolecular markers of kidney allograft status.
  3. Describe urinary cell biomolecular markers of human kidney allograft status.

Speakers:

  • Benjamin Adam, MD, FRCPC • Assistant Professor of Pathology, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB
  • Gaurav Gupta, MD • Associate Professor; Medical Director of Kidney Transplantation, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
  • Manikkam Suthanthiran, MD • Stanton Griffis Distinguished Professor of Medicine - Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University, New York, NY

Moderator:

  • Minnie Sarwal, MD, PhD, FRCP, DCH • Professor, Surgery; Director, Kidney-Pancreas Transplant, UCSF, San Francisco, CA

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AST would like to thank the Community of Transplant Scientists (COTS) and the Transplant Diagnostics Community of Practice (TxDx COP) for recommending topics related to "gene expression" and "biomarkers" for the 2020-2021 T3 series. These suggestions directly contributed to the creation of the "Biomarkers and gene expression profiling in transplantation" webinar. Learn more about AST's COPs at www.myast.org/cops.

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T3: Timely Topics in Transplantion

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