Vascular Composite Allotransplant Advisory Council

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Staff Liaison: Anne Kreissakreiss@myAST.org

Chair: Michael Marvin
Co-Chair: Jerzy Kupiec-Weglinski
Past Chair: David Mathes
Board Liaison: Nicole Turgeon
Rosemary Ouseph
Rolf Barth
Steven Gabardi
Kate Knott
Scott Levin
Sue McDiarmid
Jaimie Shores
Mario Solari
Simon Talbot


2017-2018 Initiatives

  • Obtain approval from AST Board for joint “super committee.”
  • Initiate meetings to discuss details of “consortium.”
  • Consider AST partnership with American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery to offer grant support in the VCA.
  • As the leader in VCA microsurgery/basic research field, the Johns Hopkins Group may organize a microsurgery course in mouse/rat VCA techniques. This is certainly missing, and many want to learn how to perform these most complicated microsurgery procedures.
  • Develop a sunrise symposium entitled: Emerging concepts in basic immunobiology of composite tissue allograft (CTA) vs solid organ transplant (SOT).