Transplant Conferences

ATC 2016 | Booth 413

June 11, 2016 – June 15, 2016
John B. Hynes Convention Center | Boston, Massachusetts
United States

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This American Transplant Congress (ATC) conference provides educational topics in the field of basic and clinical transplantation. The ATC is the foremost educational event in the field of basic and clinical transplantation. Visit booth #413 to learn about our NGS, Real-Time PCR, and Antibody Detection products. And, don't forget to register for our lunch symposium presenting Strategies to Improve Long-Term Graft Outcomes: Begin at the Beginning.


One Lambda's Evening Symposium

Strategies to Improve Long-Term Graft Outcomes: Begin at the Beginning

Monday, June 13, 2016
1:00 - 2:15 PM
Lunch provided

Sheraton Boston Hotel
(Republic Ballroom)


Peter Nickerson

Guest Speaker:

Peter Nickerson, MD, FRCPC, FCAHS

Dr. Peter Nickerson is a Distinguished Professor of Internal Medicine and Immunology and the Vice Dean (Research), Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Manitoba. He is the Medical Director of Transplant Manitoba and the Medical Advisor, Organ Donation and Transplantation Division, Canadian Blood Services (CBS).

Dr. Nickerson holds the Flynn Family Chair in Renal Transplantation at the University of Manitoba. Funded by the CIHR and NIH, his research program focuses on mechanisms underlying acute and chronic transplant rejection; developing non-invasive techniques for the diagnosis of renal allograft rejection; and health care system design to enhance access to transplant.


Long-term graft survival have seen only incremental improvement over the last twenty years with the alloimmune response remaining the dominant cause of late graft failure. The therapeutic pipeline of novel agents is limited meaning we will be working with our current agents for sometime to come. It is therefore critical to develop strategies to personalized immunosuppression to optimize outcomes, these will be discussed.