Transplant Conferences

TTS 2016 | Booth 701

August 18, 2016 – August 23, 2016
Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre | Wan Chai
Hong Kong

TTS Site

The 26th International Congress of The Transplantation Society has brought together a high profile program committee with the aim of developing a broad program covering a diverse range of topics, from the best cutting edge science to the latest controversies in ethics and public policy. Issues relevant to developing transplant programs and organ donation will be a highlight for many of you.


One Lambda's Evening Symposium

One Lambda's Evening Symposium on Donor Specific Antibody Monitoring

Saturday, August 20, 2016
17:30 - 17:45 | Light Cocktails
17:45 - 19:00 | Symposium

Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre
(5th Floor, Hall 5E3)


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.

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


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.
John Friedewald

Guest Speaker:

John Friedewald, MD

Dr. John Friedewald received his undergraduate degree in Psychology from Princeton University and his MD from Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons. He completed his residency and fellowship training in Internal Medicine and Nephrology at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

He now works as a transplant nephrologist in Chicago. He is Professor of Medicine and Surgery at Northwestern University in the Divisions of Nephrology and the Comprehensive Transplant Center and is the Director of Clinical Research for the Transplant Center. Dr. John Friedwald is actively involved in policy development and recently completed a term as the Chair of the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) Kidney Transplant Committee. He currently serves as the Chair of the AST Kidney and Pancreas Community of Practice.

Long Term Graft Survival: The Next Frontier


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