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Webinar Announcement

Women in Transplantation (WIT) initiative of The Transplantation Society will provide funding to an Early Career Researcher to support research focusing on sex and gender issues relevant to solid organ transplantation.

Letter of intent is due on March 1, 2021.

Latest Updates

WIT Spotlight on Nancy Ascher

Dr. Nancy Ascher, WIT Past WIT Steering Committee Chair and Currwent Advisory Board Member, is profiled in a four part documentary series produced by BBC Studios' The Science Unit which premiered globally December 9 2020 on Netflix. The Surgeon's Cut profiles four ground-breaking surgeons from around the world, each with a visionary approach to their craft.

The documentary profiles Dr. Nancy Ascher's journey growing up with an intellectual family, her feminism and the determination she embraced to perfect her craft as a surgeon. Among many other accomplishments, she is the first woman to perform a liver transplant.

TTS 2020 Virtual Congress Recordings

How Sex Impacts Post-Transplant Course

How Sex Impacts Post-Transplant Course (Track: Sex and Gender in Tx)

Sex differences in cancer risk post-transplant
Anna Buxeda, Spain

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Sex differences in infection risks and vaccine responses
Deepali Kumar, Canada

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Sex and the heart: Major cardiovascular events in transplantation
Darshana Dadhania, United States

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Sex in the Time of SARS-CoV-2 – Relevance to Tx (Workshop)

Question and Answer Recording. Links to each of the speaker presentations are below this video.

Sex in the Time of SARS-CoV-2 – Relevance to transplantation (Track: Sex and Gender in Tx)

Sex, gender, and their impact on COVID 19
Deborah Clegg, United States

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Sex mAtteRS-CoV-2 in Transplantation
Ruth Sapir-Pichhadze, Canada

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Bethany J. Foster, Canada
- Panelist
Biff F. Palmer, United States
- Panelist
Amanda Vinson, Canada
Sex & Gender in Transplantation (Oral Session)

Question and Answer Recording. Links to each of the speaker presentations are below this video.

Sex and Gender Abstract Session (Track: Sex and Gender in Tx)

Differences in pulse wave velocity between transplanted boys and girls: Longitudinal analysis of 4C-T study
Rizky I. Sugianto, Germany

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Donor and recipient sex affect transplant outcomes in an age-specific fashion
Ryoichi Maenosono, United States

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Gender disparities in transplantation research
Stan Benjamens, Netherlands

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Women empowerment in the field of organ donation and transplantation - Are we there yet?
Vasanthi Ramesh, India

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39th Annual TSANZ Meeting!

Women in Transplantation is pleased to announce another first, with the inclusion of a session in the Scientific Program of the 39th Annual TSANZ Meeting! TSANZ is the Transplantation Society of Australia and New Zealand, and a Society with an affiliation to The Transplantation Society. As such, WIT aims to broaden their global reach whilst providing a platform for advocacy, open collaboration and exchange of knowledge and experiences.
Women in Transplantation will host a virtual event on Sunday 14th March at 7.25pm AEST. This session will be introduced by WIT Past-Chair Dr.Lori West. The speaker will be Patria Hume.

Patria is Professor of Human Performance at and also Dean of Auckland University. She is an Olympic Gymnast and is the principal overseer for the physical health of the New Zealand rugby team (All Blacks). Patria is also a kidney transplant recipient.

Please join us for this inaugural event for WIT. As an exclusive to WIT and TTS members, you can register for FREE admission to this event :

If you would like to register for TSANZ, please follow this link:
Register for TSANZ

Networking Recordings

2020 WIT Awards

Many congratulations to our Award Winners on your outstanding contributions and achievement!

The Women in Transplantation Steering Committee have created the Woman Leader in Transplantation Award to recognize a woman who has helped further the field of transplantation through research, policies, leadership, initiatives or other regarded contributions. The Unsung Hero Award was created to honour one woman who has had an extraordinary impact in transplantation through community service, volunteering, mentorship or other community based activity. Awards are presented during the presidential address at the TTS International Congress. This year WIT had an abundance of exceptional applicants.

Woman Leader in Transplantation Award

  • Basic Science
    Anita Chong, University of Chicago
    United States
  • Clinical / Translational Science
    Elaine Reed, UCLA
    United States

Unsung Hero Award

  • Lkhaakhuu Od-Erdene
  • Yingzi Ming
  • Rose Marie O. Rosete-Liquete
  • Vasanthi Ramesh
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Celebrating 10 Years of Promoting Gender Equity and Inclusiveness in Transplanation

What have we accomplished?

The Transplantation Society

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