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Women in Transplantation @ CST 2023

Women in Transplantation (WIT), a Special Initiative of The Transplantation Society, is delighted to announce a Networking Event at the 2023 Annual Scientific Meeting of the Canadian Society of Transpantation (CST). This Meeting will take place in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada on October 16-20, 2023.

Women in Transplantation Networking Event
Wednesday, October 18, 2023 | 4:30 PM–6:00 PM CT

Small groups of junior health professionals and trainees will be paired with a senior mentor to discuss specific topics in two mentoring sessions, followed by a networking session. Refreshments will be served.

Mentors include: Beth Foster, Heather Ross, Héloise Cardinal, Amanda Vinson, Ana Konvalinka, Aviva Goldberg, Ruth Sapir-Pichhadze, and Nazia Selzner.

Please pre-register for this session.

Women in Transplantation @ ASHI 2023

Women in Transplantation (WIT), a Special Initiative of The Transplantation Society, is delighted to announce involvement in a Networking Event at the 49th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Histocompatibility & Immunogenetics (ASHI). This Meeting will take place in San Antonio, TX, USA on October 16-20, 2023.
Dr. Elaine Reed
Nicole Brockway
President, Transplant Diagnostics
Thermo Fisher Scientific

On October 19th at 06:45am local time (Mountain Time), all are invited to a special networking event where Nicole Brockway will talk about achieving equality for women in their career and compensation in Industry and Academia. There will then be a panel discussion.

There is no separate registration fee for this event for all who are registered for the ASHI meeting, and all are welcome.

If you would like to join us, please register for ASHI at 2023.ashi-hla.org

We look forward to welcoming you!

Announcement of Award Winners!

Natera Fellowship Award
Dr. Limor Danon
The Azrieli Faculty of Medicine Zefat, Bar-Ilan University, Israel
Sanofi Fellowship Award
Dr. Ekaterina Loban
Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre, Montreal, Canada
One Lambda Thermo Fisher Fellowship Award
Dr. Yao Xiao
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Boston, MA, USA
LMIC Research Grant
Dr. Kinnari Vala
Institute of Kidney Diseases and Research Center - Gujarat University of Transplantation Sciences, Gujarat, India

Frontiers in Transplantation "Women in Transplantation"

Women in Transplantation encourage all members to submit abstracts and manuscripts to the inaugural Frontiers in Transplantation "Women in Immunosuppression” series of article collections.

Abstract Submission Deadline: 07 November 2023
Manuscript Submission Deadline: 11 March 2024

WIT Awards @ ITS 2023 Meeting

Congratulations and we wish you all the best in your future endeavours!

From left to right: Arianna Barbetta, Bethany Foster (WIT Chair), Julia Murphy, Romy Steiner, Sarah Short, Yao Xiao

Arianna Barbetta, United States

Interplay between intrahepatic macrophages and alloreactive and regulatory T-cells mediates the complex alloimmune microenvironment during acute rejection in clinical liver transplantation

Julia Murphy, Canada

Mapping natural killer cell contributions to antibody-mediated rejection of kidney allografts and responsiveness to immunosuppression

Sarah Short, United Kingdom

A spatially resolved analysis of immune responses within rejecting skin grafts from humanised mice, with and without low dose Treg treatment

Romy Steiner, Austria

The impact of different CD8+ immune cell subsets on allograft rejection

Yao Xiao, United States

A Single Cell Analysis Delineating the Effects of Biological Sex on Alloimmity in Organ Transplantation


Women's Barrier to Transplant

In partnership with the Women in Transplantation Advocacy Pillar, we invite you to share your perspectives and experiences as a female kidney recipient. We hope this project will help improve the lives and experiences of women with kidney transplants. Your insights will help us create health literacy tailored to female recipients, as well as expand future studies to all organ recipients.

Who can take part?
• Women over 18 years of age

What will be involved in participating?
• Global interviews are taking place
• Held at a time that suits you
• Face-to-face via telephone or video conference

What will be asked?
How accessible your treatment has been and some of the hurdles you may have faced living with your transplanted kidney.

If you are interested in participating, please contact:
Nicole Scholes-Robertson
Research Fellow and Transplant recipient
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The Transplantation Society

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