Upcoming Seminars

  • Sunday, September 28, 2014 (All day) - Tuesday, September 30, 2014 (All day)

     Dr. Megan Sykes will be speaking at the 3rd International Conference on Immune Tolerance in Amsterdam, The Netherlands in September, 2014. 

    More details will follow.


  • Moscone West Convention Center, San Francisco, CA
    Saturday, July 26, 2014 (All day) - Thursday, July 31, 2014 (All day)

    The World Transplant Congress (WTC) is the second joint meeting of the American Society of Transplant Surgeons (ASTS), The Transplantation Society (TTS) and the American Society of Transplantation (AST).  WTC provides a forum for exchange of new scientific and clinical information relevant to solid organ and tissue transplantation and brings together transplant physicians, scientists, nurses, organ procurement personnel, pharmacists, allied health professionals and other transplant professionals. The educational offerings provide attendees the opportunity to learn cutting-edge advances in research and exchange of ideas and practice in the field of solid organ and tissue transplantation. Further details here.


    Sunday, 7/27/14

    Pre-Meeting Symposia

    Session: Human Immunology: Are Mice Like Men?

    10:30-10:55 am: Megan Sykes, MD : “Building the Optimum Humanized Mouse”

    Opening Reception with Exhibits and Poster Session

    6:30 – 8:00 pm: Julien Zuber, MD, PhD:  Poster Presentations (2): 6:30-8:00: “Recipient cell turnover of gut-resident lymphocytes in intestinal allografts- association of delayed turnover with non-rejecting allografts” and “Thymic generation of donor-derived T cell from intestinal lymphoid progenitors after human small bowel transplantation”


    Monday, 7/28/14

    Session: Biomarkers, Immune Monitoring and Outcomes

    11:51 am: Susan De Wolf: Oral Presentation: “Role of Deletion of Donor-Reactive T Cells in Long-Term Human Allograft Tolerance Achieved via Combined Kidney and Bone Marrow Transplantation (CKBMT)”

    Session: B Cell Responses and Alloantibody Production

    5:00 pm: Emmanuel Zorn, PhD: Oral Presentation :  “Clonal Composition and Specificity of Graft Infiltrating B Cells in Human Cardiac Allograft Vasculopathy”

    Session: Biomarkers, Immune Monitoring and Outcomes II

    5:30 – 6:30 pm:  Emmanuel Zorn, PhD: Poster Presentation: “Dynamics of B Cell Recovery in Tolerant Recipients of Combined Kidney Bone Marrow Transplantation” (Location: Exhibit Hall, Moscone West Conv. Center)        


    Tuesday, 7/29/14

    Session: Biomarkers and Immune Monitoring

    4:24 pm:  Emmanuel Zorn, PhD: Oral Presentation: “Pre-Transplant IgG Reactivity to Apoptotic Cells Correlates with Late Kidney Allograft Loss”

    Session: Biomarkers and Immune Monitoring

    4:48 pm:  Emmanuel Zorn, PhD: Oral Presentation: “Polyreactive Antibodies Crossreactive to HLA and Self-antigens Contribute to Overall Serum Reactivity”

    Session: Poster Late Breaker 3

    5:30-6:30 pm:  Joshua Weiner, MD:  Poster Presentation: “Resting and Restimulation After Cryopreservation Restores Regulatory T Cell Phenotype and Function”


    Wednesday, 7/30/14

    Session: State of the Art Symposia, New Targets for Immune Intervention in Organ Xenotransplantation

    3:30-3:50 pm: Megan Sykes, MD : “Inducing T- and B-Cell Tolerance to Pig Xenoantigens”

    Session: “Tolerance / Immune Deviation”

    5:30-6:30 pm: Yojiro Kato, MD: Poster Presentation: “The First Tolerance Induction Model for Combined Liver and Donor Bone Marrow Transplantation in Cynomolgus Monkey”