The 2007 Joint Conference will bring together the greatest innovators from three sections of The Transplantation Society -- the Cell Transplant Society (CTS), the International Pancreas and Islet Transplant Association (IPITA) and the International Xenotransplantation Association (IXA) -- for the first time in history.

More than 130 invited presentations and 474 submitted abstracts will present groundbreaking research and advances made in cell, tissue and organ transplantation, with the goal of furthering the use of transplantation to treat diabetes, heart, lung, kidney or liver failure, muscular dystrophies, neurodegenerative disorders and other debilitating diseases.

WHO: Cell Transplant Society (CTS) International Pancreas and Islet Transplant Association (IPITA) International Xenotransplantation Association (IXA)

WHAT: 2007 Joint Conference (cts-ipita-ixa-2007/) of the Cell Transplant Society (CTS), International Pancreas and Islet Transplant Association (IPITA) and International Xenotransplantation Association (IXA)

WHERE: Hyatt Regency Minneapolis Minneapolis, Minnesota

WHEN: Monday, September 17 at 12:30 p.m. CDT


* Bernhard J. Hering, M.D., Professor of Surgery, Director of Islet Transplantation, Eunice L. Dwan Diabetes Research Chair, Scientific Director, Diabetes Institute for Immunology and Transplantation, University of Minnesota, Joint Conference President

* Megan Sykes, M.D., Harold and Ellen Danser Professor of Surgery and Medicine (Immunology) and Associate Director, Transplantation Biology Research Center, Harvard Medical School, IXA President and Joint Conference Scientific Program Chair

* A. M. James Shapiro, M.D., Ph.D., Professor of Surgery, Wyeth-Ayerst Canada/CIHR Clinical Research Chair in Transplantation and Director of the Clinical Islet Transplant Program, University of Alberta, IPITA President

* Jacques P. Tremblay, Ph.D., Professor, Université Laval and Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Québec, CTS President


Source: Molly Kersten
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