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American Transplant Congress 2009
Date:3/23/2009

Experts Present New Research in Boston

MOUNT LAUREL, N.J. March 23 /PRNewswire/ -- The ninth annual American Transplant Congress 2009 (ATC) is the premier educational event in the field of basic and clinical transplantation. This joint meeting, sponsored by the American Society of Transplant Surgeons (ASTS) and the American Society of Transplantation (AST), will occur from May 30 - June 4, 2009 at the John B. Hynes Convention Center in Boston, MA.

Controversial topics and important new data will be the focus of the Sunrise Symposia. Joint plenary sessions will showcase the top scoring abstracts, presented to the entire audience. On Sunday and Monday, there will be concurrent mid-day symposia centered on the timeliest issues in the field. "What's Hot, What's New" will be the final presentation.

ATC 09 will present two State-of-the-Art Addresses. Rudolf Jaenisch M.D., who established the Human Stem Cell Facility at the Whitehead Institute and is Professor of Biology at M.I.T., will speak on "Stem Cells and the Molecular Control of Pluripotency for Regenerative Medicine." Nobel prize winner, Philip Sharp M.D., Institute Professor at the David H. Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research at M.I.T. will present the topic of "RNA in Biology and Disease."

The meeting also features new, highly interactive sessions including the ATC New Investigator Career Highlight Forum. This discussion format will provide the opportunity for these individuals to introduce their research findings and obtain feedback from established investigators.

         ATC Highlights:
         State-of-the-Art Address - Rudolf Jaenisch M.D, M.I.T., Boston, MA
         State-of-the-Art Address - Philip Sharp, M.I.T., Boston, MA
         Special Interactive Sessions
         "What's Hot, What's New" Presentation
         Stem Cell & Islet Cell Research
         Infectious Diseases
         Cardiac Risks
         Living Donation
         Ethics, Economics & Regulatory Issues
         Incentives for Organ Donation
         New UNOS Pediatric Donor Allocation Policies
         Tissue Engineering
         Organ Allocation Worldwide
         Transplantation Controversies
         Biologic Immunosuppression Agents
         NanoMedicine
         ...many more crucial presentations

New worldwide research and discoveries will be presented through symposia, oral abstracts, concurrent workshops, poster presentations and small group sessions. Presenters include the most respected and knowledgeable individuals in transplantation science and medicine.

For more information about the American Society of Transplant Surgeons, visit www.asts.org. Learn more about the American Society of Transplantation at www.a-s-t.org. Visit www.atcmeeting.org for meeting schedule, key speakers, and more. Media interviews are encouraged.


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