MOUNT LAUREL, N.J., March 19 /PRNewswire/ -- The eighth annual American Transplant Congress 2008 (ATC) is the most comprehensive, in-depth educational event in the field of basic and clinical transplantation science and medicine. 2008 marks the 50th anniversary of the first successful Canadian transplant and fittingly, the meeting travels to Canada for the first time. The Metropolitan Toronto Convention Centre in Toronto, Ontario hosts ATC 2008 from Saturday, May 31 -- Wednesday, June 4, 2008. The goal of this joint meeting, presented by the American Society of Transplant Surgeons (ASTS), and the American Society of Transplantation (AST), is to contribute to and expound upon new worldwide research and discoveries in transplantation.
Physicians, surgeons, scientists, nurses, organ procurement personnel
and pharmacists, in the field of basic and clinical transplantation, will
discuss important new findings and present key data. Beginning on Sunday,
controversial topics and new developments will be the focus of the Sunrise
Symposia. There will be a joint plenary session held daily, with the top
scoring abstracts presented to the entire attendee audience. On Sunday and
Monday, there will be four, concurrent mid-day symposia centered on the
most timely and topical issues in the field. The ever popular, "What's Hot,
What's New" will be the feature presentation on Wednesday. Early Morning
Workshops will run daily, Sunday -- Wednesday featuring some of the best
contributions in transplantation.
Saturday, May 31 Pre-meeting Symposia
Sunday, June 1 -- Wednesday, June 4 Scientific Sessions
In-depth scientific and clinical material will be presented through
symposia, oral abstracts, concurrent workshops, poster presentations and
small group sessions. Presenters include the most respected and
knowledgeable individuals in the fields of basic and clinical
transplantation science and medicine.
ATC 2008 Feature Topics & Highlights:
50th Anniversary Celebration -- 1st Canadian Transplant, with special
State-of-the-Art Address -- Tak Mak, PhD, Princess Margaret Hospital,
State-of-the-Art Address -- Luc Noel, PhD, World Health Organization
Special Interactive Session -- Renal Transplant
"What's Hot, What's New" Presentation
NanoMedicine: Can Tiny Devices Solve Big Problems?
Progress in Moving Transplantation Tolerance to the Clinic
Hepatitis C: Are We Really Making Progress?
Stem Cell Research
Ethics and Economics
New Interventions for the Metabolic Syndrome
Hot Topics in Lung Transplants
Expanded Criteria Donors
Organ Allocation Worldwide
T-Cell & B-Cell data
Immunosuppression and Post-Transplant Complications
... and hundreds of other critical updates and presentations
For more information about the American Society of Transplant Surgeons visit http://www.asts.org. Learn more about the American Society of Transplantation at http://www.a-s-t.org. Visit http://www.atcmeeting.org for details; meeting schedule, key speakers, and more. Media interviews can be arranged. If interested, contact Steven Schiff 610-971-4840; firstname.lastname@example.org.
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