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American Transplant Congress 2008

Record number of Presentations

MOUNT LAUREL, N.J., May 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- 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. This year, there will be a record number of presentations occurring over the five meeting days. With more than 1,700 presentations, both oral and poster, ATC 2008 is one of the most important transplantation conferences ever. The meeting is also on pace for a record number of attendees, who will gather at The Metropolitan Toronto Convention Centre in Toronto, Ontario from Saturday, May 31 - Wednesday, June 4, 2008.

2008 also marks the 50th anniversary of the first successful Canadian transplant and fittingly, the meeting travels to Canada for the first time.

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.

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, focusing on some of the best contributions in transplantation.

ATC 2008 Feature Topics & Highlights:

50th Anniversary Celebration - 1st Canadian Transplant, with special invited guests

State-of-the-Art Address - Tak Mak, PhD, Princess Margaret Hospital, Toronto, Ontario

State-of-the-Art Address - Luc Noel, PhD, World Health Organization

Special Interactive Session - Renal Transplant

"What's Hot, What's New" Presentation

Living Donation

NanoMedicine: Can Tiny Devices Solve Big Problems?

Infectious Diseases

Cardiac Risks

Minority Access

Stem Cell Research

Ethics and Economics

...and hundreds of other critical presentations

For more information about the American Society of Transplant Surgeons visit Learn more about the American Society of Transplantation at Visit for details; meeting schedule, speakers, and more.

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