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HOUSTON, Sept. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Society of Transplantation (AST) presents Transplantation: The Year in Review, Oct. 24-25, 2009 in Houston, Texas. The meeting features a review of the most recent developments in the field of organ transplantation from May 2008 up to and including the 2009 American Transplant Congress (ATC) that was held in May in Boston. The meeting will emphasize topical basic and clinical science lectures, organ-specific literature reviews and highlights from ATC.

A Meeting for All Transplantation Professionals

Transplantation: The Year in Review is designed to benefit the entire transplant team. The two and a half-day weekend meeting format is convenient and highlights information that is key to professional development.

Program highlights include: Clinical Transplantation and Basic Science: 2008-2009 Literature Review and ATC Highlights; Highlights of ATC Symposia; New Immunosuppressive Drugs in the Pipeline; Top ATC Posters; Public Policy Update; Liver/Intestine Select ATC Oral Presentations; Cardiothoracic: Select ATC Oral Presentations; and, Kidney/Pancreas Select ATC Oral Presentations.

Upon completion of the meeting, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the implications of select ATC presentations in their practices
  • Understand recent transplantation advances that will impact patient care
  • Delineate long-term complications of immunosuppression after organ transplantation
  • Discuss the outcomes of recent and ongoing clinical trials in solid organ transplantation
  • Know the recent public policy issues of interest to the transplantation community

The Year in Review provides an exceptional opportunity to gain understanding of the profession's most compelling issues.

About AST

The American Society of Transplantation is an international organization of transplant professionals who are dedicated to research, education, advocacy and patient care in transplant science and medicine. The Society comprises almost 3,000 transplant physicians, surgeons, scientists and allied health professionals. For more information about the Society, go to

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