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Annual Meeting

The 2017 annual meeting will be held on July 27-30 in Galveston, Texas.

Make plans now to attend the 30th Anniversary Scientific Meeting of Texas Transplantation Society in Galveston, Texas. This year's program committee, headed by Dr. Francisco Cigarroa, has put together a stellar lineup. The over-arching theme of the conference is "Priming the Well - Ways to Increase the Donor Supply and Transplant more of our Patients."

We're pleased to announce that the following speakers have committed to presenting:

Jean Emond, MD will present "Advances in hepatobiliary surgery and liver transplantation are synergistic!"
as part of the 3rd Annual Goran Klintmalm Lecture.

Suzanne Ildstad, MD, will present "FCRx from Bench to Bedside: Immunosuppression-free Tolerance in Kidney Transplantation"
as part of the Paul C. Peters Lecture.

In addition, you'll hear from Tom Nakagawa, MD, FAAP, FCCM, on Peditric Brain Death; David Klassen, MD, on the Donor Potential Survey, and the winners of the Trinkle-Banowsky Case and Abstract Competition. Talks are planned on a wide range of topics, including pediatric, antibody mediated rejection, cardio thoracic, liver transplantation and HCC, Hepatitis C, infections in transplantation, Zika virus, NASH, living liver donation, and much more.

The Trinkle-Banowsky Abstracts and Cases are due on May 1, 2017. There have been a few changes this year, so please see the brochure for details.

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