2012 Meeting Highlights

TTS was pleased to have founding President Lynn Banowsky attend. Dr. Banowsky, center, with his wife Tonya, left, and Mary Laura Beal, on the right. 

Trinkle-Banowsky Abstract/Case Presentation Winner

Congratulations to Dr. Todd Eagar (pictured above with Dr. Geof Land) for winning the Trinkle-Banowsky Abstract and Case Presentation Competition Award. Dr. Eagar is a Fellow in the HLA and Immunogenetics Training Program at The Methodist Hospital in Houston. His winning case presentation was titled, "Compound Chimerism Post-Bone Marrow and Liver Transplantation in a Patient with Swachman Diamond Syndrome". The abstracts and case presentations were combined this year and voted on by the attendees on Friday afternoon.

Women & Organ Transplantation Pre-conference Symposium

TTS sends our thanks and appreciation to Arlene Macdonald, PhD, and Erma Lawson, RN, PhD (pictured above with Dr. Clive Callender) and Jaymee Mayo, RN, and the staff at the Institute for the Medical Humanities for all of the hard work and time spent putting together the very successful pre-conference symposium on Thursday.

Congratulations to TTS member, Dr. Kris Gugliuzza

Pictured from left are Elizabeth Latiolais, Dana Hong, Pam Silvestri and Dr. Kris Gugliuzza, who were panelists on the Thursday Pre-conference Symposium. Dr. Gugliuzza was presented the Trailblazer Award for an individual who has demonstrated leadership in the area of transplant medicine that goes beyond the expected to the exceptional through clinical practice, research, teaching and policy development. The inscription on the award read: "Presented in honor and appreciation of your pioneering work as a femal transplant surgeon, innovative program of transplant research, and dedicated service to the Texas Transplantation Society".

New TTS Officers

TTS would like to thank Dr. Jacquie Lappin, Dr. Juan Arenas, Dr. Scott Lick, Dr. Luca Cicalese, Dr. Debbie Levine, and Kim Davis, RN, CPTC, for their time and service on the TTS Executive Committee. We understand and appreciate your time commitment and for serving faithfully.

Dr. Geof Land (on the left) is pictured here with Laurie Reece and outgoing president, Dr. Larry Melton, receiving his commemorative TTS clock.

TTS welcomes the members elected for the 2012/13 Executive Committee:
Geof Land, PhD, HCLD - President
Steve Almond, MD - President Elect and 2013 Program Chair
Steve Potter, MD, FACS - Secretary/Treasurer
Larry Melton, MD, PhD, FACP - 2011/12 Immediate Past President

Special Thanks
Special thanks to Michael Ison, MD, pictured left above with Dr. Larry Melton. Dr. Ison presented the Ernest Hodge, MD, Lecture.

Special thanks also to Thalachallour Mohanakumar, PhD, pictured on the right above with Dr. Geof Land. Dr. Mohanakumar presented the Paul Peters Lecture.


Thank You to those supporters and exhibitors who made it possible for TTS to have our 25th Anniversary meeting:

Grant Support
Cangene bioPharma, Inc.
Gilead Sciences, Inc.



Novartis - Silver Supporter
Genentech - Silver Supporter
Astellas Pharma US Inc. - Bronze Supporter
Olerup, Inc. - Bronze Supporter
The Methodist Hospital - Bronze Supporter
BiologicTx, LLC - Bronze Supporter

Avita Drugs Pharmacy
Bridge to Life 
Bristol Myers Squibb
Cellestis a Qiagen Company
Coram Specialty Infusion Services
CSL Behring 
Cylex, Inc. 
Cytonet LLC
Essential Pharmaceuticals
Life Technologies
Organ Recovery Systems
Otsuka America Pharmaceutical 
PMO Pharmacy
Promega Corporation
TAS Specialty Pharmacy
Texas ESRD Emergency Coalition
Walgreens Infusion Services 
Waters Medical Systems

Thank you to the TTS Program Committee members who helped make the 25th Anniversary meeting a wonderful success! 
The 2012 Program Committee includes:
Geoffrey Land, PhD, HCLD - Chair, Wesley Burnett, RN, CPTC, Shannon Cook, RN, Kim Davis, RN, CPTC, Andrea Duchini, MD, FACP, Norma Flores, RN, BSN, CCTC, Catherine Frenette, MD, Sherilyn Gordon Burroughs, MD, FACS, Kristene Gugliuzza, MD, Dana Hong, RN, BSN, CCTC, Chandra Kunavarapu, MD, Scott Lick, MD, Jaymee Mayo, RN, Larry Melton, MD, PhD, FACP, Harish Seethamraju, MD, and Schawnte' Williams-Taylor, RN, BSN, CCRN, CPTC.
The RN Program Subcommittee includes:
Barbara Bonificio, MS, RN-BC, Wesley Burnett, RN, CPTC, Shannon Cook, RN, Dana Hong, RN, BSN, CCTC, Norma Flores, RN, CCTC, Geof Land, PhD, HCLD, Jaymee Mayo, RN, and Schawnte' Williams-Taylor, RN, BSN, CCRN, CPTC.
The 25th Anniversry Subcommittee includes:
Terri Cronin-Smith, RN, CCTC, Kim Davis, RN, CPTC and Kristene Gugliuzza, MD

Please click on the link to view the presentations from the 25th Anniversary Texas Transplantation Society meeting:
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