American Transplant Congress

Healio brings you the highlights from the American Transplant Congress. Refer back to this page often for the latest news from ATC, perspectives and interviews with leading researchers and clinicians, and to review archives of past meetings.
Meeting News

AST president: COVID-19 provides opportunity for collaboration

May 30, 2020
At the virtual American Transplant Congress, Emily Blumberg, MD, FAST, president of the American Society of Transplantation, discussed how the…
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Cost-effective drug found to prevent hepatitis C transmission in kidney transplantation

May 30, 2020
A short course of direct-acting anti-viral prophylaxis may be effective in preventing transmission of hepatitis C virus from kidney donors to…
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Patients with HIV less likely to be waitlisted for kidney transplant

June 24, 2019
BOSTON — Patients with HIV were less likely to be placed on the kidney transplant waitlist than patients without HIV, according to research…
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Unplanned pregnancy may play role in poor graft outcomes for younger kidney transplant recipients

June 21, 2019
BOSTON — Female kidney transplant recipients who conceived between the ages of 18 and 25 years had higher rates of rejection and graft loss, as…
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BMI impacts allograft outcomes in kidney transplant for recipients with type 2 diabetes

June 20, 2019
BOSTON — For transplant recipients with type 2 diabetes, delayed graft function was more common in those with higher BMIs and allograft…
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Kidney transplant recipients, especially women, have increased risk of cardiovascular mortality

June 14, 2019
BOSTON — Kidney transplant recipients have a substantially greater risk of cardiovascular mortality than the general population, and excess…
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Greater odds of allograft survival after dual kidney transplant than expanded criteria donor transplant

June 13, 2019
BOSTON — Although allograft survival was lower in dual kidney transplant when compared with standard criteria donor transplant, it was…
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Donor-derived cell-free DNA test may accurately diagnose antibody- mediated rejection in pediatric kidney transplant recipients

June 12, 2019
BOSTON — A donor-derived cell-free DNA test that considers donor-specific antibodies may help predict antibody-mediated rejection in patients…
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Social support networks are essential for care of kidney transplant candidates but barriers exist to optimal engagement

June 11, 2019
BOSTON — After barriers to participating in the care of patients awaiting kidney transplant were reported by friends and family, researchers…
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Donor-derived cell-free DNA test may help detect graft rejection in kidney transplant recipients

June 10, 2019
BOSTON — A test that uses donor-derived cell-free DNA accurately discriminated rejection from non-rejection in kidney transplant recipients and…

Meeting Calendar

American Transplant Congress (CANCELED)

May 30, 2020 - June 3, 2020