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CCET presentations at TSANZ 2013

Members of the Centre for Clinical and Experimental Transplantation team have returned from the Annual Scientific Meeting of the Transplantation Society of Australia and New Zealand (TSANZ)  2013, held at the Australian National University in Canberra. 

From the point of view of CNARTS it was a very successful meeting with many of our researchers receiving prizes and awards.

Of major significance is that A/Prof Toby Coates was awarded the Ian MacKenzie Prize for Outstanding Contribution in Transplantation in Australia and New Zealand.  This prestigious award recognises researchers who have demonstrated excellence and exceptional contribution in the field of transplantation who are within 10 years of embarking on their own research programme. 

Presentations and Awards at this meeting from the CCET :

Invited Talks:

  • Immunological Assessment of Indigenous Transplant Candidates by A/Prof Toby Coates
  • Transplant Outcomes in Indigenous Transplant Recipients – Kidney by A/Prof Stephen McDonald
  • Indigenous Outcomes – The SA/NT Experience by Dr Michael Burke
  • Marginal Donors by Dr Michael Collins
  • Pregnancy in Transplant Recipients by Dr Shilpa Jesudason
  • Importance of Non-HLA, Cw, DP and DQ Antibodies by A/Prof Toby Coates

Abstract Presentations:

  • Presidents Prize Symposium / Young Investigator Award:  "Prediction Of Cancer In Kidney Transplant Recipients (Ktr) Utilising Immune Phenotype And Function: A Prospective Single Blinded Study" by Chris Hope
  • Young Investigator Award: NEUROKININ-1 RECEPTOR-SIGNALING IS REQUIRED FOR AN OPTIMAL ALLOGRAFT IMMUNE RESPONSE by Dr Darling ROJAS-CANALES
  • Young Investigator Award: "Ex Vivo Modified Mesenchymal Stem Cells (MSC) Enhance T Cell Immunosuppression By The Expression Of Inhibitory Molecules, Downregulation Of CD25 On Activated T Cells And The Increase In Regulatory T Cells" by Kisha Sivanathan
  • "Endothelial Progenitor Cell (EPC) Co- Transplantation Enhances The Engraftment Of Pancreatic Islets" by Daniella 
Penko
  • Book Voucher Award: "Loss Of Zinc And Alteration Of Zinc Transporters In Db/Db Mice Pancreatic Islets In Early Type 2 Diabetes
" by Mariea Bosco
  • Young Investigator Award: DENDRITIC CELL TARGETED THERAPY: POLYMERIC NANOPARTICLES TARGETING HUMAN AND NON-HUMAN PRIMATE (NHP) DC-SIGN TO INHIBIT DENDRITIC CELL (DC) FUNCTION by Dr Michael Collins

  • ANGIOTENSIN 2 TYPE 1-RECEPTOR ACTIVATING ANTIBODIES IN TRANSPLANT GLOMERULOPATHY by Dr William Hanf

  • SUCCESSFUL PREGNANCY IN AN ABO-INCOMPATIBLE RENAL TRANSPLANT RECIPIENT by Dr Shilpa Jesudason