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Networking Event at ASHI 2022

Women in Transplantation is delighted to announce an in-person Networking Event at the American Society for Histocompatability and Immunogenetics (ASHI) Meeting. During this event, we will honor the career of a pioneer in immunogenetics, Dr. Nicole Suciu-Foca.
ASHI will take place in Las Vegas, NV, USA on 24-28 October 2022. WIT members who are registered for and attending ASHI have the option to attend this Networking Event as part of their registration. Please follow this link to register for ASHI https://2022.ashi-hla.org

Panel Discussion and Networking Event at the 2022 Banff-CST Joint Meeting

Join us for the Women in Transplant Panel Discussion and Networking Event on Thursday, September 22, 2022, 6-7PM MT.
Keynote Speaker, Dr. Heather Ross will provide insight in her fascinating and distinguished career to date. This will be followed by a panel discussion on how to provide support and guidance to future generations of women transplant professionals. This is an inclusive event and we welcome all participants.
Keynote Speaker
Heather Ross
Professor of Medicine
University of Toronto
Guest Panelist
Tom Blydt-Hansen
Director, Multi Organ Transplant Program and Senior Scientist
BCCH Research Institute
Guest Panelist
Chaya Shwaartz
Assistant Professor, Division of General Surgery, UHN and Department of Surgery
University of Toronto
Guest Panelist
Mélanie Dieudé
Professeur Associée, Faculty of Medicine, Microbiology, Infectiology and Immunology Department
Université de Montréal
More Details about the 2022 Banff-CST Meeting

Join us in Banff, Alberta!
This year's meeting will bring together members of the Banff Foundation for Allograft Pathology and the Canadian Society of Transplantation for a hybrid event, combining both in-person and virtual experiences, and helping us reach an even wider audience. Check out the full agenda [conference.cst-transplant.ca].

Have you registered yet?
Registered attendees can access live streamed sessions and on-demand videos via the virtual platform. You can also ask questions to speakers and network with your peers via the virtual platform. Click here: Access the virtual platform either through the mobile app or the web portal. [conference.cst-transplant.ca]

Women's Barrier to Transplant

In partnership with the Women in Transplantation Advocacy Pillar, we invite you to share your perspectives and experiences as a female kidney recipient.

This is Nicole (back center) during a research focus group

Who can take part?
• Women over 18 years of age

What will be involved in participating?
• Global interviews are taking place
• Held at a time that suits you
• Face-to-face via telephone or video conference

What will be asked?
How accessible your treatment has been and some of the hurdles you may have faced living with your transplanted kidney.

If you are interested in participating, please contact:
Nicole Scholes-Robertson
Research Fellow and Transplant recipient
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We hope this project will help improve the lives and experiences of women with kidney transplants. Your insights will help us create health literacy tailored to female recipients, as well as expand future studies to all organ recipients.

International Symposium on “Sex and Gender in Organ Transplantation: The Female Perspective”

- from Annette Melk, Organizing Committee:

As you know, Beth, Germaine, Louise and I are organizing a symposium for patients, clinicians and researchers on “Sex and Gender in Transplantation: The Female Perspective”. The symposium will be a hybrid event with the in-person meeting taking place in Hannover from October 5th to 7th 2022. This is to kindly ask for your support via either personal or virtual attendance. Please see below for details.

On behalf of the organizing committee:
Anette Melk, Hannover; Bethany J. Foster, Montreal; Germaine Wong, Sydney; Louise Lerminiaux, Los Angeles

More Details

Due to some changes in the program, we still have slots for faculty and senior clinicians/scientists available. We will be able to cover travel costs.

In addition, you are very welcome to let especially younger colleagues and dedicated patients know about the possibility to participate in this event. For these two groups, we managed to get additional travel grants. Moreover, we will provide a mentoring program for young clinicians and researchers onsite.

More information is provided on our website: https://diversity-in-transplantation.org/

Could you please let Katie Tait, WIT Manager This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or myself, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., know whether and which sessions you plan to attend.

The following time schedule gives you an overview of the time zones in relation to the program (green boxes are times, during which attendance should be possible within your time zone; * depending on the number of patients who register, we may have a parallel panel for patients on Oct. 5th and 6th):

This event is organized in close collaboration with Women in Transplantation and sponsored by the VolkswagenStiftung.

Women in Transplantation & Asian Society of Transplantation - Fellowship Grant

Women in Transplantation is delighted to announce that they will co-sponsor a research fellowship grant with the Asian Society of Transplantation.

The Asian Society of Transplantation will fund a research project that contributes to our understanding of the impact of sex and/or gender in transplantation using “Asian Society Transplant Registry-Women in transplantation-kidney transplantation (ASTREG-WIT-KT) data.”

ASTREG-WIT-KT is an online registry for data collection and analysis of gender disparity across Asia-Pacific countries. It was borne out of WIT's Pillar 2, which focuses on sex and gender research as it related to solid organ transplantation.

Any epidemiologic, clinical studies using this data will be considered for this grant.

2022-2024 WIT Fellowship Awards

Women in Transplantation, in collaboration with One Lambda Thermo Fisher and Sanofi, is delighted to announce the winners of the WIT Fellowship Award 2022-2024!
One Lambda Thermo Fisher Fellowship Award
Dr. Emily Leven
Mount Sinai, New York City
Sanofi Fellowship Award
Dr. Brenda Rosales
University of Sydney, Australia


WIT promotes discussion of
‘Picture a Scientist’ movie

To celebrate International Women’s Day and continued support for transplantation professionals, Women in Transplantation (WIT), an initiative of The Transplantation Society (TTS) is pleased to announce an entirely new way to network, with the launch of what we hope will be a series of educational and mentoring discussions focused on the celebrated movie ‘Picture a Scientist’

We already have initial viewings happening within groups based in Chicago and Omaha for March and April 2021, who will be tweeting their discussion (#WIT). Most exciting is that WIT will provide members with unlimited opportunities for 1 year to watch the movie at no charge, in either a virtual or in-person format (where possible). WIT hopes that this movie will prompt transplant professionals all over the world to share their experiences, and brainstorm successful ways to advance their professional experience (either online or in person, depending on how you choose to view).

Here is what Dr. Anita Chong (Chair of WIT Pillar 1) has to say about the movie:

‘What struck me was how universal the experiences highlighted in the movie were, and yet, prior to the discussion of the movie, how each female professional thought that they were alone facing these challenges. This movie has motivated me to organize opportunities for women professionals to share their experience, and together, advocate for change one institution at a time.’

If you are interested in hosting a no-charge screening at your institution, please reach out to Katie Tait (WIT Manager) at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

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