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ATS Course on Lung Transplantation Available This Year


Keith C Meyer, MD
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine
Madison, WI, USA
kcm@medicine.wisc.edu

Scott M Palmer, MD, MHS
Duke University Medical Center
Durham, NC, USA
palme002@mc.duke.edu


We would like to highlight an ATS postgraduate course on "Evolving Concepts in Lung Transplantation" offered on Saturday, May 18, Philadelphia.

This course will cover mechanisms of lung allograft rejection and new approaches to avoid allograft dysfunction following lung transplant. We will examine and discuss basic principles of lung transplantation and focus on our current understanding of transplant immunology, primary graft dysfunction, acute and chronic rejection, and autoimmunity. The translation of basic research findings to newer approaches to lung transplant that promote improved allograft function and patient survival will be emphasized. Evolving techniques to improve the donor lung supply and quality (such as ex vivo lung perfusion), promote allograft tolerance and prevent rejection, diagnose and manage chronic lung allograft dysfunction (CLAD) will be discussed.

The intent is to improve attendees' knowledge of recent advances in lung transplantation enhance competency in managing lung transplant recipients.

Individuals who attend this course will better understand concepts of allograft injury, tolerance, and rejection as well as evolving approaches to the diagnosis and management of lung transplant complications.

Link to the ATS postgraduate course website:
http://conference.thoracic.org/2013/program/postgraduate-courses/



Disclosure Statement: The authors have no conflicts of interest to disclose.