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Shedding Light on the Black Box of Science: Basic Science and Translational Research Academy Day

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Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Manchester Grand Hyatt Hotel
San Diego, CA, USA

Tereza Martinu, MD
Esmé Dijke, PhD
Christopher Wigfield, MD, FRCS(C/Th)
ISHLT BSTR Academy Co-Chairs

Would you like to better understand how T cells cause rejection or how antibodies are generated? Or wonder why it matters in the first place? Have you already been involved in transplant-related research and would like to review the basic concepts and hear an update on recent research breakthroughs? Or are you a basic scientist who would like to learn about the clinical relevance of basic pathways and mechanisms? At the ISHLT Academy: Core Competencies in Basic Science and Translational Research, there will be helpful information for everyone. This academy day is aimed at shedding light on the dark spots of your knowledge, tying together basic science, translational research, and their clinical relevance in both heart and lung transplantation.

The day will be broken up into 5 broad sessions covering ischemia reperfusion injury, acute rejection, chronic rejection, antibody-mediated rejection, and relevant pharmacology. Teaching of key concepts in basic science will alternate with discussions of mechanisms and pathways relating to specific clinical scenarios. These basic science discussions will be linked by brief case presentations to emphasize the clinical relevance of the topics and of our mission. Above all, through this academy, we would like to foster interaction between basic scientists, translational researchers, and clinicians and help them understand each other's language. Panels of clinically- and basic-science-oriented academicians will stir your thoughts and provoke discussion. Mingling, questioning, doubting and arguing will be greatly encouraged. We hope to see you there, on April 9th, 2014, in San Diego!

Download the BSTR Academy Scientific Program (PDF)
For more information and to Register, visit: Academy Registration and Housing Info

Disclosure Statement: the authors have no disclosures and no conflicts of interest.

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