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THE ASPEN LUNG CONFERENCE 2016 & CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: "Lung Transplantation: Opportunities for Repair and Regeneration" June 8-11, 2016 @ The Gant Conference Center, Aspen, Colorado

Dear ISHLT membership,

We are pleased to announce that the 59th Thomas L. Petty Aspen Lung Conference will be devoted to lung transplantation! The Aspen Lung Conference is one of the most respected and innovative meetings in the North American lung research community at large: With a focus on clinical problems that affect the lung, the Aspen Lung Conference blends cutting-edge basic and clinical research in a setting that facilitates extensive discussion amongst the participants. This is the very first time that lung transplantation will be the topic of discussion. The conference will be organized around a central theme of the life cycle of a lung transplant, spanning donation, explantation, preservation, implantation and finally accommodation. links imageEmphasis will be placed on integration of basic, translational and clinical sciences. The program will be organized into a series of thematic sessions focusing on (i) new concepts in lung allograft preservation and reconditioning utilizing ex-vivo lung perfusion, (ii) adaptive immunity including new arenas in T cell and B cell biology, (iii) host response/innate immune mechanisms, (iv) airway/allograft remodeling and (v) strategic approaches to translating scientific advances into impactful therapy including molecular phenotyping, novel immunosuppression and development of novel diagnostic and monitoring techniques. State-of-the-art speakers will include Mark Gillespie, Shaf Keshavjee, Daniel Kreisel, Jason Christie, Jordan Pober, David Sachs, Souheil El-Chemaly, Sean Colgan, Iwijn De Wlaminck, Harold Chapman, John Belperio, and Vibha Lama. The diverse themes will be reconciled in a concluding Conference Summary presented by Sonja Shrepfer, Associate Professor at UCSF. The overall objective is to assemble thought leaders and learners in transplantation to educate the next generation of scientists and define the next big steps to be taken in the field. We hope many of you will consider submitting an abstract (which can overlap with your ISHLT, AST, or ATS submissions). Abstract deadline is February 14, 2016. For more information, contact: Jeanne Cleary, (Jeanne.Cleary@ucdenver.edu) or visit our website at www.aspenlungconference.org.

We hope to see you in Aspen!

Martin Zamora (Chair)
Mark Nicolls & Tereza Martinu (Co-Chairs) ■

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

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