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ASTS 2018 Recap

January 11-14 was the 18th annual American Society of Transplant Surgeons (ASTS) Winter Symposium in Miami, FL. Over 30 ERGOT members had the opportunity to present our work in the poster exhibition, soapbox and oral abstract presentations, and panel discussions.

On Thursday, January 11, Dr. Jackie Garonzik-Wang highlighted newsworthy events in transplantation during 2017 in her talk Hot Topics in Kidney Transplantation.

Jackie
The hottest topic in kidney transplantation from 2017 was Selena Gomez’s live donor kidney transplant, which she received from her close friend Francia Raisa.

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Hopkins Surgery Research Day

We were excited for the opportunity to present our work at the first ever Hopkins Surgery Research Day (May 24, 2017)! We brought 12 posters and gave 2 talks.

 Congrats to our Research Data Analyst Mary Grace Bowring for her award winning poster on Sex and Size Disparity in Liver Transplant!

 Core Faculty member and 2015 Rothman Early Career Development Award for Surgical Science award winner Dr. Tanjala Purnell gave an update on her ongoing research titled, “Patient Centered Research to Improve Equity in Access to Kidney Transplantation.”

Another highlight was our Halsted resident and PhD candidate Dr. Sandra DiBrito sharing her research in general surgery and transplantation, titled, “Outcomes Following General Surgery in Kidney Transplant Recipients.”

Thank you to the Johns Hopkins Department of Surgery for facilitating a great day of sharing engaging surgical science!

How We Did the First HIV-Positive to HIV-Positive Transplant in the US: The Policy & the Science

Join us as ERGOT founder and director Dorry Segev, MD PhD leads a discussion with student speakers Ashton Shaffer, Jessica Ruck, and Alyssa Martin about the first HIV-Positive to HIV-Positive in the United States.

The talk will take place at 4:30pm on Monday, November 21 in Miller Research Building on the ground floor.

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