10 Nov - 12 Nov '16

BeST16 Basic Science in Transplantation (BeST) Meeting 2016

The basic science community within the field of transplantation is a tight-knit and dynamic group that benefits greatly from dedicated meeting

BeST16 Basic Science in Transplantation (BeST) Meeting 2016

#BeST16 Basic Science In Transplantation

Primary Topics:
Inflammation, Regulation, Immunity, Environment
Start Date:
Thursday, 10th November, 2016 at 8:00am
End Date:
Saturday, 12th November, 2016 at 3:30pm
Important Dates:
Early Registration Deadline 25 September 2016
Pre-meeting Workshop on Single Cell analysis for Transplant Researchers on 10 November from 08:20 to 12:00
Poster Presentation
Posters will be on display for the duration of the meeting, the official poster viewing will be on Friday from 18:00, PRESENTERS are asked to stand by their boards for in depth discussion.
The poster area will be located in the POSTER DEDICATED AREA of the meeting venue.
Please note that Posters will remain on display during the entire meeting:
Mounting Day November 10 from 12:00
Dismounting Day November 12 from 12:00
Please note that any poster not picked up by 14:30 on November 12 will be discarded.
Posterboard: poster board number reference will be available in the Final Programme and ONSITE
Poster area (to ensure good legibility) is 4 feet high by 4 feet wide.  
Please note: these are landscape setups.
·Fixing material (pins and stickers) will be provided in the Poster  Area
·Poster boards will be numbered by the organisers – please refer to Final Programme for board assignments onsite.
·Poster titles will not be provided. Please include the title when preparing your poster.
Country: United States
Description & Objectives:


The basic science community within the field of transplantation is a tight-knit and dynamic group that benefits greatly from dedicated meeting opportunities to share knowledge and establish collaborations.

As such, the basic science leadership within both the American Society of Transplantation (AST) Community of Basic Scientists (COBS) and European Society of Transplantation (ESOT) Basic Science Committee (BSC) have come together to hold an approximately two-day meeting (Thursday noon- Saturday noon). The purpose of the meeting is to discuss and update participants on cutting edge research in the field of transplantation, and to expand opportunities for networking and collaboration for both U.S. and European transplantation scientists. The leadership of both committees is strongly committed to establishing an intimate, retreat-style feel to the meeting, and believe that a stand-alone basic science meeting lends itself better to that atmosphere.


Educational Objectives

The meeting will cover timely and relevant topics in the area of transplantation immunology and transplantation biology, including innate and adaptive mechanisms of allorecognition, mechanisms of rejection, alloreactive T and B cell differentiation and effector function, novel mechanisms of immune regulation, influence of infection (including the microbiome) on transplant outcome, epigenetics and microRNA-mediated control of alloreactivity, induction and maintenance of transplantation tolerance, pros/cons of various murine models of alloreactivity, and new tools to study human alloreactive immune responses. The overall goal is to educate trainees and junior faculty in various aspects of transplantation biology, as well as to provide a forum for the presentation and discussion of novel research and emerging ideas in the field.

Target Group:

The target audience for this meeting would be basic and translational scientists studying transplantation, along with medical, surgical, and PhD trainees with an interest in basic science research in the transplant field. The joint TTS/ESOT basic science meeting in Paris in 2013 was very successful overall, with over 200 participants. In late 2015, we conducted a survey of COBS members, and 84% of COBS respondents replied that they would be interested in attending a joint AST/ ESOT Basic Science Meeting.


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