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Invitation and Welcome

Invitation and Welcome

In 2006, history was made in the field of transplantation medicine. The largest meeting in transplant science was held in Boston, The World Transplant Congress (WTC). This meeting was a joint collaboration of the American Society of Transplant Surgeons (ASTS), The Transplantation Society (TTS), and the American Society of Transplantation (AST) with record breaking attendance. There were over 6500 specialists in this field as well as an additional 1000 exhibit personnel.  

The three societies are joining together again for the Word Transplant Congress 2014, being held July 26 – 31 in San Francisco, California. WTC 2014 will bring together transplant scientists, physicians, surgeons, trainees, nurses, organ procurement personnel, pharmacists and other associated transplant professionals from around the world.  

The first two days of the meeting, Saturday, July 26 and Sunday, July 27 will offer a variety of focused pre-meeting courses for clinicians, scientists and allied health professionals, which will focus on current topics of major interest in the science and clinical practice of transplantation. These courses have been designed specifically to
provide educational opportunities for everyone working in the field worldwide. A special event on Sunday morning will be symposia developed and co-sponsored by several of our fellow international society partners, the International Pediatric Transplant Association, International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation, International Liver Transplantation Society the International Transplant Nurses Society and the American Society for Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics.  

As a venue, San Francisco is a gateway to the American west. Today, San Francisco is one of the top tourist destinations in the world, ranking 35th out of the 100 most visited cities worldwide, and is renowned for its cool summer temperatures, steep rolling hills, eclectic mix of architecture, and its famous landmarks, including the Golden Gate Bridge, cable cars, and Chinatown. In addition to the many landmarks and well-known heights and sights, make time for the city’s maritime heart — its waterfront, much of which has been refurbished.  

From the opening ceremonies on Sunday evening, July 27 to the closing networking event on Wednesday, July 30, you will be provided with a variety of formats for education, including basic and science symposia, plenary and concurrent sessions, state-of-the-art symposia and sunrise symposia. There will be an educational opportunity for all attendees in every specialty of transplantation.

Please save the date and plan to attend the World Transplant Congress, July 26-31, 2014 and be a part of transplant history.

WTC 2014 Executive Committee:
Kathryn Wood, DPhil, Congress Chair
A. Benedict Cosimi, MD, Chair, Finance Committee
Barbara Murphy, MD, Chair, Program Committee
Francis Delmonico, MD, Executive Committee
John Roberts, MD, Executive Committee
Flavio Vincenti, MD, Executive Committee