Division of Nephrology and Hypertension and Department of Transplantation Medicine Present at International Congress of the Transplantation Society

In recognition of his contributions to the transplant community, Manikkam Suthanthiran, MB, Chief of the Department of Transplantation Medicine at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center and Chief of the Division of Nephrology and Hypertension at Weill Cornell Medical College, accepted the invitation to chair a scientific session at the XXII International Congress of the Transplantation Society, entitled “Genomics and Molecular Diagnostics.” Dr. Suthanthiran also co-chaired a session entitled “mTOR-Inhibition — The Science and the Clinical Outcomes.”

Additionally, Dr. Suthanthiran presented five abstracts that were accepted for oral presentation at the Congress meeting. The details of the presentations are as follows:

I. Geonomic and Molecular Diagnostics

“Urinary Cell mRNA Profiles Accurately Predict Renal Allograft Interstitial Fibrosis and Tubular Atrophy"

II. BK Virus Nephropathy

"Prognostication of BKV Nephritis Using Gene Expression Patterns and Development of a Combination Regimen of IVIG, Leflunomide and Reduced Tacrolimus (ILRT) to Optimize Outcome"

III. Dendritic Cells and Costimulation

"Dendritic Cells Plus TGF-Beta1 Differentiated Naive CD4+ T Cells but Not Natural Regulatory T Cells Protect Allografts"

IV. Highly Sensitized and ABOi Renal Transplantation

"Rituximab Therapy Decreases Acute Rejection Rates among Sensitized Renal Allograft Recipients"

V. Biomarkers of Acute Rejection

"Differential Expression of BMP-7, TGF- B1 and Granzyme B during Acute Rejection of Human Renal Allografts: A Plausible Molecular Link between Acute Rejection and Chronic Allograft Injury"

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