American Transplant Congress

Philadelphia, PA

May 1–4, 2011

The Division of Nephrology and Hypertension, Department of Medicine, and the Department of Transplantation Medicine and Extracorporeal Therapy

were well represented at the 2011 American Transplant Congress.

Dr. Manikkam Suthanthiran, Division Chief, delivered the opening plenary session of the congress. He also gave 2 midday symposiums. Dr. Cheguevara Afaneh, a surgical resident working in the laboratory of Dr. Suthanthiran, gave an oral communication and presented two poster presentations from the laboratory. One of his posters was awarded Poster of Distinction. Dr. John R. Lee, a nephrology fellow, presented a poster presentation.

The presentations at the congress included:

Plenary Session

Urinary Cell messengerRNA Expression Signatures Anticipate Acute Cellular Rejection: A Report from CTOT-04

M. Suthanthiran, R. Ding, V. Sharma, M. Abecassis, D. Dadhania, B. Samstein, S. Knechtle, W. Hancock, L. Han, J. Schwartz, J. Liu, N. Bridges, A. Shaked

Midday Symposiums

Biomarkers as Diagnostic and Prognostic Tools in Organ Transplantation

M. Suthanthiran

microRNAs: New Players in Gene Regulation, Tissue Injury, and Rejection

M. Suthanthiran

Oral Communications

mRNA Expression Profiles of Complement and Complement Regulatory Genes Are Informative of Human Renal Allograft Status

C. Afaneh, T. Muthukumar, M. Lubetzky, R. Ding, C. Snopkowski, S. Seshan, D. Dadhania, M. Suthanthiran

Bortezomib Therapy and Reversal of Antibody-Mediated Rejection: Differential Sensitivity of HLA Class I and Class II Antibodies

J.K. Walker, M. Lubetzky, M. Aull, C. Hartono, S. Saal, D. Serur, J. Lee, T. Muthukumar, V. Sharma, D. Leeser, J. Figuero, S. Kapur, M. Suthanthiran, D. Dadhania

Poster Presentations

HIV-Positive Renal Allograft Recipients Are Molecularly Quiescent and Clinically Stable on a Steroid-Sparing Immunosuppressive Protocol*

C. Afaneh, T. Muthukumar, C. Hartono, D. Serur, J. Lee, D. Dadhania, R. Bologa, S. Saal, R. Riggio, D. Leeser, S. Kapur, M. Suthanthiran

A Molecular Mechanism for Successful Kidney Transplantation in HIV Patients

C. Afaneh, T. Muthukumar, R. Albaz, D. Dadhania, R. Ding, M. Suthanthiran

Gene-Expression Profiles of Peripheral Blood Cells and Urinary Cells Are Diagnostic of Acute Rejection in Renal Allograft Recipients

P. Putheti, R. Ding, R. Naqvi, M. Medeiros, V.K. Sharma, J. Liu, G. Lin, N.M. Williams, N.D. Bridges, T.B. Strom, M. Suthanthiran, W. Harmon

A Vitamin D Metabolism Signature Predictive of Acute Rejection and BK Viremia: Implications for Vitamin D Repletion

J.R. Lee, T. Muthukumar, S. Saal, D. Dadhania, J. Lee, M. Suthanthiran

*Poster of Distinction




Nephrology and Hypertension
Manikkam Suthanthiran, MD, Chief

Anita Mesi, MBA, Administrator
Room: S-829
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