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Transplantation Lecture Series

Transplant Related Lectures - September 2012 through May 2013

NOTE: Click on the links below to view each presentation.  These presentations are in pdf and can be viewed using Adobe Reader. Click here to download the latest version of this free software.

September 5, 2012
2012 American Transplant Congress Presentations

"Survival Benefit of Repeat Liver Transplantation in the US: A Serial MELD analysis by HCV status and DRI"

Scott Biggins, MD
Assistant Professor, Gastroenterology

"Combined Therapy with CTLA4-Ig and Autologous CD 117+ Progenitor Cells Leads to Abrogation of Acute Cardiac Rejection"
Todd Grazia, MD
Associate Professor, Pulmonary Transplant


"Maintenance Steroid Avoidance in Pediatric Heart Transplantation is Associated with Excellent Graft Survival"
Scott Auerbach, MD

Assistant Professor, Pediatric Cardiology


"Maintenance Steroid Avoidance in Pediatric Heart Transplantation is Associated with Fewer Co-Morbidities and Excellent Graft Survival"
Jane Gralla, PhD
Associate Professor, Pediatrics


"Tolerance-promoting regimens can permit extensive T cell activation and survival"
Szu-I (Selena) Wang, BSc
Immunology Pre-Doc Student, University of Alberta

"The Severity of Diabetes as an Independent Variable Impacting Tolerance Induction to Islet Allografts"
Ronald G. Gill, PhD
Professor of Surgery and Immunology, CCTCARE Research Director


September 19, 2012

"Pediatric Liver Transplantation"
Frederick 'Fritz' Karrer, MD
Professor and Chief Pediatric Surgery, Children's Hospital Colorado

October 3, 2012
Roundtable Discussion: Immunosuppression and Chronic Rejection

"Chronic rejection in liver transplantation"
James 'Jay' Burton, Jr., MD
Associate Professor, Gastroenterology

"Transplant Vasculopathy: Achilles heal of heart transplantation"
Biagio 'Bill' Pietra, MD
Associate Professor, Pediatric Cardiac Transplant

"Chronic rejection in lung transplantation"
Marty Zamora, MD
Professor, Pulmonary Division
Director, Lung Transplant Program


October 17, 2012
"Blood and Marrow Transplantation"
Clayton Smith, MD
Professor, General Internal Medicine
Director, Blood and Marrow Transplant Program


November 7, 2012
"HLA Matching for Stem Cell Transplant"
Michael Aubrey​, MS, CHS
Instructor, Allergy and Clinical Immunology
Clinimmune Labs


November 21, 2012
"Pediatric Heart Transplantation: A Marathon not a Sprint"
Bill Pietra, MD
Associate Professor, Pediatric Cardiac Transplant


January 2, 2013
"Current 'Hot Topics' in Kidney Transplantation" (PDF, 3 MB)
Alex Wiseman, MD
Associate Professor, Division of Renal Diseases
Hypertension Director, Kidney and Pancreas Transplant Programs

February 6, 2013
"Allograft Tolerance" (PDF, 4.5 MB)
Ronald G. Gill, PhD
Professor of Surgery and Immunology
CCTCARE Scientific Director

February 20, 2013
"Recent Advances in Kidney and Pancreas Transplantation"
(PDF, 16.5 MB)
Michael Zimmerman, MD
Associate Professor of Surgery, Abdominal Transplantation

Disclaimer: The information contained within this Transplantation Lecture Series Archive is intended for use by physicians, scientists and other health care professionals.  These documents were prepared by basic science, nursing professionals and clinical scientists for presentation and discussion at conferences held at the University of Colorado and Health Sciences Center in Denver, Colorado.  No guarantees are made with respect to accuracy or timeliness of this material.  This material should not be used as a basis for treatment decisions, and is not a substitute for professional consultation.