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This masterclass will present the most up-to-date information on immune tolerance in solid organ transplantation, the current evidence, and intervention trials to achieve immune tolerance using the recipients' own T regulatory cells. Recent research on how the immune system may respond to the T and B cell responses after pregnancy will also be discussed.
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Professor, Section of Transplant
The University of Chicago
Anita Chong received her Ph.D. in cell biology from the Australian National University and is currently a Professor in the Section of Transplant at The University of Chicago, USA. She has a long-standing interest in transplantation immunology, and research efforts in her laboratory focus on immunological tolerance following allogeneic transplantation and the impact of sensitization, as well as on the control of humoral immunity. Her findings have led to pilot clinical trials for the treatment of antibody-mediated rejection and desensitizing patients for transplantation.
Anita has won numerous awards for her research including the 2015 Basic Science Established Investigator Award from The American Society of Transplantation, 2020 Women Leader in Transplantation Award and the 2020 Distinguished Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. She has published 200 research articles, book chapters and reviews, and has received over 50 research awards from the National Institutes of Health, research foundations and industry. Anita has served on grant review panels and the Advisory Council of the National Institute of Allergy, Immunology and Infectious Diseases at the National Institutes of Health, and on the Advisory Board of Immune Tolerance Network. She was the Chair of the Basic Science Committee of the Transplantation Society (2010-2016) and is currently the Co-chair of the Community of Transplantation Scientists, American Society of Transplantation, and Chair of Pillar 1 of the Women in Transplantation Initiative.
Children’s Hospital at Westmead
Professor Stephen Alexander is a pediatric nephrologist at the Children’s Hospital at Westmead in Sydney Australia. He is a past President of the TSANZ and on IPTA Council. His research interests are in tolerance and genetics in transplantation and kidney disease. His particular interests are in different types of regulatory T cells including modifying T cells by gene editing.
Presentation: Why pregnancies may increase the risk of acute rejection in solid organ transplant recipients?, Anita Chong, USA
Live Q&A with Anita Chong, USA
Presentation: Regulatory T cell therapies in transplantation, Stephen Alexander, Australia
Live Q&A with Stephen Alexander, Australia
Masterclass closing remarks