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Early Bird Registration Deadline is 19 August
The Annual Symposium early bird registration deadline is 19 August. This is your last chance to save $50! Earn all of your CE, CEPTC, and Pharmacology credits for the year in one place! The ITNS symposium gives you bang for your buck! The symposium has something for everyone, with educational content applicable to the novice through expert nurse. Register today to save! You don't want to miss this year’s symposium!
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Participate in the ITNS Chapter Challenge
We hope you are planning to attend the 23rd Annual ITNS Symposium in Houston, Texas, USA 27-29 September. This year, ITNS will award a $500 prize to the chapter that brings the highest percentage of its members to the Annual Symposium. When registering online, add "ITNS Chapter Challenge" to your registration. Then, select the chapter you belong to from the drop down menu. Make sure you register for the symposium before 19 August to save $50.
Phase III of HRSA's WPFL Hospital Campaign complete
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has released the recognition results from Phase III of the Workplace Partnership for Life Hospital Organ Donation Campaign. More than 400 hospitals and transplant centers were recognized for their outstanding voluntary efforts to promote organ donation between June 2013 and May 2014. In addition, a number of state hospital associations, organ procurement organizations, and Donate Life America affiliates were acknowledged for successfully partnering with hospitals and transplant centers in this campaign.
ITNS is proud to be one of 11 national partners supporting this campaign and we encourage more hospitals, state hospital associations, and
donation organizations across the country to join in the important effort to help increase donor registration. For information about joining, visit the
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Houston, TX named the 4th Coolest City!
The 2014 Annual ITNS Symposium is being held in what Forbes has named the 4th coolest city: Houston, Texas!
Register for the symposium for the education and wealth of attractions in Houston! Earn up to 26 CE and CEPTC's! Attend the Pre Symposium and the conference earn up to 34 CE and CEPTC's! Register before 19 August to save!
ITNS invites you to become an affiliate member of The Transplantation Society for only $50
The Transplantation Society Joint-Membership would entitle you to significant benefits:
Click here to learn more about the benefits of being a TTS member.
- Access to member-only sections of the TTS website
- Free access to educational materials, including TTS Multimedia Library with oral presentations congresses and meetings, and webinars
- Access to each issue of TTS official journal, Transplantation, online as a TTS member with an Electronic Table of Contents sent to you by email
- TTS Newsletter Tribune, updating you on TTS and Section activities
- Awareness of Global Transplantation events including WHO, ONT and Regional Society activities
- Reduced Registration fees at TTS symposia, congresses and meetings
- Access to Grants, Awards and Proposed Sponsored Fellowships
- Participation in TTS Initiatives including TTS Education Academy, Declaration of Istanbul activities, and nKOL activities
- Participation in voting on locations of future TTS Congresses and for TTS Officers and Councilors.
PLEASE NOTE: If you are an existing ITNS member and would like to add TTS membership, please call member services at 1-847-375-6340. If you are NOT a current ITNS member and would like to join both ITNS and TTS, you can add the memberships to your cart during the checkout process.
ITNS invites you to submit an abstract!
The International Transplant Nurses Society (ITNS) Annual Symposium Planning Committee (ASPC) invites you to submit abstract applications to present at the 2015 Summer Symposia, June 13 -14, 2015 at the Hyatt Regency O'Hare in Rosemont, Illinois. The general abstract submission deadline is Monday, November 3, 2014 at 11:59 p.m. (Midnight) Central Time (CT) Chicago, Illinois, USA. Questions about abstract submission? Contact Jennifer Wahl, ITNS Education Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Way to block immune rejection after transplant surgery
Individuals who have had transplant surgery need drugs that suppress their immune system and prevent it from turning on the new organ. Indian scientists have helped develop a gel that can hold and slowly release an immune-suppressing drug.
Waiting for a new face: The transplants giving people back their lives
CNN via KSL-TV
"These types of patients have such disfigurement beforehand they can't eat, they can't breathe properly. It's about functionality," says Dr. Richard Luskin, CEO of the New England Organ Bank. Luskin is referring to the small group of people worldwide who are on waiting lists in hope of a new face, and in the U.S. at least, they may now have one donated to them more readily.
World record for lung transplant recipient
At the age of 47, her survival was a race against the clock but the life-giving power of organ transplantation carried Vera Dwyer through another quarter of a century and into the record books.
The 73-year-old from Ballinafad, Co Sligo has been officially certified as "the longest-surviving single lung transplant recipient in the world" by the Guinness Book of Records.
Concise analysis of the global therapeutic landscape of heart transplantation
The Medical News
DelveInsight's, "Heart Transplantation-Pipeline Insights, 2014", report provides comprehensive insights about pipeline drugs across this indication. A key objective of the report is to establish the understanding for all the pipeline drugs that fall under Heart Transplantation.
Missed last week's issue? See which articles your colleagues read most.
Liver transplantation in older adults
Journal of Gerontological Nursing via Healio
Liver transplantation is the only definitive treatment therapy for end-stage liver disease. In the U.S., approximately 15 percent of annual liver transplant recipients are 65 or older. The most common postoperative complications are infection, acute graft rejection and acute renal failure.
China beats India to launch its national online donor registry
The Times of India
Most countries with active organ transplant programs have a system of registries to track the donation and allocation system. The latest to join this club is China, which launched an online registry this March. With the registry launch anyone above 16 can log on to the website and become a volunteer.
Doctors hail setting up of Cadaver Transplantation Authority
The New Indian Express
The government of Tamil Nadu recently announced the setting up of a Cadaver Transplantation Authority which would have functional and fiscal authority to serve as the State’s nodal agency for all organ transplantations. Chaired by Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa, the body would serve as the nodal agency for transplantations in Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Puducherry and Lakshadweep.
An aging America: The future of healthcare depends on telehealth
By Karen R. Thomas
As a country, we are living longer and in greater numbers. The number of people over the age of 65 in America is predicted to rise to nearly 80 million by 2040, according to the Administration on Aging. When that happens, there will be more people living in our country who are over the age of 65 than at any point before in history, a fact that has many wondering if the U.S. healthcare system will have the resources, systems and integration to care for such a substantial older adult population.
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