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2011-01-19 15:15:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Society of Transplantation (AST) and James Redford will host the seventh annual Share the Beat® event, benefiting organ donation awareness and transplantation research through the AST endowment and the Redford AnimAction Project: It's A RAP!, an educational program dedicated to raising organ donation awareness. This year's event will take place at the Regency Center in San Francisco on Friday, March 11, 2011, at...

2010-12-17 12:22:00

CHICAGO, Dec. 17, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- On Friday, December 17th, Mediaplanet published one of the largest Donor Awareness Reports of the year distributed to millions with the help of AST, ITNS, NFT, Gift of Hope, UW Health, Loyola University Hospital, Genentech, leading physicians, researchers, and many more. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100820/CG52983LOGO) American Society of Transplantation "It Takes One Decision": Organ donors have the ability to save or improve the...

2010-05-03 12:17:00

SAN DIEGO, May 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following was released today by American Transplant Congress 2010: EVENT: D TOUR FILM SCREENING WITH LIVE APPEARANCE AT AMERICAN TRANSPLANT CONGRESS 2010 DATE: MONDAY, MAY 3 and TUESDAY, MAY 4, 2010 PLACE: SAN DIEGO CONVENTION CENTER, BALLROOM 20A, 12:35 pm - 2:10 pm 111 West Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA DETAILS: D tour, the award-winning documentary about Pat Spurgeon, drummer for indie rock band Rogue Wave, will screen from 12:35...

2010-04-12 11:00:00

MOUNT LAUREL, N.J., April 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The 10th annual American Transplant Congress 2010 (ATC) is the premiere educational event in the fields of basic and clinical transplantation. This joint meeting, sponsored by the American Society of Transplant Surgeons (ASTS) and the American Society of Transplantation (AST), will occur from May 1 - 5, 2010 at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, CA. ATC features three State-of-the-Art addresses by leading...

2010-02-19 09:15:00

MOUNT LAUREL, N.J. and ARLINGTON, Va., Feb. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Allan D. Kirk, M.D., Ph.D., has been chosen by the American Society of Transplantation (AST) and the American Society of Transplant Surgeons (ASTS) to serve as editor-in-chief of the American Journal of Transplantation (AJT). This monthly publication is the official journal of the two societies and the number one journal in the field of transplantation. Kirk will succeed Editor-in-Chief Philip F. Halloran, M.D., who...

2010-02-16 08:44:00

MOUNT LAUREL, N.J., Feb. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The 10th annual American Transplant Congress 2010 (ATC) is the foremost educational event in the field of basic and clinical transplantation. This joint meeting, sponsored by the American Society of Transplant Surgeons (ASTS) and the American Society of Transplantation (AST), will occur from May 1 - 5, 2010 at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, CA. ATC 2010 features new audience response sessions along with hundreds of...

2009-12-15 13:53:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today's New York Times article by Kevin Sack, "Plan for Kidney Drugs Spurs Division," illustrates an internal renal community reimbursement debate that may result in kidney patients continuing to be deprived of their life-saving immunosuppressive medications beyond the current 36-month Medicare program limit. As Congress is poised to approve this urgent transplant patient coverage to preserve the lives of transplant kidney recipients,...

2009-10-08 15:23:00

AST Delivers Letter to Senate Leadership WASHINGTON, Oct. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the Senate Finance Committee prepares to vote on the amended health care reform package, members of the American Society of Transplantation (AST) arrived on Capitol Hill armed with a letter encouraging the Senate to adopt a health care provision that will extend Medicare's coverage of post-transplant drugs, which are critical to maintaining the health of the transplant patient. Immunosuppressive...

2009-10-08 11:53:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- As Congress wraps up work on health care reform, members of the American Society of Transplantation's (AST) Public Policy Committee arrived on Capitol Hill today to discuss the importance of supporting a health care provision that would ensure kidney transplant recipients continue to receive Medicare coverage for immunosuppressive drugs. The Comprehensive Immunosuppressive Drug Coverage for Kidney Transplant Patients Act of 2009, in the health care reform...

2009-09-14 09:00:00

HOUSTON, Sept. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Society of Transplantation (AST) presents Transplantation: The Year in Review, Oct. 24-25, 2009 in Houston, Texas. The meeting features a review of the most recent developments in the field of organ transplantation from May 2008 up to and including the 2009 American Transplant Congress (ATC) that was held in May in Boston. The meeting will emphasize topical basic and clinical science lectures, organ-specific literature reviews and highlights...


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