ATI Seminar Series

The Alberta Transplant Institute Seminar Series is a forum for discussion of the latest advances in donation and transplantation and an opportunity to highlight the great work of Institute members. It is a platform to develop collaborations within the Organ and Tissue Donation and Transplant groups and learn from each other. This series also features high-quality international speakers who are world leaders in Organ Donation and Transplantation research.


We are excited by this week's Seminar Series speakers, Drs Aminu Bello and  Ike Okpechi, presenting on "Capacity and Access to Kidney Transplantation: Where the World Stands in 2023". 




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We thank Paladin Labs Inc. for their support of the ATI seminar series through an educational grant.


Upcoming seminars: 

Our Seminars take a hiatus for the summer, and will return in September 2023.  Please sign up for our ATI Transplant Times Newsletter to be kept abreast of upcoming Seminars!


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If you happen to miss our previous seminar sessions, you can catch the recording on the ATI YouTube channel. You can also subscribe to our YouTube channel to get notifications once a new seminar session is uploaded.


recorded seminar sessions:


May 24th, 2023: YouTube Link 

The Clinical Pharmacology of Mycophenolic Acid in Kidney Transplant Recipients by Tony Kiang  

May 17th, 2023: YouTube Link

Breakthrough Invasive Fungal Infection in Lung Transplant Recipients by Efrat Orenbuch


Perioperative Respiratory Viruses & Primary Graft Dysfunction Risk in Lung Transplant Recipients by Laura van den Bosch

May 10th, 2023: No ATI Seminar this week due to ATI Research Day. 

See video of our Keynote Address by Dr. Alexandre Loupy at: YouTube Link 

May 3rd, 2023: YouTube Link 

Skeletal Muscle Biology in Children with End-State Liver Disease at Time of Liver Transplantation by Diana Mager 

April 26th, 2023: YouTube Link 

Aging and Alloimmunity by Stefan Tullius 

April 19th, 2023: YouTube Link 

The SHARE Study - Canadian Family Members Sharing Their Experience With Critical Care and Organ Donation by Aimee Sarti 

April 12th, 2023: YouTube Link 

The Gift of Life: Interprofessional Organ Donation Curriculum in Pediatric Critical Care by Briseida Mema and Haifa Mtaweh

April 5th, 2023: YouTube Link 

Stories from the Frontlines: Two Family's Journeys.  A Pre-Green Shirt Day Event by Becky Valentine and Jennifer Woolfsmith

March 29th, 2023: YouTube Link 

Multidisciplinary Support to Access Living Donor Kidney Transplant (MuST AKT): A Pilot RCT by Soroush Shojai

March 22nd, 2023: YouTube Link 

Towards Understanding HLA-DQ Immunogenicity by Anat Roitberg-Tambur 

March 15th, 2023: YouTube Link 

The Importance of Mental Health Care in Pre- and Post-Transplant Patients by Michelle Hounslow, kidney recipient

March 9th, 2023: YouTube Link

Special ATI-WCCHN Joint Seminar: Pediatric Heart Transplantation in Norway and in the Nordic Countries by Thomas Möller 

March 8th, 2023: YouTube Link

Exploring the Ethical Considerations of Direct Contact in Pediatric Organ Transplantation by Jordan Joseph Wadden

March 1st, 2023: YouTube Link 

Humanized Mouse Models To Study Interactions Between Beta Cells And The Immune System by Michael Brehm 

February 22nd, 2023: YouTube Link 

Immunomodulatory Siglecs: dampening immunity towards our own tissues by Matthew Macauley

February 15th, 2023: YouTube Link 

Innovative communication pathways to help transplanted teenagers to transition into adult care: development of a graphic novel by Stephanie Dalmer and Simon Urschel 

February 2nd, 2023: YouTube Link  

Transplant wellness - a new initiative for patients awaiting transplantation in Southern Alberta by Stefan Mustata

January 25th, 2023: YouTube Link

Investigating Kidney Tissue Responses to Donor Specific Antibodies in Antibody Mediated Rejection by Ana Konvalinka

January 18th, 2023: YouTube Link

Investigator initiated multi-center clinical trials in Canada by John Gill

December 12th, 2022: YouTube Link

First clinical trial to prevent graft rejection in heart transplant children employing a cellular therapy with autologous Treg obtained from thymic tissue (thyTreg) by Rafael Correa Rocha

November 30th, 2022: YouTube Link

Pre-transplant malignancy: Factoring cancer risk into transplant candidacy and the development of post-transplant malignancy by Alim Hirji

November 23rd, 2022: YouTube Link

Arts-Based Research and Sensory Methods in Transplantation: Can Frictions Move the Field? by Suze Berkhout and Brad Necyk

November 16th, 2022: YouTube Link

Liver Transplantation in Acute on Chronic Liver Failure by Constantine Karvellas

November 9th, 2022: YouTube Link

Next Gen ABO Histocompatibility: It’s ABOut time for ABO innovation by Anne Halpin

October 26th, 2022: YouTube Link

Artificial Intelligence-driven Multimodal Computational Pathology by Faisal Mahmood

October 19th, 2022: YouTube Link

2022 Banff Meeting:An Up-date on Allograft pathology and Transplant Diagnostic by Michael Mengel and Benjamin Adam

October 12th, 2022: YouTube Link

Making sound ethical arguments in the debate over pre-transplant vaccine mandates by Olivia Kates

October 5th, 2022: YouTube Link

Challenges of deceased kidney donation in Brazil: perspective of the nephrologist and possible solutions by Andre Barreto Pereira

September 28th, 2022: YouTube Link

a. Molecular characterization of microvascular inflammation in early post-transplant biopsies by Ivy Fixsen

b. War zone: Experience with Ukraine by Marek Myslak 





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