Plenary Sessions

Confirmed Speakers

Stay tuned for updates as the Congress Program comes into focus!

Plenary 1: Barriers to Access for Transplantation

Monday, September 14, 2020 | 08:45–10:15

Global Access to Transplant

Beatriz Dominguez-Gil, Spain
Director General
Organización Nacional De Trasplantes (ONT)

Gender Equality in Transplantation – Why are Donors Predominantly Women and Recipients Men?

Vivek Kute, India
Professor, Nephrology and Transplantation
H.l. Trivedi Institute of Transplantation Sciences

The Burden of CKD in China

Luxia Wang, People’s Republic of China
Professor, Peking University First Hospital;
Assistant Dean of National Institute of Health Data Science, Peking University

Plenary 2: Disruptive Technologies in Transplantation

Tuesday, September 15, 2020 | 08:45–10:15

Quantum Computing-Application to Medicine / Transplant

Shohini Ghose, Canada
Professor, Physics and Computer Science;
Director, Centre for Women in Science (WinS);
President, Canadian Association of Physicists

Precision Medicine in Cancer-Applications to Transplantation

Alan Ashworth, United States
President, UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center;
Senior Vice President for Cancer Services, UCSF Health;
Professor of Medicine, Division of Hematology/Oncology, Department of Medicine, UCSF

Bringing Drugs/Procedures to Clinical Reality

Inish O’Doherty, United States
Executive Director, Type 1 Diabetes Consortium;
Adviser, Transplant Therapeutics Consortium at C-Path

Closing Plenary: New Approaches to Taming T Cells in Tranplantation

Wednesday, September 16, 2020 | 17:00–18:00

Role of Microbiome in Transplantation

Charles Mackay, Australia
Professor (Research), Microbiology, Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute