Professor of Transplantation Surgery
& Honorary Consultant Surgeon
Hepatobiliary-Pancreatic Surgical Services
& Edinburgh Transplant Unit
Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh
My James IV travelling fellowship began in Toronto at the American Transplant Congress. I had never previously been to this congress and it was a fantastic opportunity to hear some of the leading clinicians and scientists talk about their subjects.
The highlight of the congress for me was a session on T regulatory cells which featured the combined talents of Alexander Rudensky Washington University and Ethan Shevack NIH Bethesda. This session was extremely helpful to my research as my lab is developing an interest in this field and the interface between Treg cells and Kupffer cells in regulating liver injury.
The ATC was also a wonderful opportunity to meet transplant surgeons from around the world in both an academic and a social setting.