Canadian Society of Transplantation

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The Canadian Society of Transplantation (CST) is the professional organization for physicians, surgeons, scientists and allied health professionals working in the field of transplantation in Canada. It was founded in 1980 and has grown to include over 600 members in 2008. The mission of CST is to advance the practice and science of transplantation for the benefit of Canadians and society. Its annual scientific conference, which is usually held in Spring at a ski resort, brings together CST members, representatives from transplant centres, allied health professionals working in the field, personnel from organ and tissue retrieval organizations and others from the Canadian and international transplantation communities. The society has several special interest groups dedicated to organ specific transplantation such as heart, liver, kidney, lung, pancreas, or pediatric transplantation or to specific groups such as pharmacists or tissue typers. Its committees are active each in their special area: education, ethics, scientific program, communication, membership, policy, grants and awards, donation, basic science. CST collaborates with the Canadian Institute for Health Information to maintain the Canadian Organ Replacement Registry (CORR)

Current and past presidents of the Canadian Society of Transplantation:[citation needed]

  • 1980-1981 Pierre Robitaille
  • 1981-1982 Michael Robinette
  • 1982-1983 George deVeber
  • 1983-1984 John Dossetor
  • 1984-1985 Allan MacDonald
  • 1985-1986 Ronald Guttman
  • 1986-1987 Pierre Daloze
  • 1987-1988 Philip Halloran
  • 1988-1989 F. Neil McKenzie
  • 1989-1990 Carl Cardella
  • 1990-1991 Paul Keown
  • 1991-1992 Phil Belitsky
  • 1992-1993 John Jeffery
  • 1993-1994 Paul Greig
  • 1994-1995 David Ludwin
  • 1995-1996 Norman Kneteman
  • 1996-1997 Guy Fradet
  • 1997-1999 Rolf Loertscher
  • 1999-2000 Alan Menkis
  • 2000-2001 Vivian McAlister
  • 2001-2002 David Rush
  • 2002-2004 Anthony Jevnikar
  • 2004-2005 Heather Ross
  • 2005-2006 Ken West
  • 2006-2007 Lori West
  • 2007-2008 A.M. James Shapiro
  • 2008-2009 Greg Knoll

References

  • Canadian Institute for Health Information website
  • Canadian Organ Replacement Registry website

External links

  • Official website
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