About the Canadian Transplant Summit

General Information

The Canadian Transplant Summit is the joint Annual Scientific Meeting of Canadian Society of Transplantation (CST), Canadian Blood Services (CBS), and Canadian Donation and Transplant Research Program (CDTRP). The summit 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.

Our conference is structured to incorporate the many diverse groups involved in transplantation in Canada:

  • Special interest groups (allied health, donation, heart, liver, kidney, lung, pancreas, HLA, pediatric, pharmacists)
  • CORR – annual report
  • CST clinical and basic sciences sessions and abstract presentations
  • Industry sponsored Symposia.

Why Attend?

Seeing clearly 20/20: Challenge yourself on how we should evolve for the future of solid organ transplantation in Canada.


2020 Canadian Transplant Summit Planning Committee

  • Dr. Julie Ho, University of Manitoba, Co-Chair
  • Dr. Lakshman Gunaratnam, University of Western Ontario, Co-Chair
  • Amber Appleby, Canadian Blood Services
  • Mary Beaucage, Transplant recipient and member of the Nipissing First Nation
  • Dr. Tom Blydt-Hansen, University of British Columbia, Pediatrics
  • Dr. Sacha de Serres, Laval University, Past Chair
  • Sean Delaney, Associate Director, Organ Listing & Allocation, Canadian Blood Services
  • Mélanie Dieudé, Canadian Donation Transplant Research Program
  • Dr. Azim Gangji, McMaster University
  • Clay Gillrie, Canadian Blood Services
  • Dr. Aviva Goldberg, University of Manitoba, Ethics
  • Dr. Jennifer Harrison, University of Toronto, Pharmacy
  • Peggy John, Canadian Blood Services
  • Dr. Isabelle Lapointe, Laval University, Kidney
  • Dr. Dale Lien, University of Alberta, Lung
  • Stephanie Maier, Canadian Donation and Transplantation Research Program (CDTRP)
  • Dr. Michael Mengel, University of Alberta
  • Dr. Ruth Sapir-Pichhadze, McGill University
  • Dr. Markus Selzner, University of Toronto, Liver
  • Dr. Banu Sis, University of Alberta, Pathology
  • Dr. Jeffrey Schiff, University of Toronto, Pancreas