2020 Plenary Speakers


Dr. Adeera Levin

Professor of Medicine, Head Division of Nephrology
University of British Columbia

Presentation Title: The Declaration of Istanbul and Truth & Reconciliation: What does it mean for the Canadian transplant community in 2020
Date: Wednesday, September 23, 2020
Time: 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM 


Dr. Maarten Naesens

Clinical Director of the Nephrology and Renal Transplantation Unit
University Hospitals Leuven 

Presentation Title: The latest in novel gene signatures for AMR
Date: Thursday, September 24, 2020
Time: 10:20 AM - 12:00 Noon


Dr. Rainer Oberbauer

Professor of Medicine and Director Dept Internal Medicine III/Nephrology
Medical University of Vienna, Austria

Presentation Title: Beyond HLA: what is the relevance of non-HLA?
Date: Thursday, September 24, 2020
Time: 10:20 AM - 12:00 Noon


Dr. Atul Humar

Professor, Department of Medicine
University of Toronto

Presentation Title: Targeted short-term prophylactic DAA therapy for HCV viremic transplants
Date: Thursday, October 17, 2019
Time: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM


Dr. Maria-Luisa Alegre, MD, PhD

Professor of Medicine
University of Chicago

Presentation Title: You Are What You Eat: Microbiome and Transplantation
Date: Friday, September 25, 2020
Time: 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM


Dr. Roslyn B. Mannon, MD

Professor of Medicine, Associate Chief for Research, Division of Nephrology, Vice Chair of Research Mentoring and Academic Development, Department of Medicine
University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE

Presentation Title: Innovative approaches to clinical trials in transplantation
Date: Friday, September 25, 2020
Time: 12:00 Noon - 1:00 PM


Dr. Randal E. Morris, MD, FRCP

Research Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery and, by courtesy, Surgery and Medicine (Emeritus), Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California, USA

Presentation Title: Discovering and Developing Existing Drugs for New Therapeutic Indications for Transplant Recipients
Date: Friday, September 25, 2020
Time: 12:00 Noon - 1:00 PM


Amber Appleby

Director, Organ Donation and Transplantation
Canadian Blood Services

Presentation Title: Evolving the Organ Donation and Transplantation System in Canada
Date: Friday, September 25, 2020
Time: 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM