Welcome Message

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Dear Colleagues,

On behalf of the TTS, we wish to extend to you a warm welcome to the 2015 Transplantation Science Symposium (TSS 2015) to be held in Lorne, Australia, a seaside town on the coast near to the city of Melbourne. This is the first time the Transplantation Science Symposium (formerly Basic Science Symposium) will be held in Australia. We are certain that this meeting will provide a wonderful opportunity for transplant researchers in the Pacific region, and for participants from Europe and the Americas to learn from outstanding international immunologists and transplantation biologists while visiting this stunningly beautiful region of the world. In addition, the TSS 2015 will be held in conjunction with the IPITA-IXA-CTS 2015 Joint Congress, providing a great opportunity for extending the visit to Australia and experiencing more great science.

The TSS 2015 will provide a forum for the presentation and discussion of cutting edge basic and translational science in and beyond transplantation. With a stellar line up of regional and international speakers covering a range of essential topics in B cell biology, tolerance, biomarkers in transplantation and organ/tissue regeneration, the Symposium will be a must-see for those in the field for 2015. The meeting will also include break out sessions, multiple oral presentation opportunities for trainees, mentored poster sessions and social events to allow participants and presenters to meet and discuss their latest breakthroughs.

To encourage networking of participants, the BSS will be held at Mantra Lorne based around the oldest guesthouse in Victoria. Sited on 12 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens facing onto the beachfront of Lorne, it’s one of the largest resort and residential conference destinations in Victoria. Lorne is a small seaside town in the southern Australian state of Victoria, nestled on the Cape Otway Coast between scenic cliffs, rain forest and the southern ocean. Always a popular tourist destination, Lorne is known for its scenic bush walks, beautiful white sand beaches and fantastic surf. The town has a vibrant coffee culture, and offers both casual and refined dining. Lorne, as the gateway to the Great Ocean Road, is 1.5 hours from the city of Melbourne and makes a great destination from which to explore the dramatic Otway coast.

We look forward to seeing all of you in Lorne, and we promise you a meeting of great science in a spectacular setting with lots of opportunities for networking.

Stephen Alexander – Co-chair

Shane Grey – Co-chair