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spotlight IN THE SPOTLIGHT:

President's Report:
The First 100 Days
Citius, Altius, Fortius

by David Taylor

An insightful report on why our Society is faster, higher and stronger than ever before. image link   Printer Friendly PDF


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Welcome Baby Ivy!
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This month's debate:
VAD Implants Should Be Handled by Transplant Centers

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EDITOR'S CORNER

PERUSING, LEARNING, UNLEARNING, AND TRAVEL
It's not the Gold, it's the Journey Towards a Goal that Counts
by Vincent Valentine

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Courage, Bravery, and the Olympics


EDITORIAL STAFF

EDITOR-IN-CHIEF
Vincent Valentine

MANAGING EDITOR
Susie Newton

SR ASSOCIATE EDITORS
John Dark
Roger Evans
Allan Glanville
Maryl Johnson
Lori West


ASSOCIATE EDITORS
Cardiology:
Emma Birks
Stavros Drakos
Junior Faculty & Trainees:
Daniel Dilling
Infectious Diseases:
Stanley I Martin
Pediatrics:
Christian Benden
Pulmonary:
Tereza Martinu


INTERNATIONAL
CORRESPONDENTS BOARD
Javier Carbone, Spain
Takeshi Nakatani, Japan
Luciano Potena, Italy
Andreas Zuckermann, Austria



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A FOCUS ON PATHOLOGY AND BASIC SCIENCE

Many thanks to Patrick Bruneval (PATH Council Chair) for coordinating the focus content for this issue.



VINCENT'S OLYMPIC image link INNOCENCE

All the world's a stage. Some have their exits and their entrances; some are larger and some are smaller. Although right now the 30th Olympics in London has the big stage, our time to Come Together image link  in Montreal will be here before we know it. In order to get there we must know where we were and know where we are in order to keep us from scrambling or quivering hither and thither. There was a time in our lives when we all had the slows, but today it seems with our fast-paced lives and the age of the internet, we all have the runs. I'm not talking about Middy Estabrook's article in this issue; well, maybe I am. To keep us on track we must focus and take aim at this month's issue, targeting everything from innovative techniques with digital technology and virtual microscopy to simple rationalization and harmony that together will link pathologists globally in helping us move from innocence to experience especially with AMR in lung transplantation. And from this year's American Transplant Congress, we have many shots from the heart; as far as the lung, from Herman Melville, "thar she blows" or, more appropriately, mastering the skill of obtaining a breath of fresh air.

Regardless, in our quest for optimal performance for our hearts and lungs there are the essentials: preparation, failure, learning, unlearning, agony, and the reality that preconceived notions will be changed. Lest we forget the importance of focus. We must take aim. But what is more important, the journey or the goal? Take archery for instance, it has taken the world by storm thanks to cinematic media displayed in The Hunger Games, Brave and The Avengers. With this weapon of King Arthur's day when you get to the target, you are better able to see the results of everything you did—the journey. It makes me wonder, how many failures has an archer accumulated before most of their shots consistently hit their goal - the gold? Sometimes you may have to just let the arrow go.

By the way, did you know that the gold medal is 93% silver, 6% copper and 1% gold? And that's roughing it.

Vincent Valentine, MD
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FOCUS ARTICLES


OF SPECIAL INTEREST

  • ♦  SOCIEDAD ESPAÑOLA DE TRASPLANTE KICKS INTO HIGH GEAR
    by Marisa Crespo-Leiro, MD and Joseph Stehlik, MD

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    Winning the UEFA European Soccer League Championship and performing a record number of transplants—36 in one day—wasn't the only thing happening in Spain last month! Read about what topics were kicked around, what goals were made and who teamed up with who at the 2nd Congress of the Spanish Society of Transplantation (SET-Sociedad Española de Trasplante).

  • ♦  LET'S TALK ABOUT ... DIARRHEA
    by Middy Estabrook, MD

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    Dr. Estabrook targets the problems and focuses on answers in the quest to tackle the difficult complication of CDI.

  • ♦  ATC 2012: CARDIAC TRANSPLANTATION HIGHLIGHTS
    by Jeffrey Teuteberg

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    Dr. Teuteberg spots the important highlights from the cardiac sessions at ATC 2012, and offers a brief overview of what is new in immunosuppression from the remainder of the meeting.

  • ♦  ATC 2012: LUNG TRANSPLANTATION HIGHLIGHTS
    by Cynthia Gries

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    Highlights from the lung sessions at ATC 2012 are pointed out in great detail by Dr. Gries, including the not-to-be-missed, hold-your-breath observations on T cells and chemokine receptors!

  • ♦  METAPHORS FROM SPORT?
    by John Dark

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    Can we compare what we do in the ISHLT to athletic competition—the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat? image link


ISHLT 33rd Annual Meeting and Scientific Sessions

MAKE PLANS TO JOIN US IN MONTRÉAL
IN APRIL 2013!

Our Program Committee has been hard at work planning a fabulous meeting for 2013. Have they achieved a gold medal program? All arrows point to ... YES!   Read more...
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