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Basic Science & Translational Research Council Year in Review

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Kimberly Gandy, MD
BSTR Council Chair

The BSTR had a productive year. The major accomplishments focused in two important areas:

First of all, the BSTR organized plans for an academy at the 2014 annual meeting. This academy will focus on transplant immunology and will be designed to cover basic concepts in transplant immunology that are important to a clinician in their care of patients. The academy is being design to intersperse case presentations with engaging lectures.

The second major accomplishment involves an agreement with the Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation to publish a BSTR related section in each monthly issue in order to bring basic science and translational research to the readership in a format that is more in keeping with their needs.

ISHLT members interested in participating in any of the above projects should e-mail at Kim Gandy (

The BSTR has also formed a Google group. Members interested in joining the Google group should e-mail Howard Eisen at:

Looking forward to hearing from you.

Disclosure Statement: The author has no conflicts of interest to disclose related to this article.