The CDTRP Education and Training Platform has prepared two presentations to brush up on our skills before attending the event on October 15 and 16, 2020:
Introduction to the Immune System in Transplantation, by Lauren Westhaver (See full site for videos at cdtrp.ca/pfdrf)
Lauren Westhaver is currently a CDTRP Trainee and a PhD Candidate in the Department of Pathology at Dalhousie University, Halifax. She studies the role of natural killer cells in ischemia reperfusion injury to assist in strategies to ameliorate inflammation and support graft acceptance during liver transplantation.
Lauren will be teaching us about: Introduction to the Immune System in Transplantation. By the end of her presentation, you should be able to: 1. describe the key players in an immune response; 2. understand how an immune response is generated, directed and completed; 3. understand how immune cells respond to non-self and the role of human leukocyte antigen (HLA); 4. describe how immunosuppressants are used to control the immune response; and 5. understanding the rejection scale and how it’s evaluated.
Understanding and Interpreting Scientific Publications and Figures, by Alissa Rutman (See full site for videos at cdtrp.ca/pfdrf)
Ali Rutman is a MD&PhD student at McGill University and is completing her PhD in the Human Islet Transplant Laboratory in the division of Experimental Surgery. She received her Bachelor of Science degree at McGill University in 2015 (Anatomy and Cell Biology). Currently her research is focused on elucidating the immunological role of extracellular vesicles in transplantation and the pathogenesis of type 1 diabetes. She is also a CDTRP Trainee.
Ali will help us understand the publication process, how to analyze and review scientific publications and how to read and interpret graphs.
Join us on October 6 for a live Q&A with Lauren and Ali.