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Kidney Week

Basic/Clinical Science Session

T Cell Exhaustion: Can We Harness It for Transplantation?

October 22, 2020 | 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Location: Live-Streamed

Session Description

This session focuses on the fundamental concepts of T cell exhaustion and how it affects the immune response in transplantation.

Learning Objective(s)

  • Describe the metabolic and molecular aspects of T cell exhaustion
  • Explain how transplantation leads to T cell exhaustion
  • Explore new approaches to modifying exhausted T cells in immune-mediated conditions

Learning Pathway(s)

  • Transplantation/Immunology


  • Gaia M. Coppock, MD
  • Martin H. Oberbarnscheidt, MD, PhD


  • The Epigenetics of Exhaustion
    10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    Mary Philip, MD, PhD
  • Metabolic Alterations in Exhausted T Cells
    11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    Jeffrey Rathmell, PhD 
  • T Cell Memory versus Exhaustion
    11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    Paolo Cravedi, MD, PhD 
  • Harnessing T Cell Exhaustion as a Therapeutic Approach
    12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
    Peter S. Linsley, PhD