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Kidney Week

Basic/Clinical Science Session

Cell Death in Transplantation

October 24, 2020 | 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Location: On-Demand

Session Description

This session discusses mechanisms underlying cell death relevant to transplantation and how cell death alters the immune response to the allograft.

Learning Objective(s)

  • Enumerate fundamental mechanisms underlying cell death pathways
  • Explain different ways the immune system detects dead and dying cells
  • Describe how cell death influences the transplant immune response

Learning Pathway(s)

  • Transplantation/Immunology


  • Roslyn B. Mannon, MD, FASN
  • Ken Sutha, MD, PhD


  • Mechanisms of Cell Death
    10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
    Andreas Linkermann, MD, FASN 
  • How Does the Immune System Detect Damage?
    10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    Heth R. Turnquist, PhD
  • Ferroptosis and Transplant Rejection
    11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    Daniel Kreisel, MD, PhD
  • Using Cell Death to Induce Tolerance
    11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    Xun-Rong Luo, MD, PhD