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Kidney Week

Basic/Clinical Science Session

Tolerance and Kidney Transplantation: Where We Do Stand?

November 07, 2021 | 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Location: Live-Stream, Virtual Only

Session Description

Tolerance, the specific absence of a harmful alloimmune response to a graft tissue in the absence of immunosuppression, is the main step for successful complete withdrawal of immunosuppressive drugs after solid organ transplantation. In this session, experts present recent findings about achieving tolerance in kidney transplant recipients.

Learning Objective(s)

  • Outline the status of current studies and ongoing trials
  • Describe the limitations of transferring research findings to the clinical setting
  • Discuss recent discoveries that have potential translational application
  • Explain the role of different immune cells as possible targets or therapeutic interventions for achieving tolerance

Learning Pathway(s)

  • Transplantation/Immunology


  • Xun-Rong Luo, MD, PhD
  • Nikolaos Skartsis, MD, PhD