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The first International Transplant Science (ITS) meeting jointly organized by AST, ESOT and TTS was held on November 10-13, 2019 in Clearwater, Florida, to focus on issues related to the basic and translational science of immunology and transplantation. The 148 participants included international experts in transplantation, immunology, cell biology and organ engineering, as well as young investigators and trainees in these areas. The objectives of the meeting were to (1) introduce and discuss the latest discoveries, technologies and concepts in basic science of relevance to transplantation; (2) provide opportunities for every trainee and young investigators to present their work in mini-oral and mentored poster sessions; (3) have programmed networking opportunities to allow for the free exchange of ideas and developing new collaborations. Participants came away from the meeting inspired by the quality of science presented, excited by the opportunities to discuss science with fellow attendees, and enthusiasm for the next ITS meeting in 2020 in Europe.

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