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Dear Colleague

We are pleased to welcome you to this webcast of the highlights from the 9th International Wyeth Transplantation Symposium.

This symposium was designed to provide a discussion forum on effective practical approaches to immunosuppression during the different stages of renal transplantation and managing the risks associated with the limitation of long-term outcomes in renal transplantation. These risk factors – which include the ongoing deterioration of the transplanted kidney, graft loss, malignancy, and cardiovascular events – all present a challenge to our patients living a long and good quality life following their kidney transplant. This symposium shared a range of insights and experiences into how best to meet these challenges.

In addition to this online event, if you would like to find out more, look for the special print and electronic supplement to Transplantation Proceedings based on this webcast, available July 2009.

Univ. Prof. Dr. Rainer Oberbauer,
Elisabethinen Hospital Linz &
Medical University of Vienna
Vienna, Austria

Univ. Prof. Dr. Gert Mayer
Medical University of Innsbruck
Innsbruck, Austria

Educational Objectives

The following educational objectives were defined for the meeting:

  1. To review the evidence which informs the development of potential approaches to improve long-term outcomes in renal transplantations
  2. To understand the science which underlies the optimization of immunosuppression in renal transplantation
  3. To provide opportunity to share clinical experience and agree practical approaches for managing risk factors associated with the limitation of long-term outcomes in renal transplantation