Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation

"Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation "

"Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation"

"Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation "

"Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation"

Immunology Workshop of SIUT Concludes

The two-day international workshop on transplantation and immunology concluded here at SIUT with a call from experts asking medical scientists and researchers to focus more on antibody detection methods on transplant patients.

The workshop was organized by SIUT to mark the opening of the country's first transplant immunology laboratory at its establishment. Internationally acclaimed transplant immunologist Professor Medhat Askar from the US inaugurated and presided over the workshop.

In his state of art lecture Prof. Medhat discussed on the utility and benefits of next generation sequencing exercise for typing the tissues in carrying out medical treatment of transplant patients. An interactive and enlightening lecture by him was followed by Dr. Aiysha Abid from the Centre for Human Genetics and Molecular Medicine lecture on the utility of DNA testing for gene polymorphisms using NGS in patients with stone disease. Following the workshops participants carried out exercise and discussion about using antibody detection methods in transplant patients. The participants gave a brief overview of the detection of antiantibodies cross matching exercise. The facilitators were Dr. Sabiha Anis, Dr. Wajiha Musharraf and Dr. Khawar Abbas respectively.

At the conclusion Dr. Naqi Zafar Head of Transplant Immunology SIUT, discussed the role of non-HLA antibodies in transplantations. Later Professor Medhat Askar gave away certificates to the participants.