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Argentine Society of Transplantation

The Argentine Society of Transplantation or the Sociedad Argentina Transplant (SAT) is a civil association that brings together biologists, physicians, biochemists, psychologists with scientific and academic interests in organ transplants. It currently consists of members trained in various specialties, as in heart, liver, lung, kidney transplants, bone, bone marrow, pancreas, corneas, skin and tissues. SAT, established in 1982 as Argentina Transplant Association, was re-founded in 1994 in order to enable broad participation of all Argentine professionals. The Argentinean Transplant Association created in November of 1982 as mentioned above allowed the activity of Argentinean doctors working in this discipline to have Congresses of their own, joined at first with the Latin American Society and later independently, been able, during the year to achieve the goals of the Society like sharing, issuing and achieving objectives in different spheres that favour the development of this discipline. The connections with the AMA prevented connections for doctors from other Regions not associated to the AMA that shared the same interests and desires to participate. The creation in 1993 of the Argentinean Transplant Society, Civil Association with legal status according to its Articles of Association and Constituent Acts gave the Society Functional and Economical Independence that allows the participation of the specialists of the country. The objectives of the Company are set out in the Constitutive Act and the main rules of operation which are described in its Statute. The Sociedad Argentina Transplant has in its functional structure Board of Directors, consisting of a Vice President, President, Pro-Secretary, Secretary, Treasurer, Pro-treasurer and 6 Vowels. The Society is headed by Dr. Paul U. Massari. These committees are constituted as Chapters and each has a Director, Co-Director and a group of professionals in the field, who are working on specific topics. The Sociedad Argentina Transplant has a Constitutive Act and rules of operation are described in the Statute. The direction of the SAT is run by a Board of Directors elected by its members and consisting of a President, a Vice President, a Secretary, a Pro-Secretary, Treasurer, Pro-treasurer and 6 Vowels. The structure also has advisers various areas of interest in the activity of organ transplants Committees. Currently they are heading the SAT committees of kidney, liver, heart, bone, lung, pancreas, Infectious Diseases and Immunology. 

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There are numerous Transplantation Societies worldwide, both national and international. However, American Transplantation Society stands out to be one of the most renowned societies worldwide.  The mission of The Transplantation Societies is to provide global authority in the practice of human transplantation. The responsibility of the society is to build guidelines of clinical practice, advance programs of education, and to promote ethical standards for clinical care and scientific investigation.

Some of the Transplantation Societies in different parts of the world are as follows:

American Society of Transplantation : USA provides the podium for the advancement in the field of transplantation and improving patient care by promoting analysis, education, advocacy, and organ donation. There are several societies working on different field, out of which almost 75 USA Transplantation Societies and associations are present.  These societies and association are located in Canada, Argentina, Washington, California and Colombia.

European Transplantation Societies : More than 74 Transplantation Societies in Europe are contributing towards transplantation activities through their annual congress, journal and newsletters. Majority of these European Transplantation Societies and Associations are located in Italy, Germany, UK and Spain.

Asia-Pacific Transplantation Societies :  There are almost 56 Asian transplantation Societies contributing to the advancement of clinical techniques, especially among young Asian professionals. These associations are situated mostly in Korea, Japan, India, Malaysia, Thailand, Hong Kong and Pakistan. These societies were established in different time periods by eminent surgeons and scientists working in this field.

Middle East Transplantation Societies: In Middle East almost 22 Transplantation Associations are present. These societies are organizing annual and biannual Transplantation Annual Conferences in Turkey, Jordan, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Iraq, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, Syria and Iran. Transplantation Societies in Middle East are promotes to create a scientific forum for discussion of all problems related to the field of transplantation, along with medical, social and legal aspects.

Transplantation Societies Conferences: There are almost 160 Transplantation Meetings and conferences which are scheduled by these societies for the year 2016 and 2017 in different parts of the globe. These international transplantation conferences and Transplantation Annual Meetings are intended to bring together all the physicians, surgeons, scientists, nurses, coordinators, pharmacists, administrators, psychologists, and other associated health professionals in a global platform.