Scientific Presentations of Research

Christina Kaufman, PhD, American Association of Hand Surgeons, Las Vegas, Nevada, January 11-13th, 2012-“Advances in Hand Transplantation Panel”

Laurie Newsome, PT, CHT; Ashley Buren, OTR/L, CHT; Anne Hodges, PT, CHT; Selena McGill, OTR/L, CHT, “Panel Discussion:  Hand Transplant Rehab in the Louisville Program-Considerations of Treatment, Splinting, Functional Outcomes and Finances” American Society of Hand Therapists 34th Annual Meeting.  Nashville, Tenn. September 22-25, 2011

Christina Kaufman, PhD, American Transplant Congress, Philadelphia, Pa. April 2011 “Follow-up on Six Hand Transplant Recipients 12 years to 6 months Post Transplant”

Breidenbach WC:  American Transplant Congress, San Diego, CA, May 2010, “What is the Gold Standard test for Acute and Chronic Rejection in Composite Tissue  Allotransplantation”

Breidenbach WC: American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery - Boca Raton, FL   January 12, 2010 - "Louisville Hand Transplant Program Update"

Breidenbach WC: Visiting Professor, University of Pittsburgh- December 18, 2009   "Present Concepts in Composite Tissue Allotransplantation"

Breidenbach WC:  American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress – Chicago, IL
October 13-14, 2009 – “Lessons Learned in Hand Transplantation from the Last Decade”

Breidenbach, WC:  Georgia Society for Surgery of the Hand – Greensboro, GA
October 8, 2009 – “Update on Hand Transplantation and Composite Tissue
Allotransplantation, Louisville Plus World Experience

Breidenbach WC:  American Society for Surgery of the Hand – San Francisco, CA, September 2, 2009 – “What’s New in Nerve Repair?  Allogenic Nerve Graft and Nerve Recovery in Hand Transplantation”

Breidenbach, WC:  American Transplant Congress – Boston, MA, June 2, 2009 –
“An Unusual PTLD-Like Syndrome in Hand Transplant Recipient 2 Years Post Transplant” and “Update on the American hand Transplant Experience:  Five hand Transplants Performed in Louisville”

Breidenbach WC:  52nd Annual Meeting of the Ohio Valley Society of Plastic Surgeons – Indianapolis, IN, May 16, 2009 – “Hand Transplant from Concept to Reality”

Breidenbach WC:  25th Annual Tri-State Conference – Louisville, KY, May 15, 2009
“Upcoming Bilateral Hand Transplants”

Breidenbach WC:  AO North American Course – Baltimore, MD, March 14, 2009 – “Historical Perspectives of Composite Tissue Allotransplantation”, “Clinical Challenges and Immunologic Risks with Facial Transplantation” and “Immunologic Barriers to CTA”.

Breidenbach WC:  American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery 2009 meeting –
January 13, 2009 – “The Next Level in Reconstructive Transplantation”
 
Breidenbach WC:  35th Annual Meeting of Japanese Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery – Niigata, Japan – November 14, 2008 – “Update on Hand Transplantation and Composite Tissue Allotransplantation”

Breidenbach WC:  New Jersey Symposium on Biomaterials Science and Regenerative Medicine – October 30, 2008 – “CTA and Its Importance to the War Fighter:  Present and Future

Breidenbach WC:  International Transplant Nurses Society Meeting – St. Louis, MO
September 26, 2008 – “Hand Transplantation, Myth and Reality

Breidenbach WC:  Visiting Professor University of Texas San Antonio –
August 21, 2008 – “Hand Transplant Overview”
 Breidenbach WC:  OPO Conference – Dayton, OH – August 18, 2008
“Overview of Hand Transplantation”

Breidenbach WC:  Visiting Professor: Grand Rounds University of Tucson –
July 30, 2008 - “The Present State of CTA in Reconstructive Surgery”

Breidenbach WC:  Keynote Lecture:  First American Conference on Reconstructive Transplant Surgery – Philadelphia, PA  - July 18, 2008
“The Past, Present and Future of Hand Transplantation in the United States”

Breidenbach WC:  Surgical grand rounds – University of Chicago – 4-22-08
“Update on Hand Transplantation and Composite Tissue Allotransplantation”

Breidenbach WC:  Surgical Ethics Seminar – University of Chicago – 4-22-08
“Ethical Issues in Composite Tissue Allograft”

Breidenbach WC:  Symposium Director - ASRM Composite Tissue Allotransplantation Second Update Session, January 14, 2008, Beverly Hills, California

Breidenbach WC:  Moderator/Presenter – Immunological Risks of CTA, ASRM Composite Tissue Allotransplantation Second Update Session, January 14, 2008, Beverly Hills, California

Breidenbach WC: Podium Discussion: Future of Registry, 7th International Symposium on Composite Tissue Allotransplantation, Innsbruck, Austria – September 8, 2007

Breidenbach, WC: Panel: What Can Be Learned from the Registry?, 7th International Symposium on Composite Tissue Allotransplantation, Innsbruck, Austria – September 8, 2007

Breidenbach WC: Update on Outcome after Hand Transplantation, 7th International Symposium on Composite Tissue Allotransplantation, Innsbruck, Austria – September 7, 2007

Breidenbach, WC: Sense and Sensibility, Basic Transplant Immunology and Hand Transplant Presentations to KEM Hospital Plastic Surgery Department, Bombay, India – August 29, 2007

Breidenbach, WC: Sense and Sensibility, 31st Annual Conference of Indian Society for Surgery of the Hand, Kodaikanal, India – August 25, 2007

Breidenbach, WC: Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy, 31st Annual Conference of Indian Society for Surgery of the Hand, Kodaikanal, India – August 24, 2007

Breidenbach, WC: Hand Transplantation, 31st Annual Conference of Indian Society for Surgery of the Hand, Kodaikanal, India – August 24, 2007

Breidenbach WC: Panel: Extremity Transplantation, 2007 World Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery Annual Meeting, Athens, Greece - June, 2007

Breidenbach, WC: Moderator on Allotransplantation Panel, 2007 World Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery Annual Meeting, Athens, Greece – June, 2007

Breidenbach WC: Transcending Transplant Possibilities….Beyond Organs International Transplant Nurses Society, Pittsburgh, PA June 6, 2007

Rahal D, Huang WC, Adamson L, Breidenbach WC, Ildstad ST, Acceptance of Second Set Grafts by the Majority of Long Term CTA Acceptors: Evidence for Clonal Deletion as the Tolerizing Mechanism in Mixed Chimerism – American Transplant Congress, May 5-9, 2007, San Francisco, CA

Breidenbach WC: Guest Lecturer - Research Supporting Hand Transplantation, Hand Transplantation, the Louisville Experience, Future of CTA, Mexico City, Mexico, April 26, 2007

Tsai TM (prepared by Breidenbach WC) Opposing Views on Transplantation 10th Congress of the International Federation of Societies for Surgery of the Hand, Sydney, Australia – March 11-15, 2007

Breidenbach, WC: Early Closure of Contaminated Wounds - Visiting Professor, Summa Health System Division of Plastic Surgery, Akron, OH  February 8, 2007

Breidenbach, WC: Hand and Composite Tissue Allotransplantation Update, Summa Health System Division of Plastic Surgery, Akron, OH  February 9, 2007

Breidenbach, WC: Clinical and Ethical Components of CTA – Gift of Life OPO, Philadelphia, PA  February 12, 2007

Breidenbach, WC: Panel: Facial Transplantation – Where Are We Headed?

American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery 2007 Annual Meeting, Rio Grande, Puerto Rico, January 16, 2007

Breidenbach, WC: Panel: Status of CTA Around the World, American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery 2007 Annual Meeting, Rio Grande, Puerto Rico, January 15, 2007

Breidenbach, WC: Current Issues and Advancements in Transplantation, Plastic Surgery 2006, San Francisco, CA October 8, 2006

Breidenbach, WC: The Two American Hand Transplantations, American Society for Surgery of the Hand, Washington, DC, September 9, 2006 

Breidenbach, WC: Modified Model with Allogenic Hindlimb Osteomyocutaneous Flap for the Study of CTA in Rats. American Society for Surgery of the Hand, Washington, DC, September 9, 2006

Breidenbach WC: Update on Current Composite Tissue Allotransplantation Patients.  Sixth International Symposium on Composite Tissue Allotransplantation, Tucson, Arizona, January 18, 2006

Breidenbach WC: What You Need to Know About Developing a CTA Program.  Sixth International Symposium on Composite Tissue Allotransplantation, Tucson, Arizona, January 18, 2006

Breidenbach WC, Gonzalez NR, Pidwell DJ, Tobin GR and Gorantla VS, The American Hand Transplantation Experience: Latest Update on Functional Results of the Two Louisville Patients. American Association of Hand Surgery 2004. Palms Spring, California, January 2004.

Gonzalez RN, Gorantla VS, Pidwell DJ, Tobin GR, and Breidenbach WC, Factors Influencing Donor & Recipient Selection in Hand Transplantation. American Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery 2004. Palms Spring, California, January 2004.

Breidenbach WC, Gonzalez NR, Pidwell DJ, Tobin GR, and Gorantla VS, Functional Outcomes After Hand Transplantation: Latest Update on the Two American Patients. Fifth Annual International Symposium of Hand Transplantation and Composite Tissue Allotransplantation, Brussels, Belgium, December 2003.

Breidenbach WC, Gorantla VS, Pidwell DJ, and Gonzalez NR, Criteria for Donor and Recipient Selection in Hand Transplantation. Fifth Annual International Symposium of Hand Transplantation and Composite Tissue Allotransplantation, Brussels, Belgium, December 2003.

Breidenbach WC, Gonzalez NR, Gorantla VS, Pidwell DJ, Tobin GR and Ildstad ST, A Model for Tolerance Induction in Composite Tissue Allotransplantation. Fifth Annual International Symposium of Hand Transplantation and Composite Tissue Allotransplantation, Brussels, Belgium, December 2003.

Gonzalez RN, Gorantla VS, Pidwell DJ, Tobin GR and Breidenbach WC, Hand Transplantation: Unique Donor and Recipient Criteria (Poster), Research Louisville 2003, Louisville, Kentucky, November 2003.

Pidwell D, Composite Tissue Limb Transplantation: Tolerance Induction through Hematopoietic Stem Cell Chimerism. American Society for Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics. Miami Beach, Florida. October 28 - November 1, 2003.

Gonzalez NR, Breidenbach WC, Gorantla VS, Pidwell DJ, Tobin GR and Ildstad ST, Un Modelo para Inducir Tolerancia en Tejidos Compuestos Allotransplantados. XXIX Argentinean Meeting of Hand Surgery, Buenos Aires, Argentina, October 2003.

Breidenbach WC, Gonzalez NR, Pidwell DJ, Tobin GR, and Gorantla VS, Resultados Funcionales del Transplante de Mano: Ultimos Datos de los Dos Pacientes Americanos. XXIX Argentinean Meeting of Hand Surgery, Buenos Aires, Argentina, October 2003.

Gonzalez RN, Gorantla VS, Pidwell DJ, Tobin GR, and Breidenbach WC, Factores que Influencian la Seleccion del Donante y Receptor en Transplante de Mano (Poster). XXIX Argentinean Meeting of Hand Surgery, Buenos Aires, Argentina, October 2003.

Gonzalez RN, Gorantla VS, Pidwell DJ, Tobin GR, Ildstad ST and Breidenbach WC, A Model for Experimental Limb Transplantation: Novel Technical Aspects and Implications. South-Eastern Organ Procurement Foundation, Atlanta, GA September 2003.

Gonzalez RN, Gorantla VS, Pidwell DJ, Tobin GR, Ildstad ST and Breidenbach WC, Tolerance: A Model to Establish Tolerance for Future of Hand Transplantation. Kleinert Institute Annual Reunion, Louisville, KY, September 2003.

Breidenbach WC, The American hand transplantation experience: latest update on functional results of the two Louisville patients. 11th Kleinert Society Clinical Reunion. Louisville, KY. September 14-16, 2003.

Breidenbach WC, Hand Transplantation: Unique Donor and Recipient Criteria. American Transplant Congress Meeting. Washington, DC. May 30 – June 4, 2003.

Breidenbach WC, Hand Transplantation. Pre-Med Honor Society at the University of Louisville. Louisville, Kentucky. February 4, 2003.

Gonzalez RN, Gorantla VS, Pidwell DJ, Tobin GR, Ildstad ST and Breidenbach WC, A Model for Experimental Limb Transplantation: Novel Technical Aspects and Implications, SEOPF, Atlanta 2003

Gonzalez RN, Gorantla VS, Pidwell DJ, Tobin GR, Ildstad ST and Breidenbach WC Tolerance: A Model to Establish Tolerance for Future of Hand Transplantation, Kleinert Reunion, Louisville, KY, 2003

Gonzalez RN, Gorantla VS, Pidwell DJ, Tobin GR, and Breidenbach WC, Factors influencing Donor & Recipient Selection in Hand Transplantation, Kleinert Reunion, Louisville, KY 2003

Gonzalez RN, Gorantla VS, Pidwell DJ, Tobin GR, Ildstad ST and Breidenbach WC, Tolerance: Our ongoing research proposal for the future of the Hand Transplant, LIC Annual Meeting, Louisville, KY 2003

Gonzalez RN, Gorantla VS, Pidwell DJ, Tobin GR, Ildstad ST and Breidenbach WC, Hand Transplantation: Unique Donor and Recipient Criteria (Poster), American Transplant Association 2003, Washington DC
Breidenbach WC, Hand Transplantation. Russian Research Center of Surgery. Moscow, Russia. November 26, 2002.

Breidenbach WC, Hand Transplantation. Institute de la Main. Paris, France. November 21, 2002.

Breidenbach WC, Hand Transplantation. Orthopedic Department of the Military Medical Academy. Saint Petersburg, Russia. September 9, 2002.

Breidenbach WC, Hand Transplantation. National Science Teachers Association. Louisville, Kentucky. October 24, 2002.

Gorantla VS, Breidenbach WC, Perez-Abadia GA, Brouha PCR, Vossen M, Laurentin-Perez LA, Maldonado CJ, Barker JH. Prevention of Graft-versus-Host Disease After Extremity Allotransplantation. American Society for Surgery of the Hand, 57th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand, Phoenix, Arizona, October 3 - 5, 2002.

Gorantla VS, Breidenbach WC, Brouha PCR, Perez-Abadia GA, Maldonado CJ, Barker JH. Prevention of Graft-versus-Host Disease After Composite Tissue Allotransplantation. XIX International Congress of the Transplantation Society, Miami, USA. August 25-30, 2002.

Breidenbach WC, Hand Transplantation. Leadership Kentucky Health & Human Services. Louisville, Kentucky. July 11, 2002.

Breidenbach WC, Prevention of Graft Versus Host Disease (GVHD) After Experimental Limb Allotransplantation. European Association of Plastic Surgeons Thirteenth Annual Meeting. Crete, Greece. May 31, 2002.

Gorantla VS, Breidenbach WC, Perez-Abadia GA, Brouha PCR, Maldonado CJ, Barker JH. Prevention of Graft-versus-Host Disease After Experimental Limb Allotransplantation. 13th Annual meeting of the European Association of Plastic Surgeons, Crete, Greece. May 30 - June 1, 2002.

Breidenbach WC, UPDATE - State of the Art Upper Limb Transplantation. Louisville-Indianapolis-Cincinnati Hand Conference. May 17, 2002

Breidenbach WC, Functioning After Hand Transplant. National Association of Disability Examiners Tri-Regional Conference. Louisville, Kentucky. May 8, 2002.

Marcell, C., Patient Selection Process for Hand Transplant, National Association of Orthopedic Nurses Derby City Chapter, Louisville, Kentucky May 8, 2002

Gorantla VS, Breidenbach WC, Perez-Abadia GA, Brouha PCR, Vossen M, Laurentin-Perez LA, Maldonado CJ, Barker JH. Gait Analysis in Composite Tissue Allotransplantation. Annual Meeting of the American Association for Hand Surgery, Cancun, Mexico January 9-12, 2002.

Cendales, L., Hand Transplantation...the Latest News, American Association for Hand Surgery, Cancun, Mexico, January 10, 2002

Cendales, L., Transplante de la Mano: los dos primeros casos en Estados Unidos, American Association for Hand Surgery, Cancun, Mexico, January 9, 2002

Newsome, L., Hand Transplantation Update, Southeast District Indiana American Physical Therapy Association Meeting, New Albany, Indiana, January 8, 2002

Granger DK, Louisville experience, Session 5 - Clinical Hand Allografts. Composite Tissue Allografts 3rd International Symposium, Lyon, France, November 30, 2001.

Granger DK, Long term results, Session 1 - Autologous Limb Replantation in Man. Composite Tissue Allografts 3rd International Symposium, Lyon, France, November 29, 2001.

Newsome, L., Update on Hand Transplants, American Society of Hand Therapists, 24th Annual Meeting, Nashville, Tennessee, October 20, 2001

Breidenbach, W., Cendales, L., Hand Transplantation: Follow-up on the First U.S. Patient, American Society of Surgery of the Hand Annual meeting, Baltimore, MD, October 6, 2001.

Cendales, L., Hand Transplantation: The Louisville Experience, Tenth Kleinert Society Reunion, Louisville, Kentucky, October 2, 2001.

Vossen M, Gorantla VS, Perez-Abadia G, Brouha PCR, Francois CG, Laurentin-Perez L, Pidwell DJ, Maldonado CJ, Breidenbach WC, Kon M, Barker JH: Vascularized Bone Marrow Transplantation: Fact or Fiction? American College of Surgeons, 87th Annual Clinical Congress, New Orleans, LA, October 2001.

Pidwell D, Vossen M, Gorantla VS, Perez-Abadia G, Maldonado CJ, Breidenbach WC, Barker JH: Tolerance Induction using Hematopoietic Chimerism in Composite Tissue Transplantation. American Society for Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics, 27th Annual Meeting, San Francisco, October 2001.

Orhun H, Gorantla VS, Voor MJ, Breidenbach WC, Maldonado C, Barker JH: Elastic Properties of Bone in Composite Tissue Allografts. 8th Congress of The International Federation of Societies for Surgery of the Hand, Istanbul, Turkey, June 12-14, 2001.

Breidenbach WC, Hand Transplantation - First 2 Cases from Louisville, KY. IFSSH 2001 Annual Meeting. Istanbul, Turkey. June 13, 2001.

Gorantla VS, Perez-Abadia G, Vossen M, Brouha PCR, Francois CG, Prabhune KA, Orhun H, Majzoub R, Maldonado C, Pidwell D, Breidenbach WC, Anderson GL, Barker JH: Is Donor Macrochimerism A Determinant of Tolerance In Composite Tissue Allografts? Plastic Surgery Research Council, 46th Annual Meeting, The Medical College of Wisconsin and the Hilton Milwaukee City Center, Wisconsin, June 9-12, 2001.

Breidenbach WC, Presentation of the Best Paper Award for 2000 - Human Hand Transplantation: Clinical Course and Functional Return Over the First Year in the First United States Case. American Association of Plastic Surgeons Annual Meeting. Helsinki, Finland. June 1, 2001.

Gorantla VS, Perez-Abadia G, Ren X, Majzoub R, Prabhune KA, Francois CG, Vossen M, Brouha PCR, Maldonado C, Pidwell DJ, Breidenbach WC, Granger DK, Barker JH: A Clinically Feasible Protocol to Induce Tolerance to Limb Allografts Using Mixed Allogeneic Chimerism. Annual Meeting of American Society of Transplantation, Transplant 2001, Sheraton Chicago hotel and towers, Chicago, IL. May 11-16, 2001.


Cendales LC, Breidenbach WC, Granger DK: Successful composite tissue transplantation--Nerve and functional recovery after two years. Transplant 2001 Joint Meeting, Chicago, Illinois, May 16, 2001.

Breidenbach WC, Update on the Louisville Hand Transplant Patients. Transplant 2001 Annual Meeting. Chicago, Illinois. May 15, 2001.

Granger DK, Human Hand Transplantation, 3rd Annual Roche Asian Transplant Forum,Taipei, Taiwan, April 28, 2001.

Granger DK, Human Hand Transplantation, Transplant Conference, Department of Surgery and Institute for Cellular Therapeutics, University of Louisville, April 25, 2001.

Cendales, L., Experience in Hand Transplantation, Kentucky Organ Donor Affiliates, Louisville, KY, March 7, 2001.

Breidenbach WC, Hand Tranplantation. Annual Meeting of the Association of Plastic Surgery Specialists. Mont-Tremblant, Canada. February 10, 2001.

Breidenbach, W., Update on Hand Transplantation, Okinawa, Japan, February 5, 2001.

Breidenbach WC, Hand Transplant-The Louisville Experience. University of the Ryukyus. Okinawa, Japan. February 4, 2001.

Breidenbach WC, Eastern Japan Society for Surgery of the Hand. Tokyo, Japan. February 3, 2001.

Breidenbach, W., Update on Hand Transplantation, Eastern Japan Society for Surgery of the Hand, Tokyo, Japan, February 4, 2001.

Breidenbach WC, Louisville Hand Transplant Experience at Niigata University Hospital. Niigata, Japan. January 31, 2001.

Cendales, L., Nerve Recovery of the Hand Transplant, American Society of Peripheral Nerve, January 12, 2001.

Cendales, L, Hand Transplantation…the latest news, American Association for Hand Surgery, Cancun, Mexico, January 10, 2001.

Cendales, L, Transplante de la Mano: los dos primeros casos en Estados Unidos, American Association for Hand Surgery, Cancun, Mexico, January 9, 2001.

Breidenbach WC, Louisville Hand Transplant Experience, Philadelphia Orthopedic Society Meeting. Philadelphia, PA. November 13, 2000.

Breidenbach WC, Louisville Hand Transplant Experience, Research Louisville Meeting. University of Louisville, Louisville, KY. November 3, 2000.

Breidenbach WC, Louisville Hand Transplant Experience, American Society for Surgery of the Hand Annual Meeting. Seattle, Washinton. October 6, 2000.

Breidenbach WC, Louisville Hand Transplant Experience, North Carolina for Surgery of the Hand Meeting. Pinehurst, North Carolina. September 9-10, 2000.

Granger DK, Jones JW, Pidwell DJ, Kaufman CL: No evidence of donor antigen hyporesponsive chimerism or GVH after human hand transplant, Accepted for a oral presentation at the XVII International Congress of the Transplantation Society, Rome, Italy, August 27-September 1, 2000.

Jones JW, Granger DK, Ogden L, Gruber SA, Breidenbach WC: Acute rejection in human composite tissue transplantation-case report of a hand transplant, Accepted for a poster presentation at the XVII International Congress of the Transplantation Society, Rome, Italy, August 27-September 1, 2000.

Cendales L, Breidenbach WC, Granger DK, Jones JW: Evaluation of function following human hand transplantation, Accepted for oral presentation at the XVII International Congress of the Transplantation Society, Rome, Italy, August 27-September 1, 2000.

Breidenbach WC, Louisville Hand Transplant Experience, Millenium Congress Expo 2000 Meeting. Hannover, Germany. July 31-August 5, 2000.

Breidenbach, W., Case Presentation: Hand Transplantation in Louisville, European Hand Federation, Meeting on Hand Transplantation, Spain, June 23, 2000.

Klapheke, M., Psychiatric Assessment of Candidates for Hand Transplantation: II. Outcome, European Conference on Psychosomatic Research, Oslo, Norway, June 19, 2000.

Klapheke, M., Marcell, C., Psychiatric Assessment of Candidates for Hand Transplantation: I. Screening. (Poster). European Conference on Psychosomatic Research, Oslo, Norway, May 20, 2000.

Breidenbach, W., Jones, J., Granger, D., Barker, J., Klapheke M., Kaufman, C., Second International Symposium on Composite Tissue Allotransplantation, Louisville, Kentucky, May 18-19, 2000.

Gorantla, V., Chimerism Induced Tolerance to Composite Tissue Allografts: The Rat Hind Limb Model Oral Presentation at the Plastic Surgery Research Council Meeting, Seattle, Washington, May 17-20, 2000.

Prabhune, K., Development of a Clinically Relevant Protocol for Mixed Chimerism Induced Tolerance to Composite Tissue Allografts, Oral Presentation at the Plastic Surgery Research Council Meeting, Seattle, Washington, May 17-20, 2000.

Orhun, H., Elastic Properties of Bone in Composite Tissue Allotransplantation: The Rat Hind Limb Model, Poster Presentation at the Plastic Surgery Research Council Meeting, Seattle, Washington, May 17-20, 2000.

Jones, J., Granger, D., Function after Hand Transplant, American Society of Transplant Surgeons/American Society for Transplantation, Chicago, Illinois, May 15, 2000.

Jones, J., Granger, D., Rejection in Hand Transplant, American Society of Transplant Surgeons/American Society for Transplantation, Chicago, Illinois, May 15, 2000.

Jones, J., Hakim, N., Gruber, S., Panel Discussion Symposium on Composite Tissue Allotransplantation, American Society of Transplant Surgeons/American Society for Transplantation, Chicago, Illinois, May 14, 2000.

Granger, D., Jones, J., Kaufman, C., Pidwell, D J., Poster Session, No evidence of donor antigen hyporesponsiveness or GVD after human hand transplantation, American Society of Transplant Surgeons/American Society for Transplantation, Chicago, Illinois, May 14, 2000.

Cendales, L., Hand Transplant Update, Tri State Hand Conference, Louisville, Kentucky, May 12, 2000.

Breidenbach WC, Louisville Hand Transplant Experience, American Association of Plastic Surgeons Meeting. Laguna Niguel, California. May 10, 2000.

Breidenbach WC, Louisville Hand Transplant Experience, Young President's Organization Meeting. Louisville, KY. April 20, 2000.

Klapheke, Martin, Psychiatric Considerations in Hand Transplantation, Mayo Clinic Department of Psychiatry, Rochester, Minnesota, April 18, 2000.

Breidenbach WC, Louisville Hand Transplant Experience, 2000 Council for Advancement and Support of Education Media Fellowship Meeting. University of Louisville, Louisville, KY. April 15, 2000.

Pidwell, D., Immunobiology of Hand Transplantation, Lifegift Organ Association, Fort Worth, TX, April 14, 2000.

Jones, J., The story behind the first hand transplantation, TransLife Organ Procurement Organization, Orlando, FL, April 14, 2000.

Hodges, A., Hand Transplantation Rehabilitation, Hammerville Rehab, Pittsburgh, PA, March 26, 2000.

Cendales, L., Hand Transplantation: Case Presentation, Japanese American Society for Surgery of the Hand, March 25, 2000.

Breidenbach, W., Dystrophy; Closure of Contaminated Wounds; Hand Transplantation, II Gepal Congress, Spain, March 8-9, 2000 .

Breidenbach, W., 2000 Years of Upper Extremity Trauma; Lecture #1: Future of Allograft Hand Transplantation, Lexture #2: Current Treatment of Nerve Gaps, Philadelphia, PA, March 6, 2000.

Breidenbach W., Lecture #1: Is Hand Transplantation an Option for Treatment of the Upper Extremity Amputee? Lecture #2: Future of Allograft Hand Transplantation, Gepal Congress Meeting, Mexico, February 19-27, 2000.

Breidenbach, W., Panel: Update on Hand Transplantation, American Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery, American Association for Hand Surgery, Miami, FL, January 8, 2000.

Cendales, L., Hand Transplantation: Case Presentation, American Association for Hand Surgery, Miami, FL, January 7, 2000.

Hodges A, Hand Transplantation Rehabilitation, American Society for Hand Therapists, Orlando, FL. September 17, 1999.

Cendales L, Kutz J, Tsai T, McCabe S, Gupta A, O'Neill W, Shatford R, Moskal M, Favetto M, Jones J, Barker J, Breidenbach W, Hand Transplantation: Case Presentation, American Association for Surgery of the Hand Annual Meeting, Boston, MA, September 3 - 5, 1999.

Breidenbach W, Lee A, Jones N, Hewitt C, Hardy M, Siegler M, Hand Transplantation: Are we ready? American Society for Surgery of the Hand Annual Meeting, Boston, MA, September 3 - 5, 1999.

Jones J, Hand Transplantation: Research to Clinical Reality, Asociacion Mexicana de Cirugia de la Mano. Mexico City, Mexico, September 4,1999.

Edelstein J, Tecimer T, Breidenbach WC, Barker JH. Bone healing in a composite tissue allograft using tacrolimus, mycophenolate mofetil and Prednisone. 54th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand, Boston, MA, September 2-4, 1999.

Hodges A, Hand Transplantation Rehabilitation, Association of Hand Care Professionals/Kentuckiana Association for Hand Professionals Annual Meeting., Boston, MA September 2, 1999.

Cendales L, Hand Transplantation; A Physician's Perspective, American Association of Tissue Banking, San Diego, CA, August 23, 1999.

Jones J, Breidenbach W, Tobin G, Rationale for Hand Transplantation, Plastic and Orthopaedic University of Louisville Grand Rounds, Louisville, KY, August 20, 1999.

Hodges A, Hand Transplant Rehabilitation, Kentucky Physical Therapy Association Central District Meeting, Louisville, KY August 11, 1999.

Reed E, Limb Retrieval for Hand Transplantation, 12th Annual Summer Workshop; Department of Microbiology and Immunology; UL School of Medicine Immunology Seminar to High School Science Teachers, July 20, 1999.

Granger D, Immunosuppression of the Hand Transplantation, 12th Annual Summer Workshop; Department of Microbiology and Immunology; UL School of Medicine Immunology Seminar to High School Science Teachers, July 20, 1999.

Breidenbach W, Rationale for hand transplant, 12th Annual Summer Workshop; Department of Microbiology and Immunology; UL School of Medicine Immunology Seminar to High School Science Teachers, July 20, 1999.

Chesher S, Prosthetic and Bracing Needs of the Hand Transplantation Patient, 12th Annual Summer Workshop; Department of Microbiology and Immunology; UL School of Medicine Immunology Seminar to High School Science Teachers, July 20, 1999.

Kleinert H, Keynote Address. International Plastic Surgery Meeting. San Francisco, CA, July 1, 1999.

Huq N, Rationale for hand transplant, Canadian Hand Society, Montreal, Canada, June 26, 1999.

Pidwell D, Immunologic monitoring in hand transplantation, Transplant Society for Southwest States Meeting, Galveston, TX, , June 26 ­ 27,1999.

Breidenbach W, Rationale for hand transplantation, American Society for Peripheral Nerve Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, CA. June 19-21, 1999.

Jones J, Reed E, Limb retrieval for hand transplantation, Association of Organ Procurement Organizations, Providence, RI, June 17, 1999.

Granger DK, Transplant Surgeons View of Hand Transplantation, Presented as an oral presentation at the Kleinert Society Clinical Reunion, June 12, 1999.

Cendales L, Rationale of hand transplantation, Kleinert Society Clinical Reunion, Louisville, KY, June 12, 1999.

Klapheke M, Assessment of candidates for hand transplantation, Kleinert Society Clinical Reunion, Louisville, KY, June 12, 1999.

Granger D, Immunosuppressive therapies for hand transplantation, Kleinert Society Clinical Reunion, Louisville, KY, June 12, 1999.

Pidwell D, Immunologic monitoring for hand transplantation, Kleinert Society Clinical Reunion, Louisville, KY, June 12, 1999.

Breidenbach W, Ethical considerations of hand transplantation, Kleinert Society Clinical Reunion, Louisville, KY, June 12, 1999.

Edelstein J, Tecimer T, Ustuner ET, Shirbacheh SM, Zdichavsky M, Ray M, Maldonado C, Breidenbach W, Jones J, Barker JH. Effect of FK506 versus cyclosporine A based combination therapy on muscle/tendon and bone rejection in a preclinical composite tissue allograft. Plastic Surgery Research Council Annual Meeting, Pittsburgh, PA, May 22-25, 1999.

Tecimer T, Edelstein J, Shirbacheh M, Ustuner T, Zdichavsky M, Tecimer Tu, Maldonado C, Breidenbach WC, Ray MB, Jones JW, Barker JH. The effect of cyclosporine A based combination therapy on bone, muscle and tendon rejection in a composite tissue allograft (CTA) model. American Society of Transplantation 18th Annual Meeting, Chicago IL, May 15-19, 1999.

Edelstein J, Tecimer T, Ustaner T, Zdichavsky M, Shirbacheh M, Tecimer Tu, Maldonado C, Breidenbach WC, Ray MB, Jones JW, Barker JH. The effect of tracrolimus based combination therapy on muscle and bone rejection in a pre-clinical composite tissue allograft model. American Society of Transplantation 18th annual Meeting, Chicago IL, May 15-19, 1999.

Jones JW, Breidenbach WC, Barker JH, Gruber SA. From bench to bedside: porcine extremity composite tissue allograft (CIA) to human hand transplant, American Society of Transplantation Surgeons, 18th annual Meeting, Chicago IL, May 15-19, 1999.

Gupta A, Update on the hand transplant, University of Zurich, Switzerland, May 10, 1999.

McCabe S, Hand transplantation, 15th Annual Indianapolis, Louisville, Cincinnati Hand Meeting, Cincinnati, OH, May 7, 1999.

Cendales L, Hand Transplant: Case Presentation, 15th Annual Indianapolis, Louisville, Cincinnati Hand Meeting, Cincinnati, Ohio, May 7, 1999.

Gupta A, Rationale for hand transplantation, 15th Annual Indianapolis, Louisville, Cincinnati Hand Meeting, Cincinnati, OH, May 7, 1999.

Zdichavsky M, Ray M, Jones, JW, Ustuner T, Edelstein J, Breidenbach W, Maldonado C, Barker JH. Scoring of skin rejection for monitoring composite tissue allograft (CTA) rejection in a swine model. 34th Congress of the European Society of Surgical Research (ESSR), Bern, Switzerland, April 22-24, 1999.

Zdichavsky M, Ustuner T, Jones JW, Edelstein J, Breidenbach W, Jevans A, Maldonado C, Barker JH. Cyclosporine A combination therapy prolongs composite tissue allograft survival in a swine model.34th Congress of the European Society of Surgical Research (ESSR), Bern, Switzerland, April 22-24, 1999.

Tecimer T, Edelstein J, Ustuner T, Zdichavsky M, Shirbacheh M, Ren X, Jevans AW, Voor M, Jones J, Breidenbach W, Maldonado C, Barker JH. The effects of combination immunosuppression therapy on elastic properties of healing bone in a composite tissue allotransplant swine model. The American Orthopaedic Association 32nd Annual Residents' Conference, Chapel Hill, NC, March 12-14, 1999.

Tecimer T, Edelstein J, Ustuner T, Zdichavsky M, Shirbacheh M, Ren X, Jevans AW, Jones JW, Voor M, Breidenbach W, Maldonado C, Barker JH. The effects of cyclosporine-myophenolate mofetil-prednisone combination therapy on bone union in composite tissue allotransplant swine model. The American Orthopaedic Association 32nd Annual Residents' Conference, Chapel Hill, NC, March 12-14, 1999.

Edelstein J, Tecimer T, Ustuner T, Zdichavsky M, Ren X, Shirbacheh MV, Maldonado C, Raphael B, Ray M, Jevans AW, Voor M, Jones JW, Barker JH. Bone healing in a composite tissue allograft using tacrolimus myophenolate mofetil and prednisone. The American Orthopaedic Association 32nd Annual Residents' Conference, Chapel Hill, NC, March 12-14, 1999.

Tsai T, Update on the hand transplant, Chang Gung Medical College, Taipei, Taiwan, March 3, 1999.

McCabe S, Hand surgery in the next millennium, 2ND Congress of the Asian Pacific Federation of Societies for Surgery of the Hand, Singapore, February 28, 1999.

Jones JW, Zdichavsky M, Ustuner ET, Ren XP, Edelstein J, Maldonado C, Jevans A, Ray M, Breidenbach WC, Barker JH, Gruber SA. Dep. Long-term composite tissue allograft (CIA) survival in a pig model with FK506 (FK/mycophenolate mofetil (MMF) Therapy. 60th Annual Meeting of the Society of University Surgeons, New Orleans, LA, February 11-13, 1999.

Klapheke, Martin, MD. "Transplantation Psychiatry: The Human Hand",University of Alabama, Psychiatry Grand Rounds, February 2, 1999.

Pidwell, Diane. "Composite Tissue Allotransplantation" SouthEast Organ Procurement Meeting, Orlando, FL, January 29, 1999.

Martello, Jeannette. American Association for Hand Surgery, Kamuela, Hawaii, January 14, 1999.

Zdichavsky M, Jones JW, Ustuner T, Ren X, Edelstein J, Maldonado C, Breidenbach WC, Barker JH, Ray M. Assessment of skin rejection in composite tissue allografts (CTA) by a histologic grading system in a swine model. United States and Canada Academy of Pathology (USCAP) Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, March 20-26, 1999. Presented by Zdichavsky M.

Jones JW, Zdichavsky M, Ustuner ET, Ren XP, Edelstein J, Maldonado C, Koenig S, Palacio M, Werker P, Kon M, Barker JH, Breidenbach WC, Gruber SA. Long-term composite tissue allograft (CTA) survival in a pig model with FK506 (FK/mycophenolate mofetil (MMF) Therapy. 60th Annual Meeting of the Society of University Surgeons, New Orleans, LA, February 11-13, 1999. Presented by Jones JW.

Ren X, Ustuner T, Zdichavsky M, Barker JH, Breidenbach WC, Jones J. Radial forelimb osteomyocutaneous flap as a composite tissue allograft (CTA) model in swine. 4th Congress of the International Society for Experimental Microsurgery, London, Ontario, Canada, July 18-21, 1998. Presented by Ren X.

Zdichavsky M, Ustuner T, Ren X, Edelstein J, Marzi I, Breidenbach W, Maldonado C, Ray M, Barker J and Jones J. Scoring of skin rejection in a composite tissue allograft (CTA) swine model. 32nd Annual Meeting of the Association for Academic Surgeons, November 19-22, 1998.

Klapheke, MM. Psychiatric Considerations in Hand Transplantation. Academy of Psychomatic Medicine, Buena Vista, FL, November 19-22, 1998.

Zdichavsky M, Ustuner TE, Ren XP, Edelstein J, Marzi L Breidenbach W, Maldonado C, Ray M, Barker JH, Jones J. Scoring of skin rejection in a composite tissue allograft (CTA) swine model. Research!Louisville, Louisville, KY, November 11-12, 1998.

Tecimer T, Edelstein J, Ustuner TE, Zdichavsky M, Shirbacheh M, Ren X, Jevans AW, Jones J, Voor M, Breidenbach W, Maldonado C, Tobin GR, Barker JH. The effects of cyclosporine - myophenolate mofetil-prednisone combination therapy on bone union in composite tissue allotransplant swine model. Research!Louisville, Louisville, KY, November 11-12, 1998.

Shirbacheh MV, Ren X, Jones J, Breidenbach WC, Jevans AW, Gruber SA, Maldonado C, Barker JH. Intra-arterial infusion of cyclosporine (CSA) improves local drug concentration in a rabbit composite tissue-forelimb model. Research!Louisville, Louisville, KY, November 11-12, 1998.

Ren X, Ustuner TE, Zdichavsky M, Breidenbach W, Maldonado C, Jones J, Barker JH. Radial forelimb osteomyocutaneous flap as a composite tissue allograft (CTA) model in swine. Research!Louisville, Louisville, KY, November 11-12, 1998.

Ustuner ET, Jones J, Zdichavsky M, Ren XP, Edelstein J, Tecimer T, Ray M, Jevans AW, Maldonado C, Barker JH. Long-term composite tissue allograft (CTA) survival in a novel porcine model with cyclosporine (CSA)/Mycophenolate Mofetil (MMF)/Prednisone. Research!Louisville, Louisville, KY, November 11-12, 1998

Edelstein J, Tecimer T, Ustuner TE, Zdichavsky M, Ren XP, Shirbacheh MV, Maldonado C, Bernd R, Ray M, Jevans AW, Voor M, Jones J, Tobin GR, Barker JH. Bone healing in a composite tissue allograft using tacrolimus mycophenolate mofetil and prednisone. Research!Louisville, Louisville, KY, November 11-12, 1998.

Klapheke M., The psychodynamics of hand transplantation, Psychiatry Grand Rounds, University of Louisville School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, November 5, 1998.

Klapheke, MM. Psychiatric Considerations in Hand Transplantation. European Conference on Psycomatic Research, Manchester, England, September 3-5, 1998.

Ren X, Zdichavsky M, Ustuner T, Jones J, Harralson T, Breidenbach W, Marzi I, Maldonado C and Barker J. Radial Forelimb Osteomyocutaneous Flap as a Composite Tissue Allograft (CTA) Model in Swine. 4th Congress of the International Society of
Experimental Microsurgery, London, Ontario, Canada, July 18-21, 1998.

Jones, Jon Long-term Composite Tissue Allograft Survival in a Novel Porcine Model with Cyclosporine (CsA) with Micophenolate Mofetil (MMF). 17th World Congress on Transplantation, Montreal, Canada, July 17-19, 1998.

Ustuner T, Jones J, Zdichavsky M, Ren X, Ray M, Gruber S. Long-term Composite Tissue Allograft Survival in a Porcine Model with Cyclosporine (CsA) with Micophenolate Mofetil (MMF). 17th World Congress on Transplantation, Montreal, Canada, July 17-19, 1998.

Ustuner ET, Jones JW, Zdichavsky M, Ren X, Mokunda R, Gruber S, Barker JH, Long-term composite tissue allograft survival in a porcine model with cyclosporine CSA)/mycophenolate mofetil (MMF) . The XVII World Congress of The Transplantation Society, Montreal, Canada, July 12-17, 1998.

Shirbacheh M. Composite tissue allograft-research. 7th International Federation of the Society for Surgery of Hand Congress, Van Couver, B.C., May 24-28, 1998.

Rodocker G, McCabe SJ, Breidenbach WC, Barker JH, et al. Evaluating the feasibility of upper extremity transplantation using decision analysis. Seventh IFSSH Congress, Vancounver, BC May 24-28, 1998. Presented by Rodocker G.

Ustuner ET, Jones JW, Zdichavsky M, Ren X, Ray M, Jevans AW, Shirbacheh MV, Maldonado C, Breidenbach WC, Barker JH, Gruber SA. Long-term composite tissue allograft survival in a novel porcine model with cyclosporine (CSA)/mycophenolate mofetil (MMF) therapy. American Society of Transplant Surgeons 24th Annual Scientific Meeting, Chicago, IL, May 13-15, 1998. Presented by Ustuner ET.

Zdichavsky, M. Pig Replant Study. 14th Annual Indianapolis/Louisville/Cincinnati Conference on Hand Surgery, Indianapolis, IN, May 8, 1998.

Martello J. Rationale for Hand Transplant. 14th Annual Indianapolis/Louisville/
Cincinnati Conference on Hand Surgery, Indianapolis, IN, May 8, 1998.

Ren X, Zdichavsky M, Ustuner ET, Harralson TG, Jones, JW, Breidenbach WC, Marzi I, Maldonado C, Barker JH. Radial forelimb osteomyocutaneous flap as a composite tissue allotransplant model in swine. Plastic Surgery Research Council Annual Meeting, Loma Linda, CA, April 4-7, 1998. Presented by Ren X.

Sharobaro V, Breidenbach W, Fernandez-Botran R, Maldonado C, Jones J, Firrell J, Chien S, Vetvickova J and Barker J. Effect of Cryopreservation on the Immunogenicity of Allogenic Skin Grafts and Flaps. 13th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery, Scottsdale, AZ, January 10-13, 1998.

Shirbacheh M, Breidenbach W, Jones J, Linder MW, Fernandez-Botran R, Maldonado C, Ren X and Barker J. Benefits of Local Immunotherapy in Limb Allotransplantation. 28th Annual Meeting of the American Association for Hand Surgery, Scottsdale, AZ, January 7-10,1998.

Shirbacheh M. Pharmacokinetic Benefits of Intra-arterial Cyclosporine Delivery in Composite Tissue. Kentucky Medical Association Meeting, Louisville, KY, September 1997.

Scientific Presentations of Research

Christina Kaufman, PhD, American Association of Hand Surgeons, Las Vegas, Nevada, January 11-13th, 2012-“Advances in Hand Transplantation Panel”

Laurie Newsome, PT, CHT; Ashley Buren, OTR/L, CHT; Anne Hodges, PT, CHT; Selena McGill, OTR/L, CHT, “Panel Discussion:  Hand Transplant Rehab in the Louisville Program-Considerations of Treatment, Splinting, Functional Outcomes and Finances” American Society of Hand Therapists 34th Annual Meeting.  Nashville, Tenn. September 22-25, 2011

Christina Kaufman, PhD, American Transplant Congress, Philadelphia, Pa. April 2011 “Follow-up on Six Hand Transplant Recipients 12 years to 6 months Post Transplant”

Breidenbach WC:  American Transplant Congress, San Diego, CA, May 2010, “What is the Gold Standard test for Acute and Chronic Rejection in Composite Tissue  Allotransplantation”

Breidenbach WC: American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery - Boca Raton, FL   January 12, 2010 - "Louisville Hand Transplant Program Update"

Breidenbach WC: Visiting Professor, University of Pittsburgh- December 18, 2009   "Present Concepts in Composite Tissue Allotransplantation"

Breidenbach WC:  American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress – Chicago, IL
October 13-14, 2009 – “Lessons Learned in Hand Transplantation from the Last Decade”

Breidenbach, WC:  Georgia Society for Surgery of the Hand – Greensboro, GA
October 8, 2009 – “Update on Hand Transplantation and Composite Tissue
Allotransplantation, Louisville Plus World Experience

Breidenbach WC:  American Society for Surgery of the Hand – San Francisco, CA, September 2, 2009 – “What’s New in Nerve Repair?  Allogenic Nerve Graft and Nerve Recovery in Hand Transplantation”

Breidenbach, WC:  American Transplant Congress – Boston, MA, June 2, 2009 –
“An Unusual PTLD-Like Syndrome in Hand Transplant Recipient 2 Years Post Transplant” and “Update on the American hand Transplant Experience:  Five hand Transplants Performed in Louisville”

Breidenbach WC:  52nd Annual Meeting of the Ohio Valley Society of Plastic Surgeons – Indianapolis, IN, May 16, 2009 – “Hand Transplant from Concept to Reality”

Breidenbach WC:  25th Annual Tri-State Conference – Louisville, KY, May 15, 2009
“Upcoming Bilateral Hand Transplants”

Breidenbach WC:  AO North American Course – Baltimore, MD, March 14, 2009 – “Historical Perspectives of Composite Tissue Allotransplantation”, “Clinical Challenges and Immunologic Risks with Facial Transplantation” and “Immunologic Barriers to CTA”.

Breidenbach WC:  American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery 2009 meeting –
January 13, 2009 – “The Next Level in Reconstructive Transplantation”
 
Breidenbach WC:  35th Annual Meeting of Japanese Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery – Niigata, Japan – November 14, 2008 – “Update on Hand Transplantation and Composite Tissue Allotransplantation”

Breidenbach WC:  New Jersey Symposium on Biomaterials Science and Regenerative Medicine – October 30, 2008 – “CTA and Its Importance to the War Fighter:  Present and Future

Breidenbach WC:  International Transplant Nurses Society Meeting – St. Louis, MO
September 26, 2008 – “Hand Transplantation, Myth and Reality

Breidenbach WC:  Visiting Professor University of Texas San Antonio –
August 21, 2008 – “Hand Transplant Overview”
 Breidenbach WC:  OPO Conference – Dayton, OH – August 18, 2008
“Overview of Hand Transplantation”

Breidenbach WC:  Visiting Professor: Grand Rounds University of Tucson –
July 30, 2008 - “The Present State of CTA in Reconstructive Surgery”

Breidenbach WC:  Keynote Lecture:  First American Conference on Reconstructive Transplant Surgery – Philadelphia, PA  - July 18, 2008
“The Past, Present and Future of Hand Transplantation in the United States”

Breidenbach WC:  Surgical grand rounds – University of Chicago – 4-22-08
“Update on Hand Transplantation and Composite Tissue Allotransplantation”

Breidenbach WC:  Surgical Ethics Seminar – University of Chicago – 4-22-08
“Ethical Issues in Composite Tissue Allograft”

Breidenbach WC:  Symposium Director - ASRM Composite Tissue Allotransplantation Second Update Session, January 14, 2008, Beverly Hills, California

Breidenbach WC:  Moderator/Presenter – Immunological Risks of CTA, ASRM Composite Tissue Allotransplantation Second Update Session, January 14, 2008, Beverly Hills, California

Breidenbach WC: Podium Discussion: Future of Registry, 7th International Symposium on Composite Tissue Allotransplantation, Innsbruck, Austria – September 8, 2007

Breidenbach, WC: Panel: What Can Be Learned from the Registry?, 7th International Symposium on Composite Tissue Allotransplantation, Innsbruck, Austria – September 8, 2007

Breidenbach WC: Update on Outcome after Hand Transplantation, 7th International Symposium on Composite Tissue Allotransplantation, Innsbruck, Austria – September 7, 2007

Breidenbach, WC: Sense and Sensibility, Basic Transplant Immunology and Hand Transplant Presentations to KEM Hospital Plastic Surgery Department, Bombay, India – August 29, 2007

Breidenbach, WC: Sense and Sensibility, 31st Annual Conference of Indian Society for Surgery of the Hand, Kodaikanal, India – August 25, 2007

Breidenbach, WC: Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy, 31st Annual Conference of Indian Society for Surgery of the Hand, Kodaikanal, India – August 24, 2007

Breidenbach, WC: Hand Transplantation, 31st Annual Conference of Indian Society for Surgery of the Hand, Kodaikanal, India – August 24, 2007

Breidenbach WC: Panel: Extremity Transplantation, 2007 World Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery Annual Meeting, Athens, Greece - June, 2007

Breidenbach, WC: Moderator on Allotransplantation Panel, 2007 World Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery Annual Meeting, Athens, Greece – June, 2007

Breidenbach WC: Transcending Transplant Possibilities….Beyond Organs International Transplant Nurses Society, Pittsburgh, PA June 6, 2007

Rahal D, Huang WC, Adamson L, Breidenbach WC, Ildstad ST, Acceptance of Second Set Grafts by the Majority of Long Term CTA Acceptors: Evidence for Clonal Deletion as the Tolerizing Mechanism in Mixed Chimerism – American Transplant Congress, May 5-9, 2007, San Francisco, CA

Breidenbach WC: Guest Lecturer - Research Supporting Hand Transplantation, Hand Transplantation, the Louisville Experience, Future of CTA, Mexico City, Mexico, April 26, 2007

Tsai TM (prepared by Breidenbach WC) Opposing Views on Transplantation 10th Congress of the International Federation of Societies for Surgery of the Hand, Sydney, Australia – March 11-15, 2007

Breidenbach, WC: Early Closure of Contaminated Wounds - Visiting Professor, Summa Health System Division of Plastic Surgery, Akron, OH  February 8, 2007

Breidenbach, WC: Hand and Composite Tissue Allotransplantation Update, Summa Health System Division of Plastic Surgery, Akron, OH  February 9, 2007

Breidenbach, WC: Clinical and Ethical Components of CTA – Gift of Life OPO, Philadelphia, PA  February 12, 2007

Breidenbach, WC: Panel: Facial Transplantation – Where Are We Headed?

American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery 2007 Annual Meeting, Rio Grande, Puerto Rico, January 16, 2007

Breidenbach, WC: Panel: Status of CTA Around the World, American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery 2007 Annual Meeting, Rio Grande, Puerto Rico, January 15, 2007

Breidenbach, WC: Current Issues and Advancements in Transplantation, Plastic Surgery 2006, San Francisco, CA October 8, 2006

Breidenbach, WC: The Two American Hand Transplantations, American Society for Surgery of the Hand, Washington, DC, September 9, 2006 

Breidenbach, WC: Modified Model with Allogenic Hindlimb Osteomyocutaneous Flap for the Study of CTA in Rats. American Society for Surgery of the Hand, Washington, DC, September 9, 2006

Breidenbach WC: Update on Current Composite Tissue Allotransplantation Patients.  Sixth International Symposium on Composite Tissue Allotransplantation, Tucson, Arizona, January 18, 2006

Breidenbach WC: What You Need to Know About Developing a CTA Program.  Sixth International Symposium on Composite Tissue Allotransplantation, Tucson, Arizona, January 18, 2006

Breidenbach WC, Gonzalez NR, Pidwell DJ, Tobin GR and Gorantla VS, The American Hand Transplantation Experience: Latest Update on Functional Results of the Two Louisville Patients. American Association of Hand Surgery 2004. Palms Spring, California, January 2004.

Gonzalez RN, Gorantla VS, Pidwell DJ, Tobin GR, and Breidenbach WC, Factors Influencing Donor & Recipient Selection in Hand Transplantation. American Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery 2004. Palms Spring, California, January 2004.

Breidenbach WC, Gonzalez NR, Pidwell DJ, Tobin GR, and Gorantla VS, Functional Outcomes After Hand Transplantation: Latest Update on the Two American Patients. Fifth Annual International Symposium of Hand Transplantation and Composite Tissue Allotransplantation, Brussels, Belgium, December 2003.

Breidenbach WC, Gorantla VS, Pidwell DJ, and Gonzalez NR, Criteria for Donor and Recipient Selection in Hand Transplantation. Fifth Annual International Symposium of Hand Transplantation and Composite Tissue Allotransplantation, Brussels, Belgium, December 2003.

Breidenbach WC, Gonzalez NR, Gorantla VS, Pidwell DJ, Tobin GR and Ildstad ST, A Model for Tolerance Induction in Composite Tissue Allotransplantation. Fifth Annual International Symposium of Hand Transplantation and Composite Tissue Allotransplantation, Brussels, Belgium, December 2003.

Gonzalez RN, Gorantla VS, Pidwell DJ, Tobin GR and Breidenbach WC, Hand Transplantation: Unique Donor and Recipient Criteria (Poster), Research Louisville 2003, Louisville, Kentucky, November 2003.

Pidwell D, Composite Tissue Limb Transplantation: Tolerance Induction through Hematopoietic Stem Cell Chimerism. American Society for Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics. Miami Beach, Florida. October 28 - November 1, 2003.

Gonzalez NR, Breidenbach WC, Gorantla VS, Pidwell DJ, Tobin GR and Ildstad ST, Un Modelo para Inducir Tolerancia en Tejidos Compuestos Allotransplantados. XXIX Argentinean Meeting of Hand Surgery, Buenos Aires, Argentina, October 2003.

Breidenbach WC, Gonzalez NR, Pidwell DJ, Tobin GR, and Gorantla VS, Resultados Funcionales del Transplante de Mano: Ultimos Datos de los Dos Pacientes Americanos. XXIX Argentinean Meeting of Hand Surgery, Buenos Aires, Argentina, October 2003.

Gonzalez RN, Gorantla VS, Pidwell DJ, Tobin GR, and Breidenbach WC, Factores que Influencian la Seleccion del Donante y Receptor en Transplante de Mano (Poster). XXIX Argentinean Meeting of Hand Surgery, Buenos Aires, Argentina, October 2003.

Gonzalez RN, Gorantla VS, Pidwell DJ, Tobin GR, Ildstad ST and Breidenbach WC, A Model for Experimental Limb Transplantation: Novel Technical Aspects and Implications. South-Eastern Organ Procurement Foundation, Atlanta, GA September 2003.

Gonzalez RN, Gorantla VS, Pidwell DJ, Tobin GR, Ildstad ST and Breidenbach WC, Tolerance: A Model to Establish Tolerance for Future of Hand Transplantation. Kleinert Institute Annual Reunion, Louisville, KY, September 2003.

Breidenbach WC, The American hand transplantation experience: latest update on functional results of the two Louisville patients. 11th Kleinert Society Clinical Reunion. Louisville, KY. September 14-16, 2003.

Breidenbach WC, Hand Transplantation: Unique Donor and Recipient Criteria. American Transplant Congress Meeting. Washington, DC. May 30 – June 4, 2003.

Breidenbach WC, Hand Transplantation. Pre-Med Honor Society at the University of Louisville. Louisville, Kentucky. February 4, 2003.

Gonzalez RN, Gorantla VS, Pidwell DJ, Tobin GR, Ildstad ST and Breidenbach WC, A Model for Experimental Limb Transplantation: Novel Technical Aspects and Implications, SEOPF, Atlanta 2003

Gonzalez RN, Gorantla VS, Pidwell DJ, Tobin GR, Ildstad ST and Breidenbach WC Tolerance: A Model to Establish Tolerance for Future of Hand Transplantation, Kleinert Reunion, Louisville, KY, 2003

Gonzalez RN, Gorantla VS, Pidwell DJ, Tobin GR, and Breidenbach WC, Factors influencing Donor & Recipient Selection in Hand Transplantation, Kleinert Reunion, Louisville, KY 2003

Gonzalez RN, Gorantla VS, Pidwell DJ, Tobin GR, Ildstad ST and Breidenbach WC, Tolerance: Our ongoing research proposal for the future of the Hand Transplant, LIC Annual Meeting, Louisville, KY 2003

Gonzalez RN, Gorantla VS, Pidwell DJ, Tobin GR, Ildstad ST and Breidenbach WC, Hand Transplantation: Unique Donor and Recipient Criteria (Poster), American Transplant Association 2003, Washington DC
Breidenbach WC, Hand Transplantation. Russian Research Center of Surgery. Moscow, Russia. November 26, 2002.

Breidenbach WC, Hand Transplantation. Institute de la Main. Paris, France. November 21, 2002.

Breidenbach WC, Hand Transplantation. Orthopedic Department of the Military Medical Academy. Saint Petersburg, Russia. September 9, 2002.

Breidenbach WC, Hand Transplantation. National Science Teachers Association. Louisville, Kentucky. October 24, 2002.

Gorantla VS, Breidenbach WC, Perez-Abadia GA, Brouha PCR, Vossen M, Laurentin-Perez LA, Maldonado CJ, Barker JH. Prevention of Graft-versus-Host Disease After Extremity Allotransplantation. American Society for Surgery of the Hand, 57th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand, Phoenix, Arizona, October 3 - 5, 2002.

Gorantla VS, Breidenbach WC, Brouha PCR, Perez-Abadia GA, Maldonado CJ, Barker JH. Prevention of Graft-versus-Host Disease After Composite Tissue Allotransplantation. XIX International Congress of the Transplantation Society, Miami, USA. August 25-30, 2002.

Breidenbach WC, Hand Transplantation. Leadership Kentucky Health & Human Services. Louisville, Kentucky. July 11, 2002.

Breidenbach WC, Prevention of Graft Versus Host Disease (GVHD) After Experimental Limb Allotransplantation. European Association of Plastic Surgeons Thirteenth Annual Meeting. Crete, Greece. May 31, 2002.

Gorantla VS, Breidenbach WC, Perez-Abadia GA, Brouha PCR, Maldonado CJ, Barker JH. Prevention of Graft-versus-Host Disease After Experimental Limb Allotransplantation. 13th Annual meeting of the European Association of Plastic Surgeons, Crete, Greece. May 30 - June 1, 2002.

Breidenbach WC, UPDATE - State of the Art Upper Limb Transplantation. Louisville-Indianapolis-Cincinnati Hand Conference. May 17, 2002

Breidenbach WC, Functioning After Hand Transplant. National Association of Disability Examiners Tri-Regional Conference. Louisville, Kentucky. May 8, 2002.

Marcell, C., Patient Selection Process for Hand Transplant, National Association of Orthopedic Nurses Derby City Chapter, Louisville, Kentucky May 8, 2002

Gorantla VS, Breidenbach WC, Perez-Abadia GA, Brouha PCR, Vossen M, Laurentin-Perez LA, Maldonado CJ, Barker JH. Gait Analysis in Composite Tissue Allotransplantation. Annual Meeting of the American Association for Hand Surgery, Cancun, Mexico January 9-12, 2002.

Cendales, L., Hand Transplantation...the Latest News, American Association for Hand Surgery, Cancun, Mexico, January 10, 2002

Cendales, L., Transplante de la Mano: los dos primeros casos en Estados Unidos, American Association for Hand Surgery, Cancun, Mexico, January 9, 2002

Newsome, L., Hand Transplantation Update, Southeast District Indiana American Physical Therapy Association Meeting, New Albany, Indiana, January 8, 2002

Granger DK, Louisville experience, Session 5 - Clinical Hand Allografts. Composite Tissue Allografts 3rd International Symposium, Lyon, France, November 30, 2001.

Granger DK, Long term results, Session 1 - Autologous Limb Replantation in Man. Composite Tissue Allografts 3rd International Symposium, Lyon, France, November 29, 2001.

Newsome, L., Update on Hand Transplants, American Society of Hand Therapists, 24th Annual Meeting, Nashville, Tennessee, October 20, 2001

Breidenbach, W., Cendales, L., Hand Transplantation: Follow-up on the First U.S. Patient, American Society of Surgery of the Hand Annual meeting, Baltimore, MD, October 6, 2001.

Cendales, L., Hand Transplantation: The Louisville Experience, Tenth Kleinert Society Reunion, Louisville, Kentucky, October 2, 2001.

Vossen M, Gorantla VS, Perez-Abadia G, Brouha PCR, Francois CG, Laurentin-Perez L, Pidwell DJ, Maldonado CJ, Breidenbach WC, Kon M, Barker JH: Vascularized Bone Marrow Transplantation: Fact or Fiction? American College of Surgeons, 87th Annual Clinical Congress, New Orleans, LA, October 2001.

Pidwell D, Vossen M, Gorantla VS, Perez-Abadia G, Maldonado CJ, Breidenbach WC, Barker JH: Tolerance Induction using Hematopoietic Chimerism in Composite Tissue Transplantation. American Society for Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics, 27th Annual Meeting, San Francisco, October 2001.

Orhun H, Gorantla VS, Voor MJ, Breidenbach WC, Maldonado C, Barker JH: Elastic Properties of Bone in Composite Tissue Allografts. 8th Congress of The International Federation of Societies for Surgery of the Hand, Istanbul, Turkey, June 12-14, 2001.

Breidenbach WC, Hand Transplantation - First 2 Cases from Louisville, KY. IFSSH 2001 Annual Meeting. Istanbul, Turkey. June 13, 2001.

Gorantla VS, Perez-Abadia G, Vossen M, Brouha PCR, Francois CG, Prabhune KA, Orhun H, Majzoub R, Maldonado C, Pidwell D, Breidenbach WC, Anderson GL, Barker JH: Is Donor Macrochimerism A Determinant of Tolerance In Composite Tissue Allografts? Plastic Surgery Research Council, 46th Annual Meeting, The Medical College of Wisconsin and the Hilton Milwaukee City Center, Wisconsin, June 9-12, 2001.

Breidenbach WC, Presentation of the Best Paper Award for 2000 - Human Hand Transplantation: Clinical Course and Functional Return Over the First Year in the First United States Case. American Association of Plastic Surgeons Annual Meeting. Helsinki, Finland. June 1, 2001.

Gorantla VS, Perez-Abadia G, Ren X, Majzoub R, Prabhune KA, Francois CG, Vossen M, Brouha PCR, Maldonado C, Pidwell DJ, Breidenbach WC, Granger DK, Barker JH: A Clinically Feasible Protocol to Induce Tolerance to Limb Allografts Using Mixed Allogeneic Chimerism. Annual Meeting of American Society of Transplantation, Transplant 2001, Sheraton Chicago hotel and towers, Chicago, IL. May 11-16, 2001.


Cendales LC, Breidenbach WC, Granger DK: Successful composite tissue transplantation--Nerve and functional recovery after two years. Transplant 2001 Joint Meeting, Chicago, Illinois, May 16, 2001.

Breidenbach WC, Update on the Louisville Hand Transplant Patients. Transplant 2001 Annual Meeting. Chicago, Illinois. May 15, 2001.

Granger DK, Human Hand Transplantation, 3rd Annual Roche Asian Transplant Forum,Taipei, Taiwan, April 28, 2001.

Granger DK, Human Hand Transplantation, Transplant Conference, Department of Surgery and Institute for Cellular Therapeutics, University of Louisville, April 25, 2001.

Cendales, L., Experience in Hand Transplantation, Kentucky Organ Donor Affiliates, Louisville, KY, March 7, 2001.

Breidenbach WC, Hand Tranplantation. Annual Meeting of the Association of Plastic Surgery Specialists. Mont-Tremblant, Canada. February 10, 2001.

Breidenbach, W., Update on Hand Transplantation, Okinawa, Japan, February 5, 2001.

Breidenbach WC, Hand Transplant-The Louisville Experience. University of the Ryukyus. Okinawa, Japan. February 4, 2001.

Breidenbach WC, Eastern Japan Society for Surgery of the Hand. Tokyo, Japan. February 3, 2001.

Breidenbach, W., Update on Hand Transplantation, Eastern Japan Society for Surgery of the Hand, Tokyo, Japan, February 4, 2001.

Breidenbach WC, Louisville Hand Transplant Experience at Niigata University Hospital. Niigata, Japan. January 31, 2001.

Cendales, L., Nerve Recovery of the Hand Transplant, American Society of Peripheral Nerve, January 12, 2001.

Cendales, L, Hand Transplantation…the latest news, American Association for Hand Surgery, Cancun, Mexico, January 10, 2001.

Cendales, L, Transplante de la Mano: los dos primeros casos en Estados Unidos, American Association for Hand Surgery, Cancun, Mexico, January 9, 2001.

Breidenbach WC, Louisville Hand Transplant Experience, Philadelphia Orthopedic Society Meeting. Philadelphia, PA. November 13, 2000.

Breidenbach WC, Louisville Hand Transplant Experience, Research Louisville Meeting. University of Louisville, Louisville, KY. November 3, 2000.

Breidenbach WC, Louisville Hand Transplant Experience, American Society for Surgery of the Hand Annual Meeting. Seattle, Washinton. October 6, 2000.

Breidenbach WC, Louisville Hand Transplant Experience, North Carolina for Surgery of the Hand Meeting. Pinehurst, North Carolina. September 9-10, 2000.

Granger DK, Jones JW, Pidwell DJ, Kaufman CL: No evidence of donor antigen hyporesponsive chimerism or GVH after human hand transplant, Accepted for a oral presentation at the XVII International Congress of the Transplantation Society, Rome, Italy, August 27-September 1, 2000.

Jones JW, Granger DK, Ogden L, Gruber SA, Breidenbach WC: Acute rejection in human composite tissue transplantation-case report of a hand transplant, Accepted for a poster presentation at the XVII International Congress of the Transplantation Society, Rome, Italy, August 27-September 1, 2000.

Cendales L, Breidenbach WC, Granger DK, Jones JW: Evaluation of function following human hand transplantation, Accepted for oral presentation at the XVII International Congress of the Transplantation Society, Rome, Italy, August 27-September 1, 2000.

Breidenbach WC, Louisville Hand Transplant Experience, Millenium Congress Expo 2000 Meeting. Hannover, Germany. July 31-August 5, 2000.

Breidenbach, W., Case Presentation: Hand Transplantation in Louisville, European Hand Federation, Meeting on Hand Transplantation, Spain, June 23, 2000.

Klapheke, M., Psychiatric Assessment of Candidates for Hand Transplantation: II. Outcome, European Conference on Psychosomatic Research, Oslo, Norway, June 19, 2000.

Klapheke, M., Marcell, C., Psychiatric Assessment of Candidates for Hand Transplantation: I. Screening. (Poster). European Conference on Psychosomatic Research, Oslo, Norway, May 20, 2000.

Breidenbach, W., Jones, J., Granger, D., Barker, J., Klapheke M., Kaufman, C., Second International Symposium on Composite Tissue Allotransplantation, Louisville, Kentucky, May 18-19, 2000.

Gorantla, V., Chimerism Induced Tolerance to Composite Tissue Allografts: The Rat Hind Limb Model Oral Presentation at the Plastic Surgery Research Council Meeting, Seattle, Washington, May 17-20, 2000.

Prabhune, K., Development of a Clinically Relevant Protocol for Mixed Chimerism Induced Tolerance to Composite Tissue Allografts, Oral Presentation at the Plastic Surgery Research Council Meeting, Seattle, Washington, May 17-20, 2000.

Orhun, H., Elastic Properties of Bone in Composite Tissue Allotransplantation: The Rat Hind Limb Model, Poster Presentation at the Plastic Surgery Research Council Meeting, Seattle, Washington, May 17-20, 2000.

Jones, J., Granger, D., Function after Hand Transplant, American Society of Transplant Surgeons/American Society for Transplantation, Chicago, Illinois, May 15, 2000.

Jones, J., Granger, D., Rejection in Hand Transplant, American Society of Transplant Surgeons/American Society for Transplantation, Chicago, Illinois, May 15, 2000.

Jones, J., Hakim, N., Gruber, S., Panel Discussion Symposium on Composite Tissue Allotransplantation, American Society of Transplant Surgeons/American Society for Transplantation, Chicago, Illinois, May 14, 2000.

Granger, D., Jones, J., Kaufman, C., Pidwell, D J., Poster Session, No evidence of donor antigen hyporesponsiveness or GVD after human hand transplantation, American Society of Transplant Surgeons/American Society for Transplantation, Chicago, Illinois, May 14, 2000.

Cendales, L., Hand Transplant Update, Tri State Hand Conference, Louisville, Kentucky, May 12, 2000.

Breidenbach WC, Louisville Hand Transplant Experience, American Association of Plastic Surgeons Meeting. Laguna Niguel, California. May 10, 2000.

Breidenbach WC, Louisville Hand Transplant Experience, Young President's Organization Meeting. Louisville, KY. April 20, 2000.

Klapheke, Martin, Psychiatric Considerations in Hand Transplantation, Mayo Clinic Department of Psychiatry, Rochester, Minnesota, April 18, 2000.

Breidenbach WC, Louisville Hand Transplant Experience, 2000 Council for Advancement and Support of Education Media Fellowship Meeting. University of Louisville, Louisville, KY. April 15, 2000.

Pidwell, D., Immunobiology of Hand Transplantation, Lifegift Organ Association, Fort Worth, TX, April 14, 2000.

Jones, J., The story behind the first hand transplantation, TransLife Organ Procurement Organization, Orlando, FL, April 14, 2000.

Hodges, A., Hand Transplantation Rehabilitation, Hammerville Rehab, Pittsburgh, PA, March 26, 2000.

Cendales, L., Hand Transplantation: Case Presentation, Japanese American Society for Surgery of the Hand, March 25, 2000.

Breidenbach, W., Dystrophy; Closure of Contaminated Wounds; Hand Transplantation, II Gepal Congress, Spain, March 8-9, 2000 .

Breidenbach, W., 2000 Years of Upper Extremity Trauma; Lecture #1: Future of Allograft Hand Transplantation, Lexture #2: Current Treatment of Nerve Gaps, Philadelphia, PA, March 6, 2000.

Breidenbach W., Lecture #1: Is Hand Transplantation an Option for Treatment of the Upper Extremity Amputee? Lecture #2: Future of Allograft Hand Transplantation, Gepal Congress Meeting, Mexico, February 19-27, 2000.

Breidenbach, W., Panel: Update on Hand Transplantation, American Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery, American Association for Hand Surgery, Miami, FL, January 8, 2000.

Cendales, L., Hand Transplantation: Case Presentation, American Association for Hand Surgery, Miami, FL, January 7, 2000.

Hodges A, Hand Transplantation Rehabilitation, American Society for Hand Therapists, Orlando, FL. September 17, 1999.

Cendales L, Kutz J, Tsai T, McCabe S, Gupta A, O'Neill W, Shatford R, Moskal M, Favetto M, Jones J, Barker J, Breidenbach W, Hand Transplantation: Case Presentation, American Association for Surgery of the Hand Annual Meeting, Boston, MA, September 3 - 5, 1999.

Breidenbach W, Lee A, Jones N, Hewitt C, Hardy M, Siegler M, Hand Transplantation: Are we ready? American Society for Surgery of the Hand Annual Meeting, Boston, MA, September 3 - 5, 1999.

Jones J, Hand Transplantation: Research to Clinical Reality, Asociacion Mexicana de Cirugia de la Mano. Mexico City, Mexico, September 4,1999.

Edelstein J, Tecimer T, Breidenbach WC, Barker JH. Bone healing in a composite tissue allograft using tacrolimus, mycophenolate mofetil and Prednisone. 54th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand, Boston, MA, September 2-4, 1999.

Hodges A, Hand Transplantation Rehabilitation, Association of Hand Care Professionals/Kentuckiana Association for Hand Professionals Annual Meeting., Boston, MA September 2, 1999.

Cendales L, Hand Transplantation; A Physician's Perspective, American Association of Tissue Banking, San Diego, CA, August 23, 1999.

Jones J, Breidenbach W, Tobin G, Rationale for Hand Transplantation, Plastic and Orthopaedic University of Louisville Grand Rounds, Louisville, KY, August 20, 1999.

Hodges A, Hand Transplant Rehabilitation, Kentucky Physical Therapy Association Central District Meeting, Louisville, KY August 11, 1999.

Reed E, Limb Retrieval for Hand Transplantation, 12th Annual Summer Workshop; Department of Microbiology and Immunology; UL School of Medicine Immunology Seminar to High School Science Teachers, July 20, 1999.

Granger D, Immunosuppression of the Hand Transplantation, 12th Annual Summer Workshop; Department of Microbiology and Immunology; UL School of Medicine Immunology Seminar to High School Science Teachers, July 20, 1999.

Breidenbach W, Rationale for hand transplant, 12th Annual Summer Workshop; Department of Microbiology and Immunology; UL School of Medicine Immunology Seminar to High School Science Teachers, July 20, 1999.

Chesher S, Prosthetic and Bracing Needs of the Hand Transplantation Patient, 12th Annual Summer Workshop; Department of Microbiology and Immunology; UL School of Medicine Immunology Seminar to High School Science Teachers, July 20, 1999.

Kleinert H, Keynote Address. International Plastic Surgery Meeting. San Francisco, CA, July 1, 1999.

Huq N, Rationale for hand transplant, Canadian Hand Society, Montreal, Canada, June 26, 1999.

Pidwell D, Immunologic monitoring in hand transplantation, Transplant Society for Southwest States Meeting, Galveston, TX, , June 26 ­ 27,1999.

Breidenbach W, Rationale for hand transplantation, American Society for Peripheral Nerve Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, CA. June 19-21, 1999.

Jones J, Reed E, Limb retrieval for hand transplantation, Association of Organ Procurement Organizations, Providence, RI, June 17, 1999.

Granger DK, Transplant Surgeons View of Hand Transplantation, Presented as an oral presentation at the Kleinert Society Clinical Reunion, June 12, 1999.

Cendales L, Rationale of hand transplantation, Kleinert Society Clinical Reunion, Louisville, KY, June 12, 1999.

Klapheke M, Assessment of candidates for hand transplantation, Kleinert Society Clinical Reunion, Louisville, KY, June 12, 1999.

Granger D, Immunosuppressive therapies for hand transplantation, Kleinert Society Clinical Reunion, Louisville, KY, June 12, 1999.

Pidwell D, Immunologic monitoring for hand transplantation, Kleinert Society Clinical Reunion, Louisville, KY, June 12, 1999.

Breidenbach W, Ethical considerations of hand transplantation, Kleinert Society Clinical Reunion, Louisville, KY, June 12, 1999.

Edelstein J, Tecimer T, Ustuner ET, Shirbacheh SM, Zdichavsky M, Ray M, Maldonado C, Breidenbach W, Jones J, Barker JH. Effect of FK506 versus cyclosporine A based combination therapy on muscle/tendon and bone rejection in a preclinical composite tissue allograft. Plastic Surgery Research Council Annual Meeting, Pittsburgh, PA, May 22-25, 1999.

Tecimer T, Edelstein J, Shirbacheh M, Ustuner T, Zdichavsky M, Tecimer Tu, Maldonado C, Breidenbach WC, Ray MB, Jones JW, Barker JH. The effect of cyclosporine A based combination therapy on bone, muscle and tendon rejection in a composite tissue allograft (CTA) model. American Society of Transplantation 18th Annual Meeting, Chicago IL, May 15-19, 1999.

Edelstein J, Tecimer T, Ustaner T, Zdichavsky M, Shirbacheh M, Tecimer Tu, Maldonado C, Breidenbach WC, Ray MB, Jones JW, Barker JH. The effect of tracrolimus based combination therapy on muscle and bone rejection in a pre-clinical composite tissue allograft model. American Society of Transplantation 18th annual Meeting, Chicago IL, May 15-19, 1999.

Jones JW, Breidenbach WC, Barker JH, Gruber SA. From bench to bedside: porcine extremity composite tissue allograft (CIA) to human hand transplant, American Society of Transplantation Surgeons, 18th annual Meeting, Chicago IL, May 15-19, 1999.

Gupta A, Update on the hand transplant, University of Zurich, Switzerland, May 10, 1999.

McCabe S, Hand transplantation, 15th Annual Indianapolis, Louisville, Cincinnati Hand Meeting, Cincinnati, OH, May 7, 1999.

Cendales L, Hand Transplant: Case Presentation, 15th Annual Indianapolis, Louisville, Cincinnati Hand Meeting, Cincinnati, Ohio, May 7, 1999.

Gupta A, Rationale for hand transplantation, 15th Annual Indianapolis, Louisville, Cincinnati Hand Meeting, Cincinnati, OH, May 7, 1999.

Zdichavsky M, Ray M, Jones, JW, Ustuner T, Edelstein J, Breidenbach W, Maldonado C, Barker JH. Scoring of skin rejection for monitoring composite tissue allograft (CTA) rejection in a swine model. 34th Congress of the European Society of Surgical Research (ESSR), Bern, Switzerland, April 22-24, 1999.

Zdichavsky M, Ustuner T, Jones JW, Edelstein J, Breidenbach W, Jevans A, Maldonado C, Barker JH. Cyclosporine A combination therapy prolongs composite tissue allograft survival in a swine model.34th Congress of the European Society of Surgical Research (ESSR), Bern, Switzerland, April 22-24, 1999.

Tecimer T, Edelstein J, Ustuner T, Zdichavsky M, Shirbacheh M, Ren X, Jevans AW, Voor M, Jones J, Breidenbach W, Maldonado C, Barker JH. The effects of combination immunosuppression therapy on elastic properties of healing bone in a composite tissue allotransplant swine model. The American Orthopaedic Association 32nd Annual Residents' Conference, Chapel Hill, NC, March 12-14, 1999.

Tecimer T, Edelstein J, Ustuner T, Zdichavsky M, Shirbacheh M, Ren X, Jevans AW, Jones JW, Voor M, Breidenbach W, Maldonado C, Barker JH. The effects of cyclosporine-myophenolate mofetil-prednisone combination therapy on bone union in composite tissue allotransplant swine model. The American Orthopaedic Association 32nd Annual Residents' Conference, Chapel Hill, NC, March 12-14, 1999.

Edelstein J, Tecimer T, Ustuner T, Zdichavsky M, Ren X, Shirbacheh MV, Maldonado C, Raphael B, Ray M, Jevans AW, Voor M, Jones JW, Barker JH. Bone healing in a composite tissue allograft using tacrolimus myophenolate mofetil and prednisone. The American Orthopaedic Association 32nd Annual Residents' Conference, Chapel Hill, NC, March 12-14, 1999.

Tsai T, Update on the hand transplant, Chang Gung Medical College, Taipei, Taiwan, March 3, 1999.

McCabe S, Hand surgery in the next millennium, 2ND Congress of the Asian Pacific Federation of Societies for Surgery of the Hand, Singapore, February 28, 1999.

Jones JW, Zdichavsky M, Ustuner ET, Ren XP, Edelstein J, Maldonado C, Jevans A, Ray M, Breidenbach WC, Barker JH, Gruber SA. Dep. Long-term composite tissue allograft (CIA) survival in a pig model with FK506 (FK/mycophenolate mofetil (MMF) Therapy. 60th Annual Meeting of the Society of University Surgeons, New Orleans, LA, February 11-13, 1999.

Klapheke, Martin, MD. "Transplantation Psychiatry: The Human Hand",University of Alabama, Psychiatry Grand Rounds, February 2, 1999.

Pidwell, Diane. "Composite Tissue Allotransplantation" SouthEast Organ Procurement Meeting, Orlando, FL, January 29, 1999.

Martello, Jeannette. American Association for Hand Surgery, Kamuela, Hawaii, January 14, 1999.

Zdichavsky M, Jones JW, Ustuner T, Ren X, Edelstein J, Maldonado C, Breidenbach WC, Barker JH, Ray M. Assessment of skin rejection in composite tissue allografts (CTA) by a histologic grading system in a swine model. United States and Canada Academy of Pathology (USCAP) Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, March 20-26, 1999. Presented by Zdichavsky M.

Jones JW, Zdichavsky M, Ustuner ET, Ren XP, Edelstein J, Maldonado C, Koenig S, Palacio M, Werker P, Kon M, Barker JH, Breidenbach WC, Gruber SA. Long-term composite tissue allograft (CTA) survival in a pig model with FK506 (FK/mycophenolate mofetil (MMF) Therapy. 60th Annual Meeting of the Society of University Surgeons, New Orleans, LA, February 11-13, 1999. Presented by Jones JW.

Ren X, Ustuner T, Zdichavsky M, Barker JH, Breidenbach WC, Jones J. Radial forelimb osteomyocutaneous flap as a composite tissue allograft (CTA) model in swine. 4th Congress of the International Society for Experimental Microsurgery, London, Ontario, Canada, July 18-21, 1998. Presented by Ren X.

Zdichavsky M, Ustuner T, Ren X, Edelstein J, Marzi I, Breidenbach W, Maldonado C, Ray M, Barker J and Jones J. Scoring of skin rejection in a composite tissue allograft (CTA) swine model. 32nd Annual Meeting of the Association for Academic Surgeons, November 19-22, 1998.

Klapheke, MM. Psychiatric Considerations in Hand Transplantation. Academy of Psychomatic Medicine, Buena Vista, FL, November 19-22, 1998.

Zdichavsky M, Ustuner TE, Ren XP, Edelstein J, Marzi L Breidenbach W, Maldonado C, Ray M, Barker JH, Jones J. Scoring of skin rejection in a composite tissue allograft (CTA) swine model. Research!Louisville, Louisville, KY, November 11-12, 1998.

Tecimer T, Edelstein J, Ustuner TE, Zdichavsky M, Shirbacheh M, Ren X, Jevans AW, Jones J, Voor M, Breidenbach W, Maldonado C, Tobin GR, Barker JH. The effects of cyclosporine - myophenolate mofetil-prednisone combination therapy on bone union in composite tissue allotransplant swine model. Research!Louisville, Louisville, KY, November 11-12, 1998.

Shirbacheh MV, Ren X, Jones J, Breidenbach WC, Jevans AW, Gruber SA, Maldonado C, Barker JH. Intra-arterial infusion of cyclosporine (CSA) improves local drug concentration in a rabbit composite tissue-forelimb model. Research!Louisville, Louisville, KY, November 11-12, 1998.

Ren X, Ustuner TE, Zdichavsky M, Breidenbach W, Maldonado C, Jones J, Barker JH. Radial forelimb osteomyocutaneous flap as a composite tissue allograft (CTA) model in swine. Research!Louisville, Louisville, KY, November 11-12, 1998.

Ustuner ET, Jones J, Zdichavsky M, Ren XP, Edelstein J, Tecimer T, Ray M, Jevans AW, Maldonado C, Barker JH. Long-term composite tissue allograft (CTA) survival in a novel porcine model with cyclosporine (CSA)/Mycophenolate Mofetil (MMF)/Prednisone. Research!Louisville, Louisville, KY, November 11-12, 1998

Edelstein J, Tecimer T, Ustuner TE, Zdichavsky M, Ren XP, Shirbacheh MV, Maldonado C, Bernd R, Ray M, Jevans AW, Voor M, Jones J, Tobin GR, Barker JH. Bone healing in a composite tissue allograft using tacrolimus mycophenolate mofetil and prednisone. Research!Louisville, Louisville, KY, November 11-12, 1998.

Klapheke M., The psychodynamics of hand transplantation, Psychiatry Grand Rounds, University of Louisville School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, November 5, 1998.

Klapheke, MM. Psychiatric Considerations in Hand Transplantation. European Conference on Psycomatic Research, Manchester, England, September 3-5, 1998.

Ren X, Zdichavsky M, Ustuner T, Jones J, Harralson T, Breidenbach W, Marzi I, Maldonado C and Barker J. Radial Forelimb Osteomyocutaneous Flap as a Composite Tissue Allograft (CTA) Model in Swine. 4th Congress of the International Society of
Experimental Microsurgery, London, Ontario, Canada, July 18-21, 1998.

Jones, Jon Long-term Composite Tissue Allograft Survival in a Novel Porcine Model with Cyclosporine (CsA) with Micophenolate Mofetil (MMF). 17th World Congress on Transplantation, Montreal, Canada, July 17-19, 1998.

Ustuner T, Jones J, Zdichavsky M, Ren X, Ray M, Gruber S. Long-term Composite Tissue Allograft Survival in a Porcine Model with Cyclosporine (CsA) with Micophenolate Mofetil (MMF). 17th World Congress on Transplantation, Montreal, Canada, July 17-19, 1998.

Ustuner ET, Jones JW, Zdichavsky M, Ren X, Mokunda R, Gruber S, Barker JH, Long-term composite tissue allograft survival in a porcine model with cyclosporine CSA)/mycophenolate mofetil (MMF) . The XVII World Congress of The Transplantation Society, Montreal, Canada, July 12-17, 1998.

Shirbacheh M. Composite tissue allograft-research. 7th International Federation of the Society for Surgery of Hand Congress, Van Couver, B.C., May 24-28, 1998.

Rodocker G, McCabe SJ, Breidenbach WC, Barker JH, et al. Evaluating the feasibility of upper extremity transplantation using decision analysis. Seventh IFSSH Congress, Vancounver, BC May 24-28, 1998. Presented by Rodocker G.

Ustuner ET, Jones JW, Zdichavsky M, Ren X, Ray M, Jevans AW, Shirbacheh MV, Maldonado C, Breidenbach WC, Barker JH, Gruber SA. Long-term composite tissue allograft survival in a novel porcine model with cyclosporine (CSA)/mycophenolate mofetil (MMF) therapy. American Society of Transplant Surgeons 24th Annual Scientific Meeting, Chicago, IL, May 13-15, 1998. Presented by Ustuner ET.

Zdichavsky, M. Pig Replant Study. 14th Annual Indianapolis/Louisville/Cincinnati Conference on Hand Surgery, Indianapolis, IN, May 8, 1998.

Martello J. Rationale for Hand Transplant. 14th Annual Indianapolis/Louisville/
Cincinnati Conference on Hand Surgery, Indianapolis, IN, May 8, 1998.

Ren X, Zdichavsky M, Ustuner ET, Harralson TG, Jones, JW, Breidenbach WC, Marzi I, Maldonado C, Barker JH. Radial forelimb osteomyocutaneous flap as a composite tissue allotransplant model in swine. Plastic Surgery Research Council Annual Meeting, Loma Linda, CA, April 4-7, 1998. Presented by Ren X.

Sharobaro V, Breidenbach W, Fernandez-Botran R, Maldonado C, Jones J, Firrell J, Chien S, Vetvickova J and Barker J. Effect of Cryopreservation on the Immunogenicity of Allogenic Skin Grafts and Flaps. 13th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery, Scottsdale, AZ, January 10-13, 1998.

Shirbacheh M, Breidenbach W, Jones J, Linder MW, Fernandez-Botran R, Maldonado C, Ren X and Barker J. Benefits of Local Immunotherapy in Limb Allotransplantation. 28th Annual Meeting of the American Association for Hand Surgery, Scottsdale, AZ, January 7-10,1998.

Shirbacheh M. Pharmacokinetic Benefits of Intra-arterial Cyclosporine Delivery in Composite Tissue. Kentucky Medical Association Meeting, Louisville, KY, September 1997.

 

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