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|This is the second meeting report from 'New Dimensions in
Transplantation' a Congress held
in February 1998 in Florence, Italy, that focused on the current renaissance in immunosuppression. The first meeting report concerned optimizing immuno suppression in transplantation using established agents, with particular reference to the new formulationof cyclosporin A, Neoral©. This publication looks at the future of immunosuppression and summarizes some of the mosf exciting, novel approaches that indicate a renaissance in this field.
The word 'renaissance' means 'rebirth'. The Renaissance marked the birth ot the Western age of discovery and exploration of nature and the world. Florence was very much the birthplace of this great movement. Therefore it was an apt, thought provoking and inspiring location in which fo hear the work and thoughts of members of the international transplant community, who are contributing to the current
renaissaoce in immunosuppression.
This repont is intended to provide highlights of the Congress, looking at
the issues the transplant community faces and sharing ideas of how we can tackle the
current challenges of transplantalion in the new millenium. Given the breadth and weight
of the conference it has been a formídable task to distill the important concepts
presented, without sacrificing important data that provide the basis for these concepts.
That data will soon be available when the