Banff '05 Meeting Report: differential diagnosis of chronic allograft injury and elimination of chronic allograft nephropathy ('CAN')

Am J Transplant. 2007 Mar;7(3):518-26. doi: 10.1111/j.1600-6143.2006.01688.x.


The 8th Banff Conference on Allograft Pathology was held in Edmonton, Canada, 15-21 July 2005. Major outcomes included the elimination of the non-specific term "chronic allograft nephropathy" (CAN) from the Banff classification for kidney allograft pathology, and the recognition of the entity of chronic antibody-mediated rejection. Participation of B cells in allograft rejection and genomics markers of rejection were also major subjects addressed by the conference.

Publication types

  • Congress

MeSH terms

  • Antibodies / immunology
  • B-Lymphocytes / immunology
  • Chronic Disease
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Fibrosis
  • Genetic Markers
  • Graft Rejection / diagnosis*
  • Graft Rejection / genetics
  • Graft Rejection / pathology
  • Humans
  • Kidney / immunology
  • Kidney / pathology
  • Kidney Failure, Chronic / diagnosis*
  • Kidney Failure, Chronic / genetics
  • Kidney Failure, Chronic / pathology
  • Kidney Transplantation*
  • Organ Transplantation


  • Antibodies
  • Genetic Markers