Canadian Society of Transplantation Consensus Workshop on Cytomegalovirus Management in Solid Organ Transplantation Final Report


  • The authors are Co-Chairs of the Working Group. Members of Working Group: Guy Boivin, Angela M Caliendo, Patricia Campbell, Julie Fox, Atul Humar, Paul Marotta, Marian G. Michaels and Mark Schnitzler.

*Corresponding author: Jutta K. Preiksaitis,


The Canadian Society of Transplantation sponsored a Cytomegalovirus (CMV) Consensus Working Group that met on March 19, 2003. The objectives of this group were to determine the current burden of CMV-associated disease in the setting of solid organ transplantation in Canada, make recommendations regarding optimal strategies for the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of CMV infection and disease, highlight gaps in knowledge and outline priorities for research and other initiatives that might further reduce the burden of CMV-associated effects in this setting. This report summarizes the recommendations of the working group including ratings of the strength of evidence supporting the recommendations.