International Hand and Composite Tissue Allotransplantation Society Update
From August 29th to 31st, 2013 scientists and practitioners involved in composite tissue allotransplantation (CTA) and vascularized composite allotransplantation (VCA) will meet in Wroclaw, Poland for the Eleventh Meeting of the International Hand and Composite Tissue Allotransplantation Society. This meeting will offer the unique opportunity for participants to understand the latest developments in CTA and VCA surgeries of the upper and lower extremities, face, uterus, and larynx and introduce new teams involved in this emerging field of transplantation. Sessions will cover both experimental and clinical study topics such as immunogenicity of VCA, VCA animal models, cell therapy, cortical reintegration, and new categories of VCA procedures. With more than 50 international speakers participating in the scientific program, participants can expect a truly international perspective on immunology, reconstructive surgery, rehabilitation, neurosciences, pathology, donor and organ procurement, ethics and others. Registration and abstract submission are now open and eligible participants can apply for travel grants made available through TTS and to be awarded to the highest scoring abstracts.
Join us in the unique city of Wroclaw, named the European Capital of Culture for 2016 and located only 3 hours from Berlin and Prague. Wroclaw is an historic and cultural city that has German, Austrian, Russian and Polish influences. Conference participants will be attending sessions at the beautiful University of Wroclaw, founded in 1702, and experiencing the beauty of the historic buildings located in the heart of the old Wroclaw. We look forward to welcoming you to IHCTAS 2013 in Poland!