International Pediatric Transplant Association Update
The International Pediatric Transplant Association will be holding its 9th Congress in Barcelona, Spain, from May 27-30, 2017. Come and join us in the cradle of Catalan culture! Founded as a Roman City in the Middle Ages and particularly renowned for the architectural works of Antoni Gaudí and Lluís Domènech i Montaner, Barcelona has a rich heritage and is an important cultural centre and major tourist destination. The IPTA scientific sessions will take place overlooking the blue waters of the Mediterranean Sea at the World Trade Center Barcelona, centrally located on Barcelona’s most well connected main road and just a few steps away from an extensive range of amenities, shops and services.
Join us for six exciting and topical plenary sessions ranging from Sensitization and the Importance of Alloantibodies, Clinical Tolerance Protocols, and an update on the CTOT-C clinical trials to Ethical Issues in pediatric transplantation. We are honored to have five cutting edge State-of-the-Art lectures being delivered by leaders in their fields including Dr. Benedict Cosimi (The Holy Grail: From Mouse to Man), Dr. John O’Shea (New Strategies for Immunosuppression), and Dr. Paolo de Coppi (Growing Organs – the Future of Transplantation). Merge all of this with the fourteen expert-led Interactive Workshops, four open poster sessions with opportunity for discussion, and two vibrant pre-symposia (one in Spanish!), and you will find something for everyone involved in the field of pediatric transplantation!
Join us as we recognize colleagues in the field with IPTA and TTS Awards and also announce the first IPTA Pioneer in Transplantation Award to a well deserving pioneer in our field. Network with old friends and colleagues and meet new ones from around the world at the Opening Ceremony and reception and the congress social evening showcasing the history of medicine in Spain at the Hospital San Pau.
We look forward to seeing you all in Barcelona!
- Allied Health
- Basic Science
- Bone Marrow / Stem Cell
- Ethical / Psychosocial / Economical Issues
- Infectious Disease / PTLD and Malignancy
- Organ Donation and Preservation
- Thoracic (heart/lung)
- Tissue Typing