Membership Categories and Benefits
To join the International Pancreas and Islet Transplantation Association, please submit your application. When your application is approved, you will be invoiced for your IPITA dues.
- Regular membership
Regular membership shall be gained by submission of a membership application sponsored by two Regular Members, in good standing, of the Association and approval by the Council. Regular members shall be physicians, surgeons, scientists, or other specialists, who are actively engaged in the science or clinical practice of organ, cell and tissue transplantation. Regular members are eligible to vote in IPITA affairs and policy decisions.
- Emeritus members
- Trainee members
Trainee members shall include individuals enrolled in pre- or postdoctoral training programs relevant to the science and clinical practice of organ, cell and tissue transplantation, and individuals who have completed their training but have not yet qualified for full membership. No individual may remain in this category more than six years. Trainee members may not vote or hold office on the council but may serve on committees. Trainee membership shall be gained by submission of a membership application sponsored by two Regular Members, in good standing, of the Association or if still in training, by submission of a letter from the Program Director confirming the candidate’s status as a trainee, the nature of the training program and estimated year of completion, followed by approval by the Council.
- Allied Health Professional Member
Allied Health Professional members shall include individuals who have an interest in islet and pancreas transplantation and are actively working in this field. Their status must be confirmed by their professional association card. This membership category could include: nurses, coordinators and physician assistants but is not restricted to these positions. Allied Heath Members shall have the same voting rights as a Full Member, but are ineligible to be an Officer or Councilor of the Association.
Benefits of Membership
- Discounted registration at the IPITA scientific meeting
- Eligibility to apply for travel bursaries at the IPITA scientific meetings
- Access to technical guidelines
- Access to strong professional network
Full membership includes reduced registration fee at international congresses.