IPTA 2018 Symposium in Organ Transplantation in Children

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The International Pediatric Transplant Association is proud to feature a special section activity: the 2018 Symposium in Organ Transplantation in Children: An educational forum for physicians, surgeons, and allied health professionals.


Description & Participants

The focus of this symposium is aimed at clinical and research fellows in pediatric solid organ transplantation, as well as residents, and other allied health professional or non-physician trainees who are planning a career in pediatric transplantation.

The symposium will also provide state of the art information to established physicians, surgeons and allied health professionals who participate in the care of children before or after solid organ transplantation. In this case, a registration fee of $150/ person applies. Maximum capacity for established practitioners will be 50.

Meeting Format

All participants will have the opportunity to learn about the field of pediatric solid organ transplantation from experts in both basic science and clinical care while working within small interactive groups. There will be cross-organ plenaries and organ-specific breakout groups. Trainees will have the opportunity to present their research and receive feedback from the faculty in addition to having opportunities to network and discuss issues relevant to a career in pediatric solid organ transplantation.



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San José, Costa Rica

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To Attend

Fellow / trainee attendees will be selected based on the score of their abstract submission following a blind review lead by IPTA’s Education Committee. Abstracts previously or currently submitted to or planned for submission to other national or international meetings that have not been published in manuscript form are welcome.

All other attendees can register for the educational forum for the registration fee of $150 / person. Space is limited and will be allocated on a first-come, first-serve basis. Full payment must be received in order to guarantee a spot. Further details about how to register will be available in February 2018.


Fellow/Trainee Travel Grant

The registration fee for this meeting is waived for the fellows/trainees whose abstracts are accepted for presentation (maximum 25). They will also receive two (2) nights hotel accommodation, meals (2 breakfasts included with room rate plus 1 lunch, 1 dinner and daily coffee breaks), and partial reimbursement for air fare based on geographic location (participants traveling from Latin America will receive up to $500 USD; those traveling from North America will receive up to $750 USD, and those from Europe, Asia and Oceania up to $1,000 USD). There is no fee waiver or travel reimbursement for non-accepted abstracts.

Important Dates

February 1, 2018 Abstract Submission Opens
February 1, 2018 Registration opens for physicians, surgeons and allied health professionals ($150).
Limited spots available. Full payment required to guarantee a spot.
April 15, 2018 Abstract Submission Deadline
May 15, 2018 Approved/Rejected Abstract Communication
May 30, 2018 Deadline for Fellow/Trainee Presenter Registration


Contact Information

International Pediatric Transplant Association
c/o The Transplantation Society
International Headquarters
505 René-Levesque Blvd. West, Suite 1401
Montreal, QC H2Z 1Y7 Canada

Tel: +1.514.874.1717 ext. 206
Fax: +1.514.874.1716
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Contact: Mary Anna Smith, Project Manager

View the agenda at a glance

View the preliminary program


Stay tuned for more details and for the opening of the abstract submission on February 1, 2018.


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