5th IPTA Congress recap

5th Congress Recap, Istanbul, Turkey

The 5th Congress on Pediatric Transplantation was IPTA’s highest attended congress to date!  Over 500 colleagues, spanning 62 countries, joined IPTA in Istanbul, Turkey for an exceptional educational experience.  The scientific program included 228 oral presentations and 235 poster presentations. Thank you to all our faculty and presenters who have contributed to the success of this Congress.

The Pre-Congress Post Graduate Course focused on Quality of Life and Vaccines and Viruses in Transplant Recipients.  Organized by Drs. Simon Horslen, Michael Green, and Fabienne Dobbels, the course drew over 100 Congress attendees. We plan to continue this course at future meetings based on the positive feedback received.

Sponsorship for the conference continues to increase, and we would like to thank all of our Congress sponsors and exhibitors.Their support was critical to the success of the meeting.

We would also like to thank everyone who completed the online Congress survey. Your input is valuable to the continued success of the meeting and we will try to incorporate the feedback received into the planning of the 2011 Congress. If you did not complete the online survey or have additional comments about future meetings, please forward them to the IPTA office at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

This Congress continues to be the leading meeting for those engaged in pediatric transplantation. Be sure to mark your calendars and plan to attend the next Congress of the IPTA, June 25 – 28, 2011 in Montreal, Canada.