IPITA Update

Join the largest section of The Transplantation Society!

The International Pancreas and Islet Transplant Association is the largest section of The Transplantation Society. IPITA is also the section that leads the field of pancreas and islet transplantation and beta cell replacement and regeneration.

From June 1-4, 2011 IPITA will hold its international scientific meeting in Prague, Czech Republic. The scientific advisory board led by Thierry Berney from Geneva has just completed the program of invited speakers with a very strong slate of basic and clinical research. The meeting venue is at a delightful hotel situated in a beautiful tree lined area along the Vlatava River and is centrally located to the many splendors that Prague has to offer. Becoming a member of IPITA will provide both reduced registration fees for the Prague meeting and immediate access to the member’s only section of the TTS/IPITA website which includes access to the lectures of the IPITA 2009 Venice meeting.

I believe that IPITA is an important stepping stone for the professional growth of a young career in transplantation and research in beta cell replacement. In fact, my professional relationships that started with my first IPITA meeting in Amsterdam in 1983 are among the most important of my career.

To join IPITA visit our website: www.ipita.org

I look forward to welcoming you as a member of IPITA and to seeing you at the 2011 meeting in Prague.

Stephen Bartlett
President, IPITA