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CELL TRANSPLANT SOCIETY

The Cell Transplant Society promotes research and collaboration in cellular transplantation. Members’ research interests include pancreatic islets, bone marrow, endothelial, epidermal, myoblast, neural and stem cells.

Investigators of cell and tissue transplantation share problems and research targets on topics such as separation techniques, culture methods, cryopreservation and banking, pretransplant immuno-modulation, micro- and macro-encapsulation, bioartificiality, tolerance, xenografts, quality control, implantation sites and techniques, experimental and clinical transplantation, and gene therapy.

INTERNATIONAL HAND AND COMPOSITE TISSUE ALLOTRANSPLANTATION SOCIETY

The objectives of the Society are:

  • To promote and encourage research and training relevant to the transplantation of vascularized peripheral tissues as a functional unit {a.k.a. composite tissue allotransplantation (CTA) or vascularized composite allografts (VCA)}.
  • To provide a scientific forum for the exchange and discussion of clinical and experimental results and experiences relevant to transplantation of composite tissue allotransplantation or vascularized composite allotransplantation.
  • To promote and encourage contacts between clinical and experimental researchers from different institutions all pertinent disciplines irrespective of their country of origin.
  • To promote and facilitate support in the planning and execution of collaborative studies, and pursue collaboration with other associations, societies, and/or organizations serving similar purposes.

INTERNATIONAL PANCREAS AND ISLET TRANSPLANT ASSOCIATION (IPITA)

The International Pancreas and Islet Transplant Association is a scientific forum for the exchange and discussion of clinical and experimental results and experiences relevant to the transplantation of insulin producing tissue in the treatment and cure of diabetes mellitus.

THE INTERNATIONAL PEDIATRIC TRANSPLANT ASSOCIATION (IPTA)

The International Pediatric Transplant Association (IPTA) is a professional organization of individuals in the field of pediatric transplantation. The purpose of the Association is to advance the science and practice of pediatric transplantation worldwide in order to improve the health of all children who require such treatment. The Association is dedicated to promoting technical and scientific advances in pediatric transplantation and to advocating for the rights of all children who need transplantation.

INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY FOR ORGAN DONATION AND PROCUREMENT (ISODP)

The mission of the ISODP can be accomplished by focusing on:

  • Societal attitudes and legislative requirements
  • Perfecting the process of donation and procurement
  • Ways of expanding the donor pool
  • measures to minimize donor organ injury
  • The development and facilitation of educational programs
  • Ethical matters related to organ and tissue donation and procurement.

INTESTINAL TRANSPLANT ASSOCIATION (ITA)

The objectives of the association are to promote intestinal transplantation by disseminating information and ideas on the subject internationally, and to facilitate the exchange of knowledge through biennial meetings.

INTERNATIONAL XENOTRANSPLANTATION ASSOCIATION (IXA)

The principal aim of this section is to provide a forum for those with a special interest in xenotransplantation. All membership categories require sponsorship by a full member of the IXA in good standing.

Membership includes reduced registration fee at international congresses, online subscription to Xenotransplantation Journal, and a subscription to the print edition for an additional minimal charge.

TRANSPLANT INFECTIOUS DISEASE SOCIETY

The mission of this section is to promote research and education in the prevention, diagnosis, clinical consequences, and management of infectious disease problems of the transplant recipient.

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