The Committee is currently focused on developing and launching seven new initiatives. 


IPITA Chat is a new email discussion forum for all investigators, clinicians and scientists with an interest in islet and/or pancreas transplantation in clinical and experimental fields. By becoming an active member of the group, knowledge will be expanded for our all benefit. Young investigators as well as senior people in the field are encouraged to participate, either by asking questions or contributing to the discussion.

We hope that IPITA Chat will develop into a lively and educational forum for all.

Social media

Facebook group

The aims of this group are to encourage and foster communication, and create a community for the next generation of pancreas and islet transplantation researchers.

We hope to actively engage researchers in discussions, for example critical reviews of recently published papers, a forum for protocol questions/lab based issues, a who’s who section to allow junior members of different labs to get to know each other etc…

Facebook page

General page with information on islet and pancreas transplantation for the general public, patients and researchers/clinicians

Twitter page   Twitter #IPITAYIC

Latest updates in the field

Funding database

Database of funding resources for young investigators in the field (COMING SOON)

Mentorship programme

We hope to establish a programme for trainees that will provide advice and mentoring to help in the development of successful careers in islet and pancreas transplantation research.
Congress activities

The YIC will collaborate with IPITA meeting organizers to arrange a young investigator networking event/reception or social event, and a specific young investigator scientific session at all future IPITA Congresses.

YIC events at the 2015 Joint IPITA-IXA-CTS congress

  • Best Young Investigators Oral Session
    Monday November 16, 2015, 17:30-18:30

    This joint session will showcase the best abstracts submitted by young investigators from all 3 Societies.

  • Young Investigators Social Evening                                                 
    Monday, November 16, 2015, 18:30

    Come and enjoy one of the truly Australian traditions! A typical Australian BBQ will be served on the banks of the Yarra River, overlooking the beautiful City of Melbourne.
    We are delighted to invite all Students, Trainees and Fellows to a typical Aussie BBQ. This event is complimentary for you.

    Faculty mentors of attending students, trainees, and fellows as well as junior faculty are very much welcome and encouraged to join this activity. Tickets are available at $50 per person, including 10% GST.

    Young Investigators Social Evening 

  • Debate

    The YIC has developed a debate session on the future of beta-cell replacement, entitled “What will we most likely be doing ten years from now?”, that will feature viewpoints from both senior and junior investigators in the field of islet and pancreas transplantation. 

    Details on speakers and more content will be announced in the upcoming months.

  • Morning running group

    The YIC invite you to join us for an informal, sociable 5K run each morning during the Congress (location and time to be confirmed). All ages and abilities welcomed to engage in some physical, as well as mental stimulation (scientific discussion encouraged, despite the early hour!) for a great start to the day! Further details to follow...


Coming soon!


Coming soon!