Outreach Committee


The Outreach Committee oversees all phases of the Outreach Program. This includes reviewing and evaluating applications, performing onsite needs assessments, and working with selected centers to further develop their programs.


  • Committee review of mission and purpose of the Committee as well as a current overview of current projects and application for a new RFA
  • Review the status of the two most recently completed outreach trips to Sri Lanka and South Africa and determine next steps for these program participants
  • Provide a plan to IPTA Council for a new call for applications
  • Develop partnerships with other societies who may co-sponsor sister-program agreements
  • Update outcomes assessment of Outreach program sites
  • Update status and activity of all previous Outreach program sites

IPTA is delighted to announce that applications for the 2024 Outreach Program are now open.

The mission of the IPTA Outreach Committee is to facilitate access for children with end-stage organ failure to safe, ethical, and high-quality solid organ transplantation worldwide, particularly in less medically developed areas. Outreach Committee tools to achieve this mission include the Outreach Program for support of individual centers, as well as developing Outreach Projects with a broader scope.


  • Chair
    Priya Pais, India
  • AHNP & Council Liaison
    Jenny Wichart, Canada
  • Fellow
    Rebecca Mercedes, USA
  • Members
    Indira Agarwal, India
    Irini Batsis, USA
    Amrita Dosanjh, USA
    Rouba Garro, USA
    Vindya Gunesekara, Sri Lanka
    Dominique Jan, USA
    Gayathri Raman, Australia
    Priya Walabh, South Africa
  • Past Chair
    Raymond Reding, Belgium
  • Ex-Officio
    Mignon McCulloch, South Africa



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