The International Pediatric Transplant Association stands in solidarity with our colleagues, transplant patients and their families, and the people of Ukraine, and are ready to support the Ukrainian transplant community in this tragic time.

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Outreach Program 2024 – Paired Centre Applications Now Open!

IPTA is delighted to announce that applications for the 2023 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.

Organ-Specific Communities

The International Pediatric Transplant Association is delighted to announce the opening of organ-specific Communities!
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The IPTA Council and Committees have long been the bedrock of our exceptional activities. However, over recent years, we've identified two challenges associated with this structure. Firstly, numerous IPTA members express a desire to actively contribute to the Society but may be hesitant to join a formal Committee or may not be selected for Committee membership. Secondly, former Committee and Council members, along with Officers, lack a formal mechanism to stay engaged with IPTA once their term concludes.

In response to these challenges, we have decided to establish organ-specific Communities (Liver, Thoracic and Kidney) and an ID Care Community as a pilot. These forums welcome the participation of all IPTA members, providing an opportunity to contribute and enrich IPTA's activities. Organ-specific Communities are envisioned to spearhead guideline development, foster discussions on organ allocation, and delve into various specific other subjects. Unlike the structured IPTA Committees, which operate based on Council decisions, IPTA Communities are designed to cultivate their own ideas and projects, drawing inspiration from the collective membership.

As we embark on this innovative approach, starting with our pilot Communities in the coming months, we plan to gradually introduce more non-organ-specific communities. Your active engagement is crucial in shaping and enhancing our activities. IPTA members may join multiple Communities and also one Committee, and there is no attendance requirement for Communities.

Join us in this exciting journey to become a more integrated part of IPTA, contributing to the expansion and improvement of our shared initiatives. If you are interested in being part of one of our organ-specific Communities, please reach out to IPTA’s Section Manager, Katie Tait.

Save the Date! 1st IPTA Virtual Education Symposium

Question Bank - Pancreas Transplantation - January 2024

Want to stay up to date on transplantation? Want to test your knowledge? Here’s your chance! Our latest round of questions are focused on cardiac transplant.

Your Opinions Matter!

Please see the IPTA Position Statement on Pediatric Priority, and please feel free to share your views.

About 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.

January 2024

We're pleased to share that the SMARTER Initiative has curated a series of enriching programs for this month's focus on pediatric pancreatic transplantation:
Virtual Pediatric Solid Organ Transplant Initiative Seminar on "Total Pancreatectomy with Islet Autotransplantation" by Srinath Chinnakotla, MD, MBA

PODCAST: Pediatric Pancreatic Transplantation

IPTA Journal Club: Pancreas / Islet Transplantation



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