There has never been a better time to become an Allied Health member of the International Pediatric Transplant Association (IPTA)!
The Allied Health Committee of IPTA is a dynamic group of transplant professionals in nursing, psychology, social work, child life, rehabilitative therapies and pharmacy that significantly contributes to the organization’s mission through their diverse roles and experience in pediatric transplantation. The committee focuses on uniting the allied health community in providing educational and networking opportunities; developing educational tools for patients, families and staff; designing and participating in research activities; and creating a forum to exchange clinical experiences in pediatric transplantation worldwide. Membership and active participation in all that IPTA has to offer is an excellent way to contribute to the field of pediatric transplantation while continuing to develop and enrich your career in transplantation.
Please consider becoming an Allied Health member of IPTA. We are excited to announce that dues for 2018 have been reduced!! A one-year membership is now $100 USD and a two-year membership is $190 for Allied Health professionals. Save some time and money with the two-year membership offer.
In addition to reduced membership fees, there are lots of other important reasons to become an Allied Health member of IPTA!
There are many opportunities to network and develop mentor/mentee relationships with other IPTA allied health members as well as other team members in the organization. Networking opportunities include:
- The IPTA online member directory
- Symposium networking events focused on Allied Health
- Committee participation
- List-serve participation with questions specific to pediatric transplantation
- Committee Participation:
Become involved in one or more of IPTA’s very active committees for even more networking and educational opportunities. There are several to choose from including: Allied Health, Membership, Ethics, Education, Infectious Disease, Outreach, and Publications and Communications. The committees communicate through regularly scheduled conference calls, emails, and meetings at the Congress.
- Educational opportunities:
Up-to-date pediatric educational opportunities from the top leaders in the field of pediatric transplantation
- Online subscription to the IPTA Journal: Pediatric Transplantation
- Discounted journal subscription rates for Transplantation Proceedings and Transplantation Reviews
- Biennial Fellows Workshop (open to all members)
- Access to the IPTA 2017 Congress recordings.
- Reduced Congress registration fees for the 2019 Congress in Vancouver.
- Trainees and Allied Health members are eligible to apply for travel awards for the biennial Congress.
The IPTA quarterly newsletter that includes:
- Case studies dealing with key ethical issues to spark awareness, education and discussion
- Literature reviews
- Committee initiatives and updates
- and so much more!
A $50 discount off The Transplantation Society (TTS) dues when paying IPTA and TTS dues at the same time.
Become a leader in the field of pediatric transplantation by your active involvement in the International Pediatric Transplant Association!
The AHP Multidisciplinary Team
Allied Health Professionals within the transplant team include a variety of clinical and psychosocial professionals. Our membership includes nurses (staff RNs and Advanced Practice), transplant coordinators, dietitians, social workers, psychologists, child life specialists, pharmacists and occupational, physical and speech therapists. Although core role descriptions may be similar internationally, there is also wide variability that occurs because of the needs of the transplant center, hospital policies, individual practice, and the experience of the AHP.
Our AHP members play a vital role throughout the transplant process in working with the child, their family and the community. An interview with a transplant allied health professional will be posted each month on this site to provide opportunities to network with members, understand the depth and breadth of the various AHP roles, and to stimulate ideas for your own practice in pediatric transplantation.
2019 Schedule of Allied Health Providers
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