Welcome to the Joint Congress of the International Xenotransplantation Association (IXA) and the Cell Transplant and Regenerative Medicine Society (CTRMS), which took place virtually September 23-25, 2021.

During these challenging times, IXA and CTRMS remained committed to upholding their educational mission. While we regretted that the COVID pandemic had prevented us from meeting in person, we were excited about the many opportunities of holding an innovative virtual Congress. Thanks to conference technology, participation was made truly accessible to all corners of the globe.

The Joint IXA-CTRMS Virtual Congress was an essential platform for continuing much-needed dialogue and sharing the latest research findings and clinical advancements in our field. Leading experts and opinion leaders presented the latest data in a program designed to also offer multiple opportunities to network and connect with Congress attendees and faculty, build a sense of community, and set the stage for fruitful global collaborations.


Westmead Hospital, Australia
Congress Co-Chair
IXA President


Karolinska Institute, Sweden
Congress Co-Chair
CTRMS President

Official Sections of



International Xenotransplantation Association
C/O The Transplantation Society
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