International Pediatric Transplant Association Update

We are delighted to welcome you to the lovely city of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada for the 10th Scientific Congress of the International Pediatric Transplant Association, which will be held from 4-7 May 2019.

Vancouver is an exciting city with much to offer from natural beauty and spectacular wildlife, a variety of outdoor activities and sporting opportunities as well as diverse cultural and Canadian historic interest.

There are also excellent airlinks to many international cities and Vancouver is particularly accessible to North America and Asia. The meeting will be held in the Westin Bayshore Hotel in central Vancouver with good accommodation facilities available in close proximity.

Vancouver has a strong pediatric medical fraternity as hosts with a strong interest in pediatric transplantation and we endeavour to entice you indoors with the quality of the research and talks that will be presented at the meeting.

The meeting will start on Saturday, 4 May, with 2 pre-congress symposiums including a half day ‘Foundations in Paediatric Transplantation’ Pre-symposium and a full day ‘Allied Health Pre-symposium’. The main meeting will start in the late afternoon, and will continue for 3 full days, closing on Tuesday, 7th May. During this time, we hope to stimulate thoughts and discussions around the latest developments in all fields of paediatric transplantation by plenary and state of the art lectures, interactive workshops as well as poster and abstract sessions. Themes include Infectious diseases, Immunology, Organ Donation, Surgical, Ethics, and New Technologies, to name just a few.

We plan to have an opening reception as well as a congress networking event to meet old friends and make new acquaintances.

We invite you to join us at this exciting meeting and to bring your whole transplant team – to learn, teach, and play together for the benefit of the paediatric transplant patients that we serve.

Look forward to seeing you in Vancouver.