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Dear Colleagues,

The IPITA, IXA and CTRMS are pleased to announce the Call for Hosting for the 3rd Joint Congress of our associations. The Congress will take place in 2021 and will continue a history of successful joint congresses that took place in 2007 and 2015. The 2015 Congress in Melbourne, Australia attracted over 600+ participants from 30 different countries and we are eager to host a large Congress again in 2021.

The requirements to submit a bid to host the 2021 Joint Congress of IPITA, IXA and CTRMS are attached to this email and we encourage each member to consider this opportunity. The Councils will consider bids from geographic regions outside of Europe due to the locations of each association’s congress in 2019.

2021 Joint Congress Bid Deadlines:



Letter of intent to submit a bid. Letters of intent should be sent to the attention of Sondra Livingston, Director of Operations at the TTS office, sondra.livingston@tts.org.

January 13th, 2019

Deadline to submit your complete proposal.

March 1st, 2019

Presentations of the complete proposal in person or by Skype to the associations’ representatives.

April-May 2019

Final selection of the bid to host 2021 Joint Congress. The Councils of the three associations will review and determine the winning destination.

June 2019

Click Here for More Details (or Download a PDF)

If you have any questions regarding the requirements of the proposal or would like additional information, please contact the TTS Director of Operations, Sondra Livingston at sondra.livingston@tts.org.


Prof. Thierry Berney
President - IPITA

Prof. Leo Bühler
President - IXA

Dr. Robert Fisher
President - CTRMS

Welcome to the New Cell Transplant and Regenerative Medicine Society



Dear Colleagues,

We are excited to invite you to our 2019 meeting of the Cell Transplant and Regenerative Medicine Society to be held in the beautiful and historical city of Mytilene, Lesvos. Lesvos is the third biggest island of Greece and seventh in the Mediterranean. Lesvos is filled with unique geological monuments and landforms, such as volcanoes, thermal springs, fossiliferous sites such as Sigri’s petrified forest, caves, waterfalls and much more. From ancient times to the present day, Lesvos has always been an island of distinct historic, intellectual and cultural significance.

We have symbolically selected Lesvos because of the local people’s generosity to humanity with the Syrian refugees. By opening their hearts, the people of Lesvos have sent a very powerful message that humanity towers above nations, race or religion. The people of Lesvos are providing life and regeneration to displaced humanity as is the goal of CTRMS scientists and clinicians at a subcellular and cellular level.

For the first time in the history of our Society we are having our bi-annual meeting in Greece. We are excited to bring together international transplant professionals, world-renowned scientists and keen young investigators to participate in this meeting. Participants will meet to share the latest discoveries in the fields of cell transplantation as well as regenerative medicine.

On behalf of CTRMS, we invite you to join us at our 2019 CTRMS meeting that will be filled with a wealth of scientific knowledge on the beautiful island of Lesvos.

Look forward to seeing you all in September 21-25th 2019.

Dr. Robert A. Fisher
President of CTRMS & Congress Co-Chair

Dr. Maria Koulmanda
Congress Chair