Why Join IPITA?

Providing a forum for the open exchange of knowledge and expertise in order to facilitate the advancement of the clinical practice of pancreas and islet transplantation for the treatment of human diabetes.

Member Benefits:

  • Access to recordings from previous IPITA Congresses in 2019, 2017, 2013, 2011 and 2009; and the 2015 IPITA-IXA-CTS Joint Congress
  • Eligibility to apply for travel bursaries to attend IPITA meetings
  • $10,000 Derek Gray Traveling Scholarship (Trainee members only)
  • Voting and nomination rights (Full Members only)
  • Access to technical guidelines
  • Discounted registration for biennial IPITA Congresses
  • Reduced subscription rates for Transplantation Proceedings, Transplantation Reviews, and more
  • IPITA Members receive $50 off their TTS full membership dues when paying both at the same time
  • IPITA Educational Webinars

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IPITA Membership Requirements

To join the International Pancreas and Islet Transplantation Association, please submit your application. When your application is approved, you will be invoiced for your IPITA dues.

There are four categories of membership: Regular Members, Emeritus Members, Trainee Members, and Allied Health Professional Member.

  • Regular membership shall be gained by submission of a membership application sponsored by two Regular Members, in good standing, of the Association and approval by the Council. Regular members shall be physicians, surgeons, scientists, or other specialists, who are actively engaged in the science or clinical practice of organ, cell and tissue transplantation. Regular members are eligible to vote in IPITA affairs and policy decisions.

  • Emeritus members shall be full members who have attained the age of 65 years or have retired from active practice in the field of transplantation and who formally request Emeritus membership status. Emeritus members shall not have the right to vote or hold office on the Council but may serve on committees. Emeritus members shall be exempt from payment of annual membership dues. To apply for emeritus status simply send your request including your contact information to Amanda Mayer at: membership@tts.org.

  • Trainee members shall include individuals enrolled in pre- or postdoctoral training programs relevant to the science and clinical practice of organ, cell and tissue transplantation, and individuals who have completed their training but have not yet qualified for full membership. No individual may remain in this category more than six years. Trainee members may not vote or hold office on the council but may serve on committees. Trainee membership shall be gained by submission of a membership application sponsored by two Regular Members, in good standing, of the Association or if still in training, by submission of a letter from the Program Director confirming the candidate’s status as a trainee, the nature of the training program and estimated year of completion, followed by approval by the Council.

  • Allied Health Professional members shall include individuals who have an interest in islet and pancreas transplantation and are actively working in this field. Their status must be confirmed by their professional association card. This membership category could include: nurses, coordinators and physician assistants but is not restricted to these positions. Allied Heath Members shall have the same voting rights as a Full Member, but are ineligible to be an Officer or Councilor of the Association.

An IPITA Young Investigator may hold trainee or regular membership. An IPITA Young Investigator qualifies as physicians, surgeons and scientists in the early stages of their career in the field of science and clinical practice of organ, cell and tissue transplantation. This includes individuals in pre- or postdoctoral training programs, individuals within maximum 10 years of becoming a consultant/post-doc and individuals holding a faculty position for maximum 5 years. IPITA young investigators may hold IPITA Trainee or regular membership, as defined by the IPITA council. IPITA Young Investigators may hold a trainee membership for a maximum of six years. Afterwards the Young Investigator is expected to gain a regular membership (independent of completion of the training program).

To apply for a new membership

The membership application is an online form that you will fill in guide you step by step. Fields with marked by an asterix (*) are mandatory. TTS, IPITA and IXA require that you specify the sponsor(s) supporting your application. When applying for a TTS membership, you will have to provide additional information such as your CV and short professional profile (one-paragraph biographical sketch).

At any time you will be able to log out and complete the application at a later date from where you left off, by logging in with your e-mail and password in the "Returning Applicants" box (to access the form again you will need to return to this page and use the login box found at the bottom right corner. DO NOT attempt to login to the main TTS site as this will not work). You will be able to review the status of your application by logging in with your e-mail and password at anytime.

Once your application has been submitted, the review process will take about 4 to 6 weeks. If your application is accepted, you will be notified by email. Please do not send payment for your dues prior to being accepted as a member.

If you are already a Member of The Transplantation Society and/or one of its sections, you may apply for membership through your membership profile.

To be able to complete this application you must have your CV prepared and saved on your computer (as a PDF document).

To renew a membership

Log into your IPITA Membership account and select the Pay Dues / Buy Journals link.

Contact for membership inquiries:

International Pancreas and Islet Transplantation Association
A section of The Transplantation Society
International Headquarters
740 Notre-Dame Ouest,Suite 1245
Montréal, QC, H3C 3X6 Canada
Tel: 514-874-1717, x216 | Fax: 514-874-1716
E-mail: membership@tts.org



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International Pancreas & Islet Transplant Association
c/o The Transplantation Society
740 Notre-Dame Ouest
Suite 1245
Montréal, QC, H3C 3X6