All abstracts will be printed in the 3rd IPITA Conference Stem Cell Derived Beta Cells final program.
All abstracts will be considered for poster presentation and the top scoring abstracts will be offered a 7 minutes oral presentation (in addition to the poster presentation).
|Abstract submission & Registration open||January 13, 2020|
|Abstract submission deadline||February 24, 2020|
|Communication to authors||March 16, 2020|
|Deadline for presenter registration||March 30, 2020|
Before submitting an abstract, the submitter must create a User Profile. After an abstract has been created, modifications can be made until the submission deadline.
The final deadline to submit the abstract is February 24, 2020. Abstracts received after this date cannot be accepted. The submitting author will receive notification of acceptance by March 16, 2020. Together with the confirmation of acceptance of your abstract, presenters will be requested to register for the conference. Deadline for presenter registration is March 30, 2020.
Indicate Which Best Describes Your Science. During the submission process, you will be asked to select one theme for your abstract. The theme is the general heading under which the abstract will be reviewed.
Abstracts in all themes should be structured chronologically in five sections: first Introduction; then Materials and Methods; Results; and Discussion (together, these three sections make up the paper's body); and finally, Conclusion.
All abstracts must be submitted electronically through the Conference website
Notification of acceptance or rejection will be sent to the submitting (corresponding) author by February 24, 2020. Please note that only the corresponding author will receive mail concerning the abstract and is responsible for informing all co-authors of the status of the abstract. Authors whose abstracts have been accepted will receive instructions for the presentation of their abstract.
Abstracts should not include libelous or defamatory content. Material presented in abstracts should not violate any copyright laws. If figures/graphics/images have been taken from sources not copyrighted by the author, it is the author’s sole responsibility to secure the rights from the copyright holder in writing to reproduce those figures/graphics/images for both worldwide print and web publication. All reproduction costs charged by the copyright holder must be borne by the author.
An abstract that has been previously published or presented at a national, regional or international meeting can only be submitted if there are new methods, findings, updated information or other valid reasons for submitting.
Plagiarism is a serious professional misconduct. All abstracts are screened for plagiarism and when identified, the abstract and any other abstracts submitted by the same author are rejected. In addition, the submitting author’s profile and scholarship application, in the case one has been submitted, will also be cancelled.
TUESDAY, APRIL 21, 2020
|8:30 – 10:30||Advances in Understanding Islet Development and Function|
Presenters: Maike Sander, Julie Sneddon, Richard Benninger, Kenichiro Furuyama, Cristina Aguayo-Mazzucato
|11:00 – 12:40||Functional Beta Cell Differentiation from Pluripotent Stem Cells|
Presenters: Jeff Millman, Matthias Hebrok, Timothy Kieffer, Hanne Scholz, Cristina Nostro
|13:45 – 14:35||Immunological Protection of Stem Cell-derived Beta Cell Transplants|
Presenters: Mark Poznansky, Haval Shirwan, Andras Nagy, Tobias Deuse, Giovanni Camussi
|15:45 -16:20||Best Abstracts Session|
|16:25- 16:50||Keynote Address|
|Presenters: Matthias von Herrath|
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 22, 2020
|8:00 – 9:45||Moving Stem Cell Therapeutics to The Clinic|
Presenters: James Markmann, Kevin D’Amour, Albert Hwa, William Rust
|10:15 –11:30||Key Challenges for Efficient Commercialization|
Presenters: Tom Bollenbach
Clinical Trial and Regulatory Panel Discussion
Presenters: Elizabeth Hart
|12:30 – 14:10||IPITA Young Investigators Committee Session|
|IPITA/TTS members||$ 400.00|
|IPITA/TTS nonmembers||$ 500.00|
|Student/ Trainees||$ 200.00|
If you are registering under these categories, you must provide proof of your status in order to grant you the reduced registration fee. A letter from your immediate supervisor or ID must be submitted in English on our website, under the ‘Student or Resident Validation’ module.
Once your registration is completed you will automatically receive an invoice by email, once registration has been paid, the billing address cannot be modified Please add the correct billing and email addresses before payment, as changes cannot be made once payment is being processed.
Payment of registration fees can be made by credit card (Visa and MasterCard), check, and wire transfer. For payments by check and wire, make sure we receive the payment within 3 weeks of completion of your online registration. The deadline to receive payments by check and wire is March 30, 2020. After this date, all payments must be done by credit card.
If you require a letter of invitation for your visa application theycan only be issued to delegates who have successfully paid their registration fees. You will be able to print your invitation letter from your profile dashboard once you successfully registered and paid your registration fees.
Note: We cannot provide visa letters for spouses or guests
Disclaimer: Please note that this content is for general information purposes only. While every effort is made to ensure that the information provided is accurate and up-to-date, regulations may change. The only authoritative sources on U.S. visas are U.S. government websites. Attention: IPITA cannot intervene with U.S. Embassies or consulates abroad, or with the U.S. State Department on behalf of any member or meeting attendee.
What type of visa?
Generally, non-U.S. citizens/residents must obtain a nonimmigrant B-1/B-2 visa to enter the United States for a temporary visit. Visitor Visa Information from the U.S. Department of State
Visa Waiver Program
Under the Visa Waiver Program (VWP), citizens of certain countries may travel to the United States for stays of 90 days or less without a visa. Anyone traveling under VWP must apply for authorization through the Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA).
Electronic System for Travel Authorization
Set Up Your Visa Interview
If you are not eligible to travel under the Visa Waiver Program, you may be required to appear at a U.S. embassy or consulate for an in-person interview prior to visa approval. There may be long waits to schedule an interview, so start the application process as early as possible.
What to Bring to Your Visa Interview
The conference has no contracted hotel room block and suggests you make your reservations as soon as possible. The Boston Marathon is taking place on Monday, April 20 and many hotel properties are already filling up. You may find the below suggestions with options to book a hotel.
This map shows hotels convenient to the Joseph B. Martin Conference Center at Harvard Medical School – either within walking distance, public transportation or a short cab ride.
Conference Host Hotel
Hilton Boston Back Bay
40 Dalton Street, Boston
Located a 30-minute walk along the Fens, short cab ride, or hop on the MBTA Green Line at Prudential.
Registration for the 2020 Boston Marathon is now closed. Participants can still take part in the many festivities that are being held during the Boston Marathon, join the pre- and post-race events.
The Joseph B. Martin Conference Center at Harvard Medical School
77 Avenue Louis Pasteur
Boston, MA 02115
3rd IPITA Conference Stem Cell Derived Beta Cells
c/o International Pancreas and Islet Transplant Association
505 René-Lévesque West Blvd., Suite 1401
Montréal, QC, H2Z 1Y7, Canada
Phone: +1.514.874.1717 ext. 206/ +1 514 690-2133
Conference Website: www.ipita.org