With recent developments in relation to the coronavirus outbreak and travel restrictions, the International Pancreas & Islet Transplant Association (IPITA) and Conference Organizing Committee have decided to postpone the conference to November 2-3, 2020.
Updated information on abstract submission and registration is available below. If you have already registered for the conference, your registration will be applied to the new conference date.
Thank you for your understanding and we look forward to seeing you in Boston.
All abstracts will be printed in the 3rd IPITA Conference Stem Cell Derived Beta Cells final program. Do not submit an abstract if you do not agree to have your abstract printed in the 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||Now Open|
|Abstract submission deadline||September 21, 2020|
|Communication to authors||October 28, 2020|
|Deadline for presenter registration||October 5, 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 September 21, 2020. Abstracts received after this date cannot be accepted. The submitting author will receive notification of acceptance by October 28, 2020. Together with the confirmation of acceptance of your abstract, presenters will be requested to register for the conference. Deadline for presenter registration is October 5, 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 September 21, 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.
|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 October 5, 2020. After this date, all payments must be done by credit card.
As you know, the requirements for travel to the United States constantly change. The links below can connect you to the latest US Government Visa information. We urge everyone that requires a Visa to travel to the US to apply for the Visa as early as possible, at least 5 months before intended travel. Be accurate and specific in completing your application. Please read the following information carefully.
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
Visa Wait Times
The U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Consular Affairs provides visa wait times for every U.S. Consulate worldwide.
Some applications require additional "administrative processing" and this adds several weeks to the application process. Applicants involved in scientific fields are often subjected to administrative processing and should apply for visas as early as possible, preferably 3-4 months in advance. Bring your CV and letter of invitation to the visa interview to help facilitate any additional processing.
The conference has no contracted hotel room block. 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.
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
International Pancreas & Islet Transplant Association
505 Boulevard René-Lévesque Ouest
Montréal, QC, H2Z 1Y7