Publications Committee


The committee’s purpose is to assure that important topics related to the transplantation of children are brought to the attention of the transplant community and beyond through appropriate publication tools. The committee does this through committee-driven writing projects and the quarterly newsletter. We assist especially younger IPTA members in developing their writing skills and scientific output through an individual mentoring program.

About Peer Mentoring Initiative

Would you like help from senior IPTA members to refine your research question or review your manuscripts to increase likelihood of publication? The Publications Committee would like to invite you to participate in the Peer Mentoring designed to increase access to experienced reviews. We would like to offer to participants a chance to have dialog with those experienced in the publication process prior to final submission. Responsibilities of your mentor would reviewer style feedback to you and being available for subsequent questions. Our mentors are also willing to refine language to meet standards for publication, especially for non-native English speakers. If you want to become a mentor, please contact Chesney Castleberry ( with your research question or manuscript!


  • Chair
    Chesney Castleberry, USA
  • Council Liaison & Past Chair
    Marta Monteverde, Argentina
  • Fellow
    Rajan Garg, India
  • AHNP Correspondent
    Adrianna Sikora, USA
  • Members
    Christian Benden, Switzerland
    Kelly Collins, USA
    Koji Hashimoto, USA
    Ajai Khanna, USA Ahmad Mirza, USA
    Rajiv Sinha, India
    Jason Vanatta, USA
  • Ex-Officio
    Anette Melk, Germany
  • Journal
    Burkhard Toenshoff, Germany



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