The International Pediatric Transplant Association stands in solidarity with our colleagues, transplant patients and their families, and the people of Ukraine, and are ready to support the Ukrainian transplant community in this tragic time.

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IPTA 2022 Call for Nominations

IPTA is seeking qualified candidates to be considered for open Councilor and Officer positions beginning in April 2023.

Applications must be submitted by emailing Katie Tait, IPTA Section Manager at TTS at Please review the following and gather all of the information and documents prior to proceeding to apply.

Application Submission Deadline: is
September 30, 2022.

Nominations are currently open for the IPTA 2023 Awards. The selected candidates will be presented with their awards at the 2023 IPTA 12th Congress on Pediatric Transplantation.

IPTA Members can either apply or nominate a colleague for any of the three awards being offered. To apply for or nominate for any of the awards, please click the links below:

Nomination Submission Deadline:
August 1, 2022.

Congratulations to our recent award winners

Your Opinions Matter!

Please read the Pediatric Priority Position Statement in development with the IPTA Ethics Committee, and feel free to add your views

Behind the Drapes Episode 2

Pediatric Liver Transplantation: Considerations for Early Extubation and Pain Control (audio only)

Behind the Drapes Episode 2 References:

1. Diaz, R., et al.,
Thoracic epidural anesthesia in pediatric liver transplantation.
Anesth Analg, 2005. 101(6): p. 1891-2.

2. Erdogan, M.A., et al.,
Effect of transversus abdominis plane block in combination with general anesthesia on perioperative opioid consumption, hemodynamics, and recovery in living liver donors: The prospective, double-blinded, randomized study.
Clin Transplant, 2017. 31(4).

3. Fullington, N.M., et al.,
Immediate extubation after pediatric liver transplantation: a single-center experience.
Liver Transpl, 2015. 21(1): p. 57-62.

4. Fumagalli, R., P. Ingelmo, and L.R. Sperti,
Postoperative sedation and analgesia after pediatric liver transplantation.
Transplant Proc, 2006. 38(3): p. 841-3.

5. Gurnaney, H.G., et al.,
Extubation in the operating room after pediatric liver transplant: A retrospective cohort study.
Paediatr Anaesth, 2018. 28(2): p. 174-178.

6. Kim, T.W. and M. Harbott,
The use of caudal morphine for pediatric liver transplantation. br> Anesth Analg, 2004. 99(2): p. 373-4, table of contents.

7. Kıtlık, A., et al.,
Ultrasound-guided transversus abdominis plane block for postoperative analgesia in living liver donors: A prospective, randomized, double-blinded clinical trial.
J Clin Anesth, 2017. 37: p. 103-107.

8. Maeda, A., et al.,
The efficacy of continuous subcostal transversus abdominis plane block for analgesia after living liver donation: a retrospective study.
J Anesth, 2016. 30(1): p. 39-46.

9. Mayhew, J.F.,
Caudal morphine for pain relief in pediatric liver transplantation: did it help?
Anesth Analg, 2005. 100(2): p. 602-3; author reply 603.

10. Milan, Z.B., et al.,
Subcostal transversus abdominis plane block for postoperative analgesia in liver transplant recipients
Transplant Proc, 2011. 43(7): p. 2687-90.

11. Moore, R.P., et al.,
In reply: erector spinae plane continuous blocks for pediatric liver transplantation
Reg Anesth Pain Med, 2020. 45(4): p. 321-322.

12. Moore, R.P., et al.,
Early experiences with the use of continuous erector spinae plane blockade for the provision of perioperative analgesia for pediatric liver transplant recipients
Reg Anesth Pain Med, 2019.

13. Ulukaya, S., et al.,
Immediate tracheal extubation of pediatric liver transplant recipients in the operating room
Pediatr Transplant, 2020. 2003. 7(5): p. 381-4

14. Visoiu, M.,
Erector spinae plane continuous blocks for pediatric liver transplantation
Reg Anesth Pain Med, 2020. 45(4): p. 321.

December 2021

This webinar on setting up pediatric kidney transplant protocol was live streamed, with simultaneous translation from Spanish to English provided.

About IPTA

The International Pediatric Transplant Association (IPTA) is a professional organization of individuals in the field of pediatric transplantation. The purpose of the Association is to advance the science and practice of pediatric transplantation worldwide in order to improve the health of all children who require such treatment. The Association is dedicated to promoting technical and scientific advances in pediatric transplantation and to advocating for the rights of all children who need transplantation.

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Scholarships for Young Investigator / Trainees and Allied Health Professionals / Outreach Program / Fellows Symposium / Biennial Congress. You may also make an unrestricted donation which will be used to help IPTA to promote the advancement of the science and practice of transplantation in children worldwide and to serve as a unified voice for the special needs of pediatric transplant recipients.


COVID-19 Information for Pediatrics

New! The Transplantation Society has launched a new Coronavirus (COVID-19) Dashboard to monitor the progression and news from around the world.

The Transplant Infectious Disease Section (TID) has prepared an update and guidance on the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCov) for transplant ID clinicians.

Question Bank

Want to stay up to date on transplantation? Want to test your knowledge? Here’s your chance! Introducing a new IPTA member benefit, the IPTA question. Members will have access to new questions with each newsletter with additional questions and answers available on the website. Each question will be accompanied by references to explain the correct and incorrect answers. Can be used as a teaching tool for students, residents and fellows as well.



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