IPTA 2018 Symposium in Organ Transplantation in Children


IPTA SanJose v3

The International Pediatric Transplant Association is proud to feature a special section activity: the 2018 Symposium in Organ Transplantation in Children: An educational forum for physicians, surgeons, and allied health professionals.


Description & Participants

The focus of this symposium is aimed at clinical and research fellows in pediatric solid organ transplantation, as well as residents, and other allied health professional or non-physician trainees who are planning a career in pediatric transplantation.

The symposium will also provide state of the art information to established physicians, surgeons and allied health professionals who participate in the care of children before or after solid organ transplantation. In this case, a registration fee of $150/ person applies. Space is limited and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.



Crowne Plaza Corobici San José – Costa Rica
Costado Norte Del Parque
San José, Costa Rica

Click here for website


All participants will have the opportunity to learn about the field of pediatric solid organ transplantation from experts in both basic science and clinical care while working within small interactive groups. There will be cross-organ plenaries and organ-specific breakout groups. Trainees will have the opportunity to present their research and receive feedback from the faculty in addition to having opportunities to network and discuss issues relevant to a career in pediatric solid organ transplantation.

View the agenda at a glance

View the Final Program


Fellow/Trainee Travel Grant

The registration fee for this meeting is waived for the fellows/trainees whose abstracts are accepted for presentation (maximum 25). They will also receive two (2) nights hotel accommodation, meals (2 breakfasts included with room rate plus 1 lunch, 1 dinner and daily coffee breaks), and partial reimbursement for air fare based on geographic location (participants traveling from Latin America will receive up to $500 USD; those traveling from North America will receive up to $750 USD, and those from Europe, Asia and Oceania up to $1,000 USD). There is no fee waiver or travel reimbursement for non-accepted abstracts.

View abstract guidelines


To Attend

Fellows, trainees, residents and post-docs will be selected based on the scientific merit of their abstract submission. Abstracts previously or currently submitted to or planned for submission to other national or international meetings that have not been published in manuscript form are welcome. Abstract submission automatically implies application to the Fellow/Trainee Travel Grant. IPTA is offering a maximum of 25 grant opportunities. Please do not complete the registration form in the system until you receive a letter of notification.

All other attendees can register for the educational forum for the registration fee of $150 / person. Space is limited and will be allocated on a first-come, first-serve basis. Full payment must be received in order to guarantee a spot.

Online registration is now closed.

Pre-registration is mandatory. Onsite registration will not be available.

Important Dates

April 15, 2018 Abstract Submission Deadline
May 15, 2018 Approved/Rejected Abstract Communication
May 30, 2018 Deadline for Fellow/Trainee Presenter Registration


Contact Information

International Pediatric Transplant Association
c/o The Transplantation Society
International Headquarters
505 René-Levesque Blvd. West, Suite 1401
Montreal, QC H2Z 1Y7 Canada

Tel: +1.514.874.1717 ext. 206
Fax: +1.514.874.1716
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Contact: Mary Anna Smith, Project Manager

Supported by:

ipta logoTTS ShortHospital nacional de ninos

Friend Sponsor:


Partner Sponsors:

ipta2018 upmc chp hipta2018 stanforddp vumc


  • Stephen Alexander
    Children’s Hospital at Westmead, Westmead, Australia
  • Olga E. Arguedas
    Children’s Hospital, San José, Costa Rica
  • Sharon Bartosh
    University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, USA
  • David Briscoe
    Boston Children’s Hospital, Boston, MA, USA
  • Anne Dipchand
    Sickkids, Toronto, ON, Canada
  • Carlos O. Esquivel
    Stanford School of Medicine, Palo Alto, CA, USA
  • Rohit Kohli
    Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, CA, USA
  • Alan Langnas
    University of Nebraska, Omaha, NE, USA
  • Debra Lefkowitz
    Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, USA
  • George Mazariegos
    Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
  • Stephen Marks
    Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children-NHS Foundation Trust, London, United Kingdom
  • Mignon McCulloch
    Red Cross Children’s Hospital, Cape Town, South Africa
  • Lars Pape
    Medical School of Hannover, Hannover, Germany
  • Klara Posfay-Barbe
    Children’s Hospital of Geneva/University Hospital of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland
  • Burkhard Tönshoff
    Heidelberg University Hospital, Heidelberg, Germany
  • Katherine Twombley
    MUSC Health, Charleston, SC, USA
  • Steve Webber
    Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, Nashville, TN, USA