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IPTA 2017 Welcome Message


I am thrilled to invite you to beautiful Barcelona for the 9th Congress of the International Pediatric Transplant Association, which will be held May 27 to 30, 2017!

Perspectives in tolerance, ethical dilemmas, the importance of antibodies, challenges in emerging economies, cutting edge clinical trials, and more... IPTA 2017 will highlight the latest advances in clinical and basic sciences related to pediatric transplantation. The Scientific Advisory Committee is hard at work developing a program that will address the special needs of pediatric transplant recipients and promote the advancement of the science and practice of transplantation in children worldwide.

Founded as a Roman City in the Middle Ages and particularly renowned for the architectural works of Antoni Gaudi and Lluis Domenech I Montaner, Barcelona has a rich heritage and is an important cultural centre. Explore the rich Catalan culture and history before, during, and after the Congress.

The Congress is a must for everyone involved in the care of children needing or following organ transplantation including physicians, surgeons, advanced care practitioners, nurses, interprofessional team members, scientists, organ donor coordinators, industry-partners and any and all types of trainees.

Centrally located and just a few steps from the Mediterranean Sea, the IPTA congress will be a perfect venue to renew and recharge your clinical and scientific endeavours, network with old and new colleagues, and return home with transformational ideas that will impact the lives of children with end stage organ failure and organ transplants regardless of where you live in the world!

Be part of something Great! Connect with leaders from around the globe! Influence the next generation of transplant professionals! Looking forward to welcoming you to Barcelona for IPTA 2017!

Anne I. Dipchand, MD
IPTA 2017 Congress Chair