The principal requirement for membership is an active interest in basic science, clinical research and/or improving clinical practice in the field of transplantation. All members must display prior and sustained interest in the field.
All applicants must:
Full members shall be physicians, surgeons, scientists or other specialists, who are actively engaged in the science or clinical practice of organ, cell and tissue transplantation. Physicians and surgeons shall have advanced training or equivalent experience in the science and practice of organ and tissue transplantation. Non-physicians, including coordinators, statisticians, and policy makers who hold a doctoral degree, a Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent relevant certification must have professional experience in the field of transplantation with continuing and active involvement in clinical medicine or research, or transplantation public policy as determined by the Membership Committee.
Trainee members shall include individuals enrolled in pre- or postdoctoral training programs relevant to the science and clinical practice of organ, cell and tissue transplantation, and individuals who have completed their training but have not yet qualified for full membership. No individual may remain in this category more than eight years. Trainee members may not vote or hold office on the Council but may serve on committees.
Associate members shall include individuals who have demonstrated a sustained and continued interest in the field of transplantation but who do not qualify for full or trainee membership. These individuals may not vote, hold office, or serve on committees but will have all other societal privileges. Associate members would include, for example, representatives from the pharmaceutical industry.
The Transplantation Societyis the leading international society of physicians, surgeons and scientists involved in the transplanta¬tion of organs and tissues. The membership should be active in promoting organ donation from deceased as well as from live donors. The Society is proactive in the development of interna¬tional transplant policy, the monitoring of transplantation activities and in supervision of the adherence to proper principles of practice.
It is a fundamental principle for The Transplantation Society that donors of organs and tissues are not exploited and that consent for donation must be obtained without coercion. The Transplantation Society opposes the buying and selling of organs.
Two models of authorization for organ donation from the deceased donor, explicit consent or registered objection, are practiced. In countries using the system of registered objection, extensive efforts should be taken in order to ascertain that the public knows its right to object. Members of The Transplantation Society must not be involved in obtaining or transplanting organs from executed prisoners or other donors where there is a risk that an autonomous consent for donation is lacking.
Applicants for membership in The Transplantation Society should also be aware of the following positions of the Society:
Scientific studies and clinical activities should be performed in keeping with the ethical principles delineated in the following policy documents:
The Cell Transplant and Regenerative Medicine Society exists to be the leader in developing and translating, safe cellular and regenerative therapies to patients. The Society will promote research, collaboration and focus on regulatory matters, as they relate to clinical translation.
The objectives of the Society are:
The International Pancreas and Islet Transplant Association is a scientific forum for the exchange and discussion of clinical and experimental results and experiences relevant to the transplantation of insulin producing tissue in the treatment and cure of diabetes mellitus.
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.
The mission of the ISODP can be accomplished by focusing on:
The mission of the Intestinal Rehabilitation and Transplant Association is to save and enhance the lives of patients with intestinal failure using innovative nutritional, medical, surgical and transplant therapies through education, policy development and research.
The principal aim of this section is to provide a forum for those with a special interest in xenotransplantation. All membership categories require sponsorship by a full member of the IXA in good standing.
Membership includes reduced registration fee at international congresses, online subscription to Xenotransplantation Journal, and a subscription to the print edition for an additional minimal charge.
The mission of this section is to promote research and education in the prevention, diagnosis, clinical consequences, and management of infectious disease problems of the transplant recipient.
SPLIT is a community of physicians, surgeons, nurses and other allied health professionals whose mission is to improve the outcomes in children receiving liver transplantation through research, improving care, training and mentoring, and supporting children and families.