International Xenotransplantation Association Update
Next October, Munich will be the home of one of biggest events of 2019. But first, they will host a little thing called Octoberfest! Munich is recognized for more than a popular beverage; it is known for its culture and museums, interesting old-world architecture, celebrated cafes and restaurants, and beautiful mountain scenery.
The 15th IXA Congress will take place at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitat Munchen, an elite university in Germany that is regarded as one of the top research institutes in Europe. With their recent groundbreaking success in the xenotransplantation of life-supporting genetically engineered pig hearts into baboons, LMU scientists and physicians continue to uphold the illustrious reputation of the University, home to one of the largest collections of Nobel laureates in the world.
Young investigators are encouraged to attend and please check the website housing link, which provides information on affordable accommodations, and do not miss updates about the IXA and TTS travel grants.
Take some time to view the Munich visitor website as well as the New York Times travel reviews and you will be inspired to visit.
2019 is shaping up to be a big year for xenotrans-plantation. With newly revised WHO guidelines and several proposed clinical trials on the horizon this promises to be an interesting Congress. It is never too early to make plans to attend. As the locals would say:
Wir sehen uns dort! (We’ll see you there!)