10th Congress of the International Pediatric Transplant Association • May 4-7, 2019  •  Vancouver, BC, Canada


WELCOME MESSAGE

Dear Colleagues,

We are delighted to welcome you to the lovely city of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada for the 10th Congress of the International Pediatric Transplant Association which will be held from May 4-7, 2019.

Vancouver is an exciting city with much to offer from natural beauty and spectacular wildlife to a variety of outdoor activities and sporting opportunities as well as diverse cultural and Canadian historic interest.

There are excellent air links to many international cities and Vancouver is particularly accessible to North America and Asia. The meeting will be held in the Westin Bayshore Hotel in central Vancouver with other good accommodation facilities available in close proximity.

Vancouver has a strong pediatric medical fraternity as hosts with a strong interest in pediatric transplantation and we endeavour to entice you indoors with the quality of the research and talks that will be presented at the meeting. The meeting will start on Saturday, May 4 with 2 pre-congress symposiums including a half-day Foundations in Paediatric Transplantation Pre-symposium and a full-day Allied Health Pre-symposium. The main meeting will start in the late afternoon of Saturday, May 4 and will continue for 3 full days closing on Tuesday, May 7. During this time we hope to stimulate thoughts and discussions around the latest developments in all fields of pediatric transplantation by plenary and state of the art lectures, interactive workshops as well as poster and abstract sessions. We plan to have an opening reception as well as a congress networking event to meet old friends and make new acquaintances.

We invite you to join us at this exciting meeting and to bring your whole transplant team – to learn, teach and play together for the benefit of the pediatric transplant patients that we serve.

We look forward to seeing you in Vancouver.

Mignon McCulloch
Associate Professor,
Paediatric Nephrologist/Intensivist,
Nephrology/PICU,
Red Cross Children's Hospital,
Cape Town, South Africa

Anne I. Dipchand
Professor of Paediatrics,
Section Head, Heart Transplant,
Hospital for Sick Children,
Toronto, ON, Canada

IMPORTANT DATES

  • Online Registration Opens
    November 28, 2018
  • Abstract Notification Letter
    January 11, 2019
  • Early-Bird Registration Ends
    February 1, 2019
  • Abstract Confirmation Deadline
    February 1, 2019
  • Accommodation Deadline
    April 1, 2019