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

COMMITTEES

HOST COUNTRY LIAISON COMMITTEE (CANADA)

Tom Blydt-Hansen, Vancouver, BC (Chair)
Philip Duncan Acott, Halifax, NS
Upton Allen, Toronto, ON
Katey Armstrong, Vancouver, BC
Louise Bannister, Toronto, ON
Jennifer Conway, Edmonton, AB
Bethany Foster, Montreal, QC
Soren Gantt, Vancouver, BC
Aviva Goldberg, Winnipeg, MB
Lorraine Hamiwka, Calgary, AB
Kathryn Haubrich, Vancouver, BC
Diane Hebert, Toronto ON
Vicky Lee Ng, Toronto, ON
Melinda Solomon, Toronto, ON
Jason Yap, Edmonton, AB

SCIENTIFIC ADVISORY COMMITTEE

Carlos O. Esquivel, Stanford, CA, USA SAC Chair
Mignon McCulloch, Cape Town, South Africa Congress Chair
Anne I. Dipchand, Toronto, ON, Canada IPTA President
Yaron Avitzur, Toronto, ON, Canada Intestine Chair
Tom Blydt-Hansen, Vancouver, BC, Canada LOC Chair
Dev Desai, Dallas, TX, USA Surgery Chair
Paul Fadakar, Pittsburgh, PA, USA Trainee
Bjorn Fischler, Stockholm, Sweden Liver Chair
Aviva Goldberg, Winnipeg, MB, Canada Ethics Chair
Paul Grimm, Palo Alto, CA, USA Kidney Chair
Britta Hocker, Heidelberg, Germany ID Co-Chair
Olivia Martinez, Stanford, CA, USA Basic Science Chair
Klara Posfay-Barbe, Geneva, Switzerland ID Co-Chair
Olivia Shaw, London, UK Immunology Chair
Melinda Solomon, Toronto, ON, Canada Thoracic Chair
Grainne Walsh, London, UK AHP Chair

SUB-COMMITTEE MEMBERS

Allied Health
Grainne Walsh, London, UK (Chair)
Louise Bannister, Toronto, ON, Canada
Dirk Bethe, Heidelberg, Germany
Alison Fernbach, Stanford, CA, USA
Anna Gold, Toronto, ON, Canada
Beverley Kosmach-Park, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Fiona McCurdie, South Africa

Basic Science
Olivia Martinez, Stanford, CA, USA (Chair)

Ethics
Aviva Goldberg, Winnipeg, MB, Canada (Chair)
Debra Lefkowitz, Philadelphia, PA, USA
Jo Wray, Buckingham, UK

Infectious Disease
Britta Hocker, Heidelberg, Germany (Co-Chair)
Klara Posfay-Barbe, Geneva, Switzerland (Co-Chair)
Upton Allen, Toronto, ON, Canada
Michael Green, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Anita Verma, London, UK

Intestine
Yaron Avitzur, Toronto, ON, Canada (Chair)

Kidney
Paul Grimm, Palo Alto, CA, USA (Chair)
Debbie Lewis, Sydney, Australia
Mara Medeiros, Mexico City, Mexico

Liver
Bjorn Fischler, Stockholm, Sweden (Chair)
Gilda Porta, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Robert Venick, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Surgery
Dev Desai, Dallas, TX, USA (Chair)

Thoracic (Heart/Lung)
Melinda Solomon, Toronto, ON, Canada (Chair)
Jonathan Johnson, Rochester, MA, USA
Ching Kit Chen, Singapore, Singapore
Susan Vosloo, Cape Town, South Africa

Tissue Typing / Immunology
Olivia Shaw, London, UK (Chair)
Chantale Lacelle, Dallas, TX, USA