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

IPTA-TTS Congress Scientific Award Guidelines

The IPTA-TTS Congress Scientific Awards are designed to help offset expenses incurred to attend the IPTA 2019 Congress and awarded based on the scientific merit of applicants.

Therefore, recipients must attend the meeting in order to receive the award. If an awardee is selected for a scientific award but does not attend the meeting, the monies of the award will be forfeited.

Application is Closed
Application Deadline: December 3, 2018

To be eligible for a scientific award, an individual must:

  1. Submit at least one abstract as a presenting author.
  2. Be a trainee, AHP or resident of an emerging economy country . As such, must be within two (2) years of completion of their training and/or fellowship, or provide proof of residency.
  3. Be a member of the International Pediatric Transplant Association (IPTA) and/or The Transplantation Society (TTS). If an applicant is not a member of one of the Societies, a membership application must be completed on the website, www.tts.org and accepted in order for the award application to be reviewed and considered. The membership application must be made prior to applying for the award.
  4. A supporting letter must be submitted as a part of the travel award application. This letter must be signed by the applicant's Training Program Director to verify the applicant’s status as a young investigator. Authors will not be considered for an award if the required letter is not sent. The applicant MUST be the presenting author. No exceptions will be made.
  5. Attend the designated award presentation session scheduled during the Congress to receive the award.

TTS Emerging Economy Nations List

  • Afghanistan
  • Albania
  • Algeria
  • Angola
  • Argentina
  • Armenia
  • Azerbaijan
  • Bangladesh
  • Belize
  • Benin
  • Bhutan
  • Bolivia
  • Botswana
  • Brazil
  • Bulgaria
  • Burkina Faso
  • Burundi
  • Cambodia
  • Cameroon
  • Cape Verde
  • Central African Republic
  • Chad
  • Colombia
  • Comoros
  • Congo
  • Congo, Democratic Republic of
  • Costa Rica
  • Cote D'Ivoire
  • Cuba
  • Djibouti
  • Dominica
  • Dominican Republic
  • East Timor
  • Ecuador
  • Egypt
  • El Salvador
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Eritrea
  • Ethiopia
  • Fiji
  • Gabon
  • Gambia
  • Ghana
  • Grenada
  • Guatemala
  • Guinea
  • Guinea-bissau
  • Guyana
  • Haiti
  • Honduras
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Iran (Islamic Republic of)
  • Iraq
  • Jamaica
  • Jordan
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kenya
  • Kiribati
  • Kosovo
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Lao People's Democratic Republic
  • Lesotho
  • Liberia
  • Libya
  • Madagascar
  • Malawi
  • Maldives
  • Mali
  • Mauritania
  • Mauritius
  • Mayotte
  • Mexico
  • Micronesia, Federated States of
  • Moldova, Republic of
  • Mongolia
  • Morocco
  • Mozambique
  • Myanmar
  • Namibia
  • Nepal
  • Nicaragua
  • Niger
  • Nigeria
  • Pakistan
  • Palau
  • Panama
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Paraguay
  • People's Republic of China
  • Peru
  • Philippines
  • Romania
  • Rwanda
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • Saint Lucia
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Samoa
  • Sao Tome and Principe
  • Senegal
  • Serbia
  • Sierra Leone
  • Solomon Islands
  • Somalia
  • Sri Lanka
  • Sudan
  • Sudan, South
  • Suriname
  • Swaziland
  • Syrian Arab Republic
  • Tajikistan
  • Tanzania, United Republic of
  • Thailand
  • Timor-Leste
  • Togo
  • Tonga
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Tunisia
  • Turkmenistan
  • Uganda
  • Uruguay
  • Uzbekistan
  • Vanuatu
  • Venezuela
  • Viet Nam
  • Yemen
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe

Process for bestowing the award:

  1. Awardees will be selected from the pool of eligible applicants based upon the abstract's degree of excellence (top score), as determined by the Scientific Program Committee.
  2. Every effort will be made by the IPTA 2019 Executive Committee to award at least one scientific award to an applicant from each of the six TTS geographic regions. The geographic regions are North America, Europe, Latin America, Asia, Middle East & Africa and Oceania.
  3. Awards may not exceed a maximum amount of $1,000 USD per awardee. A maximum of 5 awards from TTS and 5 awards from IPTA will be provided.
  4. Final selection of recipients will be approved by TTS and IPTA.

Requirements for receiving the award:

Awardees are required to submit a short summary of their experience at the Congress (300 words), and include a profile picture that can be used for Section Congress websites and/or Section promotion within two weeks of the completion of the Congress. Funds will not be transferred until the summary is received.