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

Congress Policies

We strongly advocate and will enforce the IPTA/TTS policies as outlined below, and request all attendees to respect these policies as part of the contractual commitment that they made at the time of registration.

Policy on Respectful Dialogue

The 10th Congress of the International Pediatric Transplant Association welcomes a wide diversity of doctors, researchers, scientists, nurses, trainees, and students. Participants are expected to keep criticism constructive, and avoid personal attacks in sessions, in online discussion boards and in social media. Debate of ideas is encouraged, allowing delegates to enjoy a lively and stimulating congress.

Policy on Social Media Use and Congress Web App

We encourage the use of social media (LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram) and the congress web app before, during, and after the congress in order to share information and to network with others. However, we ask all congress participants to adhere to the following guidelines:

  • Whenever possible, use the hashtag #ipta2019 to discuss the congress.
  • Communicate with respect and consideration for others, keeping criticism constructive.
  • Blog, post or tweet about what you are hearing and learning, but refrain from sharing information when the speaker explicitly requests this. Talks are tweetable and shareable by default, but speakers can request that specific details or slides not be shared.
  • Provide feedback to the congress committees, we encourage participants to post and discuss topics of interest as well as ideas for future meetings.
  • Do not engage in rudeness or personal attacks.

Recording of Presentations is Strictly Prohibited

No individual or entity - including a presenting author - may electronically record or broadcast any portion of IPTA 2019 (including their own presentation) without prior written consent of IPTA 2019. Please see the staff at the Congress Registration desk. Unauthorized recording (audio, video, still photography, etc.) of presentations during sessions, posters, workshops, tutorials, etc., without the express written consent of IPTA 2019 and individual authors is strictly prohibited. IPTA 2019 reserves the rights to any approved audio and video production of presentations.

Photo Policy

Attendees or exhibitors are encouraged to network and enjoy the IPTA 2019 experience. As such, capturing memories of casual meeting activities and networking is permitted with the permission of those being photographed. Photographing formal presentations, posters, or displays without permission of the presenter is forbidden.

Videos and Photos for IPTA 2019 Use

IPTA 2019 attendance implies your consent to be photographed, filmed and/or otherwise recorded for use on the IPTA 2019 website, official social media or news publications. Please note that no technical presentations will be recorded without prior consent of IPTA 2019 or the authors or presenters.

Congress Public Safety and Security Statement

The wellbeing of the IPTA 2019 Congress delegates, speakers, staff and all others associated with all IPTA 2019 events are of the highest priority for the IPTA 2019 organizers. Unfortunately, we find ourselves at a time when everyone involved in the planning and execution of the IPTA 2019 Congress needs to be vigilant to ensure that the event goes on unobstructed by security or safety related issues. It will be necessary therefore for IPTA 2019 planners to employ the necessary professional expertise to successfully protect and prevent, as well as to immediately respond to, any situation that might occur intentionally or otherwise during the congress.

All individuals entering the venue may be subject to a visual and possibly a physical body search; packages and baggage may also be searched or screened before entering the venue, and at any time during the event.

All physical body searches will be done professionally, in privacy, in a courteous manner, and respectful of gender.

For security reasons, all delegates will be issued a badge onsite that is required to be worn at all times during the Congress and at any organized functions. Badge swapping is strictly prohibited.

We remind all, that we all have a role to play in safety and security and remind you to remain vigilant and aware of your surroundings at all times, and to please report any suspicious activity or incident to the attending Public Safety officers engaged by IPTA 2019.

We thank you for your cooperation and patience on the matter of safety.