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


IPTA Lifetime Achievement Award

IPTA Pioneer in Transplantation Award

Oscar Salvatierra, Jr.

San Francisco, CA, United States
Oscar Salvatierra, Jr., passed away on March 16, 2019, after a long illness. For more details about is achievements, please read the link below

Steven A. Weber

James C. Overall Professor and Chair of the Department of Pediatrics
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Nashville, TN, United States

Pediatric Transplantation: An Historical Perspective


Jean Emond, United States

Monday, May 6, 2019 from 12:45-13:15
In Collaboration with American Society of Transplant Surgeons (ASTS)

Surgical Strategies to Eliminate Waitlist Mortality in Children with Liver Disease

Sheri Krams, United States

Saturday, May 4, 2019 from 18:00-18:30

MicroRNA Regulation of the Immune Response in Transplantation

Fiona Mackie, Australia

Tuesday, May 7, 2019 from 13:15-13:45

Removing Barriers to Transplantation in Under-Resourced Settings

Stefan Schneeberger, Austria

Monday, May 6, 2019 from 14:30-15:00

Obstacles and Solutions in the Advancement of Transplantation

Matthew-John Weiss, Canada

Sunday, May 5, 2019 from 16:30-17:00
In Collaboration with Canadian Blood Services

Paediatric DCD

Plenary 1

The Clinical Realization of Organ Reconditioning, Repair and Regeneration in the Era of Machine Perfusion
Saturday, May 4, 2019 – 16:30 to 18:00
In Collaboration with European Society for Organ Transplantation (ESOT)

Núria Montserrat Pulido, Spain

Interspecies chimerism and organ generation: from miracle to reality

Tiago N. Machuca, United States

Clinical realization of organ reconditioning and repair

Cyril Moers, The Netherlands

Immunomodulation and repair during machine perfusion

Cristiano Quintini, United States

Normothermic machine perfusion as a platform for organ regeneration

Plenary 2

Transplant Ethics – Borders and Barriers
Sunday, May 5, 2019 – 08:00 to 09:30

Jacob Lavee, Israel

Organ allocation in Israel - prioritizing registered donors

Peter Nickerson, Canada

Balancing utility and equity in the organ allocation system

Fiona McCurdie, South Africa

Cultural and religious barriers to organ donation

Plenary 3

Sunday, May 5, 2019 – 17:00 to 18:30

Carmen Capito, France

Liver: SPLIT liver transplantation: how to make it right!

Nizam Mamode, United Kingdom

Kidney: Challenges facing renal transplant in pediatric patients with lower tract dysfunction

Andrew Bonham, United States

Heart: Combined heart/lung and abdominal transplantation

Srinath Chinnakotla, United States

Pancreas: Autologous islet cell transplantation in children with chronic pancreatitis

Plenary 4

Monday, May 6, 2019 – 08:00 to 09:30

Sandy Feng, United States

Allograft tolerance - lessons learned from paediatric liver transplant recipients

Sam Strober, United States

Tolerance and mixed chimerism in HLA matched and mismatched kidney transplant recipients

Sophie Brouard, France

B cells in operational tolerance

Plenary 5

Infectious Disease Guidelines
Monday, May 6, 2019 – 15:30 to 17:00

Jonathan Maltzmann, United States

How CMV virus shapes the immune repertoire in solid organ transplant

Lara Danziger-Isakov, United States

Supported by TTS International CMV Consensus Group

CMV guidelines

Upton D. Allen, Canada

Live viral vaccine

Michael Green, United States

EBV/PTLD guidelines

Plenary 6

Lab Meets Clinical – Antibodies and Sensitization
Tuesday, May 7, 2019 – 15:00 to 16:30
In Collaboration with American Society for Histocompatibility & Immunogenetics (ASHI)

Anat Tambur, United States

Sensitization in transplantation: assessment of risk (STAR)

Chris Wiebe, Canada

HLA epitopes: how can it improve clinical management

Duska Dragun, Germany

Updates on non-HLA antibodies in SOT and the unmet needs for diagnostic testing