Dear Colleagues and Friends,
On behalf of the Organizing Committee, we would like to thank invited speakers, delegates and committee members for their participation in the Joint Congress of the International Pancreas and Islet Transplant Association (IPITA), the International Xenotransplantation Association (IXA), and the Cell Transplant Society (CTS), held in Melbourne, Australia in November 2015. Thanks to your involvement, the meeting was a great success, with a packed scientific program highlighting recent advances by members of these three interconnected sections of the Transplantation Society. It was also a pleasure to introduce many attendees to the beautiful city of Melbourne for the first time.
Particular thanks go to the section subcommittees of the Scientific Program Committee, who successfully negotiated the difficult task of integrating three program streams into a coherent whole.
Last but not least, we thank TTS and the sections for providing generous travel awards, and our corporate and society sponsors for their invaluable support.
Professor Tom Kay, Congress Chair
Professor Peter Cowan, Scientific Program Chair