Activities of the Young Investigator Committee of IPITA-IXA-CTS

During the upcoming IPITA-IXA-CTS Joint Congress in Melbourne the Young Investigator and Vanguard Committees of each Section are pleased to announce a wide range of activities for Congress participants to enjoy.

Abstract Driven Session: Young Investigators Best Mini-Orals Session

Monday November 16, 2015 - from 17:30 to 18:30

This highly competitive session will highlight the top-rated abstracts submitted by young investigators of IPITA, CTS and IXA. This session provides a unique opportunity for young investigators to showcase and promote their research, whilst encouraging a cutting edge and stimulating discussion between young investigators from all around the world.

Long-term survival of pig-to-primate renal xenotransplant using costimulation-blockade immunosuppression
Dr. Laura B. Higginbotham, United States

Prolonged survival of porcine skin on baboons following administration of porcine cells expressing human CD47
Miss Aseda Tena, United States

Prolonged survival of porcine skin on baboons following administration of porcine cells expressing human CD47
Miss Aseda Tena, United States

Restructuring of a pancreas transplant programme following CUSUM triggers through implementation of external peer review recommendations: A service review.
Mr. Zia Moinuddin, United Kingdom

Schwann cells regulate angiogenesis and blood vessel structure in native and transplanted pancreatic islets
Miss Sara M. Ullsten, Sweden

Application of Human Epineural Sheath Conduit Supported by Human Mesenchymal Stem Cells Therapy for Regeneration of Peripheral Nerve Injuries
Ms. Joanna Cwykiel, United States

Investigation of the mitochondrial transfer from human mesenchymal stem/stromal cells to human primary hepatocytes through tunnelling nanotubes as a potential mechanism for cell survival and function enhancement during hepatocyte transplantation
Miss Raquel Fernandez Dacosta, United Kingdom

Morning run

Monday - Thursday November 16-19, 2015 - from 6:30 to 7:00 am

The IPITA YIC committee is pleased to invite you for a morning run each day during the Congress. Trained and untrained runners are welcome to join a 5K run along the Yarra River following a route selected by local transplant professionals.


Morning runners at the IPITA 2013 congress in Monterey

Social event

Monday November 16, 2015 - 18:30 (full, stand by onsite only)

The best young investigators oral session will be immediately followed by the young investigator social evening, which will provide the ideal environment to continue discussions in a relaxed setting. A typical Australian BBQ will be served on the banks of the Yarra River at Showtime, a venue that is a five minute walk from the Convention centre. We hope this social event will promote networking, communication and exchange between the next generations of researchers in the field.

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Tuesday November 17, 2015 – from 12:30 to 13:30

The IPITA Young Investigator Committee proudly presents “Pancreatic beta cell replacement therapy: What will we be doing in 2025?” A debate featuring prominent names and junior investigators from the pancreas transplant, islet transplant, xeno transplant and stem cell fields.”

Solid Pancreas Transplant
Dr. David E.R. Sutherland, United States
Dr. Raphael P.H. Meier, Switzerland

Stem Cell Derived Beta Cells
Dr. Jon S. Odorico, United States
Dr. Christian S. Schuetz, United States

Xeno-Islet Transplant
Dr. Bernhard Hering, United States
Dr. Nathan W. Zammit, Australia

Auto/Allo - Islet Transplant
Dr. Barbara Ludwig, Germany
Dr. Hanne Scholz, Norway

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