IPITA is an Official Section of The Transplantation Society


    October 20-23, 2021
    18th World Congress of the International Pancreas and Islet Transplant Association


    Advancing the clinical practice of pancreas and islet transplantation


    Submit an abstract and present your findings to an expert audience


    Connect with global experts and key opinion leaders

Dr. James Markmann

Massachusetts General Hospital,
Harvard Medical School,
United States

As we look forward optimistically to the pandemic coming under better control by the end of the year, IPITA 2021 will be all the more important to our constituents as a crucible opportunity for a much-needed pooling together of scientific advancements.

To optimize the virtual format of this year’s Congress, we have structured the program to offer shorter and more impactful daily sessions. Mindful of the characteristics of virtual learning, we are designing a fully immersive experience, bringing to you in the comfort of your own environment, the latest clinical data and state-of-the-art advances in islet and pancreas transplant and stem cell and regenerative medicine.

The transition to a virtual format will unlock new learning opportunities and make participation even more accessible to a global audience. Alongside this condensed and focused schedule, there will be plenty of space to interact with attendees and faculty and make those important professional connections.

Stay tuned for more exciting program updates coming soon!

We invite you to join us at IPITA 2021 and, together, advance the clinical practice of pancreas and islet transplantation.

Official Section of

Congress Highlights

  • Three days of cutting-edge clinical data and updates on state-of-the-art research
  • A pre-congress COVID-19 workshop on understanding the links between diabetes and transplant
  • Innovative presentation formats to maximize engagement
  • Networking opportunities to make important professional connections
  • Open forums to discuss timely topics and stimulate interaction
  • Chats, polls and Q&A features for active participation
  • A panel of truly global experts and key opinion leaders
  • Best oral abstracts presenting the latest research findings
  • Scientific updates from Industry partners

Call for Abstracts

Selected abstracts will be published in the abstract supplement of Transplantation, the official journal of The Transplantation Society, and the International Liver Transplantation Society. Published monthly, Transplantation is the most cited and influential journal in the field, with more than 25 000 citations per year.

Submit an abstract to IPITA 2021 and give your research the exposure and recognition it deserves.


Have you conducted any COVID-19 research?

We have added a special abstract topic on “COVID, pancreas and islet transplantation and diabetes”. Top-rated abstracts will be presented during the pre-congress COVID-19 workshop

Important Dates

  • Abstract submission:
  • Registration opens:
    June 1, 2021
  • Abstract submission deadline:
    June 14, 2021
  • Notification of acceptance:
    August 2, 2021
  • Registration deadline for abstract presenters:
    August 30, 2021
  • Congress dates:
    October 20-23, 2021

IPITA Officers

Dr. James Markmann

Massachusetts General Hospital,
Harvard Medical School,
United States

Dr. Raja Kandaswamy

University of Minnesota,
United States

Prof. Thierry Berney

Immediate Past President
Geneva University Hospital,

Prof. Tom Kay

Secretary (2017-2021)
University of Melbourne,

Prof. Lorenzo Piemonti

Treasurer (2019-2023)
San Raffaele Scientific Institute,
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