IPITA is an Official Section of The Transplantation Society

  • Congress Awards
    Is distinction on your mind?
    Your abstract could win an IPITA 2021 Award
  • Congress Awards
    Is distinction on your mind?
    Your abstract could win an IPITA 2021 Award
IPITA offers a number of merit-based awards to recognize Trainees, Young Investigators and Allied Health Professionals who submit and present superior abstracts at the Congress. By recognizing excellence, IPITA’s main objective is to encourage the development of critical storytelling and presentation skills essential for a career as a clinical investigator and scientific communicator.



Trainees are defined as individuals enrolled in pre- or postdoctoral training programs relevant to the science and clinical practice of organ, cell and tissue transplantation.

Young Investigators

Young Investigators are defined as physicians, surgeons, or scientists in the early stages of their career in science and clinical practice of organ, cell and tissue transplantation. This includes individuals who are within ten years (maximum) of becoming a consultant/post-doc and those who have held a faculty position for a maximum of 5 years.

Allied Health Professionals

Allied Health Professionals include individuals who have an interest in islet and pancreas transplantation and are actively working in this field. Their status must be confirmed by their professional association card. This membership category could include: nurses, coordinators and physician assistants but is not restricted to these positions.

Only individuals with an accepted abstract who are the presenting authors will be eligible for an award.

It is not mandatory to be an IPITA Member to be considered; however, awardees are strongly encouraged to become active members of the Association and participate in the activities of the IPITA Young Investigator Committee.


Note: IPITA is committed to bestowing all awards as detailed below. However, the final allocation may change according to the number of quality abstracts received under each category.  Final selection will be based on merit.

  • IPITA Outstanding Abstract Award
    USD 500*

    *Awardee will also receive a complimentary registration to the next IPITA's Congress.
    This is IPITA's top Congress Award bestowed to the abstract presentation considered to have the most significant impact within the field.

  • International Recognition Award
    USD 500

    Awarded to the best abstract presentation/s from an emerging economy nation.

  • Best Oral Abstract Awards
    USD 500
    Awarded to the best oral abstract presented during the Congress. Up to 6 oral abstracts will be awarded under this category.
  • Best Covid-19 Abstract Award
    USD 500
    Awarded to the best oral abstract under the theme of “Covid, Pancreas and Islet Transplantation and Diabetes” accepted for presentation at the pre-congress workshop.
  • Best Poster Abstract Awards
    USD 250
    Awarded to the best poster abstract presentation for each of the main congress themes: Pancreas Transplant (1); Islet Transplant (1); Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine (1). The awards review committee will shortlist three (3) poster abstracts for each congress theme based on scores and quality of presentations. The nine (9) shortlisted presenters will be invited to a special live session during which their one-minute poster presentation video will be showcased. Presenters will have the opportunity to interact live with the audience, whose votes during the session will determine the three (3) “Best Poster Abstract Award” winners.

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