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Professor Paul Johnson invites you to the next International Pancreas and Islet Transplant Association (IPITA) Congress in 2017, which is being held in Oxford.

This will be the first IPITA Congress hosted in the UK. The UK has a strong track record in the fields of whole pancreas and islet transplantation and has been instrumental in a number of key developments including being one of the first countries in the world to have a nationally commissioned clinical islet transplant programme, as well as establishing the first joint whole organ and islet donor pancreas allocation scheme. 

The Congress will be based within the new state-of-the-art Mathematical Institute, which is an outstanding conference facility and an ideal sized venue for an IPITA Congress. The close co-location of the Congress venue, accommodation, and venues for the Social Programme, means that everything in Oxford is within walking distance, facilitating the ideal conditions for a relaxed and efficient meeting.

The Scientific Programme will cover all aspects of whole pancreas and islet transplantation (both research and clinical practice).

The Congress will have a specific focus on:

  1. Developing increased collaboration between the whole pancreas and islet transplant communities with the aim of moving towards an integrated, patient-centred approach to beta-cell replacement.
  2. Providing a forum to explore the full range of novel ‘state of the art’ technologies relevant to beta-cell replacement.
  3. Equipping the next generation of clinicians, scientists, and the full multidisciplinary team working in the field of beta-cell replacement. 

A varied and exciting Social Programme will complement the scientific part of the meeting.

For further information, please visit the IPITA 2017 website.