Catherin Parker, Meeting Manager - introducing her association


Quick Facts:


  • The Transplantation Society is a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) which serves as an international forum for the world-wide advancement of organ transplantation.

  • 6,700+ members composed of professionals with an active interest in basic science, clinical research and/or improving clinical practice in the field of transplantation. 

  • 105+ countries represented -  TTS is a diverse international Society with members across the globe.


Biennial Congress held every two years grouping together over 4,000 participants 

The Congress now has Regional rotation to ensure that we cover each of our regions


2020: Asia (confirmed for Seoul, Korea)

2022: Latin America (confirmed for Buenos Aires, Argentina)

2024: Middle-East/Africa (confirmed for Turkey)

2026: Oceania

2028: North America

2030: Europe


9 Sections with biennial Congresses (every odd years). They have regional rotation.

  • Cell Transplant and Regenerative Medicine Society (CTRMS) – about 150 participants

  • International Society of Vascularized Composite Allotransplantation (ISVCA) – 150 participants

  • International Pancreas & Islet Transplant Association (IPITA) – 300+ participants

  • International Pediatric Transplant Association (IPTA) – 500 participants

  • International Society for Organ Donation and Procurement (ISODP) – 500 participants

  • International Xenotransplantation Association (IXA) – 300 participants

  • Intestinal Rehabilitation and Transplant Association (IRTA) – 300 participants

  • Transplant Infectious Disease (TID) – 125 participants

  • Society for Pediatric Liver Transplantation (SPLIT) – 100 participants

  • Transplantation, the Official Journal of The Transplantation Society is published monthly and is the most cited and influential journal in the field, with more than 25,000 citations a year.  



The Transplantation Society will provide the focus for global leadership in transplantation.

  • Development of the science and clinical practice

  • Scientific communication

  • Continuing education

  • Guidance on the ethical practice


   The mission of the initiative is to advance and inspire women transplant professionals and 

   champion issues of sex and gender in transplantation

   The Mission is to promote, implement and uphold the Declaration of Istanbul so as to combat

   organ trafficking, transplant tourism and transplant commercialism and to encourage

   adoption of effective and ethical transplantation practices around the world.

   Increasing opportunities for kidney transplant patients in developing countries. The project  

   was put in place to create new kidney transplant centers and develop existing kidney

   transplant programs in emerging economies.




TTS collaborates with an exceptional group of affiliated societies (35). This synergistic relationship provides a platform for advocacy, open collaboration and exchange of knowledge and experiences. TTS looks forward to further developing and cultivating these relationships, not only with our existing affiliates, but with other great societies with a similar global vision of transplantation.


For more information on TTS please check their website: