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13th EPITA Symposium

Primary Topics:
Islets, pancreas
Start Date:
Sunday, January 28th 2024
End Date:
Tuesday, January 30th 2024
Innsbruck-Igls, Austria
Description & Objectives:

This is the largest meeting in Europe in the field of beta cell replacement, including pancreas and islet transplantation and stem cell-derived insulin-secreting cells. Scientists, clinicians, students, and the technical staff get together to share knowledge, experiences and outcomes. This meeting is critical to provide guidance to young professionals and collectively provide a European and International consensus (Igls score, and in 2024, a consensus meeting for Islet quality and release criteria).

We aim to promote engagement with clinicians, scientists, trainees and allied healthcare professionals across Europe with pancreas and islet transplantation expertise. To share new scientific developments and techniques. To benchmark outcomes and results across European centres involved in clinical pancreas and islet transplantation. To promote education for scientists, clinicians, trainees and allied healthcare professionals involved in pancreas and islet transplantation.

Learning objectives

  1. Guide expertise in islet isolation and patient management
  2. Aspects of Immunology and current immunosuppression relevant to patients who have beta cell replacement
  3. Complex case discussions 
  4. Management of infectious disease in transplant patients


This event is also part of the ESOT Grants Programme 2024 [Educational Scholarship & Educational Global Grants]

Target Group:

Scientists, Clinicians including Trainees, physicians and surgeons, Allied Healthcare Professionals

Scientific Lead
Julie Kerr Conte, Nantes, France

with EPITA Board
Joana Ferrer, Barcelona, Spain
Peter Girman, Prague, Czech Republic
Paul Johnson, Oxford, United Kingdom
Michiel Nijhoff, Leiden, The Netherlands
Valeria Sordi, Milan, Italy
Fabio Vistoli, L’ Aquila, Italy
Steve White, Newcastle, United Kingdom


The event is taking place in-person:
congresspark igls
6080 Innsbruck-Igls, Austria

General Information

The official language of the conference is English.
All participants must register online through the official website.
The main hashtags of the event are #EPITAsymposium #ESOT_EPITA


13th EPITA Symposium, Innsbruck-Igls, Austria, has been granted 11.5 European CME credits (ECMEC®s) by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME®).
The event will be submitted for assessment to the EthicalMedTech Conference Vetting System.

Abstracts Submission

Submission categories:

  • Basic Science – Islet and Pancreas
  • Clinical – Islets
  • Clinical – Pancreas
  • Case study – Clinical Pancreas (for workshop presentations)

The abstract submission platform is now closed.
Presenting authors of accepted abstracts will benefit from the early fee up to one month before the start of the event: 28/12/2023


As part of ESOT’s commitment to advancing education and research in transplantation, the following awards recognise the best contributions from abstract presenters. All award recipients are required to be ESOT members in good standing at the time of the submission and throughout the event:
Best Oral Presentation
Best Poster Presentation



ESOT Member




[Trainee/AHP] Member**


[Trainee/AHP] Non-member**


Early fee – until 8 December 2023
Presenting authors of accepted abstracts will benefit from the early fee up to one month before the start of the event: 28/12/2023






[Trainee/AHP] Member**


[Trainee/AHP] Non-member**


Regular fee – for registrations from 9 December 2023

All fees are VAT included

If you are a member in good standing at the time of registration, you are entitled to a reduced member fee.

** Students & trainees under 32 years old, as well as nurses, coordinators, laboratory scientists, psychologists, ethicists, and basic scientists actively involved in organ donation and/or transplantation.

For group registrations or any other questions, please contact Anastasia Galibina at anastasia.galibina@esot.org

The registration fee includes the following:

  • Access to scientific sessions
  • Certificate of attendance
  • EACCME credits – if the application is approved
  • Coffee breaks and luncheons

There will be no refund once registration has been made.

ESOT Membership

Become part of Europe’s largest network of dedicated transplant professionals whilst benefiting from reduced fees for all ESOT events and courses! If you are not yet a member, please join us today.


Anastasia Galibina
ESOT Team – Scientific Programme Manager

Irene Garcia
ESOT Team – Sponsorship Manager

Our bespoke approach ensures that each industry partner will benefit from a successful and valuable meeting experience. Explore the vast and varied sponsorship opportunities available to industry partners.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Are you interested in supporting this initiative?

Please do not hesitate to contact Irene Garcia, our Sponsorship Manager.
Her direct email address is irene.garcia@esot.org

Social Media


Official ESOT Social Media accounts: @esottransplant on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and on LinkedIn

The primary and official hashtag is #EPITAsymposium
The secondary #ESOT_EPITA

Additional resources

How to register

EARLY FEES [until 8 December 2023]

ESOT Member EUR 516
Non-Member EUR 775
[Trainee/AHP] Member** EUR 367
[Trainee/AHP] Non-Member** EUR  475

All fees are VAT included

⇐ Full details are available in the “General Information” tab

Abstract Submission


The abstract submission platform is now closed.

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