Abstract submission is now closed. Abstracts are being reviewed.


The Program Planning Committee and the Local Organizing Committee of the 25th ILTS Annual Congress welcome the submission of original contributions for oral and poster presentation. Abstract Submission is open from 17th September to 3rd December 2018. Accepted abstracts will be published after the conference on the ILTS Onsite Congress Resource Platform (accessible for delegates and members of ILTS only).


Abstract Categories

  1. Acute Liver Failure
  2. Viral Hepatitis / Alcoholic Liver Diseases / NASH / NAFLD
  3. Anesthesia / Critical Care Medicine
  4. Basic Science / Translational Research
  5. Donor Selection Criteria / Patient Selection / Organ Allocation
  6. Donation after Cardiac Death
  7. Immunosuppression and Tolerance Induction
  8. Living Donor
  9. Machine Perfusion
  10. Malignancies
  11. Short and Long-term Patient and Allograft Outcomes
  12. Comorbidities and Complications
  13. Radiology / Interventional Radiology / Molecular Imaging
  14. Pathology
  15. Pediatrics
  16. Surgical Videos for Technical Innovation


Assistance and Contact

For any assistance for the submission of the abstract please contact the Scientific Secretariat at: ilts2019abstracts@kit-group.org


Instructions to Authors

Carefully read the guidelines below before submitting your abstract. Acknowledgement of the receipt of your submission will be sent to the corresponding author’s e-mail address immediately upon submission. If you do not receive the confirmation e-mail, please do not submit the abstract again, instead please contact the Scientific Secretariat at ilts2019abstracts@kit-group.org for advice.

Invited speakers are not required to submit abstracts for the lectures to which they are invited.


Ethical Statement

The ILTS is an international society of transplant professionals and we support the international standards of informed, uncoerced, consent of organ donors and prohibitions on trafficking of organ donors for profit.
Authors should verify that presented research studies do not involve the use of material from executed prisoners or material from recipients of organs or tissues of executed prisoners.


Submission Guidelines

  • You are allowed to be the presenting author of more than one abstract.
  • You are allowed to be a co-author of more than one abstract.
  • Faxed, e-mailed or mailed abstracts will not be accepted.
  • Submission fee: $ 50.00 per abstract plus tax (19%).
    Payment will be accepted in USD only.


Abstract Language and Length

Abstracts and presentations must be written in English. The maximum length allowed for an abstract is 300 words. The abstract title, the author(s) or names of institutions are not included in the count of 300 words.


Abstract Structure and Content

In order to make the abstract as informative as possible, please include a brief statement of the purpose of the study and/or the underlying hypotheses, the method used, the results observed, and the conclusions based upon the results. It is inadequate to state “The results will be discussed” or “The data will be presented”. You may subtitle the paragraphs in the following order:

  • Background
  • Method
  • Results
  • Conclusion

It is the author’s responsibility to submit a correct abstract. Any errors in spelling, grammar or scientific fact will be reproduced as typed by the author as no editing will be done by ILTS.

Encore abstracts (abstracts previously presented at another conference or previously published in a journal) will not be considered.


Presentation Formats and Abstract Categories

Authors can indicate their choice of preferred type of presentation in the provided space. In addition, authors should indicate the thematic area (see “Abstract Categories”) their abstract should be assigned to. Please note that the final decisions regarding the allocation and the type of presentation of the submitted abstract will be made by the Program Committee.


Notification of Acceptance

The corresponding author receives all correspondence concerning the abstract and is responsible for informing all co-authors of the status of the abstract.

Notifications of acceptance will be sent in the second half of February.

With the notification of acceptance, abstract presenters will be informed about the time and date of their presentation, and are asked to reconfirm their attendance.


Registration, Visa Requirements and Publication of Abstracts

The presenting author of an abstract must register for the Congress.
Please note that all non-citizens require a Visa or Electronic Travel Authority to enter Canada. You can find out more and apply online here.


Accepted abstracts will be published on the ILTS Onsite Congress Resource Platform. This online platform is accessible for delegates and members of ILTS only.