IPITA IXA CTRMS Joint Congress 2023

Join VitaCyte at The International Pancreas and Islet Transplant Association (IPITA), the International Xenotransplantation Association (IXA), and the Cell Transplant and Regenerative Medicine Society (CTRMS), 2023 Joint Congress this fall.

October 26 – 29, 2023 | San Diego, CA, USA

Sponsored Symposia

VitaCyte is sponsoring a symposium at the joint congress. Join us in this knowledgeable discussion.

Interactive Workshop on Cell Isolation

Friday, October 27 | 07:20 – 08:20


Robert McCarthy, President, VitaCyte, Indianapolis, IN, USA


Balamurugan N. Appakalai, Nationwide Children’s, Columbus, OH, USA
Doug O’Gorman, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada
Stephen Strom, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden
Stuart K. Williams II, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY, USA

Many critical aspects of enzyme-mediated cell isolation methods are not explicitly described in scientific publications. This unwritten knowledge is passed to others during “training sessions,” troubleshooting problems with colleagues, or in ad hoc discussions during scientific meetings. This workshop focuses on key challenges for isolating human islets from organ donors or chronic pancreatitis patients, hepatocytes from unused donor organs, or adipose stromal vascular fraction cells from lipoaspirate. The first 25 minutes will have experts provide a 5-minute summary of challenges associated with isolating each specific cell type. The remainder will be a breakout, round table discussion session where each expert will guide the discussion at each table. The goal is for you to get answers to technical questions or gain additional insight from the experts or your colleagues who contribute to the discussion. 

Stop by our Booth

Stop by our exhibit booth! Say hi to Bob McCarthy and Adam Imiolek and let us know how we can help you optimize your cell isolation process.

Come get our new limited edition VitaCyte 20 year anniversary merch at the symposium!

See you there!

Event Photos

Photos from the joint congress meeting.