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Call for Papers and Surgical Videos

The Program Committee and the Local Organizing Committee of the 2020 Joint International Congress of ILTS, LICAGE, and ELITA welcome the submission of original contributions for oral and poster presentations as well as surgical videos at the Congress. Abstract Submission opens on September 16, 2019, and closes on December 2, 2019.


Abstract Category

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


Assistance and Contact

For any assistance for the submission of the abstract please contact the Scientific Secretariat at


Instructions to Authors

Carefully read the guidelines below before submitting your abstract. Acknowledgment 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 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 the 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 (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

The authors can indicate their choice of the 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.

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Surgical Video Abstracts


Submission Guidelines

Surgical Video Abstracts will be accepted. All submissions must follow the following guidelines:

  • Videos must be submitted through the online abstract submission system.
  • Videos should be no longer than 7 minutes in length.
  • Submission must contain a 300-words hard copy abstract description of the video.
  • Videos should be in DVD format and must be playable using Windows Media Player.


Surgical Video Session

Video abstracts accepted for Surgical Video presentation will have a 7-10 minute video presentation followed by 3 minutes for discussion.


Assistance and Contact

Should you require any assistance regarding the submission of an abstract, please contact the Scientific Secretariat at

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After Submission


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 and Visa Requirements

The presenting author of an abstract must register for the Congress. Please note that registration will open in November.

It is highly recommended to read the related information about your country’s visa regime before arranging your travel to Turkey. While some applicants may be exempt from visa for their touristic or business visit to Turkey, the others can obtain an e-Visa. All other applicants will need to obtain a visa through Turkish Representations in the abroad.

An information note about the visa regime of Turkey is available at the following address:


Publication of Abstracts

Accepted abstracts will be published in the Transplantation Journal and on the official ILTS website (accessible to ILTS members only).