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2020 Annual Meeting

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ITNS Statement on Racial Inequality



The International Transplant Nurses Society (ITNS) strongly stands on the foundation of equality for all. Equality for every human being, regardless of race, economic status, gender, age, creed, or sexual orientation is at the core of who we are.

The recent events surrounding George Floyd’s tragic death has enhanced the spotlight on the issue of racial inequality, specifically with the African American community. As nurses, we believe that the conversation must continue towards concrete action to address racial disparities and to assure that social determinants of health are actively and intentionally addressed within the United States’ healthcare system.

To read more on ITNS' statement on racial inequality, click here.

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Interventions to Common Medication-Adherence Barriers (PDF)

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CMV & Me: Information for Transplant Patients

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Making Your Transplant Medicines Work for You After Organ Transplantation

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Transplant Options When You Don't Have a 'Good Match'

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Sexual Health After Transplant: What Every Patient Should Know

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Post-Transplant Diabetes: What Every Patient Needs To Know

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Pregnancy and Parenthood after Transplant: What You Should Know

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Diet and Exercise after Transplant

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What Every Patient Needs To Know About Dental Care

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Maintaining a Healthy Lifestyle After Transplantation

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Controlling GI Side Effects After Transplant: What Every Patient Should Know

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Skin Cancer Risks in Transplant Recipients: Know the Facts

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Lung Transplant Patient Education Booklet

Supported by an educational grant provided by the Lung Transplant Foundation

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Kidney/Pancreas Transplant Patient Education Booklet

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Heart Transplant Patient Education Booklet

Supported by an educational grant from CareDX, the makers of AlloMap®

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Liver Transplant Patient Education Booklet

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Past Meetings

2019 Orlando

Transplant Nursing Symposium
Orlando, FL
DoubleTree by Hilton
15-18 November 2019
Transplant Nursing in the 21st Century: The Universal Code for Care

2018 Chicago 

Transplant Nursing Symposium
Rosemont, IL
Hilton Rosemont Chicago O'Hare
28 – 30 September 2018
Transplant Nurses: Leaders in Excellence

2018 Berlin
European Transplant Nursing Symposium
Berlin, Germany
Swissôtel Berlin AM Kurfürstendamm
28 – 30 June 2018
Transplant Nursing in a Globalized World

Transplant Nursing Symposium
Orlando, FL
Hilton Orlando Buena Vista Palace
24 – 26 June 2017
Reflections of Transplant Nursing Excellence

25th Annual ITNS Symposium
Pittsburgh, PA
The Westin Pittsburgh
14 – 16 October 2016
Transplant Nursing: Bridging Passion, Practice, and Patient Care

ITNS Summer Symposium
Rosemont, IL
Hyatt Regency
13 – 14 June 2015
Transplant Nursing: A Journey to the Top

Houston, Texas
JW Marriott
27 – 29 September 2014
One World of Caring

Arlington VA (Washington DC)
Hyatt Regency Crystal City
21 – 23 September 2013
Live, Love, and Lifelong Learning

Seattle Westin
21 – 23 October 2012
Rising to the Challenges in Transplant Nursing

Elite Hotel
Goteborg, Sweden
15 – 17 September 2011
Transplant Nursing: Pride, Passion, and Possibilities

Sheraton Bloomington
Minneapolis, Minnesota USA
28 – 30 October 2010
Transplant Nursing: Reflections on Caring

Hilton Montreal Bonaventure
Montreal, Quebec Canada
24 – 26 September 2009
Joie de vivre… Experience the Joy of Transplant Nursing

Millennium Hotel
St. Louis, Missouri USA
25 – 27 September 2008
Gateway to Excellence in Transplant Nursing

Adam’s Mark Hotel
Denver, Colorado USA
4 – 6 October 2007
Transplant Nursing: Reaching New Heights

Rotterdam Hilton (host hotel) event function at the Beurs World Trade Center  
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
5 – 7 October 2006
Building Bridges for Successful Transplantation

Caribe Royale Resort and Conference Center  
Orlando, Florida USA
24 – 25 September 2005
Advancing the Profession of Transplant Nursing, Celebrate Our Practice

The Fairmont Hotel Vancouver
Vancouver, British Columbia Canada
24 – 26 October 2004
The World of Transplant Nursing

Doubletree at Paradise Valley
Scottsdale, Arizona USA
2 – 4 October 2003
Transplant Nursing: Reflections, Reality, Research

Westin Convention Center Hotel
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
18 – 21 September 2002
The Art of Transplant Nursing

Churchill College
Cambridge England, United Kingdom
29 August – 1 September 2001
The 10th Anniversary Symposium

Flamingo Hilton Las Vegas
Las Vegas, Nevada
7 – 10 September 2000
9th ITNS Symposium and General Assembly

The Toronto Marriott at Eaton Centre
Toronto, Ontario Canada
9 – 11 September 1999
8th ITNS Symposium and General Assembly

Future Annual Meeting

2021 ITNS Annual Meeting Information Coming Soon!