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About Us

The International Transplant Nurses Society (ITNS) was founded in 1992 as a non-profit organization, to promote the education and clinical practice excellence of nurses who are interested in and participate in the care of solid organ transplant patients.an transplant patients.

ITNS is the first professional nursing organization to focus on the professional growth and development of the transplant clinician. ITNS offers nurses a forum for learning about the latest advances in transplantation and transplant patient care. Over the years, ITNS continues to provide nurses -- skilled in transplantation -- with many opportunities to share their expertise with national and international peers, and receive recognition for their knowledge and scholarly pursuits.




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2020 ITNS Annual Meeting Abtract Submissions

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The ITNS Annual Meeting Planning Commmittee invites abstract applications to present at the 2020 ITNS Annual Meeting from October 22 - 25, 2020 in Rosemont, IL, USA. You're invited to submit an abstract on various topics, including; but not limited to:

  • Patient Safety/Quality/Outcomes
  • Pharmacology
  • Living Donor
  • Liver/Small Bowl
  • Career Pathway and Development
  • Staff Nurse
  • Organ Procurement/Donation
  • Young Professional
  • Nursing Leadership
  • Pediatrics
  • Developing Your Transplant Nursing Workforce
  • Operational Excellence Case Studies
  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • Innovative Practices

The deadline to submit is Wednesday, January 8, 2020 at 11:59 PM (CST USA). Late submissions will not be accepted and there will be no exceptions. 

Submission Requirements

By submitting an abstract, you agree to the following stipulations if the abstract is chosen:IMG 6155
  • All abstracts must be submitted in English.
  • Abstracts MUST be BLINDED and must not refer to the organization, author, or location, in the title, presenter information, and abstract text, etc. Any unblinded abstracts will be immediately disqualified.
  • Each section of the abstract submission form must have a completed entry. Any incomplete abstracts will be disqualified.
  • Utilize APA format for references in the Bibliography section.
  • Biographical Data and Conflict of Interest Disclosure (BIO/COI) forms must be completed for the main presenter, speakers, and co-authors prior to submission.
  • All conference registration, travel, and hotel costs are paid by the presenter(s).
  • The abstract title, speaker information (including credentials), and abstract descriptions will appear in all conference materials exactly as submitted. No title changes can be made once the abstract has been submitted. Submitters are asked to determine the final title, proofread the application for typographical errors and verify the accuracy of the speaker listings and abstract title and content before the abstract is submitted.
  • The main presenter contact will be responsible for meeting all deadlines and requirements regarding the abstract. Failure to meet deadlines and requirements
  • The main presenter is responsible for notifying ITNS Staff of any changes, additions or corrections in main presenter, speaker, or contributor names, paper titles, or availability to present the submitted paper/poster at the assigned date and time. Unless otherwise noted on the abstract, the main presenter will be considered the only contact.
  • By submitting the abstract, the main presenter agrees to attend the Annual Meeting to present the abstract if accepted, or coordinate for another colleague to present the abstract.
  • The main presenter acknowledges access to the following audio-visual aids for the presentation: scree, podium microphone, projection unit, and laptop.
  • All presentations that include patient specific information and/or pictures (research studies, case studies, or quality improvement initiatives must 1) meet your institution's criteria for human subject protection, 2) have institutional Review Board (IRB) approval, and 3) Comply with HIPAA regulations - United States Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996.

Other Submission Acceptance Notices:

  • There is no limit to the amount of abstracts a person may submit, but the Annual Meeting Planning Committee will only accept a maximum of two (2) abstracts from a single person listed as the main presenter or poster presenter, regardless of the format of the abstract (podium presentation or poster presentation).

  • If you accept your invitation to present your abstract and later withdraw, the author will not be considered for abstract selection for two years. 

Session Descriptions

Concurrent 30 Minute Session: A 30 minute session presentation of a topic that consists of lecture/discussions. Authors must be willing to modify the content to fit the appropriate format. Presentation delivered within a 30 minute time frame: 25 minute presentation followed by 5 minutes for Q&A. 

Poster Presentation: Presenters are assigned specific times to stand by their poster and answer questions posed by passing colleagues during the conference. The visual poster presentation will be 4'x8' size of research, QI, education, or leadership findings by an individual or representatives of a team.

Pre-Conference: A 2 or 4 hour session presentation of a topic that consists of lecture/discussions. Authors must be willing to modify the content to fit the appropriate format. This session will be delivered on Thursday, Oct. 22.

Expertise Levels

When submitting an abstract, please classify the session according to attendee expertise levels, not the level of the presenter.

Beginner: New to the field, topic or to the care of transplant candidates and/or recipients.

Intermediate: Has worked in the field and is proficient in caring for transplant candidates and/or recipients.

Advanced: Has extensive experience and expertise in caring for transplant candidates and/or recipients or is an advanced practice nurse (e.g., clinical nurse specialist, nurse practitioner).

Presenter Titles

Main Presenter: Is the main presenter of a submitted abstract and will attend the meeting and present.

Co-Presenter: Are individuals who will be attending the meeting and will be presenting with the main presenter.

Poster Presenter: Is the main poster presenter of a submitted abstract and will attend the meeting, set up, and present the poster.

Co-Poster Presenter: Are individuals who will be attending the meeting and will be presenting with the poster presenter.

Contributor: Are individuals who contribute data, educational planning, or research towards the submitted abstract but will not be presenting.

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ITNS Photo Contest

ITNS invites you to submit a picture of your colleagues, patients, and families.

2019 ITNS Photo Contest Criteria

Capture pictures of your colleagues, patients, and families to submit to the ITNS Photo Contest. Your photo will be displayed on the ITNS Facebook page and during Transplant Nursing Symposium where members and attendees will vote for their favorite image. The photo that receives the most votes will win a complimentary copy of the Core Curriculum for Transplant Nurses, Second Edition.

Submission Requirements

  • Photo should convey the spirit of transplant nursing.
  • Submissions should be in electronic (JPEG, TIF, GIF) format.
  • A short description of no more than 50 words (including all photo subjects' names and genders) must accompany each photo submission.
  • A signed permission form for each person (patient, family, or nurse) in the photo must accompany the submission.
  • All submissions become property of ITNS and will be widely shared in the ITNS Insider.
  • One submission per person
  • Send all submissions to Rita Wirth at rwirth@itns.org by Friday, 4 October 2019.

Education

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ITNS Awards

Transplant Nurses Day Award
The Transplant Nurses Day Essay Contest allows patients to nominate an ITNS transplant nurse who has made a difference in their lives.

Transplant Nursing Excellence Award
The Transplant Nursing Excellence Award recognizes a nurse involved in the care of transplant patients who reflects the ITNS mission and values of education, research, and clinical excellence.

Friend of Transplant Nursing Award
The Friend of Transplant Nursing Award recognizes an individual outside the nursing profession who has supported the efforts of ITNS and made an impact in the field of transplant nursing.

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2019 Transplant Nurses Day Award Winner
Stacia Hays, DNP CPNP CCTC
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2018 Transplant Nursing Excellence Award Winner
Susan E.N. Little, RN BSN CCTC
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2018 Friend of Transplant Nursing Award Winner
Yolanda T. Becker, MD
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