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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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Future Annual Meeting

2020 ITNS Annual Meeting
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Thursday, 22 October - Sunday, 25 October, 2020
Hilton Rosemont Chicago O'Hare
Rosemont, IL, USA

Call for Abstracts is 1 October, 2019 till 8 January, 2020.

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The International Transplant Nurses Society (ITNS) 2020 Annual Meeting will be held in Rosemont, IL from 22 October - 25 October, 2020. More details, including registration information, will be available in early 2020. If you have any questions, please reach contact us at info@itns.org

This activity has been submitted to the American Association of Neuroscience Nurses for approval to award contact hours. The American Association of Neuroscience Nurses is accredited as an approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.


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2019 Transplant Nursing Symposium Registration

ITNS members save on Symposium Registration! If you aren't an ITNS member, the Join and Register rate (previously referred to as the Non-member rate) includes 1 year membership.

Ways to Register

Please contact info@itns.org for information on how to register.

Registration Fees

  Early Bird
Before Wednesday, 23 October
After Wednesday, 23 October
Full Symposium Registration
Member Full   $565 USD  $665 USD
Nonmember Registration (Includes 1-year ITNS membership)
Active RN $685 USD  $785 USD
Retired RN $660 USD $760 USD
Associate $635 USD $735 USD
Emerging Countries $595 USD $695 USD
   $735 USD  $835 USD
1-Day Symposium Registration (Saturday or Sunday)
Member $350 USD $450 USD
Register & Join $470 USD $570 USD
Presymposium (Friday, 15 November)
08:00-17:00 (8 hours)
$179 USD Member
$229 USD Nonmember
Immunology 101
08:00-12:00 (4 hours)
$75 USD Member
$99 USD Nonmember
Genomics 101
13:00-17:00 (4 hours)
$75 USD Member
$99 USD Nonmember
CCTN/CCTC Review Course (Thursday, 14 November)
Review Course Only $429 USD Member
$549 USD Nonmember
Review Course and Core Curriculum
for Transplant Nurses, 2nd Edition
$509 USD Member
$629 USD Nonmember

Group Registration Discount: Register 5 nurses, get 1 registration FREE!

Register 5 staff: Earn 1 FREE registration  5 Full symposium registrations get 1 full symposium registration free
($685 USD value) (Members @ $565 USD) 

Here's how to register for the group discount:

  1. Each registrant must complete an individual registration form.
  2. All registrations must be mailed in a single envelope. Please mail to the address on the enclosed registration form.
  3. Members of ITNS may register at member rate.*
  4. Interested nurses may take advantage of the join and register opportunity which provides one year of membership including registering at the member rate. (This is the best value, as join and register essentially includes a year of ITNS membership in the fee).
  5. Send payment only for 5 registrants. The 6th is free. (For large staffs, every 5 registrations gets 1 free).
  6. Send in the registration before 16 October to receive early bird pricing (a $100 savings).

Cancellation Policy: ALL CANCELLATIONS MUST BE MADE IN WRITING. A $100 processing fee applies to all cancellations. No refunds will be made on cancellations postmarked after 23 October 2019. All refunds will be processed after the Transplant Nursing Symposium.

Accreditation Statement
Category I Continuing Education Points for Transplant Certification have been applied for through the American Board for Transplant Certification. This activity has been submitted to the American Association of Neuroscience Nurses for approval to award contact hours. The American Association of Neuroscience Nurses is accredited as an approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Full Symposium, Presymposiums, and Posters= 30.07
Full Symposium, CCTN/CCTC Review Course, and Posters= 40.57
Contact hours are calculated based on the minutes of educational content delivered during a session; i.e., 30 minutes = 0.5 contact hours, 60 minutes = 1.0 contact hours. The contact hours awarded are based on session attendance (which may include poster reviews) and the completion of session/poster evaluations. Please call the ITNS office at +1.847.375.3694 for more information about contact hours. International attendees will receive a certificate of attendance. 

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
WEB Susan Little
2018 Friend of Transplant Nursing Award Winner
Yolanda T. Becker, MD
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