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Social Events


Pre-registration is required for the following activities (all free of charge) and must be completed by February 24.

Women in Transplantation (WIT) Networking Breakfast

Tuesday, March 28 | 07:00-07:45
Women in Transplantation (an Initiative of TTS), in partnership with IPTA, invite ALL IPTA participants  to a special networking breakfast where Prof. Mignon McCulloch will talk about her inspiring global career in pediatric transplantation. Breakfast will be available to all who register in advance. There is no registration fee. The WIT breakfast is not just for women but all IPTA participants are invited.

5km IPTA Fun Run

Monday, March 27 | 07:00-07:45
Departure from the lobby

Our local host Chesney Castleberry looks forward to taking like-minded running aficionados and newcomers alike out for a run! Enjoy running along the Ann & Roy Butler Hike & Bike Trail at Lady Bird Lake - a lush, urban path that meanders along the water’s edge and passes by skyscrapers, neighborhoods, ball fields and cultural attractions.

Morning Yoga

Monday, March 27 | 07:00-07:45
Foothills I (17th floor)

If running isn’t your thing, maybe starting your morning with a gentle yoga routine will get your day off to a great start. The beautiful view over Ladybird Lake and the Austin downtown skyline is an added bonus! You will want to snap a photo or two while you are at it.

Tickets still available for IPTA Social Networking Event – until March 7:

IPTA Social Networking Event “Meet us at the Castle”

Sunday, March 26 | 19:00-22:00
Venue: Chateau Bellevue at the Austin Women’s Club

Ticket costs: $100 ($75 for Student/Fellow/Trainee, Allied Health Professional and Emerging Economy Nation) – must be purchased by March 7
Come to eat, wine and dance with us at the beautiful Chateau Bellevue Castle- and bring all your friends! This exclusive IPTA extravaganza networking event will showcase the great Southern hospitality for which Austin is known.  Your taste buds will be excited to taste the bold flavors of Texan cuisine. Imagine a warm breeze in your hair while sipping superb wine and beer in the courtyard of this Austin Historical Landmark. After dinner, you'll dance to country music to your heart's content, and here is your first lesson!

How To Two Step Dance

Reserve your ticket by March 7 by sending an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

With supply chain issues and lack of labour also effecting the event industry, we can not increase our guest count with the venue after March 7. Therefore, availability of tickets can not be guaranteed after that date.

The following activities are included in the registration fees.

Opening Ceremony & Patient Voices

Saturday, March 25 | 13:30-14:30
Join us at the Opening Ceremony as we officially kick off IPTA 2023 and set the tone for four days of scientific exchange and social networking. CareDx is hosting the Patient Voices, an interview-style activity with patients and caregivers.

Welcome Reception & Poster Session

Saturday, March 25 | 18:00-19:15
The Welcome Reception & Poster Session is the perfect opportunity to mix and mingle with old acquaintances, and to make new connections. Make sure to visit and exchange with the poster presenters, and cast your vote for your favorite poster in the “People’s Choice Awards” competition.