Abstract submission is extended until December 11!


In order to allow all authors sufficient time to complete their submissions and honor the numerous requests received, the Program Planning Committee and the Local Organizing Committee of the 2023 Joint International Congress of ILTS, ELITA & LICAGE have decided to move the final abstract submission deadline to December 11, 23:59 PST.

ILTS looks forward to receiving your contributions for Oral and Poster Presentations as well as Surgical videos by December 11, 2022 (23:59 PST – Pacific Time Zone)!

Accepted abstracts will be published on the EDUCATION section of ILTS website (accessible for delegates and members of ILTS only), as well as in the official ILTS Journal, Transplantation.


2023 Abstract Categories

  • Advanced Liver Surgery
  • Anesthesia / Critical Care Medicine / Acute Liver Failure
  • Basic Science / Translational Research / Tolerance Induction
  • Comorbidities and Liver Transplantation Outcomes
  • Donation after Circulatory Death and Machine Perfusion
  • Donor Selection Criteria / Patient Selection / Organ Allocation
  • Immunosuppression and Infection (COVID-19)
  • Living Donor Transplantation
  • Pediatrics
  • Transplant Oncology
  • 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. Acknowledgement 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 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 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
    Payment will be 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(s)

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

Authors can indicate their choice of 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.


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, Visa Requirements and Publication of Abstracts
The presenting author of an abstract must register for the Congress.
Please check visa requirements for traveling within/to Europe.
Accepted abstracts will be published on the Education Section of the ILTS website. This online platform is accessible for delegates and members of ILTS only.
The Abstract Book will be published in the official ILTS Journal.


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-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

For any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Scientific Secretariat at