On behalf of the IPTA council, I would like to extend a heartfelt thank-you to all of you who attended and supported the 12th Congress of IPTA. It was a great pleasure to see so many familiar faces and to make new connections, especially after not seeing each other in person for almost 4 years.
IPTA is thriving and you are a big part of this success! We welcomed over 450 registrants from 40 countries at the event and currently have over 900 members which is a record in the history of our association. We look forward to serving each and everyone of you and welcome you to join our committees!
We thank all the invited speakers, mentors, moderators, abstract reviewers, oral/mini-oral and poster presenters, and of course the audience’s active participation. We thought that the Scientific program was particularly exciting and thank Srinath Chinnakotla, Klara Posfay-Barbe and Katherine Twombley together with the SAC for all the time they invested in planning this program.
Also a big thanks to all the sponsors and exhibitors, collaborating societies and the various Children’s Hospitals who generously supported this meeting which allowed us to offer an extensive program and hospitality.
Thank you to Chesney Castleberry for her support in bringing a local flavour to the event and to Marcy Vega for having coordinated the local team of volunteers.
I would also like to thank the IPTA Executive Committee Mignon McCulloch, Lars Pape and Stephen Alexander for their ongoing advice and support in the preparation of this congress.
Thank you to the IPTA Council and Committee Members as well as our Journal editors for continuously working to fulfill IPTA’s mission.
Last but not least I am grateful for the IPTA TTS meeting planning team including Isabel Stengler, Catherin Parker, Katie Tait, Leona Hanemann, Robert Colarusso, Roman Beliaevski, Darren Woodbury and many others.
As the dust settles on IPTA 2023 in Austin, and I hope to see you in Berlin, Germany in September 2025.
Carlos O. Esquivel
Congress Chair, IPTA 2023 and IPTA Past President