About ILTS Membership

ILTS is a global non-profit specialist society dedicated to education, research and international collaboration in all aspects of liver transplantation.

The International Liver Transplantation Society (ILTS) is a global non-profit specialist society dedicated to education, research and international collaboration in all aspects of liver transplantation. It is comprised of physicians, scientists, nurses and allied health professionals from transplant centers all over the world. More than 95% of members are medical specialists, including surgeons, hepatologists, anesthesiologists, critical care specialists, pathologists and radiologists, who may be in active practice, full-time research, or training.

ILTS’ strong multidisciplinary ethos is a key benefit cited by members. Watch a short video of ILTS member Dr. Prashant Bhangui on the benefits of being part of ILTS:

ILTS hosts an international congress at varying locations between May and July each year, featuring keynote presentations, case-based learning, debates, didactic lectures, and more than 800 scientific abstracts. ILTS also partners with The Transplantation Society (TTS) to produce the peer-reviewed monthly journal Transplantation, with ILTS-appointed editors overseeing all liver-related clinical and basic science content. Members’ subscriptions are free.

ILTS awards annual scholarships to support the academic development of young clinicians, particularly in new programs in developing countries. It has two committees dedicated to the promotion of the educational needs of trainees and younger attending/staff clinicians: the Vanguard Committee and the Scholarship Committee.

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Summary of membership benefits

Annual membership rates: $75 – 225

Membership rates depend on individual circumstances. In most countries, the rate for qualified specialists is $225. This is reduced to $75 for individuals in the following categories:

  • Designated middle-income countries (click here for list)
  • Residents, fellows, medical students and others in full-time education
  • Non-clinical scientists and researchers
  • Nurses, nurse practitioners, transplant coordinators and all allied health professionals
  • Senior members retired from clinical practice

Rates may be further reduced by membership of some national and regional societies, e.g. Liver Transplantation Society of India (to be confirmed).

Joining ILTS on ilts.org

You can join online by visiting the Join page. Please complete all fields in your profile to allow us to reach you and to ensure your journal subscription and website access are promptly activated. Your personal data is secure with us and will not be released to any commercial third parties.

Payment by card is preferred. Your card details will be retained by Stripe, a leading internet payment gateway. ILTS will not hold any card details. Payment by international bank transfer or by cash in person at meetings is also possible. Please contact ilts@ilts.org to arrange.

Your membership will renew automatically each year unless you decline this option. You will be notified by email before payment is taken, and again when renewal is confirmed. You can opt out of renewal or discontinue your membership for a pro-rata refund at any time.

Multi-year membership payment option

Those wishing to pay for multi-year membership in advance can do so by contacting ILTS on +49 30 24603 349 or ilts@ilts.org to arrange payment by card or bank transfer. The term can be flexible, e.g. 2 – 5 years. We regret we cannot offer a discount for this arrangement but there is no extra charge and we will ensure that it is as convenient as possible.

Membership Directory: confidentiality notice

Members please note that fellow members’ contact details shown in the ILTS Membership Directory are made available in good faith and must not be used for commercial, research or survey purposes. Any such use will be investigated and may result in cancellation of membership. Member emails may be disclosed for scientific and educational initiatives only when approved by the ILTS Executive.


Sponsor introductions: travel awards for ILTS members

To maintain its pre-eminent educational role in changing times ILTS needs to diversify its sources of industry support. The society welcomes members’ efforts to make industry colleagues aware of ILTS and to direct them to our headquarters team for information about sponsorship opportunities and our educational mission.  To support this initiative ILTS now offers congress travel awards to members introducing new sponsors.  Read more