ISN continues to monitor the COVID-19 outbreak and remains committed to its mission of building capacity around the world. Providing support to LMICs remains a key priority. We will continue to adapt our response to this unprecedented situation as it evolves.
The ISN-TTS Sister Transplant Centers (STC) Program is a joint partnership set up between ISN and The Transplantation Society (TTS) to create new kidney transplant centers and develop existing kidney transplant programs in emerging economies. You can apply to enter the program for the first time or request an upgrade to the next level.
Any two transplant centers can form a partnership if at least one center is from a resource-low country (LIC, LMIC, UMIC as per World Bank List of Economies) and the centers are chaired/run by an ISN or a TTS member. They need to submit a detailed action and budget plan, and a clear description of how the collaboration will develop the services of the emerging center and positively reflect the supporting center.
New sister pairs apply to enter the program at level C. At each level, centers must submit progress reports stating their accomplishments in order to progress within the different stages of the program and acquire more support and benefits. Honorary B Levels are assigned to centers which have failed to upgrade from level B to A. Honorary sister pairs have one extra chance to apply for an upgrade.
BEFORE YOU APPLY, READ THE STC GUIDELINES CAREFULLY
Download detailed ISN-TTS STC Program Guidelines.
If you satisfy all the criteria, you can register and create your application.
October 15 each year
For questions about the ISN-TTS STC Program, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
SISTER TRANSPLANT CENTERS PROGRAM COMMITTEE
ISN Co-Chair: Marcelo Orias, USA
TTS Co-Chair: Dirk Kuypers, Belgium
Aleh Kalachyk, Belarus
Antoine Barbari, Lebanon
Philip O'Connell, Australia
Peter Kerr, Australia