15th Congress    •    October 10-13, 2019    •    Munich, Germany

Know Before You Go

IXA 2019 – Know Before You Go

Safe Travels to Munich!
Important information to read before you leave
for IXA 2019. 




All congress information has been made available in our Congress web app at https://ixa.guide.

This is a web-based app that doesn’t require any download. Benefit from all the great features such as agenda builder, messaging and attendee list by logging into the app with the username and password you created to register to the Congress. We also invite you to complete your profile and upload your photo in the “My Profile” section. You will receive a condensed pocket guide onsite which will inform you of the session rooms. 


How to add the WebApp icon to your iPhone/iPad home screen

  • Visit https://ixa.guide
  • Tap the upload button on the browser window (box with arrow pointing up).
  • Tap on 'Add to home screen’.
  • Click “Add”.
  • See the shortcut appear on your home screen.

How to add the WebApp icon to your Android Device home screen

  • Visit https://ixa.guide
  • Touch the Apps icon to display the apps drawer.
  • Long-press the app icon you want to add to the Home screen.
  • Drag the app to the Home screen page, lifting your finger to place the app.

If you are an oral or poster presenter

Please review and respect the presenter guidelines (AV guidelinesposter guidelines).


Bring your job postings and special announcements.

A message board will be available in the registration area. Feel free to post your job offers, CVs and other special announcements.


Social Events and Dress Code

We want you to be comfortable throughout the Congress! Dress code is business-casual.

Thursday, October 10 ||18:30-21:00
Welcome Reception
Location: E.106 / E.110 (First floor of LMU)

Included in the registration fees.

Saturday, October 12 || 19:00-23:00
Social Networking Event          
A limited number of tickets remain available. Please see the staff at the registration desk.
Cost per Regular Delegate USD $100.00 (+19% VAT)
Cost per Student/Fellow/Trainee USD $35.00 (+19% VAT)
Location: HOFBRÄUHAUS (Street address: Platzl 9), Munich’s oldest and most famous beer hall, founded in 1589.
Click here for Fun Facts About Hofbräuhaus.

You can rent a traditional Bavarian costume for the evening to make it even more authentic. See www.bavarian-outfitters.com for more information. Prices start at €33 for Lederhosen and €43 for the Dirndl dress.


Know what to pack

The average temperature across Germany in October is 14°C. On some sunny days, this will rise by a couple of degrees. The average low will be around 9°C. At night, it's likely to be 7°C or 8°C. Though October is one of the driest months, you may still want to bring an umbrella.


Remember to bring your charger and to leave your home with charged devices.

Electrical outlets are 230 volts (50 Hz) and require this plug.  




From airport to downtown

The S1 and S8 S-Bahn lines connect the airport to the Munich city center at 10-minute intervals. The S1 travels via the west of the city and the S8 via the east. The trip to the main railway station at the city center takes approx. 35 minutes and costs 13.00 € with the Airport-City-Day-Ticket.

More Detailed Information Is Available Here

The airport also has a taxi stand. The taxi ride will cost around 70€ and it will take approximately 60 minutes to reach your destination.

Uber is also available from the airport.


Venue Location and Access

LMU - Ludwig Maximilian Universität München
Address: Geschwister-Scholl-Platz 1
Registration on ground floor.

U-Bahn U6 (blue line); nearest stop: "Universität"

Tickets can be purchased at the blue vending machines, found at U-Bahn and S-Bahn-stations, at many tram and bus stops and newspaper kiosks. Note: Before first embarking, the ticket must be validated - insert the ticket into the small stamping machines posted at the entrances to U- and S-Bahn tracks or on trams and buses.

More Information About Munich Public Transportation



Bring one piece of official photo ID to collect registration materials on your first day at the Congress. 

Registration is located on the ground floor of the Congress venue.


Service Hours

Registration desk phone number: +1-514-874-1717 ext. 203


Photo Policy

Unauthorized recording (audio, video, still photography etc.) of any presentations given at the Congress is strictly prohibited. 


Recordings (sponsored by Abbott)

All registered attendees will have the chance to view the Congress Session recordings online on the Congress web app for up to 1 (one) year after the Congress. TTS and/or IXA Members will also have access in the TTS.org member section. Only presentations for which TTS received pre-authorization from the presenter will be available for online viewing.


Otsuka Lunch Session on “Islet Xenotransplantation”

Saturday, October 12 | 12:30-13:30
Invited speakers include Wang Wei (China), Shaun Wynyard (New Zealand), Chung-Gyu Park (South Korea) and Barbara Ludwig (Germany). 


Thank You to Our Sponsors and Exhibitors

Make sure to visit and connect with our sponsors and exhibitors.

Click Here to Visit Our Sponsors and Exhibitors



c/o The Transplantation Society
505 Boulevard René-Lévesque West
Suite 1401
Montreal, QC, H2Z 1Y7, Canada


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