Thank you for visiting the Clinical Islet Transplant Program website which we hope you will find useful 

Recent News

‘Device-less’ cell transplant allows safer, more effective treatment of Type 1 diabetes

    If you wish to register your interest to volunteer for one of our current or future research studies, please click here.

Upcoming Stem Cell Trials...

    Specific information is here

"Regular" Clinical Islet Transplants

If there's too much information to read, why not watch some video clips which describe islet transplantation

A summary of progress in the Islet Transplant Program has been published in the Canadian Journal of Diabetes

Shortage of Applicants

Currently our wait list is very short, partly because we have successfully transplanted many people who formerly had Type 1 diabetes. In addition many people have been reluctant to apply, often because they think that islet transplant is for "other people". Our islet transplant recipients are normal people, just like you. More info...

We are actively processing applications...

... so if you think that an islet transplant might be right for you, please apply

Information for Canadian Residents

Detailed patient information is provided on this site. Please see the links on the left hand side.

We have an information pack which you may like to download and print

If you are not sure if you might be a candidate you may want to start here

The following individuals are closely involved with the Clinical Islet Transplant Program in Edmonton:

    Dr. James Shapiro (Director)

    Dr. Peter Senior (Medical Director/Endocrinologist)  

    Dr. David Bigam (Transplant Surgeon)

    Dr. Norm Kneteman (Transplant Surgeon)

And many others: interventional radiology doctors and staff, nurse coordinators, islet isolation staff, dietitian, patient and family support coordinator, metabolic coordinator, research staff, and clerical staff.

Information for International Residents

US and international inquiries regarding islet transplant programs outside of Canada should be directed to:

Clinical Islet Transplantation Consortium
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International

For more information contact the Clinical Islet Transplant Program in Edmonton:

Clinical Islet Transplant Program
2000 College Plaza
8215-112th Street Edmonton, Alberta, Canada T6G 2C8