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ASTS Endorsement of an Educational Activity

The American Society of Transplant Surgeons has a history of supporting high-quality programs for the transplant community that offer expert faculty and discussion of relevant and important topics. ASTS offers endorsement of live or online educational activities that meet our criteria. We offer endorsement at three different levels, outlined below.

Promotion (Silver) $3,000
(Sponsoring Organization) will take primary responsibility for promoting the program. ASTS will assist in these efforts by:

Providing logos for use in publications, program brochures, and website
Listing the program as “Featured Education” on the ASTS website
Providing program announcement in an ASTS newsletter
Posting event details to Twitter and Facebook (1) time each

Promotion (Gold) $5,000
(Sponsoring Organization) will take primary responsibility for promoting the program. ASTS will assist in these efforts by:

Providing logos for use in publications, program brochures, and website
Listing the program as “Featured Education” on the ASTS website
Providing program announcement in an ASTS newsletter
Posting event details to Twitter and Facebook (1) time each
Providing promotion of program on the online Calendar of Events
Placing a notification on LinkedIn (1) time

Promotion (Platinum) $7,000
(Sponsoring Organization) will take primary responsibility for promoting the program. ASTS will assist in these efforts by:

Providing logos for use in publications, program brochures, and website
Listing the program as “Featured Education” on the ASTS website
Providing program announcement in an ASTS newsletter
Posting event details to Twitter and Facebook (1) time each
Providing promotion of program on the online Calendar spotlight area
Placing a notification on LinkedIn (1) time
Providing sponsoring organization a member email list for one time use for an email blast
Distributing program information at an ASTS meeting if applicable
Sending one targeted e-blast using ASTS template to members on behalf of organization

Recognition
ASTS will be recognized as the program endorser on all program and promotional materials. In all instances where the (Sponsoring Organization) logo appears, the ASTS logo must also appear.

Content Control
(Sponsoring Organization) will take responsibility for ensuring the scientific quality and integrity of the program.

Program Management

(Sponsoring Organization) will take responsibility for all program development and management tasks.

ACCME Compliance (if CME is provided)

(Sponsoring Organization) will ensure compliance with all requirements of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and the American Medical Association Physician Recognition Award (AMA PRA) for awarding Category 1 credit. (Sponsoring Organization) will process all credit and certificate requests.

Download the ASTS Endorsement Application here. 

Questions and completed applications can be sent to education@asts.org.

ASTS Joint Providership for an Educational Activity

As an accredited provider of continuing medical education (CME) activities, the American Society of Transplant Surgeons periodically may jointly provide CME activities with non-accredited organizations. ASTS will review your application and notify you of acceptance or denial. If your activity is accepted, you will be invoiced for the $8,000 joint providership fee.

As the accredited provider of the CME activity, ASTS will take all necessary actions to ensure compliance with ACCME Standards for Commercial Support of CME. Any actions not explicitly stated here, but deemed necessary by ASTS to comply with these requirements, will be implemented.

Educational Activity Development

ASTS is responsible for ensuring the content, quality, and scientific integrity of the CME activity are compliant with the currently adopted standards for CME.

All planning sessions must be documented by the organization, and all information must be forwarded to ASTS upon completion of the activity.

ASTS will be responsible for:

Verifying the needs assessment
Approving final language of brochures and promotional materials
Verifying CME credits and certificates
Approving the activity content to include the objectives and proposed faculty
Maintaining activity planning records throughout our current accreditation term

Download the ASTS Joint Providership Application here. 

Questions and completed applications can be sent to education@asts.org.