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ASTS Kidney Transplant Financial Bootcamp

ASTS Kidney Transplant Financial Bootcamp: A Focus on the Details

  • Dates: 09 – 10 Aug, 2018
  • Location: Rosemont, Illinois
  • Address: Loews Chicago O'Hare Hotel
  • Contact: Laurie Kulikosky
  • Email: laurie.kulikosky@asts.org
  • Phone: 703-414-7870

Designed by ASTS in response to a recurring request from attendees of the popular ASTS Leadership Development Program (LDP). Many LDP attendees requested a deep dive into the financial aspects of a managing a successful kidney transplant program. ASTS looks forward to welcoming both past LDP attendees and attendees new to ASTS events to this exciting program.

Who Should Attend

The ASTS Kidney Transplant Financial Bootcamp is designed for transplant center clinical and administrative leaders interested in taking a deep dive into the financial aspects of running a successful Kidney Transplant program.


August 9, 2018

Optional meet and greet 7 - 9 pm. Details to follow.

August 10, 2018

7:00 – 8:15 a.m.

Welcome and Opening Breakfast Keynote
Kenneth A. Andreoni, MD
University of Florida -- Shands

Ulf Meier-Kriesche, MD
Veloxis Pharmaceuticals

8:15 – 9:15 a.m. Financial Management I: Breaking Down the Medicare Cost Report
Alvin C. Wee, MD, MBA
Cleveland Clinic
9:15 – 10:15 a.m. Financial Management II: Understanding SAC Charges and Working with Your OPO
Jason R. Wellen, MD, MBA
Washington University School of Medicine
10:15 – 10:30 a.m.  Break
10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Waitlist Management—Clinical and Financial Approaches
John Gutowski, MBA, MHA, FACHE
University of Colorado Health Sciences Center

Sharon Klarman, RN, CCTC
Yale-New Haven Transplantation Center
11:30 a.m – 12:30 p.m.  Lunch
12:30 – 1:30 p.m.

Requesting and Justifying Your Resources
Stacy L. Doll, MPA
Lahey Clinic

John Gutowski, MBA, MHA, FACHE
University of Colorado Health Sciences Center

1:30 – 2:30 p.m. Contracting, Costs, and Carve Outs
Mindy Scharlin, MPH
Stanford Hospitals and Clinics
2:30 – 2:45 p.m.  Break
2:45 – 3:45 p.m. Bringing It All Together
Mark D. Stegall, MD
Mayo Clinic, Rochester
3:45 – 4:15 p.m. Panel Session
4:15 – 4:30 p.m. Wrap Up and Evaluation
David C. Mulligan, MD
Yale-New Haven Transplantation Center


Regular Rate (Until July 19) Late Rate (July 20 - August 9)
 ASTS Member (Surgeon/Physician) $995 $1195
 Non-Member (Surgeon/Physician)
$1250 $1450
ASTS Associate Member $695 $895
Non-member (Administrator, ATP, etc.)
$895 $1095
Industry $1500 $1700


A wait list will be maintained after the registration maximum has been met. To be placed on the wait list, please contact Laurie Kulikosky at laurie.kulikosky@asts.org


Loews Chicago O'Hare Hotel
5300 N. River Road, Rosemont, IL 60018

The ASTS hotel block at the Loews Chicago O'Hare Hotel is currently sold out. ASTS is arranging an additional discounted hotel block at the Doubletree Hotel within walking distance of the Loews. If you would like to book a room at the Doubletree, please contact Tracy Reynolds at tracy.reynolds@asts.org

Cancellation and Refund Policy

If a registrant is unable to attend, the fee may be transferred to a substitute. If no qualified substitute can be arranged before July 11, 2018, a refund will be issued, less a $100 non-refundable deposit. Registration cancellation requests must be made in writing and received by July 11, 2018. No refunds will be issued for cancellations received after July 11, 2018.

Continuing Medical Education Accreditation Statement

The American Society of Transplant Surgeons (ASTS) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Continuing Medical Education Credit Designation Statement

The American Society of Transplant Surgeons designates this live activity for 6.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

For questions about the course, please contact Laurie Kulikosky at laurie.kulikosky@asts.org.


ASTS gratefully acknowledges and thanks Veloxis Pharmaceuticals as a Silver Level Sponsor.

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