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Abstract submissions are now closed.

2018 Call for Abstracts Information

As more patients suffer due to the shortage of life-saving donor organs each year, the American Society of Transplant Surgeons (ASTS) is focusing its Winter Symposium on innovative science and effective public policy to combat this crisis. Join us in Miami in January 2018 to learn what is being done to save lives through utilizing innovative science and technology.

Abstract Submission and Review Process

All submissions will be done electronically through ASTS.org. You may submit as many abstracts as you wish. All abstracts are blinded for peer review and ranked on the basis of scientific merit, and the goal is to perform a scientifically rigorous review process to select those abstracts that present strong, balanced, and evidence-based clinical content, without the perception of bias.
The submission of abstracts related to clinical or basic research, surgical technique, or surgical practice that is new, innovative, or visionary is encouraged. Abstracts that address basic but controversial aspects of surgical management are also encouraged. Select abstracts will be accepted for oral, mini-oral, or poster presentations. Abstracts will be considered for presentation if they have NOT been previously published as an article at the TIME OF SUBMISSION

Informed Consent:
 Any studies involving human subjects must conform to the principles of the Declaration of Helsinki of the World Medical Association (Clinical Research 1966:14:103) and must meet all of the requirements governing informed consent of the country in which the study was performed. Any transplant procedures performed must meet with the prevailing ethical standards.

Oral & Mini-Oral Abstract Submissions

The Top Abstracts will be selected to present at the Mini-Oral Abstract Session or Oral Abstract Sessions during the Winter Symposium.

Video Abstract Submissions

ASTS is also accepting surgical video submissions for the annual surgical video presentation at the 2018 Winter Symposium. Videos that present innovative, unique, and scientifically-rich surgical content are encouraged. Video abstracts can be with or without narration, and can be no longer than 10 minutes in length. Submissions will be reviewed and selected on the basis of scientific merit and relevance. Please forward all video submissions to:

ASTS National Office
ATTN: Tracy Reynolds
2461 South Clark Street, Suite 640
Arlington, VA 22202


All persons who submit abstracts will be notified by mid-November whether their abstract has been selected for an oral presentation or a poster. All abstract presenters must register for and attend the ASTS 18th Annual Winter Symposium.

Important Dates


Online Submission Available: 7/7/2017

Submission Deadline: 9/13/2017


Housing Deadline 12/8/2017

Pre-Registration Deadline: 1/3/2018