2018 Leadership Development Program Highlights

The 8th ASTS Leadership Development Program, September 23-26, brought together a diverse array of attendees and speakers in another successful cohort at the Kellogg School of Management. The LDP focuses on immersing participants in an intense journey to becoming better transplant business leaders.

The LDP kicked off with an opening session focused on helping leaders navigate the complex ecosystem in transplantation. Speaker perspectives included surgeon, administrator, OPO, Hospital C-Suite, and CMS. The session yielded lively conversation and a lengthy and engaging question and answer panel.

The professors from Kellogg provided interactive sessions focused on accounting and financial management, negotiations, strategy, and talent management. Their expertise never disappoints, and attendees walked away with new found skills and outlook on these tremendously important leadership topics.

The 2018 LDP featured a new innovations theme day, where attendees focused on a range of forward-thinking concepts including design thinking, strategy development, and a group competition project. Dr. Giuliano Testa capped off the day with a fascinating keynote about Baylor’s journey to the first uterus transplant.

ASTS gratefully acknowledges support for the 2018 Leadership Development Program from our Corporate Sponsors:

  • Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation  Gold Level
  • Sanofi Genzyme – Silver Level

Additional thanks go to the ASTS LDP Planning committee members: Drs. David Mulligan, Ken Andreoni, David Axelrod, and Jason Wellen.

In 2019, ASTS will feature one day, deep dive financial bootcamp courses in kidney and liver, with the ASTS Leadership Development Program returning to the schedule in 2020. To be put on the early interest list for any of these courses, contact Laurie Kulikosky at laurie.kulikosky@asts.org.

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