Message From The President

July 2021
The advocacy front remains busy and everchanging as we continue to address legislative and regulatory challenges. The ASTS recently submitted written and verbal responses to the National Academy of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) committee responsible for looking into the transplant system to examine the economic, ethical, policy, and operational issues pertinent to organ allocation policy decisions involving deceased donor organs. In our prepared remarks, we stressed identifying national goals for the system by embracing patient benefit as an overarching goal, simplifying regulatory oversight to promote increased organ donation, optimizing organ utilization, increasing transplant numbers, improving transplant outcomes, and rekindling innovation in transplantation. We are still planning to make a presentation in September to the SRTR Task 5 group detailing ASTS’ position on transplant data collection, metrics, and their use in transplant oversight.
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American Journal of Transplantation

The American Journal of Transplantation (AJT) is the official journal of the ASTS and AST and provides high quality content on a wide range of transplant related topics.

Academic Universe

The ASTS Academic Universe houses the National Transplant Surgery Curriculum and activities for Continuing Medical Education.

ASTS News

ATC 2022 Call for Programs is Open!

Jul 08, 2021

The deadline to submit your program proposals for ATC 2022 is Friday, August 25, 2021, 11:59 p.m. PST. We encourage proposals that explore new advancements within the field of transplantation. Incomplete proposals will not be considered, and no extensions will be granted after the deadline.

SRTR Announces Upcoming Adjustments to Transplant Program and OPO Evaluation Metrics due to COVID-19

Jun 02, 2021

The Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients (SRTR), under contract from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), is charged with evaluating the performance of the nation’s solid organ transplant system through publication of semi-annual transplant program-specific reports (PSRs) and organ procurement organization (OPO)-specific reports (OSRs).

ABMS Issues Call for Comments on Draft Standards

May 19, 2021

The American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) has opened its 80-day Call for Comments on the Draft Standards for Continuing Certification. Comments are due Thursday, July 8, 2021, at 11:59 p.m. CST.

Congratulations, New Officer and Councilors!

Apr 26, 2021

Congratulations to the newly elected Treasurer and Councilors-at-Large!

Events & Education

Featured Event:

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Featured Education:

  • 22
    Sep
    2021 Surgical Skills Webinar Series
    Sep 22 10:00 AM - Nov 10, 3:00 PM 2021
    Sep 22, 2021 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

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  • 12
    Jan
    ASTS 22nd Annual Winter Symposium
    Jan 12 7:00 PM - Jan 16, 7:00 PM 2022
    Jan 12, 2022 7:00 PM - 7:00 PM

    Details

  • 04
    Jun
    2022 American Transplant Congress
    Jun 04 12:00 PM - Jun 08, 1:00 PM 2022
    Jun 04, 2022 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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Chimera Newsletter

The Chimera is the official ASTS news magazine and was originally developed in 1989 to provide the membership with relevant news concerning the Society and the field of transplantation.

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Research Grants

ASTS has a long history of supporting research efforts. The Society sponsors annual grants available to investigators at all stages of professional training and accomplishment.

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Career Center

The American Society of Transplant Surgeons provides the transplant field's best resource for connecting transplant centers with top talent.

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Patient Resources

The American Society of Transplant Surgeons supports patient education in transplantation through committee work, educational videos, and links to other respected organizations and their resources.