Message From The President

December 2020

The end of the year is usually a time of celebration with family and friends. Although the COVID-19 pandemic has changed many of our plans for this holiday season, I hope we can still cherish what we have and have faith easier days are ahead. We have made many sacrifices this year, but we also have much to look forward to, including the opportunity to connect with each other during the 2021 Winter Symposium in just a few short weeks. The meeting will offer not only innovative and engaging digital sessions, but also plenty of opportunities for members to exchange ideas and catch up.


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.


Showcase Your Latest Research at ATC 2021 Virtual Connect

Jan 20, 2021

Submit your late-breaking abstract by Friday, February 12, 2021.

Digital Winter Symposium Kicks off!

Jan 13, 2021

The 21st Annual State of the Art Winter Symposium begins with a welcome reception Wednesday evening at 7:30 Eastern, and sessions begin Thursday morning.

OPTN Releases 2020 Data on Deceased Organ Donation

Jan 12, 2021

This month the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network announced the 2020 numbers on organ donation from deceased donors in the United States, which set an all-time record for the tenth year in a row.

UPDATED RELEASE: ASTS-Led Immuno Legislation Signed into Law

Dec 22, 2020

Transplant surgeons welcome the exciting news that the immunosuppressant drug coverage bill was signed into law this week. ASTS was very proud to see that Congress included the text of the House-passed Comprehensive Immunosuppressive Drug Coverage for Kidney Transplant Patients Act (Immuno Bill) – H.R. 5534 – as part of the last COVID relief package in 2020 and it is now the law of the land.

Events & Education

Register today to attend this online course February 26 through March 29! 

Featured Education:

  • 11
    Annual Surgical Fellows Symposium
    Feb 11 11:00 AM - Feb 12, 6:00 PM 2021
    Feb 11, 2021 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM


  • 25
    2021 Virtual Kidney & Liver Transplant Financial Bootcamp
    Feb 25 7:00 PM - Mar 19, 8:00 PM 2021
    Feb 25, 2021 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM


  • 05
    2021 American Transplant Congress
    Jun 05 12:00 PM - Jun 09, 1:00 PM 2021
    Jun 05, 2021 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM



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.


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.


Career Center

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


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.