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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
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
Speaker TBA
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


 ASTS Member (Surgeon/Physician) $995
 Non-Member (Surgeon/Physician)
ASTS Associate Member $695
Non-member (Administrator, ATP, etc.)
Industry $1500



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

The ASTS group rate for hotel block at the Loews Chicago O'Hare Hotel is $159 per night. Visit https://www.loewshotels.com/chicago-ohare/asts-kidney-transplant to make your reservation.

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.

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