Laparoscopic Donor Nephrectomy Workshop

Fall 2018 ASTS Laparoscopic Donor Nephrectomy Workshop

  • Dates: 02 – 03 Nov, 2018


The Fall 2018 Laparoscopic Donor Nephrectomy (LDN) Workshop will be held at the University of Colorado Center for Surgical Innovation in Denver, Colorado. The two-day course will feature a live surgery viewing, a hands-on cadaver lab, and talks from pioneers of the laparoscopic donor nephrectomy. Space is limited to 10 participants. The limited number of participants contributes to a high faculty to attendee ratio. The cost of the workshop includes the course, lab, and all meals. Attendees are responsible for their own travel and hotel costs.


ASTS Fellows


ASTS Members 




ATP Member**


** Advanced Transplant Provider (ATP) Members are invited to attend the Fall 2018 LDN Workshop in an observership position. ATP Members will be able to participate in the live surgery viewing, didactic sessions, and will observe during the cadaver lab.


To add your name to the wait list, please email

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 October 1, 2018, a refund will be issued, less a $100 non-refundable deposit. Registration cancellation requests must be made in writing and received by October 1, 2018. No refunds will be issued for cancellations received after October 1, 2018.


Hyatt Regency Aurora-Denver Conference Center

13200 East 14th Place
Aurora, Colorado, USA, 80011

The ASTS group rate for hotel block at the Hyatt Regency Aurora-Denver Conference Center is $119.00 per night until October 15, 2018. To book your room CLICK HERE


ASTS gratefully acknowledges and thanks Veloxis Pharmaceuticals as a Meeting Sponsor and Novartis as a Meeting Benefactor.


Friday, November 2, 2018

6:30 am – 7:00 am 

Breakfast Available

7:30 am – 11:30 am

Live Surgery Observation with Technique Discussion

11:30 am - 12:00 pm Break – Industry Networking

12:00 pm – 12:45 pm


12:45 pm – 1:30 pm

Observation Debrief

1:30 pm – 2:15 pm

Intra-Op Complications and Difficult, Unusual, and Unique Cases

2:15 pm - 2:45 pm

Break – Industry Networking

2:45 pm - 3:30 pm 

Donor Nephrectomy Techniques

3:30 pm - 4:15 pm

Live Donor Deaths: Near Misses, and a Systems Approach Towards Improving Safety

6:00 pm


Saturday, November 3, 2018

7:00 am - 8:00 am

Breakfast available

8:30 am - 9:05 am Appropriate Workup and Patient Selection for Donation
9:05 am - 9:40 am 

Considerations for Appropriate Kidney Selection

9:40 am - 10:15 am Post-op Care and Potential Complications
10:15 am - 10:50 am Long Term Effects and Complications after Donation
10:50 am - 11:00 am Break
11:00 am - 11:45 am Lunch
 11:45 am - 4:00 pm  Hands-on Cadaver Lab
 4:00 pm   Adjourn

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