2018 Comprehensive Donation after Circulatory Death Workshop

May 01 8:00 AM - May 02, 3:30 PM 2018
May 01, 2018 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
  • Location: Houston, Texas
  • Contact: Ellie Proffitt
  • Email:
  • How to find us: Methodist Institute for Technology, Innovation, and Education (MITIE)
  • Website:
  • Phone: 703-414-7870

ASTS is hosting a Comprehensive DCD Workshop aimed at teaching attendees about all aspects of donation after circulatory death, from both a surgical and OPO perspective. The course will take place from May 1–2, 2018 at the Methodist Institute for Technology, Innovation, and Education (MITIE) in Houston, Texas, and will include surgical videos and discussion, didactic lectures from top surgeons in the field, and a hands-on cadaver lab.

 Registration Rates*
 Member  $950.00
 Non-Member  $1250.00

 *Please note that registration does not include airfare and hotel.


Please email ellie.proffitt@asts.orgor call the ASTS National Office at 703-414-7870 with any questions.

An initial program outline can be found below.Click here to download a more detailed PDF of the program outline.

Tuesday, May 1, 2018
8:00 - 10:00 am Setting Up a DCD Program at your Hospital
10:00 am - 12:00 pm Setting Up the DCD Recovery
1:00 - 3:00 pm Performing the DCD Recovery
3:00 - 5:00 pm Strategies to Improve Outcomes
Wednesday, May 2, 2018
8:00 - 9:00 am Review of Day 1 and Thoracic Perspective
9:00 am - 12:00 pm Hands-on Cadaver Lab
12:00 - 2:30 pm Post-Operative Management and Outcomes
2:30 pm Adjourn


Rooms are available at the Hilton Houston Plaza/Medical Center and is walking distance to the meeting location. The rate is $289 per night and must be booked by April 13.  To book your room now, CLICK HERE.