Fall 2018 ASTS Laparoscopic Donor Nephrectomy Workshop

Nov 02 3:00 AM - Nov 03, 2:00 PM 2018
Nov 02, 2018 3:00 AM - 2:00 PM

ASTS gratefully acknowledges the sponsors of the 2018 Fall LDN Workshop:

  • Veloxis Pharmaceuticals, Meeting Sponsor
  • Donor Alliance, Organ & Tissue Donation, Meeting Benefactor
  • Novartis Pharmaceuticals, Meeting Benefactor


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.


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 


Friday, November 2, 2018

6:30 am – 7:00 am 

Breakfast available at hotel

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 at hotel 

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 - 11:15 am

Break - Industry Networking

11: am - 11:45 am


 11:45 am - 4:00 pm

 Hands-on Cadaver Lab

 4:00 pm