Events

ASTS 21st Annual State of the Art Winter Symposium

Jan 14 10:00 AM - Jan 16, 4:00 PM 2021
Jan 14, 2021 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Address: Virtual

To disseminate the latest science in transplantation surgery while safeguarding the health and safety of attendees, we have decided to hold the 21st Annual State of the Art Winter Symposium virtually. Beginning on January 14, the sessions you’ve come to expect and enjoy—along with some innovative new ones—will be available from the comfort of your home or office. This format will allow more flexibility and an opportunity for those who are not able to travel. In addition, we can enjoy new ways of connecting and interacting while looking forward to our next in-person connection.

Please plan to join us for this first-ever virtual meeting dedicated to the art and science of transplant surgery! 

Thank you to the Winter Symposium Planning Committee for their hard work developing this new version of our winter meeting. Stay tuned for more details!

Sincerely,

Marwan S. Abouljoud, MD, FACS, MMM
ASTS President

M. B. Majella Doyle, MD, MBA
Chair, Winter Symposium Planning Committee

REGISTER

Program

 Thursday, January 14, 2021 - All times are EST
 9:00 am
 9:45 am
 Morning Yoga
 sponsored by Veloxis
 9:00 am
 9:45 am
 Coffee & Conversations
 sponsored by CareDx
 9:00 am
 9:45 am

 Coffee & Conversations
sponsored by Novartis

 10:00 am  10:05 am  Meeting Welcome
 10:05 am  10:25 am  My COVID-19 Experience and Q&A with Tomoaki Kato
 10:25 am  11:30 am  Diversity and Inclusion Series
  • Video: Celebration of Diversity within the United Stated and ASTS
  • Outsmarting Human Minds
 11:30 am
 11:45 am
 Break
 11:45 am
 12:45 pm
  Diversity and Inclusion Series
  • How Can the Transplant Community Tackle Diversity Issues?
  • Video: Personal Stories and Anecdotes from ASTS Members
  • How Can Hospital Leadership Take Action?
  • Taking Care of Diverse Patient Populations
 12:45 pm
 1:40 pm
 Lunch Break
 1:40 pm
 2:35 pm
  Diversity and Inclusion Series
  • Disparities in Donation: Issues and Solutions
  • Building and African American Transplant Access Program: My Experience
  • Live Panel Discussion and Q&A
 2:35 pm  2:50 pm  Break
 2:50 pm  3:30 pm  Oral Abstract Session I
 3:30 pm  4:00 pm  Najarian Lecture
 4:00 pm
 5:00 pm
 Trainee & Fellow Fireside Chat
 Career Development Conversations
 4:00 pm  5:00 pm  Sidecars & Science Exhibitor Happy Hour
 6:00 pm
 7:00 pm
 Evening Symposium
 sponsored by Natera, Inc.

 Friday, January 15, 2021 - All times are EST
 Concurrent Sessions (Lunch break from 12:30 - 1:30 pm) 
 9:00 am
 9:45 am
 Wellness Activity
 9:00 am
 9:45 am
 Coffee & Conversations
 sponsored by CareDx
 9:00 am
 9:45 am
 Coffee & Conversations
sponsored by Novartis
 10:00 am  1:50 pm

 Living Donor Liver Transplant Clinic

  • Starting a Living Donor Liver Transplant Program
  • Mitigating Outflow & Inflow Issues
  • Living Liver Donor Paired Exchange: Reality or Pipe Dream?
  • Case Presentations: Complex hepatic vein, bile duct, hepatic artery, and portal vein
 10:00 am  1:50 pm

 Living Kidney Donor and Pancreas Clinic

  • Bariatric Surgery in Advance of Kidney Transplant
  • How to Start Doing Robotic Kidney Transplant Recipients
  • Surgical Videos and Discussion: Peds en bloc, ureteral stricture clinic, selecting and recovering a pancreas graft
 10:00 am  1:00 pm

 Advanced Transplant Provider Session

  • ATP Committee Update
  • Small Bowel Transplant Complications
  • Research and Professional Development
  • Sarcopenia Pre or Post Transplant
  • Thymo and COVID-19 Study
  • Pregnancy after Transplantation
  • Business Development of Transplant Programs
  • VCA Face Transplant
  • Black Transplant Health Initiative
 1:50 pm
 2:05 pm
 Break
 2:05 pm  2:55 pm  Oral Abstract Session II
 2:55 pm  4:00 pm

Business Practice & Advocacy Session

  • COVID-19 Effects on Transplant Centers: Survey Results
  • ASTS Legislative and Regulatory Advocacy Update
  • UNOS Update
  • Panel Discussion
 4:00 pm
 5:00 pm
 Happy Hour Trivia
 sponsored by CareDx
 4:00 pm  5:00 pm  Research Grants Workshop
 sponsored by Natera, Inc.
 4:00 pm
 5:00 pm
 ATP Happy Hour
 sponsored by Veloxis Pharmaceuticals
 5:00 pm
 6:00 pm
 Evening Symposium
 sponsored by TGI, Eurofins

 Saturday, January 16, 2021 - All times are EST
 Concurrent Sessions
 9:00 am
 9:45 am
 Wellness Activity
 9:00 am
 9:45 am
 Coffee & Conversations
 sponsored by Natera, Inc.
 9:00 am
 9:45 am
 Coffee & Conversation
 Surgeon Scientist Discussion
 10:00am  12:30 pm

 Timely Topics in Liver Transplantation

  • HCC Management Outside of the US: Are We too Conservative?
  • National Liver Review Board for HCC
  • Liver Resection in a Cirrhotic Patient
  • How to Manage Patients Who Have Received Immunotherapy
  • Downstaging for HCC with Y90
  • Alternative Therapies: SBRT
 10:00 am
 12:30 pm

 Timely Topics in Kidney and Pancreas Transplantation

  • Kidney Allocation Update
  • Pancreas Transplantation for Type II Diabetes
  • HCV Positive Kidneys
  • HIV Positive Donors
  • How to Assess the Marginal Kidney
  • Pediatric Kidney Transplant in the Very Small: Indications and Techniques
  • SLK: Trends Over Time, Outcomes and How this May Change?
 12:30 pm  1:30 pm  Lunch Break
 1:30 pm  1:50 pm  Awards Presentation
 1:50 pm  2:50 pm  Oral Abstract Session III
 2:50 pm  3:30 pm  Wellness and Peer Support Session
 3:30 pm  4:00 pm  Presidential Address