ASTS Advanced Leadership Development Program

ASTS Advanced Leadership Development Program

Sep 24 4:00 AM - Sep 27, 8:00 AM 2017
Sep 24, 2017 4:00 AM - 8:00 AM
  • Location: Evanston, Illinois
  • Address: Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University

The Premier Executive Management Course Designed Exclusively for the Field of Transplantation

Designed as the next stage of the popular ASTS Leadership Development Program (LDP), the Advanced Leadership Development Program (ALDP) builds upon key transplant business leadership lessons learned during the Leadership Development Program.

Who Should Attend

The ASTS Advanced Leadership Development Program encourages joint attendance of transplant center clinical and administrative leaders. Effective cooperation among these professionals is crucial for the future of transplant center success. The program also welcomes industry attendees.


ASTS Leadership Development Program, MBA, or equivalent training and/or experience. Please contact Laurie Kulikosky at for further information.


Click here to download the program in PDF.


Located in the heart of Northwestern University’s Evanston campus, the James L. Allen Center is the home of the Kellogg School of Management’s Executive Education programs and hosts more than 6,000 executives annually. The Allen Center is designed to facilitate peer learning and informal interactions among faculty and participants. The Center is completely self-contained with classrooms, study group rooms, bedrooms, dining rooms, lounge areas, snack rooms, laundry service, and an exercise room. The goal is to create a special environment for learning that anticipates all educational and logistical needs in a seamless fashion, thereby minimizing distractions from the learning experience.


Program is limited to 40 participants. Registration includes: tuition, materials, lodging for the evenings of September 24, 25, and 26, 2017, and meals. Guests are not permitted.

Early Bird*
(April 30– June 29)  
(June 30– August 17)
(August 18– Sept. 23) 
Members  $4,999 $5,199 $5,399
Non-Members† $5,999 $6,199 $6,399
Industry†† $6,999 $7,199 $7,399

* If payment is not received by June 29, the registration price will increase by $200.
** If payment is not received by August 17, the registration price will increase by $200.
† Multi Attendee Discount: Non-member administrators attending along with an ASTS regular member from the same institution are eligible to register at the member rate. Use discount code: MULTI
†† Industry attendance is limited to 8 participants and a maximum of two per company.

Availability is on a first come, first served basis until spots are filled. Payment in full is required to guarantee a spot in the program. A waiting list will be maintained.

Cancellation and Refund Policy

If a registrant is unable to attend, the fee may be transferred to a substitute. If the transfer requires additional financial transactions, applicable bank fees will apply (bank fees incurred by ASTS will not be refunded to the party transferring the registration). If no qualified substitute can be arranged before August 18, 2017, a refund will be issued, less a $500 non-refundable deposit. Registration cancellation requests must be made in writing and received by August 18, 2017. No refunds will be issued for cancellations received after August 18, 2017.


ASTS thanks Novartis for their support of the Advanced Leadership Development Program as a Gold Level Sponsor in 2017. 

CME & MOC Credits

The American Society of Transplant Surgeons (ASTS) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

The American Society of Transplant Surgeons designates this live activity for a maximum of 25.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This year, we are excited to offer MOC credits at the Advanced Leadership Development Program. Up to 6.5 credits will count towards Part 2 self-assessment for ABS requirements.

Claiming CME & MOC
You will receive an email the last day of the program from that contains a link to fill out the overall evaluation, claim your CME and MOC credits, and print both CME and attendance certificates. If you have any questions about CME or MOC claiming, please email

Faculty Disclosures
Michael Abecassis, MD, MBA is the Chief Clinical & Scientific Advisor of Transplant Genomics, Inc.

None of the other faculty or staff participating in the Advanced Leadership Development Program have any relevant financial relationships to disclose.