2019 Co-located LDN and Comprehensive DCD Workshops

  • Dates: 26 – 28 Aug, 2019
  • Location: Houston, Texas
  • Address: 6670 Bertner Ave
  • How to find us: Methodist Institute for Technology, Innovation, and Education (MITIE)

ASTS is co-locating the Laparoscopic Donor Nephrectomy and Comprehensive Donation after Circulatory Death Workshops in 2019! Learners will be able to choose to attend just one hands-on workshop, or attend both at a reduced registration rate. Both workshops will be held at the Methodist Institute for Technology, Innovation, and Education (MITIE) in Houston, Texas from August 26–28, 2019.

LDN Workshop: August 26–27, 2019
Comprehensive DCD Workshop: August 27–28, 2019 

The Laparoscopic Donor Nephrectomy Workshop will include surgical video viewings and group discussion, a hands-on cadaver lab, and interactive didactic sessions covering topics such as complications, techniques, donor safety, and patient care.

For the second year, ASTS is hosting a Comprehensive Donation after Circulatory Death Workshop aimed at teaching attendees about all aspects of donation after circulatory death, from both a surgical and OPO perspective. The course will include surgical videos and discussion, didactic lectures from top surgeons in the field, and a hands-on cadaver lab.

 

Registration

Participants can choose to attend both workshops at a discounted registration rate or you can select to attend only one workshop when registering

 

 Early Registration 

(Now - July 17)

 Regular Registration

(July 17 - August 9)

 Combined LDN and DCD Workshop Registration (August 26 - 28)
 ASTS Fellow  $1,550.00   $1,650.00
 Member   $1,750.00   $1,850.00
 Non-Member   $2,100.00   $2,250.00
 Industry   $2,300.00   $2,400.00
 LDN Workshop Only (August 26 - 27)
 Member  $950.00  $1,050.00
 Non-Member  $1,250.00  $1,350.00
 Industry  $1,250.00  $1,350.00
DCD Workshop Only (August 27 - 28)
 Member  $950.00  $1,050.00
 Non-Member  $1,250.00  $1,350.00
 Industry  $1,250.00   $1,350.00
 OPO Registration  $850.00  $950.00

 

Cancellation: 

If a registrant is unable to attend, the fee may be transferred to a substitute. If no qualified substitute can be arranged before August 9, 2019, a refund will be issued, less a $100 non-refundable deposit. Registration cancellation requests must be made in writing and received by August 9, 2019. No refunds will be issued for cancellations received after August 9, 2019.

Hotel:

The ASTS has a room block at the Houston Marriott Medical Center. The group rate is $169.00 per night until August 2, 2019. You can contact the hotel directly at 713-796-0080 to reserve your room nights for the event or click here to book a room online. 

Houston Marriott Medical Center/Museum District
6580 Fannin Street Houston, TX 77030 | Phone: 713-796-0080

Program

 

 Laparoscopic Donor Nephrectomy Workshop
 Monday, August 26, 2019
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM  Surgical Video and Discussion
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM  Lunch
 1:00 PM – 1:45 PM  Intra-Op Complications and Difficult, Unusual, and Unique Cases
 1:45 PM – 2:30 PM  Donor Nephrectomy Techniques
 2:30 PM – 3:15 PM  Appropriate Workup and Patient Selection for Donation
 3:15 PM – 3:45 PM  Break
 3:45 PM – 4:30 PM  Considerations for Appropriate Kidney Selection
 4:30 PM – 5:15 PM  Post-op Care and Potential Complications
 5:15 PM – 6:00 PM  Long Term Effects and Complications after Donation
 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM  Dinner

 

Laparoscopic Donor Nephrectomy Workshop
Tuesday, August 27, 2019
7:00 AM – 11:00 AM Laparoscopic Donor Nephrectomy Hands-on Cadaver Lab          
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Lunch Available

 

Comprehensive Donation after Cardiac Death (DCD) Workshop
Tuesday, August 27, 2019
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM  Lunch Available                                                                            
 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM  Setting Up a DCD Program in your DSA
• OPO Perspective
• Surgical Perspective
• Ethical Issues
 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM  Setting Up the DCD Recovery
• Identifying the Suitable DCD Donor and Recipient
• Optimizing the Donor Recovery Process
 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM  Performing the DCD Recovery
• DCD Recovery 101
• Surgical videos and discussion
• Adjunctive Therapies
 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM  Strategies to Improve Outcomes
• Hypothermic Ex-Vivo Perfusion
• Normothermic Ex-Vivo Perfusion
• Improving Best Practices

 

Comprehensive Donation after Cardiac Death (DCD) Workshop
Wednesday, August 28, 2019
7:15 AM - 7:45 AM  Breakfast Available
7:45 AM - 8:30 AM  Review of Day 1 and Thoracic Perspective
8:30 AM - 12:00 PM  Hands-on Cadaver Lab
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

 Lunch: Case Study Discussion: Management of Post-Operative Complications

 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM  DCD Cost & Outcomes
• SRTR/Outcomes Data & Mitigating Risk
• Cost of DCD Liver Transplantation
 2:00 pm - 2:30 PM  Panel Discussion and Workshop De-brief
 2:30 PM  Adjourn