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2019 Co-Located Kidney and Liver Transplant Financial Bootcamps

  • Dates: 19 – 20 Sep, 2019
  • Location: Rosemont, IL
  • Address: 5300 N River Rd
  • How to find us: Loews Chicago O'Hare Hotel

ASTS will host a second annual Kidney Transplant Financial Bootcamp in 2019 and co-locate the course with the inaugural Liver Transplant Financial Bootcamp to enable attendees to either attend both bootcamps, or choose to only attend one.

The ASTS Financial Bootcamps were designed in response to a recurring request from attendees of the popular ASTS Leadership Development Program (LDP). Many LDP attendees requested a deep dive into the financial aspects of a managing successful kidney and liver transplant programs. ASTS looks forward to welcoming both past LDP attendees and attendees new to ASTS events to this exciting program.

The bootcamps will be located at the Loews Chicago O'Hare Hotel, located less than a 10 minute drive from O'Hare airport. The Liver Transplant Financial Bootcamp (LTFB) will take place on Thursday, September 19, 2019 and the Kidney Transplant Financial Bootcamp (KTFB) will take place on Friday, September 20, 2019. Both bootcamps will begin in the morning and conclude in the late afternoon. Attendees should plan to fly in the night before the start of the bootcamp(s) they wish to attend.

ASTS is grateful for the support received by our corporate partners. Thank you to:
CareDx, Gold Level
Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation, Gold Level
Veloxis Pharmaceuticals, Silver Level

Program

Liver Transplant Financial Bootcamp
Wednesday, September 18
7:00 – 9:00 p.m. Optional Meet and Greet
Informal Networking opportunity

Thursday, September 19
7:00 – 8:15 a.m. Welcome and Introductions
David C. Mulligan, MD
Yale-New Haven Transplantation Center

Opening Breakfast and Presidential Remarks:
Lloyd E. Ratner, MD, MPH, FACS
8:15 – 9:15 a.m. Cost Reports and SAC Fees: The Financial Basics
John R. Gutowski, MBA, MHA, FACHE
University of Colorado Health Sciences Center
9:15 – 10:15 a.m. Budgeting, Contracting, and Profitability Analysis
Kiran Dhanireddy, MD
Tampa General Hospital
10:15 – 10:30 a.m. Break
10:30 – 11:00 a.m. The Effects of Liver Allocation Changes: Transplant Center Perspective
David A. Axelrod, MD, MBA
University of Iowa
11:00 – 11:30 a.m. The Effects of Liver Allocation Changes: OPO Perspective
Diane Brockmeier, MA
11:30 – 12:30 p.m. Lunch
12:30 – 1:30 p.m. Financial Aspects of Managing Your Living Donor Liver Program
Abhinav Humar, MD
Thomas E. Starzl Transplantation Institute, University of Pittsburgh
1:30 – 2:30 p.m. Outreach Clinical Models
Debra Strichartz, RN, BA, CCTC
Stanford Children’s Health | Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford
2:30 - 2:45 p.m. Break
2:45 – 3:45 p.m. Liver Perfusion Program: New Technologies and Your Budget
Alan I. Reed, MD, MBA
University of Iowa
3:45 – 4:15 p.m. Panel Session
All Speakers
4:15 – 4:30 p.m. Wrap Up and Evaluation David C. Mulligan, MD
Yale-New Haven Transplantation Center

 

Kidney Transplant Financial Bootcamp

Thursday, September 19
7:00 - 9:00 p.m. Optional Meet and Greet
Informal Networking opportunity
Friday, September 20
7:00 - 8:15 a.m. Welcome and Introductions
David C. Mulligan, MD
Yale-New Haven Transplantation Center

Opening Breakfast and Presidential Remarks:
Lloyd E. Ratner, MD, MPH, FACS
8:15 - 9:15 a.m. Financial Management I: Breaking Down the Medicare Cost Report
Alvin C. Wee, MD, MBA
Cleveland Clinic
9:15 – 10:15 a.m. Financial Management II: Understanding SAC Charges and Working with Your OPO
Jason R. Wellen, MD, MBA
Washington University School of Medicine
10:15 - 10:30 a.m. Break

10:30 - 11:00 am

ASTS Regulatory Update: Kidney Payment Models:
Diane Millman, JD
Powers Law
11:00 - 11:45 a.m. Requesting and Justifying Your Resources

John R. Gutowski, MBA, MHA, FACHE
University of Colorado Health Sciences Center

11:45 - 1:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00 - 2:00 pm Contracting, Costs, and Carve Outs
Mindy Scharlin, MPH
Stanford Hospital and Clinics
2:00 – 2:30 p.m. Financial Aspects of Kidney Paired Donation

Mikel Prieto, MD
Mayo Clinic Rochester

2:30 – 2:45 p.m. Break
2:45 – 3:45 p.m. Managing Your Living Donor Kidney Program
Andrea Tietjen, MBA, CPA
Barnabas Health
3:45 – 4:15 p.m. Panel Session All Speakers
4:15 – 4:30 p.m. Wrap Up and Evaluation
David C. Mulligan, MD
Yale-New Haven Transplantation Center

 

Topics and speakers are subject to change. To view the program and more information from last year's Kidney Transplant Financial Bootcamp, please click here

Registration

Liver Transplant Financial Bootcamp ONLY (September 19, 2019)
Registration Type Regular Rate (through September 3) Late Rate (through September 19)
ASTS Member (Surgeon/Physician) $995 $1195
Non-Member (Surgeon/Physician) $1250 $1450
ASTS Associate Member $895 $995
Non-Member (Administrator, ATP, etc) $1195 $1295 
Industry  $1500 $1700 
Kidney Transplant Financial Bootcamp ONLY (September 20, 2019)
Registration Type Regular Rate (through September 3) Late Rate (through September 19)
ASTS Member (Surgeon/Physician) $995 $1195
Non-Member (Surgeon/Physician) $1250 $1450
ASTS Associate Member $895 $995
Non-Member (Administrator, ATP, etc) $1195 $1295
Industry  $1500  $1700
BOTH Bootcamps(September 19 & 20, 2019)
Registration Type Regular Rate (through September 3) Late Rate (through September 19)
ASTS Member (Surgeon/Physician) $1595 $1795
Non-Member (Surgeon/Physician) $1995 $2195
ASTS Associate Member $1395 $1595
Non-Member (Administrator, ATP, etc) $1895 $2095
Industry $2395 $2595

 

Cancellation Policy

If a registrant is unable to attend, the fee may be transferred to a substitute. If no qualified substitute can be arranged, a refund will be issued, less a $100 non-refundable deposit. Registration cancellation requests must be made in writing and received by Friday, September 13, 2019. No refunds will be issued for cancellations received after Friday, September 13, 2019.

Housing

ASTS has reserved a room block at the Loews Chicago O'Hare Hotel. To reserve your room online, please click here. To reserve your room over the phone, please call (877)868-9134 and identify yourself as an attendee of the American Society of Transplant Surgeons meeting. The cut-off date for hotel reservations is September 3, 2019. Any reservations and change requests made after this date will be honored based on hotel availability.