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2021 Virtual Kidney & Liver Transplant Financial Bootcamp

Feb 25 7:00 PM - Mar 19, 8:00 PM 2021
Feb 25, 2021 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

ASTS will be hosting the popular Kidney & Liver Transplant Financial Bootcamp in a virtual format in March 2021! The ASTS Financial Bootcamp was designed in response to a recurring request from attendees of the ASTS Leadership Development Program (LDP) who requested a deep dive into the financial aspects of managing successful kidney and liver transplant programs.

The Financial Bootcamp is divided into three units: The Nuts and Bolts of Transplant Finance, Putting Knowledge into Action, and Financial Planning in 2021 and Beyond. Each unit will include both liver and kidney topics including understanding transplant finance, contracting, financial impacts of living donation, staffing models, budgeting, effects of COVID-19 on transplant centers, regulatory updates, and more.

Each unit is recorded as video and posted on the ASTS Academic Universe, new units will be available each week on February 26th, March 5th, and March 12th. Once attendees have had the opportunity to view each unit's content, there will be a 90-minute live moderated Q&A session to answer attendee questions and discuss important topics from the course. Live Q&A sessions for the unit will be held one week after its release, and occur on March 5th, 12th, and 19th from 12-1:30pm ET.  After the live events, all materials including the Q&A sessions will be available for viewing until March 1, 2022.

ASTS is grateful to CareDx, Natera, Inc., Novartis, Sanofi, and Veloxis Pharmaceuticals for sponsoring this program!


Category   Early Registration (through 2/22/21) Late Registration (2/23/21 and later) 
 ASTS Member (Surgeon/Physician)  $399  $449
 Non-Member (Surgeon/Physician)  $449  $499
 ASTS Associate Member  $349  $399
 Non-Member (Administrator, ATP, OPO Personnel, etc.)  $424  $474
 Industry Representative  $599  $649

Group Discount:
Groups of 4 or more from the same transplant center are eligible for a 20% discount. Please contact for help with group registration. 


 Unit I: The Nuts and Bolts of Transplant Finance
30 minutes  Understanding Transplant Finance: Kidney  David Axelrod, MD, MBA
30 minutes Understanding Transplant Finance: Liver John Gutowski, FACHE, MHA, MBA
20 minutes Understanding Transplant Finance: Working with your OPO Jason Wellen, MD, MBA
90 minutes Live Q&A - March 5, 2021, 12-1:30pm Eastern All speakers from unit
 Unit II: Putting Knowledge Into Action
30 minutes Contracting in Liver and Kidney Transplant Mindy Scharlin, MPH
20 minutes Financial Impacts of Living Liver Donation Tomoaki Kato, MD, MBA
20 minutes Financial Impacts of Living Kidney Donation Ken Andreoni, MD
30 minutes Staffing Models and Budgeting, Requesting, and Justifying Your Resources Jennifer Milton, MBA, CCTC, BSN
90 minutes Live Q&A - March 12, 2021, 12-1:30pm Eastern All speakers from unit
Unit III: Financial Planning in 2021 and Beyond 
10 minutes SRTR Program Performance and Effect on Payors Ryo Hirose, MD
10 minutes
Financial Impacts of Machine Perfusion James Guarerra, MD
10 minutes
Regulatory Updates from Powers Diane Millman, JD
20 minutes
Effects of COVID-19 on Transplant Centers Bob Higgins, MD
30 minutes Bringing All the Strategies Together: Developing a Transplant Center Business Plan Renee Bennett, RN, BSN, MSN, CCTC, CCTN
Charlie Miller, MD
90 minutes Live Q&A - March 19, 2021, 12-1:30pm Eastern All speakers from unit


Continuing Medical Education

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 8.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Credit hours are subject to change. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.