Spring 2018  Laparoscopic Donor Nephrectomy Workshop Highlights

The ASTS held its third Laparoscopic Donor Nephrectomy (LDN) Workshop in conjunction with the University of Cincinnati on Friday, March 16 – Saturday, March 17, 2018. Dr. Ty Diwan planned and led the two-day course, which featured a live surgery viewing, hands-on cadaver lab, and interactive didactic sessions covering topics such as complications, techniques, donor safety, and patient care.

Twenty participants attended the two-day course. The participant’s experience level ranged from current ASTS fellows, junior faculty, and experienced faculty members. The limited number of participants contributes to a high faculty to attendee ratio and allows registrants to learn in a small setting from leaders in the field.

Thank you to the faculty members who contributed their time and expertise, Drs. Ty Diwan, Lloyd Ratner, Stuart Flechner, Trevor Nydam, Flavio Paterno, and Madison Cuffy.

Thank you to our corporate sponsors, product sponsors, and exhibitors for making this course a successful educational experience:

  • Applied Medical
  • Baxter Healthcare
  • ConMed Corporation
  • Ethicon, a Johnson & Johnson Company
  • Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation
  • Stryker
  • Veloxis Pharmaceuticals
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