ASTS Leadership Development Program

ASTS regrets to announce that we will not hold a Leadership Development Program in the fall of this year. We are actively working with the Kellogg School of Management to identify new dates for September 2022. We hope this change will ease some of the budget and travel burdens that our transplant centers are facing and allow more people the opportunity to participate in 2022. Meanwhile, the ASTS Business Practice Services committee continues to actively work to find ways to offer online business and financial educational opportunities for our members. If you are interested in business and financial education in 2021, we urge you to attend our online Kidney and Liver Transplant Financial Bootcamp. 

If you would like to be placed on the early interest list for the 2022 ASTS Leadership Development Program, please email Laurie Kulikosky at

Past Programs

ASTS 6th Annual Leadership Development Program

Sep 27 11:00 AM - Sep 30, 2:00 PM 2015
Sep 27, 2015 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Location: Evanston, Illinois
  • Address: Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management, James L. Allen Center

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

Designed by ASTS to encourage attendance of both clinical and administrative leaders, this highly customized and interactive three day program provides education on the essential skills necessary to successfully lead transplant centers within a complex financial and regulatory environment.

See the program or download the PDF.

ASTS gratefully acknowledges our Corporate Sponsors:  
Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation- Gold Level
Genentech- Silver Level



The ASTS Leadership Development Program (LDP) is designed to provide clinical and administrative leadership with essential skills necessary to successfully lead transplant centers within a complex financial and regulatory environment. Key components of the program include an exposure to necessary business practices including cost accounting, financial analysis, and contracting; leadership skills including team building, strategic analysis, and institutional relationships; and an overview of the legal and regulatory aspects of transplantation.

Who Should Attend

The ASTS 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.


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.

Continuing Medical Education

Accreditation Statement

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

Credit Designation Statement

ASTS designates this live activity for a maximum of 27.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

For questions, contact Jamison Visone at or 703-414-7870.