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

2018 ASTS Leadership Development Program

Sep 23 1:00 PM - Sep 26, 5:30 PM 2018
Sep 23, 2018 1:00 PM - 5:30 PM
  • Location: Evanston, Illinois
  • Address: Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management, James L. Allen Center
  • Email:
  • Phone: 703-414-7870

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.


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.


Click here to access the 2018 Leadership Development Program. 


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.


Program is limited to 60 participants. Registration includes: tuition, materials, lodging for the evenings of September 23, 24, and 25, 2018, and meals. Guests are not permitted.

Non-member administrators attending along with an ASTS regular member from the same institution will be eligible to register at the member rate. Industry attendance is limited to 10 participants and a maximum of two per company.

  Early Bird
March 30 - June 30
July 1 - Aug. 23
Aug. 24 - Sept. 24
Member $4,699 $4,899 $5,099
Non-member* $5,699 $5,899 $6,099
Industry** $6,699 $6,899 $7,099

Click here to register

Availability is on a first come, first served basis until spots are filled. Payment in full is required to guarantee a spot in the program. A waiting list will be maintained.

Cancellation and Refund Policy

If a registrant is unable to attend, the fee may be transferred to a substitute. If the transfer requires additional financial transactions, applicable bank fees will apply (bank fees incurred by ASTS will not be refunded to the party transferring the registration). If no qualified substitute can be arranged before August 23, 2018, a refund will be issued, less a $500 non-refundable deposit. Registration cancellation requests must be made in writing and received by August 23, 2018. No refunds will be issued for cancellations received after August 23, 2018.

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.


ASTS gratefully acknowledges and thanks our 2018 sponsors:

  • Novartis Pharmaceuticals, Gold Level
  • Sanofi Genzyme, Silver Level

Past Events

Looking for information on past LDPs? View the 2016 program or download it here. You can also see some highlights from the 2016 meeting here.