2021 Winter Symposium Abstract Submissions

To disseminate the latest science in transplantation surgery while safeguarding the health and safety of attendees, we have decided to hold the 21st Annual State of the Art Winter Symposium virtually. Beginning on January 14, the sessions you’ve come to expect and enjoy—along with some innovative new ones—will be available from the comfort of your home or office. This format will allow more flexibility and an opportunity for those who are not able to travel. In addition, we can enjoy new ways of connecting and interacting while looking forward to our next in-person connection.

Please plan to join us for this first-ever virtual meeting dedicated to the art and science of transplant surgery!

Abstract submissions are closed.

Abstract Submission and Review Process

  • Abstract selection is at the discretion of the Winter Symposium Planning Committee.
  • All submissions will be done electronically through ASTS.org.
  • You may submit as many abstracts as you wish.
  • Abstracts selected for oral presentation will be limited to one (1) per first author, and two (2) per lab or PI group.
  • Abstracts accepted for posters are limited to three (3) posters per first author. This is in addition to the possibility of an oral abstract presentation.
  • All abstracts are blinded for peer review and ranked on the basis of scientific merit. The goal is to perform a scientifically rigorous review process to select those abstracts that present strong, balanced, and evidence-based clinical content, without the perception of bias.
  • The submission of abstracts related to clinical or basic research, surgical technique, or surgical practice that is new, innovative, or visionary is encouraged. Abstracts that address basic but controversial aspects of surgical management are also encouraged.
  • Select abstracts will be accepted for oral, mini-oral, or poster presentations.
  • Please do not use the online submission process to submit video abstracts. Video abstracts are not being accepted this year.
  • Abstracts will be considered for presentation if they have NOT been previously published as an article at the TIME OF SUBMISSION. 

Click here to view 2021 Call for Abstracts Information.
Click here to view 2021 Abstract Submission Information.

Informed Consent:
 Any studies involving human subjects must conform to the principles of the Declaration of Helsinki of the World Medical Association (Clinical Research 1966:14:103) and must meet all of the requirements governing informed consent of the country in which the study was performed. Any transplant procedures performed must meet with the prevailing ethical standards.

Oral & Mini-Oral Abstract Submissions

Select abstracts will be chosen to be presented at the Mini-Oral Abstract Session or Oral Abstract Sessions during the Winter Symposium.

Video Abstract Submissions

Video abstract submissions are not being accepted for the 2021 Winter Symposium.


All persons who submit abstracts will be notified of their acceptance status by mid-November 2020. All abstract presenters must register for and attend the ASTS 21st Annual Winter Symposium. Trainee members of ASTS will receive discounted registration for the Winter Symposium. You must be a member to receive the discounted registration rate.