2022 Winter Symposium Abstract Submissions

We are looking forward to being in person and celebrating the research being conducted in the field of transplant.

Abstract submissions opened July 28, 2021
and will close on September 8, 2021


Abstract Submission and Review Process

  • Abstract selection is at the discretion of the Winter Symposium Planning Committee.
  • All submissions will be done electronically through
  • 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. 
  • 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.
  • ALL content authors are required to disclose any financial relationship(s) with an ACCME-defined ineligible company (“industry”). In accordance with ASTS CME policy, all content authors are required to disclose this year. According to the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), “An ineligible company is considered any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients.” Click here for full definition and a list of all exceptions. No abstract will be accepted for the CME sessions if any of the content authors are employees or owners of a relevant ineligible company.

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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. Abstracts with a content author who is an employee or owner of an ACCME-defined ineligible company will NOT be considered for an Oral session.

Video Abstract Submissions

ASTS is also accepting surgical video submissions for the annual surgical video presentation at the 2022 Winter Symposium. Videos that present innovative, unique, and scientifically rich surgical content are encouraged. Video abstracts can be with or without narration and must be no longer than 10 minutes in length. Submissions will be reviewed and selected on the basis of scientific merit and relevance. Please do not use the online submission process to submit video abstracts. Video abstracts are submitted and reviewed via a separate process.  ASTS accepts video abstracts in an electronic format only. Video submissions received via mail will not be considered

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All persons who submit abstracts will be notified of their acceptance status by mid-November 2021. All abstract presenters must register for and attend the ASTS 22nd 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.