Previous Winter Symposia

  • ASTS 19th Annual State of the Art Winter Symposium

    Miami | Dates: 10 – 13 Jan, 2019

    The Modern Transplant Surgeon: Striking the Right Balance
    January 10–13, 2019

    Main Meeting

    Thursday, January 10, 2019

    The Surgeon

    Start Time End Time Presentation
    12:10 PM 1:00 PM

    Technical Challenges - Liver
    Kris Croome, MD
    Vatche Agopian, MD
    Kelly Collins, MD
    Erin Maynard, MD
    Irene Kim, MD

    1:00 PM 2:00 PM Technical Challenges - Kidney/Pancreas
    Nitin Katariya, MD
    Arika Hoffman, MD
    Jason Wellen, MD, MBA
    Felicitas Koller, MD
    Amit Mathur, MD
    2:00 PM 2:20 PM BREAK

    The Negotiator

    2:20 PM 2:35 PM The Danger of Organ Procurement
    David Axelrod, MD, MBA
    2:35 PM 2:50 PM Barriers to Centralized Procurement
    Devin Eckhoff, MD
    2:50 PM 3:05 PM Organ Procurement Timing: The OPO Perspective
    Kevin Cmunt
    3:05 PM 3:30 PM Debate: Trust or Fly: We Need to Procure Organs for Each Other
    Pro: Mike Englesbe, MD
    Con: Jonathan Fridell, MD

    Rebuttal: Jonathan Fridell, MD
    Rebuttal: Mike Englesbe, MD
    3:30 PM 4:10 PM Panel Discussion
    David Axelrod, MD
    Devin Eckhoff, MD
    Kevin Cmunt
    Mike Englesbe, MD
    Jonathan Fridell, MD
    Georgeine Smith, PA-C
    4:10 PM 4:30 PM BREAK

    The Pediatric Transplant Surgeon

    4:30 PM 4:40 PM Management of Adult Kidneys in Pediatric Recipients
    Jen Verbesey, MD
    4:40 PM 4:50 PM Expanding Donor Allocation for Pediatric Recipients
    Jamie Nathan, MD
    4:50 PM 5:00 PM Adult Re-Transplant of Pediatric Liver Recipient
    Sarah Bellemare, MD
    5:00 PM 5:30 PM

    2 Cases
    Walter Andrews, MD
    Andre Dick, MD

    5:45 PM 7:00 PM Poster Session A
    7:00 PM
    7:30 PM


    Reception
    Sponsored by Veloxis Pharmaceuticals

    7:30 PM 7:45 PM  ASTS Corporate Supporter Recognition Ceremony
    7:45 PM 9:30 PM
    Special Screening:
    Burden of Genius: Dr. Thomas Starzl's Journey Into Organ Transplantation


    Friday, January 11, 2019

    7:00 AM 7:55 AM ASTS Research Grants: Updates & Outcomes
    Sponsored by Veloxis Pharmaceuticals
    8:00 AM 11:00 AM Advanced Transplant Provider Session
    8:00 AM 11:00 AM Business Practice and Advocacy Seminar
    8:00 AM 11:00 AM Education Workshop
    11:00 AM 12:30 PM Lunch Symposium Sponsored by CareDx
    Modernizing the Care of Kidney Transplant Patients with AlloSure
    *This is a sponsored event.*

    The Person

    Start Time End Time Presentation
    12:30 PM 12:50 PM Managing Burnout
    Marwan Abouljoud, MD
    12:50 PM 1:10 PM Learner Wellness
    Wendy Grant, MD
    1:10 PM 1:30 PM Advanced Transplant Providers: Strengthening the Team
    Ashley Seawright, DNP, ACNP-BC
    1:30 PM 1:50 PM Family/Life Balance
    David and Pam Mulligan
    1:50 PM 2:10 PM Ergonomics in Surgery from a Physical Therapist's Perspective
    Yvonne Savarise, DPT
    2:10 PM 2:30 PM Striking the Right Balance
    Jean Emond, MD
    2:30 PM 2:50 PM BREAK
    2:50 PM 3:30 PM Hume Lecture
    Joshua Miller, MD
    3:30 PM 4:30 PM Oral Abstract Session I
    DOME: A New Strategy for Prioritizing Hepatocellular Carcinoma Patients on the Liver Transplant Waitlist
    Charles G. Rickert, MD, PhD
    Human Kidney Repair during Normothermic Machine Perfusion Using Exogenous tPA and Plasminogen
    Jenna R. DiRito
    Survival Benefit of Accepting Livers from Deceased Donors Over 70 Years Old
    Christine E. Haugen, MD
    Rapid Growth of HCV-Infected Donors for HCV-Uninfected Kidney and Liver Transplant Recipients in the United States
    Mary Grace Bowring, MPH
    The Rise and Fall of MELD: Are We Ready for an Optimized Prediction of Mortality (OPOM) for Liver Transplant Allocation?
    Parsia A. Vagefi, MD
    Acute In Vivo Perfusion of Porcine Kidney Scaffolds Re-Endothelialized with Human Umbilical Vein Endothelial Cells
    Matthew Holzner, MD

    The Innovator

    4:30 PM 4:50 PM Uterus Transplant
    Giuliano Testa, MD, MBA
    4:50 PM 5:10 PM Robotic Kidney Transplant
    Atushi Yoshida, MD
    5:10 PM 5:30 PM Bariatric and Liver Transplant
    Julie Heimbach, MD
    5:45 PM 7:15 PM Poster Session B

    Saturday, January 12, 2019

    7:15 AM 7:45 AM Wellness Program with Pam Mulligan
    Located in the Sands room, Level 2 of the Loews

    AHPBA Session

    Start Time End Time Presentation
    8:00 AM 8:08 AM Resection for Hilar Cholangiocarcinoma
    Bill Jarnagin, MD
    8:08 AM 8:16 AM Transplant for Cholangiocarcinoma
    William Chapman, MD
    8:16 AM 8:24 AM Intrahepatic Cholangeo Transplant
    Gonzalo Sapisochin, MD
    8:24 AM 8:32 AM Non-surgical Management of Cholagiocarcinoma
    Nilo Azad, MD
    8:32 AM 9:15 AM AHPBA Cases
    Bill Jarnagin, MD
    William Chapman, MD
    Gonzalo Sapisochin, MD
    Nilo Azad, MD
    9:15 AM 9:35 AM Awards Presentation
    9:35 AM 10:40 AM Oral Abstract Session II
    FABRICA, A Bioreactor Platform for Printing, Perfusing, Observing, and Stimulating 3D Tissues
    Burcin Ekser, MD, PhD
    Long-Term Outcomes of Patients Undergoing Simultaneous Liver Transplantation and Sleeve Gastrectomy
    Daniel Zamora-Valdes, MD
    Skipping Patients and Simultaneous Offers: Evaluating Novel Strategies to Accelerate Kidney Allocation
    Michal Mankowski, MS
    Inflammasome Mediates Ischemia and Reperfusion Injury in Donation after Circulatory Death Heart: A Knockout Mouse Model
    Mohammed Quader, MD
    Normothermic Ex-Vivo Kidney Perfusion Restores the Gene Expression Profile of Marginal Kidney Grafts Subjected to Warm Ischemia
    Peter Urbanellis, MD
    Perfusion Dynamics and Metabolic Profiling of Steatotic Human Livers Undergoing Ex-Vivo Normothermic Machine Perfusion
    Siavash Raigani, MD
    10:40 AM 11:00 AM BREAK

    The Researcher

    11:00 AM 11:20 AM Getting Published and Getting Funding
    Dorry Segev, MD, PhD
    11:40 AM 12:00 PM No Funding? No Problem
    Abbas Rana, MD
    12:00 PM 12:30 PM Presidential Address
    Dixon Kaufman, MD, PhD
    12:45 PM 1:45 PM Lunch Symposium Sponsored by Veloxis Pharmaceuticals

    ENVARSUS XR® and Evaluating Tacrolimus Protocols in The De Novo Setting
    *This is a sponsored event.*

    1:00 PM 1:30 PM Wellness Program with Pam Mulligan
    Located in the Sands room, Level 2 of the Loews
    6:00 PM 9:30 PM Winter Symposium Reception, Dinner, and Dancing
    *Must have ticket for entry

    Sunday, January 13, 2019

    The Educator

    Start Time End Time Presentation
    7:30 AM 8:40 AM Video Abstracts
    8:40 AM 9:20 AM Mini-Oral Abstracts
    9:20 AM 9:40 AM Cultural Competence
    Stephen Gray, MD
    9:40 AM 10:00 AM Individualized Academic Faculty Development
    Alan Langnas, DO
    10:00 AM 10:20 AM The Teachable Moment
    Mark Earl, MD
    10:20 AM 10:40 AM Reviving the Pipeline
    Sunil Geevarghese, MD
    10:40 AM 11:15 AM Hot Stuff from the Literature
    Liver: Garrett Roll, MD
    Kidney: Jackie Garonzik-Wang, MD
    11:15 AM 12:00 PM UNOS Innovation Session Wrap-Up             

    Continuing Medical Education

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

    The American Society of Transplant Surgeons designates this live activity for a maximum of 22.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM.  Final credit hours are subject to change and will be provided on-site.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    American Board of Surgery (ABS) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) credits will be available to learners at the Winter Symposium again this year. The American Society of Transplant Surgeons designates this live activity for a maximum of 5.25 credits towards the American Board of Surgery MOC requirements. Final credit hours are subject to change and will be provided on-site. 

    The following sessions are eligible for MOC. Eligible sessions will also be marked within the CME claiming system and the ASTSmeetings mobile app.

    The Surgeon, Thursday, January 10, 12:00 - 2:00 pm
    The Pediatric Transplant Surgeon, Thursday, January 10, 4:30 - 5:30 pm
    The Innovator, Friday, January 11, 4:30 - 5:30 pm
    AHPBA Session, Saturday, January 12, 8:00 - 9:15 am

    Acknowledgment of Support

    ASTS gratefully acknowledges the sponsors of the 2019 Winter Symposium:

    • Novartis Pharmaceuticals, Diamond Level Sponsor
    • Veloxis Pharmaceuticals, Silver Level Sponsor
    • Astellas, Bronze Level Sponsor
    • CSL Behring, Bronze Level Sponsor
    • Hansa Medical, Bronze Level Sponsor
    • Sanofi-Genzyme, Bronze Level Sponsor
  • ASTS 21st Annual State of the Art Winter Symposium

    Dates: 14 – 16 Jan, 2021

    2021-WS-Branding

    If you have registered, you can access the meeting platform here:

    https://astswinter2021.psav.live

     

    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! 

    Thank you to the Winter Symposium Planning Committee for their hard work developing this new version of our winter meeting. Stay tuned for more details!

    Sincerely,

    Marwan S. Abouljoud, MD, FACS, MMM
    ASTS President

    M. B. Majella Doyle, MD, MBA
    Chair, Winter Symposium Planning Committee

    REGISTER

    *Please note registration will close on Wednesday, January 13 at  6 p.m. in order to ensure your login credentials can be processed for your participation.  Registration requests after that date and time, will be processed the next day and credential email will be sent within an hour.  For any questions, please contact tracy.reynolds@asts.orgTo see registration rates, click here.

    Program

     Monday, January 11, 2021 - All times are EST 
     12:00 pm
     1:00 pm
       Pre-Meeting Symposium
       Challenging Cases within Transplantation
       sponsored by CareDx
     Wednesday, January 13, 2021 - All times are EST
     12:00 pm
     1:00 pm
       Pre-Meeting Symposium - Bariatric Surgery in Transplantation: Does Timing Impact Outcomes?
       sponsored by Medtronic
     7:15 pm
     8:45 pm
      Exhibit Hall Open
     7:30 pm
     8:30 pm
      Welcome Reception Happy Hour
      sponsored by CareDx
     Thursday, January 14, 2021 - All times are EST
     9:00 am
     9:45 am   Morning Yoga
      sponsored by Veloxis
     9:00 am
     9:45 am
      CareDx Coffee & Conversations with
      Dr. Velma Scantlebury – the 1st Black Female Transplant Surgeon

     9:00 am
     9:45 am

      Coffee & Conversations on Mentorship
      sponsored by Novartis

     10:00 am  10:05 am   Meeting Welcome
     10:05 am  10:25 am   My COVID-19 Experience and Q&A with Tomoaki Kato
     10:25 am  11:30 am   Diversity and Inclusion Series
    •  Video: Celebration of Diversity within the United Stated and ASTS
    •  Outsmarting Human Minds supported by Sanofi
     11:30 am
     11:45 am
      Break
     11:45 am
     12:45 pm
      Diversity and Inclusion Series
    •  How Can the Transplant Community Tackle Diversity Issues?
    •  Video: Personal Stories and Anecdotes from ASTS Members
    •  How Can Hospital Leadership Take Action?
    • Taking Care of Diverse Patient Populations
     12:45 pm
     1:40 pm
       Breakthrough DNA Applications in Multi-Organ Transplant and Kidney Health
       Lunch Symposium
       sponsored by Natera, Inc.

     1:40 pm
     2:35 pm
       Diversity and Inclusion Series
    •  Disparities in Donation: Issues and Solutions
    •  Building and African American Transplant Access Program: My Experience
    •  Live Panel Discussion and Q&A
     2:35 pm  2:50 pm   Break
     2:50 pm  3:30 pm   Oral Abstract Session I
     3:30 pm  4:00 pm   Najarian Lecture
     4:00 pm
     5:00 pm
      Trainee & Fellow Fireside Chat
     Career Development Conversations
      sponsored by Sanofi
     4:00 pm  5:00 pm   Sidecars & Science Exhibitor Happy Hour
     6:00 pm
     7:00 pm
      Fireside Chat - Pandemic Life: A Family Navigating Kidney Health
      sponsored by Natera, Inc.
     Friday, January 15, 2021 - All times are EST
     Concurrent Sessions
     9:00 am
     9:45 am
        Wellness Activity
     9:00 am
     9:45 am
        Coffee & Conversations on Chronic Active AMR
        sponsored by CSL Behring
     9:00 am
     9:45 am
        Coffee & Conversations on Work/Life Balance
        sponsored by Novartis
     10:00 am  1:50 pm

       Living Donor Liver Transplant Clinic

    •  Starting a Living Donor Liver Transplant Program
    •  Mitigating Outflow & Inflow Issues
    •  Living Liver Donor Paired Exchange: Reality or Pipe Dream?
    •  Case Presentations: Complex hepatic vein, bile duct, hepatic artery, and portal vein
     10:00 am  1:50 pm

       Living Kidney Donor and Pancreas Clinic

    •  Bariatric Surgery in Advance of Kidney Transplant
    •  How to Start Doing Robotic Kidney Transplant Recipients
    •  Surgical Videos and Discussion: Peds en bloc, ureteral stricture clinic, selecting and recovering a pancreas graft
     10:00 am  1:00 pm

        Advanced Transplant Provider Session

    •  ATP Committee Update
    •  Small Bowel Transplant Complications
    •  Research and Professional Development
    •  Sarcopenia Pre or Post Transplant
    •  Thymo and COVID-19 Study
    •  Pregnancy after Transplantation
    •  Business Development of Transplant Programs
    •  VCA Face Transplant
    •  Black Transplant Health Initiative
     11:30 am
     12:30 pm
      Optimizing Transplant Patient Care
      Lunch Symposium
      sponsored by CareDx
     1:50 pm
     2:05 pm
       Break
     2:05 pm  2:55 pm    Oral Abstract Session II
     2:55 pm  4:00 pm

       Business Practice & Advocacy Session

    • COVID-19 Effects on Transplant Centers: Survey Results
    • ASTS Legislative and Regulatory Advocacy Update
    • UNOS Update
    • Panel Discussion
     4:00 pm
     5:00 pm
       Transplant Trivia & More Happy Hour
       sponsored by CareDx
     4:00 pm  5:00 pm    Research Grants Workshop
       sponsored by Veloxis Pharmaceuticals
     4:00 pm
     5:00 pm
       ATP Happy Hour
       sponsored by Natera, Inc.
     5:00 pm
     6:00 pm
       Evening Symposium - Managing Transplant Patients During an Epidemic
       sponsored by TGI, Eurofins
     Saturday, January 16, 2021 - All times are EST
     Concurrent Sessions
     9:00 am
     9:45 am
      Wellness Activity - Running Club
     9:00 am
     9:45 am
      Coffee & Conversations on Cancer
      sponsored by Natera, Inc.
     9:00 am
     9:45 am
      Coffee & Conversation
      Surgeon Scientist Discussion
     10:00am  12:30 pm

      Timely Topics in Liver Transplantation

    • HCC Management Outside of the US: Are We too Conservative?
    • National Liver Review Board for HCC
    • Liver Resection in a Cirrhotic Patient
    • How to Manage Patients Who Have Received Immunotherapy
    • Downstaging for HCC with Y90
    • Alternative Therapies: SBRT
     10:00 am
     12:30 pm

      Timely Topics in Kidney and Pancreas Transplantation

    • Kidney Allocation Update
    • Pancreas Transplantation for Type II Diabetes
    • HCV Positive Kidneys
    • HIV Positive Donors
    • How to Assess the Marginal Kidney
    • Pediatric Kidney Transplant in the Very Small: Indications and Techniques
    • SLK: Trends Over Time, Outcomes and How this May Change?
     12:30 pm  1:30 pm   Lunch Symposium - Strategies to Optimize  Living Donation in the Current Renal Transplant Landscape
      sponsored by Veloxis Pharmaceuticals
     1:30 pm  1:50 pm   Awards Presentation
     1:50 pm  2:50 pm   Oral Abstract Session III
     2:50 pm  3:30 pm   Wellness and Peer Support Session
     3:30 pm  4:00 pm   Presidential Address

     

    Continuing Medical Education

    Click here to access the CME claiming platform. Your badge number you will use to log in is the password you used to access the meeting site and was emailed to you. If you cannot locate your password/badge number, please email education@asts.org.

    To claim CME, please follow these instructions:

    1. Log into the claiming site using your badge number and last name in the top right corner where it says Registrant Access.
    2. View sessions either by day or session type. Click on the session title to view more details. Click “Attended” next to the sessions you have viewed.
    3. Once you have added all the sessions you attended, click on My Credit Cart in the top right of the page.
    4. Here you can adjust the credit amounts based on how much of the session you attended. Once your credit amounts are adjusted, you can access your CME Certificate or Certificate of Attendance under “Available Certificates” on the right-hand side of the page.
    5. Before you can access your certificate(s), you will be prompted to respond to the meeting evaluation. Once you have completed the evaluation, you will be able to download and print your certificate(s).

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

    The American Society of Transplant Surgeons designates this live activity for a maximum of 18.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Credit hours are subject to change. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    Selected presentations throughout the Symposium will offer AMA PRA Category I Credit™and self-assessment credits toward Part 2 of the American Board of Surgery Program. MOC credits are coming soon!

    Acknowledgement of Support

    Distinguished Platinum Level
    CareDx

    Platinum Plus Level
    Natera
    Novartis

    Diamond Level
    Medtronic
    Veloxis

    Gold Level
    Sanofi
    Transplant Genomics, Inc., Eurofins

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  • ASTS 20th Annual State of the Art Winter Symposium

    Miami | Dates: 09 – 12 Jan, 2020

    Honoring Our History, Forging Our Future

    Registration

    Click here for registration information.

    Housing

    Click here for housing information. 

      Program 

    Thursday, January 9, 2020
    11:00 AM 12:00 PM  Medtronic Sponsored Lunch Symposium
    12:00 PM 12:15 PM Meeting Welcome & History of the Winter Symposium
    Past Mistakes, Present Practice
    12:15 PM 12:50 PM Technical Challenges - Liver
    12:50 PM 1:30 PM Technical Challenges - Kidney/Pancreas
    1:30 PM 2:10 PM Technical Challenges - Living Donor Recipient and Donor
    2:10 PM 2:30 PM Break
    Americana Salons 3&4
    2:30 PM 2:50 PM "In the Surgeon's Studio" Interview
    2:50 PM 3:30 PM Oral Abstract Session I
    3:30 PM
     4:00 PM
    John S. Najarian Lectureship
    What the Future Holds
    4:00 PM 4:45 PM Who Gets the Liver? Alcoholic Hepatitis vs. Frailty vs. Advanced Cancer
    4:45 PM 5:30 PM Who Gets to Donate a Kidney? Young African American Male vs. Obese Patient vs. Terminally Ill Donor
    5:45 PM 7:15 PM Poster Session A & Exhibit Hall Reception


    Friday, January 10, 2020

    7:00 AM
    7:55 AM
    ASTS Research Grants: Updates and Outcomes (Sponsored by Veloxis Pharmaceuticals)
    7:00 AM 8:00 AM Breakfast Symposium (Sponsored by Natera Inc.)
    Concurrent Sessions
    8:00 AM 11:00 AM Advanced Transplant Provider Session
    8:00 AM 11:00 AM Business Practice & Advocacy Session
    8:00 AM 11:00 AM Education Workshop
    11:00 AM  12:00 PM  Lunch Symposium (Sponsored by CareDx, Inc.) 
    11:30 AM 12:00 PM Exhibit Hall Networking
    Forging our Future
    12:00 PM 12:30 PM Hot Topics from the Literature
    12:30 PM 1:40 PM Disruptive Technology
    1:40 PM 2:15 PM Technology Panel
    2:15 PM 2:35 PM Break
    Americana Salons 3&4
    2:35 PM 3:15 PM Oral Abstract Session II
    3:15 PM 3:50 PM Hume Lecture
    3:50 PM 4:10 PM Break
    Americana Salons 3&4
    Old Practices, New Paradigms
    4:10 PM 4:45 PM Routine Piggyback vs. Routine Venovenous Bypass
    4:45 PM 5:20 PM Foreign National Recipients vs. Non-foreign National Recipients
    5:30 PM 7:00 PM Poster Session B & Exhibit Hall Reception

    Saturday, January 11, 2020
    7:00 AM 8:00 AM Breakfast in the Exhibit Hall
    8:00 AM 9:20 AM AHPBA Session
    9:20 AM 9:40 AM Awards Presentation
    9:40 AM 10:30 AM Oral Abstract Session III
    10:30 AM 10:50 AM Break
    Americana Salons 3&4
    Visions from the 1st Annual Winter Symposium
    10:50 AM 11:05 AM Living Donor Kidney: The Past
    11:05 AM 11:20 AM Living Donor Kidney: The Present and Future
    11:20 AM 11:35 AM How Can We Translate Success of Living Kidney Donation into Living Liver Donation?
    11:35 AM 12:00 PM Panel Discussion
    12:00 PM 12:30 PM Presidential Address
    12:45 PM
    1:45 PM
    Lunch Symposium (Sponsored by Veloxis Pharmaceuticals)
     Moral Injury and the Transplant Surgeon
     2:00 PM  2:15 PM  The Scope of the Problem
     2:15 PM  3:00 PM  Navigating a Catastrophic Event
     3:00 PM  3:15 PM  Q&A with Dr. Pomfret
    6:30 PM 9:00 PM Reception, Dinner, and Dancing
    Americana Lawn
    Sunday, January 12, 2020
    8:30 AM 9:30 AM Video Abstracts
    9:30 AM 10:05 AM Mini-Oral Abstracts
    10:05 AM 12:00 PM Special Invited Presidential Session: Transplantation Metrics Roundtable Discussion


    Click here to view the full program.

    Acknowledgements

    ASTS gratefully acknowledges the sponsors of the 2020 Winter Symposium:

    Platinum Plus Level

    Novartis Pharmaceuticals

    Platinum Level

    Care Dx, Inc.

    Diamond Level

    Natera Inc.

    Veloxis Pharmaceuticals

    Gold Level

    Sanofi-Genzyme

    Silver Level

    Medtronic

    Bronze Level

    Hansa Biopharma

    Continuing Medical Education

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

    The American Society of Transplant Surgeons designates this live activity for a maximum of 19.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Credit hours are subject to change and final credit hours will be provided on-site. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    American Board of Surgery (ABS) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) credits will be available to learners at the Winter Symposium again this year. The American Society of Transplant Surgeons designates this live activity for a maximum of 3.25 credits towards Part 2 of the American Board of Surgery requirements. Final credit hours are subject to change and will be provided on-site. This is an ideal opportunity to earn credits toward your ABS certification or re-certification. There is no extra cost to participate.

    The following sessions are eligible for MOC. Eligible sessions will also be marked within the CME claiming system and the ASTSmeetings mobile app.

    Technical Challenges - Liver (0.5 credits)
    Technical Challenges - Kidney/Pancreas (0.75 credits)
    Technical Challenges - Living Donation (0.75 credits)

    AHPBA Session (1.25 credits)

  • ASTS 18th Annual State of the Art Winter Symposium

    Miami | Dates: 11 – 14 Jan, 2018
    WS18 banner FINAL

    Main Meeting

    The Future is Now: Saving More Lives Through Transplantation
    January 12–14, 2018

    Pre-Meeting

    12:00–6:00 p.m.
    January 11, 2018

    Advanced Transplant Provider Session

    8:00–11:00 a.m.
    January 12, 2018

    Business Practice & Advocacy Seminar

    8:00–11:00 a.m.
    January 12, 2018

    Acknowledgements

    ASTS gratefully acknowledges our 2018 Winter Symposium Sponsors:

    • Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation, Diamond Level
    • Astellas, Silver Level
    • Veloxis Pharmaceuticals, Silver Level
    • Hansa Medical, Bronze Level
    • Sanofi-Genzyme, Bronze Level

    Continuing Medical Education

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

    The American Society of Transplant Surgeons designates this live activity for a maximum of 21.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Credit hours are subject to change and final credit hours will be provided on-site. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    Selected presentations throughout the Symposium will offer AMA PRA Category I Credit™and self-assessment credits toward Part 2 of the American Board of Surgery Program. There will be a maximum of 7.0 MOC credits available at this year's symposium. This is an ideal opportunity to earn credits toward your ABS certification or recertification. There is no extra cost to participate.

    Click here to view a list of faculty financial disclosures for the meeting.

  • ASTS 17th Annual State of the Art Winter Symposium

    Miami | Dates: 26 – 29 Jan, 2017

    As more patients suffer due to the shortage of life-saving donor organs each year, the American Society of Transplant Surgeons (ASTS) is focusing its Winter Symposium on innovative science and effective public policy to combat this crisis. Join us in Miami in January 2017 to learn what is being done to save lives through expanding organ transplantation and turning our ideas into action.

    Symposium Location

    Loews Miami Beach Hotel
    1601 Collins Ave.
    Miami Beach, Florida 33139 

    Main Meeting

    Organ Donation 2.0: Turning Ideas into Action
    January 27–29, 2017

    Pre-Meeting

    All You Ever Wanted to Know but Were Too Afraid to Ask
    12:00–6:00 p.m.
    January 26, 2017

    Advanced Transplant Provider Session

    8:00–11:00 a.m.
    January 27, 2017

    Business Practice & Legislative Session

    8:00–11:00 a.m.
    January 27, 2017

    ABS MOC Credits Available!

    Selected presentations throughout the Symposium will offer AMA PRA Category I Credit™and self-assessment credits toward Part 2 of the American Board of Surgery Program. There will be a maximum of 9.75 MOC credits available at this year's symposium. This is an ideal opportunity to earn credits toward your ABS certification or recertification. There is no extra cost to participate.

    ASTS gratefully acknowledges support for the 2017 Winter Symposium from our Corporate Sponsors:

    Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation–Diamond Level

    Veloxis Pharmaceuticals–Silver Level

    Astellas–Bronze Level

    Sanofi-Genzyme–Bronze Level

  • ASTS 16th Annual State of the Art Winter Symposium

    Miami | Dates: 14 – 17 Jan, 2016

    Thanks to everyone who joined us in Miami! The webcasts are available here.

    Videos

    Transforming the Landscape of Organ Access and Transplantation: Surgeons General Perspectives Excerpts

    Full video:



    Dr. Miller's Presidential Address

    View the text and slides from Dr. Miller's address.

    Program

    Download a printable program here.

    Sponsors

    ASTS gratefully acknowledges Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation as a Diamond Level Sponsor, Veloxis Pharmaceuticals as a Platinum Level Sponsor, and Astellas and Bristol-Myers Squibb as a Gold Level Sponsors for the ASTS 16th  Annual State of the Art Winter Symposium.

  • ASTS 15th Annual State of the Art Winter Symposium

    Miami | Dates: 15 – 18 Jan, 2015


    ASTS gratefully acknowledges the support of Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation as a Diamond Level Sponsor, Astellas and Veloxis Pharmaceuticals as Gold Level Sponsors, and Bristol-Myers Squibb as a Silver Level Sponsor for the ASTS 15th Annual State of the Art Winter Symposium.



    Speaker Disclosures

    15th Annual State of the Art Winter Symposium Webcasts 
  • ASTS 14th Annual State of the Art Winter Symposium

    Miami | Dates: 23 – 26 Jan, 2014


     
    Thanks to everyone who made this meeting another record-breaking success!

    Thank You to Our Supporters!

    ASTS gratefully acknowledges the support of the following:

    General Winter Symposium Support

    Platinum Level
    Novartis Pharmaceuticals

    Gold Level
    Veloxis Pharmaceuticals

    ASTS Corporate Partner Recognition Levels

    Marketing Support

    Novartis Pharmaceuticals
    Astellas
    Pfizer
    Bristol-Myers Squibb Company

    David Hume Lecture Support

    American Foundation for Donation and Transplantation

    Independent Medical Education Grant

    Astellas

    14th Annual State of the Art Winter Symposium webcasts
  • ASTS 13th Annual State of the Art Winter Symposium

    Miami | Dates: 31 Jan – 03 Feb, 2013