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

    Registration and housing are now open!

    Main Meeting

    New for 2019! General session starts at noon on Thursday, January 10th.

    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
    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

    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
    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
    Fix DonorNet – Audience Vote

    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 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