Previous Winter Symposia

ASTS 19th Annual Winter Symposium

Jan 10 12:00 PM - Jan 13, 12:00 PM 2019
Jan 10, 2019 12:00 PM - 12:00 PM

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

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