Preliminary Program

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Saturday, April 29, 2017

Pre-Meeting Symposia*

1:00 pm - 5:30 pm
*additional registration fee

  • HLA Antibody Diagnostics and Management
  • The State of the Art in Kidney Transplantation - An Update for the Busy Clinician
  • Exciting Updates in Transplant ID 2017: Case-based learning with Audience Response
  • Preserving Native Renal Function in Liver Transplantation: Case Focused Session
  • Challenges in Transplant Listing and Organ Allocation
  • Basic Immunology and Transplant Immunology for the Clinician
  • Advanced Immunology Updates for Basic and Clinical Scientists

Opening of Exhibits
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Poster Session I
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm


Sunday, April 30, 2017

Sunrise Interactive
7:00 am - 8:15 am

  • The CKDPC Web-Based “Lifetime ESRD Risk Calculator” Should Not be Used to Counsel and Select Young Living Kidney Donor Candidates
  • Transplantation in the Elderly: Is 80 the New 60?
  • Pushing Boundaries for Recipient Selection in Lung Transplant
  • Practical Challenges in Intestinal Transplant – A Discussion of Cases with Major Centers

Sunrise Didactic
7:00 am - 8:15 am

  • Machine Perfusion Goes Prime Time in Liver Transplantation
  • Alcohol and Liver Transplantation: Is it Time for a Reality Check?
  • Amyloid: Cardiac Transplantation for a Multi-System Illness
  • Top Papers in Transplant Infectious Diseases
  • VCA: Psychosocial Care of VCA Patients: Emerging Aspects
  • Optimizing Pharmacologic Risk Assessment of Transplant Recipients and Living Donors

Break
​8:15 am - 8:30 am

Joint Plenary I (4 Abstracts)
8:30 am - 9:30 am 

Joint Award Session
9:30 am - 9:45 am

ASTS Pioneer Award
9:45 am - 10:00 am 

AST Lifetime Achievement Award
10:00 am - 10:15 am 

Coffee Break in the Exhibit Hall
10:15 am - 10:45 am 

State-of-the-Art Address
The Tortuous Path to Allograft-specific Therapies

10:45 am - 11:15 am

Marc Jenkins, PhD
University of Minnesota Medical School
Minneapolis, MN, USA

Break
11:15 am - 11:30 am

Midday Interactive
11:30 am - 1:00 pm

  • Advances of Laparoscopic Technique in Living Donor Hepatectomy
  • Re-transplantation of a VCA – Debate

Midday Didactic
11:30 am - 1:00 pm

  • Allo-induced Autoimmunity: The Perfect and Underappreciated Storm in Transplantation
  • Chronic Antibody Mediated Rejection – When Should We Intervene and Does It Matter?
  • Why are Kidneys Discarded and What Can Be Done about It?
  • Management of Viral Hepatitis Before and After Solid Organ Transplantation
  • Strategies for Extending the Cardiac Donor Pool
  • Strategies for Expanding the Donor Pool in Lung Transplantation
  • Advances in Beta Cell Replacement
  • CMV in 2017: What’s Hot, What’s New?
  • Bench to Bedside - B cells
  • Resident Immune Cells in Immunity and Transplant

Sponsored Lunch Symposia
1:00 pm - 2:15 pm

Luncheon Workshops
1:00 pm - 2:15 pm

  • Liver Transplant Histopathology and Clinical Correlation: A Review of Both the Basic and Complex
  • How to Maximize Islet Yield from Chronic Pancreatitis Pancreases Intended for Islet Auto-Transplantation
  • The Role of Professional Coaching in Developing Emotional Intelligence and Promoting Cultural Competency
  • Transplant Dermatology: New Evidence, New Approaches, and a Fresh Mandate for Interdisciplinary Collaboration
  • TransQIP-- A View from the Trenches - Results of the Pilot Phase for Kidney and Liver Transplantation

Transplantation in Depth: Basic
1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Concurrent Oral Abstract Sessions
2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

  • Assessing Risk for Antibody-Mediated Rejection in Kidney Transplant Recipients
  • B Cells in Alloimmunity
  • Clinical Science: Liver - Hepatocellular Carcinoma
  • Cutting Edge - Cytomegalovirus
  • Heart Waitlist and Allocation: Working to Get It Right
  • Innate Pathways of Clinical Alloreactivity
  • Kidney HLA Antibodies
  • Kidney Living Donor Evaluation and Recruitment
  • Kidney: Pediatric Immune Injury and Recurrent Disease
  • Novel Immunosuppression Regimens - Tacrolimus Combinations
  • Pediatric Liver
  • Predicting Tolerance and Rejection
  • Psychosocial and Mediation Adherence Concerns
  • VCA

Student Program
2:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Featured Allied Health Symposium 1 - Case-Based Approach to the Multidisciplinary Management of Complex Chronic Disease States Post-Transplantation
2:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Pediatric Symposium 1
2:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Coffee Break in the Exhibit Hall 
4:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Concurrent Oral Abstract Sessions
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

  • Clinical Science: Kidney Immunosuppression: Desensitization
  • Innate Immunity
  • Kidney Allocation: Changes and Consequences
  • Kidney Clinical Complications 1
  • Kidney: Acute Cellular Rejection
  • Liver Allocation, Utilization, and Machine Perfusion
  • Liver: Viral Hepatitis
  • Lung Transplantation from Donation to Retransplantation
  • New Insights - HCV / HIV
  • Novel Immunosuppression - DSA Monitoring
  • Pancreas Transplantation
  • Pathways of Clinical Rejection
  • T Cell Biology and Alloimmunity
  • Tolerance: Clinical Studies

Poster Session II
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Monday, May 1, 2017

Sunrise Interactive
7:00 am - 8:15 am

  • Tolerance – Why aren't we there yet?
  • Simultaneous Liver Kidney Transplantation – Where are we and where are we going?
  • Maintaining Minimal-Volume Solid Organ Pancreas Transplant Programs – PRO/CON

Sunrise Didactic
7:00 am - 8:15 am

  • Combined Liver-Kidney Transplantation: Ways to Continue Improve Outcomes
  • DCD Liver Transplantation: Current Controversies and Future Directions
  • New Concepts in Immune Monitoring
  • Updates on Women’s Health in Solid Organ Transplant
  • Emerging Infections in the Age of Global Warning - Implications for Transplantation
  • Getting the Most Bang for Your Buck: Creative Ways to Expand Pharmacy Services to Meet Regulatory Requirements
  • Cytoprotection by Hematopoietically Derived Cells
  • Interspecies Chimeric Complementation for the Generation of Functional Human Organs in Large Animal Hosts

Break
​8:15 am - 8:30 am

Joint Plenary II (4 Abstracts)
8:30 am - 9:30 am 

ASTS Awards
9:30 am - 9:45 am 

ASTS Presidential Address
9:45 am - 10:15 am 

Coffee Break in the Exhibit Hall
10:15 am - 10:45 am 

State-of-the-Art Address
Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors: Emerging Targets for Induction of Anti-Tumor Immunity and Transplantation Tolerance

10:45 am - 11:15 am

Vassiliki Boussiotis, MD, PhD
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Boston, MA, USA

Break
11:15 am - 11:30 am

Midday Interactive
11:30 am - 1:00 pm

  • Debates in Mechanical Circulatory Support and Cardiac Transplantation

Midday Didactic
11:30 am - 1:00 pm

  • Cardiac Function in Liver Transplantation: Assessing and Mitigating Risk across the Continuum of Care
  • Understanding ESRD after Live Kidney Donation
  • Delayed Allograft Function - What is the Impact and What Therapeutics are the Most Promising?
  • Integration of APOL-1 into Kidney Transplantation:  Summary of the AST Expert Workshop
  • What's Hot in Deceased Organ Donation– Normothermic Perfusion
  • Liver Transplant for HCC in the Next Decade
  • Keeping the High MELD/PELD Patient Alive On the List
  • HIV Positive Transplantation
  • Bench to Bedside- T cell Memory
  • Exosomes and Donor Antigen Cross Dressing in Alloimmunity
  • Immune Tolerance - Lessons from Non-Transplant Models

Sponsored Lunch Symposia
1:00 pm - 2:15 pm

Luncheon Workshops
1:00 pm - 2:15 pm

  • Looking Under the Hood of High Impact Papers Published in AJT

Break
2:15 pm - 2:30 pm

Concurrent Oral Abstract Sessions
2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

  • Basic Transplant Tolerance I
  • Emerging Interventions in Ischemia Reperfusion Injury
  • Heart Transplantation: Antibodies and Outcomes
  • Infectious Complications of Transplant
  • Kidney BK Virus
  • Kidney Clinical Psychosocial
  • Liver Retransplantation and Other Complications
  • Living Kidney Donation: Post Donation Issues
  • Long Term Kidney Graft Survival I
  • Mechanisms of Allograft Rejection
  • Organ Perfusion Strategies
  • Transplant Regulation and Management: Allocation, Access and Other Transplant Management Topics
  • Treatment of Antibody Mediated Rejection in Kidney Transplant Recipients

Pediatric/Allied Health Symposium
2:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Featured Allied Health Symposium 2:  Balancing Quality & Risk
2:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Coffee Break in the Exhibit Hall
4:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Concurrent Oral Abstract Sessions
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

  • Antibody Mediated Rejection in Kidney Transplant Recipients: Pathophsiology and Epidimiology
  • B Cells and Antibody in Rejection
  • Basic Chronic Rejection
  • Disparities in Organ Transplantation
  • Donors with Acute Kidney Injury
  • Health Services and Policy in Organ Transplanation
  • Infectious Pot-Pourri
  • Kidney Clinical Complications 2
  • Kidney: Cardiovascular and Metabolic
  • Kidney: Pediatric Adherence and Allocation
  • Liver Living Donors and Partial Grafts
  • Logistic and Programatic Challenges in Kidney Living Donation
  • Regulatory Cells in Alloimmunity

AST Town Hall & Reception
5:45 pm - 7:00 pm

Poster Session III
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Sunrise Interactive
7:00 am - 8:15 am

  • Expanding the Liver Donor Pool: The Art of Allocation
  • Clinical Xenotransplantation - Perpetual Myth or Potential Reality?

Sunrise Didactic
7:00 am - 8:15 am

  • Fine-tuning Immunosuppression in Liver Transplantation
  • Antifungal Testing, Prevention, and Treatment Stewardship in SOT
  • Special Deliveries: Pregnancy and Transplantation
  • Social Media and Organ Donation - The Next Frontier
  • Metabolic Control of Immune Responses: Why Does It Matter?
  • Transplant Team Leadership: Leading a Multidisciplinary Transplant Team
  • Opioids and Opioid Substitution Therapy in Transplant Candidates
  • Dendritic Cells in Solid Organ Transplant

Break
8:15 am - 8:30 am

Joint Plenary III (3 Abstracts)
8:30 am - 9:15 am 

AST Awards
9:15 am - 9:30 am 

AST Presidential Address
9:30 am - 10:00 am 

Coffee Break in the Exhibit Hall
10:00 am - 10:30 am 

Controversies in Transplantation - Basic
10:30 am - 11:15 am 

Controversies in Transplantation – Clinical
10:30 am - 11:15 am 

  • Using the Hepatitis C Infected Donor Organ in the Era of Direct Acting Antivirals: Access for All or Only for Some?

Break
11:15 am - 11:30 am

Midday Didactic
11:30 am - 1:00 pm

  • Donors Should Not Have to Pay to Donate – Towards Financial Neutrality for Living Donors
  • Transplant Therapeutics Consortium Update
  • Alternatives to Liver Redistricting to Improve Fairness in Liver Allocation
  • Beta-cell Replacement – Choices, Choices, Choices
  • Infected Donors: Expanding the Donor Pool & the Risk of Avoiding All Risk
  • Risky business – BK Infection: Diagnosis, Treatment, & Immunosuppression Reduction
  • Parenthood after Transplantation
  • Bench to Bedside- Mechanisms and Approaches to Reduce Organ Injury
  • Cellular Alchemy- Engineering Functional Cell Types and Whole Organs from Progenitors
  • Together Everyone Achieves More:  The Multidisciplinary Approach To Generating Revenue, Increasing Transplant Referrals, Improving Outcomes, And Performing Research
  • Regulatory T Cells- New Concepts and Mechanisms

Sponsored Lunch Symposia
1:00 pm - 2:15 pm

Luncheon Workshops
1:00 pm - 2:15 pm

  • Overcoming Early and Mid-Career Challenges in the Field of Transplantation
  • Quality Improvement and Clinical Research: Making the Pharmacist a Staple

Break
2:15 pm - 2:30 pm

Concurrent Oral Abstract Sessions
2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

  • Basic Transplant Tolerance II
  • Diagnosis of Antibody Mediated Rejection in Kidney Transplant Recipients
  • Evaluation Decisions: Living Kidney Donors
  • Islet (Auto and Allo) and Pancreas Transplantation
  • Kidney Immunosuppression: Induction Therapy
  • Kidney Issues in Liver Transplantation
  • Kidney Optimizing Donor/Recipient Selection and Matching
  • Liver Waitlist Outcome and Risk Stratification
  • New Pathways in Allograft Rejection
  • Optimizing Donor Utilization: All Organs
  • Small Bowel: All Topics
  • Surgical Issues (Minimally Invasive/Open): All Organs
  • Xenotransplant

Featured Allied Health Symposium 3
2:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Pediatric Symposium 2
2:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Coffee Break in the Exhibit Hall
4:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Concurrent Oral Abstract Sessions
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

  • B Cells: Regulation and Tolerance
  • DCD and Infectious Risk Kidney Donors
  • Disparities in Kidney Transplantation
  • Economics and Outcomes in Organ Transplantation
  • Islet Transplant
  • Kidney General Outcomes
  • Liver: Immunosuppression and Rejection
  • Long Term Kidney Graft Survival II
  • Novel Immunosuppression Regimens - Belatacept
  • Pathways in Ischemia Reperfusion
  • PTLD

ASTS Business Meeting
5:45 pm - 7:00 pm

Poster Session IV
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

ATC's Night Out
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm


Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Joint Plenary IV (8 Abstracts)
8:00 am - 10:00 am 

Coffee Break
10:00 am  - 10:15 am

What's Hot, What's New: Basic, Translational, Clinical
10:15 am - 11:30 am