Abstract Program

Original & Late Breaking Abstract Submission are Closed

Original Abstract Submission Status Notifications Sent: February 2021
Late Breaking Abstract Submission Status Notifications Sent: March 2021

Abstracts submitted will only be considered if the data/analysis were not available before the ATC original abstract submission deadline date of December 4, 2020. There are no exceptions.

Previous Presentation of Abstracts
Abstracts will be considered for presentation if they have NOT been previously published as an article at the TIME OF SUBMISSION.

View 2021 Abstract Categories

ATC 2021 Virtual Connect
All abstracts submitted will be considered for ATC 2021 Virtual Connect presentation.  Presentation types being considered are Plenary, Oral, and Poster presentation.

Abstract Submission Technical Help Desk
Direct Line: 217-398-1792
Email: atc@support.ctimeetingtech.com

Abstract Submission Fees

ATC offers discounted abstract submission fees for current ASTS/AST Members.

Late Breaking Submission Fees
  • Current ASTS/AST Member - $50
  • Non-Member - $100
Login Instructions for ASTS/AST Member Pricing

To obtain discounted member pricing, you will need to use the Email Address associated with your Current Member Account as your Username.  


An abstract submission is not complete until full payment has been submitted online through the ATC Program User Portal.  Payment will be displayed as 'CTI' on credit card statements.

Questions on ASTS or AST membership?

ASTS Membership: Membership team at membership@asts.org or 703-414-7870
AST Membership: Julie Atkinson at jatkinson@myast.org or 856-380-6819

General Information

Time Zone Schedule of Program – Eastern Time Zone

The program schedule is built in Eastern Time Zone.  The Virtual Connect platform will provide options to display the program times in the time zone you reside in or display in Eastern Time Zone.  

Target Audience

The American Transplant Congress is designed for physicians, surgeons, scientists, nurses, organ procurement personnel and pharmacists who are interested in the clinical and research aspects of solid organ and tissue transplantation.  The meeting will provide the most current information in the field of transplant science. 


A variety of formats are planned that will encourage the exchange of new scientific and clinical information and support an interchange of opinions regarding care and management as well as socioeconomic, ethical and regulatory issues relevant to organ and tissue transplantation.  

Abstract submissions will be presented through peer reviewed oral and poster presentations.  


The purpose of the meeting is to:

  • Review and evaluate the latest clinical and basic science advances in transplantation science, medicine and surgery; 
  • Investigate recent developments in transplant biology, immunology and organ preservation; 
  • Examine the broad but critical issues in transplantation, including social and policy issues.

Submitting an abstract to the American Transplant Congress means that it will be peer reviewed and may be accepted for either an oral or a poster presentation.  All accepted abstracts will be published in an online Supplement to The American Journal of Transplantation (AJT), the Joint Journal of the American Society of Transplant Surgeons (ASTS) and American Society of Transplantation (AST).  You may submit as many abstracts as you wish.

Presentation Status Notifications

Abstract presentation status of Plenary, Oral, or Poster presentation will be sent by the end of February 2020.

Abstract Policies & Guidelines

Previous Presentation of Abstracts

Abstracts will be considered for presentation if they have NOT been previously published as an article at the TIME OF SUBMISSION.


ATC has developed the following abstract categories.


Abstract Preparation

Abstracts must conform exactly to the instructions provided for electronic submission (by the American Transplant Congress). Abstracts must be submitted in English and all presentations will be in English.  The abstract character limit is 2750 characters. This count includes characters and spaces in the following: Abstract Title, Abstract Body, Authors/Institutions, Table, and Figures.


Abstracts accepted for oral or poster presentation will be published online in a supplement to the American Journal of Transplantation, the Joint Journal of the American Society of Transplant Surgeons and the American Society of Transplantation. Abstracts not accepted for presentation will not be published. Abstracts and program will also be posted prior to the meeting on the American Transplant Congress website. Please check this for official publication date.

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.

Use of Animals

All studies involving the use of animals must conform to the 1991 revision of "Guiding Principles in the Care and Use of Animals" (American Physiological Association).

Employees of Commercial Interests

ATC recognizes that employees of commercial interests are often involved in research and discovery and encourages these employees to submit abstracts to facilitate the flow of new information. In order to be compliant with the various continuing medical education regulatory bodies, abstracts submitted by employees of commercial interests should not include patient care recommendations. They should focus on the biology, physiology or physics and include content about the discovery process. Abstracts should avoid discussion of products, treatment or diagnostics. Abstracts from employees of commercial interests that are selected for oral or poster presentation will be subject to additional review prior to ATC.

Co-Author Approval

Ensure that all co-authors approve of the abstract submission, publication, and potential presentation. 

Abstract Review

Abstracts will be blinded for peer review. Authors should be cautious in using institutional references in the body of the abstract. Do not put author names and/or affiliations in the body. Abstracts which include reference to authors or institutions will not be reviewed.


ATC grants numerous awards to those that submit scientific abstracts.

ATC's People's Choice Award

Abstract submissions for ATC 2020 will be considered for presentation during daily Plenary sessions. Those selected for Plenary presentation will automatically be entered into ATC's People's Choice Awards. This award allows attendees to VOTE on which Plenary abstract presentation is the MOST impactful to the transplant community.  A daily winner will be selected to go head-to-head with the other daily winners during the ATC's People's Choice Award Session.

Young Investigator Travel Awards

The American Transplant Congress will grant a number of Young Investigator Travel Awards to assist young investigators to attend the joint meeting.  The travel award is designed to help off set the expense to attend the meeting.  

Full award submission criteria here.

Changes to Abstract

You are able to edit your abstract until the submission deadline. After the submission deadline, no changes are allowed. Any corrections, withdrawals and/or changes will not be accepted after this date. Please note: the submission fee is final and non-refundable regardless of abstract edits or withdrawal.

Abstract Receipt Confirmation

You will receive an email confirmation within two business days of submitting your abstract. If you submit on the deadline date and do not receive a confirmation within two business days, please contact CTI Meeting Technology Technical Support at: atc@support.ctimeetingtech.com or 1.217.398.1792.

Abstract Submission Fee

 A submission fee of $25 for ASTS and/or AST members (first OR last author) or $50 for non-members is required to submit each abstract. This fee is required at the time of submission and is accepted by online credit card payment only.

Payment will be displayed as 'CTI'.

Author Disclosure

ALL abstract authors are required to disclose any conflict of interest.

Abstract Clinical Content Validation

All the recommendations involving clinical medicine in a activity must be based on evidence that is accepted within the profession of medicine as adequate justification for their indications and contraindications in the care of patients.
All scientific research referred to, reported, or used in this activity in support or justification of a patient care recommendation must conform to the generally accepted standards of experimental design, data collection, and analysis.

Abstract content should not promote recommendations, treatment, or manners of practicing medicine that are not within the definition of CME, or known to have risks or dangers that outweigh the benefits or known to be ineffective in the treatment of patients. Abstracts containing advocacy of unscientific modalities of diagnosis or therapy will not be considered.


In compliance with the Securities and Exchange Commission's Regulation FD (Fair Disclosure), the accepted abstracts are made available to the public on the ATC website in advance of the meeting. Thus, the first release of the abstracts is a public release. Coverage of additional research being presented at the annual meeting is under embargo until the date of presentation.

Academic institutions, private organizations, and companies with products whose value may be influenced by information contained in an abstract may issue a press release to coincide with the availability of an abstract. However, the ATC continues to require that information that goes beyond that contained within the abstract, e.g., discussion of the abstract done as part of a scientific presentation, is to be embargoed until the start of the scientific sessions. Violation of this policy may result in the abstract being withdrawn from the meeting and other measures deemed appropriate.

Journalists failing to abide by the embargo may have their press credentials revoked.


Payment will be displayed as 'CTI' on credit card statements.