Awards

The American Transplant Congress will grant a number of Awards to for outstanding work that is submitted through the ATC 2020 abstract submission.  


ATC's People's Choice Awards


Selected Onsite by Attendees

This award is designed to allow attendees to VOTE on which Plenary abstract presentation is the MOST impactful to the transplant community. 

There will be 1 ATC People's Choice Award given.

Criteria

To be eligible for an award, the following criteria must be met:

  • Submit an abstract through the ATC 2020 abstract submission.
  • Be selected to present a Plenary abstract.
  • Present the Plenary abstract in person and be able to present in the ATC's People's Choice Award session on Wednesday, June 3, 2020.

Selection

Selection is based on the following:

  • Attendees will VOTE at the end of each Plenary session which abstract is the MOST impactful to the transplant community.
  • The daily Plenary abstract winner will be selected to go head-to-head with other daily Plenary winners during the ATC's People's Choice Award session on Wednesday, June 3, 2020.
  • Presenters will have the opportunity to once again prove why their abstract is the MOST impactful to the transplant community and discuss where the science will be in 10 years.
  • A panel of experts will be hand to ask questions.

Best in Congress Posters


Selected Onsite by Attendees

ATC attendees will have the opportunity to vote for the Best in Congress Posters presented during each poster session. Voting will be done via the ATC mobile application.

There will be multiple Best in Congress Poster Awards given.

Criteria & Selection

Should your poster be selected, ATC will send you a notification to submit a PowerPoint or PDF of your poster. 
Your poster PowerPoint or PDF will then be displayed on a large monitor the morning after your poster presentation. 


Young Investigator Travel Awards


This award is designed to recognize a Young Investigator's outstanding abstract submission research and to help off set the expense to attend the Congress.  

There will be multiple Young Investigator Travel Awards given.

Criteria

To be eligible for an award, the following criteria must be met:

  • An individual must be the first author on a submitted abstract and must present the abstract during ATC 2020.
  • An individual must be a Trainee within (2) years completion of their training and/or fellowship in a program in which either an ASTS or AST member is associated.
  • A signed letter from the Trainee's program director identifying and requesting travel support need uploaded at the time of abstract submission.

Selection

Selection is based on the following:

  • Awardees will be selected from the pool of eligible applicants based upon the abstract's degree of excellence as determined by the Joint Planning Committee; 
  • Authors will not be considered for a travel award if the required letter is not attached;
  • No exceptions will be made should the criteria above not be met. 

Posters of Distinction


This award is designed to recognize the top 10% of Poster Abstract Presenter's outstanding work.  Poster of Distinction ribbons are placed on the poster board of the poster abstracts being selected daily.

There will be multiple Posters of Distinction given.

Criteria & Selection

  • An individual must be the first author on a submitted abstract and must attend to present the poster abstract during ATC 2020;
  • The award is given to the top 10% of poster abstracts;
  • A Poster of Distinction ribbon will be placed on each poster board of the poster abstract being selected daily.