General Information

Congress Location


The ATC will be held at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.  

Pennsylvania Convention Center (PCC)
1101 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107


Overview of the American Transplant Congress


The American Transplant Congress is the Joint Annual Meeting of the American Society of Transplant Surgeons (ASTS) and the American Society of Transplantation (AST).  ATC provides a forum for exchange of new scientific and clinical information relevant to solid organ and tissue transplantation and brings together transplant physicians, scientists, nurses, organ procurement personnel, pharmacists, allied health professionals and other transplant professionals. The educational offerings provide attendees the opportunity to learn cutting-edge advances in research and exchange of ideas and practice in the field of solid organ and tissue transplantation.

About ASTS

The American Society of Transplant Surgeons represents approximately 1,800 professionals dedicated to excellence in transplantation surgery.  Our mission is to advance the art and science of transplant surgery through leadership, advocacy, education, and training. To learn more, visit ASTS.org or email asts@asts.org

About AST

Founded in 1982, the American Society of Transplantation (www.myAST.org) is an organization of more than 3,500 professionals dedicated to advancing the field of transplantation and improving patient care by promoting research, education, advocacy, and organ donation.  The society is the largest organization of transplant professionals in North America.  AST members are sought out as transplant experts and advocates.  Other transplant organizations, policy makers, regulatory agencies, payors, academic institutions, and the general public look to the AST for guidance, research, and resources related to transplantation.


Goals & Objectives of ATC

  • To provide a forum for exchange of new scientific and clinical information relevant to solid organ and tissue transplantation.
  • To create an arena for the interchange of ideas regarding care and management of organ and tissue transplant recipients.
  • To facilitate discussions of the socioeconomic, ethical and regulatory issues related to solid organ and tissue transplantation.

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 issues, as well as socioeconomic, ethical, and regulatory issues relevant to organ and tissue transplantation.

Scientific material will be presented through symposia, oral abstracts, concurrent workshops, and poster presentations as well as small group sessions designed for in-depth exploration of both clinical and basic science topics.


Who Should Attend


The American Transplant Congress is designed for physicians, surgeons, scientists, nurses, organ procurement personnel, pharmacists and other transplant professionals 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.