Press Registration Opens for the 2019 American Transplant Congress

MT. LAUREL, N.J., March 4, 2019 – Press registration is officially open for this year’s highly-anticipated American Transplant Congress (ATC), the must-attend conference for professionals in the transplantation field. The annual event is the joint meeting of the American Society of Transplant Surgeons (ASTS) and the American Society of Transplantation (AST), both non-profit medical associations for professionals involved in scientific research and advocacy related to the advancement of transplantation.

This year’s ATC meeting will be held at the John B. Hynes Convention Center in Boston, MA from June 1 – 5, 2019. The Scientific Program will feature nearly 1,800 abstracts, more than 500 oral presentations, and approximately 1,200 poster presentations.

Hot Topic sessions include:

  • Synthetic Organs – A state-of-the-art presentation by George M. Church, PhD, Wyss Institute at Harvard Medical School.
  • Using Human Pluripoint Stem Cells to Make Tissue for Transplantation – A state-of-the-art presentation by Douglas Melton, PhD, Harvard Department of Stem Cell and Regnerative Biology.
  • Reproductive Health Issues in Transplant – A Midday Didactic session that will explore topics including issues related to transgender transplant recipients and pregnancy management in solid organ transplant recipients.
  • An Ounce of Prevention Is Worth a Pound of Cure: Vaccination after Solid Organ Transplantation – A Midday Didactic session that will cover topics including newer approaches to vaccines in pediatric and adult transplant patients and cutting-edge approaches to measuring immune function after vaccination.

View the full program here.


 “What makes the ATC meeting unique is that it reflects our society,” said Ron Gill, AST Chair of the Executive Planning Committee. “It’s a comprehensive look at the entire field of transplantation. The meeting extends beyond the entire spectrum of the transplant field – including Allied Health, basic science, and pharmacy. What makes ATC unique is the ability to bring the entire community together and provide educational content for the entire field of transplantation.”


Press Registration for ATC:

Press passes are issued to individuals representing a recognized news organization, including journalists reporting for online media outlets and freelancers who contribute to such organizations. Individuals involved with public relations, marketing, sales, circulation, advertising, or any other non-editorial function including educational program developers (including CME writers and editors) or other individuals who are not actually reporting on the meeting are not eligible for press passes. The ATC prohibits the development of CME content based on information presented at its meeting. The ATC reserves the right to inspect the credentials of anyone requesting a press pass, and to refuse to issue a press pass. Generally, no more than five representatives per organization are issued credentials. The ATC does not make public any list of press attendees or their affiliations.

Media who produce a communications vehicle that is sponsored by a single organization or whose revenue for the publication or issue of a publication depends solely on coverage of the ATC meeting are also ineligible to receive press passes. In addition, media who produce a communications vehicle that uses the ATC name or logo to imply endorsement from the ATC are also ineligible to receive press passes.

Individuals who receive exhibitor passes are not eligible for press passes.

Learn more about press eligibility requirements and register for a press pass here:

About ATC

The 2019 American Transplant Congress (ATC) is the joint annual meeting of the American Society of Transplant Surgeons (ASTS) and the American Society of Transplantation (AST), being held June 1-5, 2019 at the John B. Hynes Convention Center in Boston, MA. The program encourages the exchange of new scientific and clinical information and supports an interchange of opinions regarding care and management issues, as well as socioeconomic, ethical and regulatory issues relevant to organ and tissue transplantation. To learn more, visit or connect with ATC on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

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

About the AST

The American Society of Transplantation (AST) represents more than 3,800 transplantation professionals dedicated to advancing the field and improving patient care by promoting research, education, advocacy, and organ donation. The AST’s diverse membership includes physicians, surgeons, scientists, nurses, allied health professionals, and administrators. For more information about the AST, please visit