Program Types

ATC is designed with a variety of program layouts and formats to engage all types of learners. Take advantage of the Multi-disciplinary nature of the ATC by reviewing the Program Descriptions below.


In-Depth Symposia


Saturday, May 30th, 1:00 pm - 5:30 pm

In-Depth Symposia*

In-Depth Symposia are half day sessions designed around a specific topic of interest.  These sessions provide in-depth state-of-the-art information focused both on clinical and research areas from various perspectives, allowing attendees to make connections and incorporate the knowledge acquired into their everyday practice.  

ATC In-Depth Symposia Second Screen Sharing Technology 
Attendees who register for In-Depth Symposia have an added benefit of access to the ATC In-Depth Symposia Second Screen Sharing Technology 

• This technology will be available through the In-Depth mobile app
• View slide presentations simultaneously on your personal mobile device
• Take and save notes
• Automatically receive the slides and your notes via email at the end of the day Saturday

Attendee Profile:

• Early Career
• Experienced Wanting to Learn More
• Mentor/Expert Wanting to Share Comments

*Separate Registration Fee from Congress Registration.


Congress Programs


Saturday, May 30th, 5:30 pm – Wednesday, June 3rd, 12:00 pm

All Below Programs are Included in Congress Registration unless Noted

7:00 AM Jump Starts – NEW Design 

7:00 AM – 8:15 AM, Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday

Get your dose of caffeine and Jump Start your day with live interactive debates and lectures to advance your career.  Attendees can expect to take part in lively debates, panel discussions and question/answer discussions.

Attendee Profile:

  • Early Career
  • Experienced Wanting to Learn More
  • Mentor/Expert Wanting to Share Comments
  • Interactive Debaters

IMPACT Sessions – NEW Design

11:15 AM – 12:15 PM, Sunday, Monday, Tuesday

Learn from Industry Innovators on how the transplant industry is transforming your daily work lives for tomorrow’s advancements.  Attendees can expect to leave these sessions armed with cutting-edge information that will pave the way to the future of the industry.

Each presentation will close with 3 takeaways on how their topic is impactful to the transplant community.

Attendee Profile:

  • Early Career
  • Experienced Wanting to Learn More
  • Mentor/Expert Wanting to Share Comments
  • Interactive Debaters

Expert VIP Meet-Up* – NEW Design

1:00 – 2:15 pm, Sunday, Monday, Tuesday

Gain exclusive access to Mentor Experts in the field.  These sessions are designed in an intimate round-table discussion setting - NO formal slide presentations.  The purposeful layout is designed to allow interaction and discussion, while creating new connections.

Attendee Profile:

  • Early Career
  • Mentor/Expert Wanting to Share Comments

*Separate Registration Fee from Congress Registration.  Limited attendance.  Lunch is provided in this session.

Lunch & Learn Workshop*

1:00 – 2:15 pm, Sunday, Monday, Tuesday

Learn how to overcome daily challenges that you face in the transplant field.  These sessions are designed in an open, relaxed, and collaborative learning environment that encourage audience participation. 

Attendee Profile:

  • Early Career
  • Experienced Wanting to Learn More
  • Mentor/Expert Wanting to Share Comments

*Separate Registration Fee from Congress Registration.  Limited attendance.  Lunch is provided in this session.

Focus in Transplantation

1:30 pm – 4:00 pm, Sunday & Monday

Deep dive into focused presentations on Basic and Translational science.  Individual sessions on “Basic: New Roles of Secondary Immune Organs in Rejection” and “Translational: The Microbiome and its Influence on Clinical Outcomes” will be presented.

Attendee Profile:

  • Early Career
  • Experienced Wanting to Learn More
  • Mentor/Expert Wanting to Share Comments

Controversies in Transplantation

10:00 am – 10:45 am, Tuesday

Come experience top level experts debate on controversial topics in both Translational and Clinical science.  Individual sessions on “Clinical: Addressing the Organ Shortage - Answers from Home and Abroad”, and “Translational: Chronic Allograft Dysfunction: Is Antibody Really at the Heart of the Problem?” will be presented.

Attendee Profile:

  • Early Career
  • Experienced Wanting to Learn More
  • Mentor/Expert Wanting to Share Comments
  • Interactive Debaters 

Abstract Presentations

Saturday, Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, & Wednesday

Learn about the latest research that is being done throughout the globe from your fellow attendees presented in a variety of different formats.

Attendee Profile for All Abstract Presentations:

  • Early Career
  • Experienced Wanting to Learn More
  • Mentor/Expert Wanting to Share Comments
  • Interactive Debaters
Plenary Abstract Sessions
  • Top-rated abstracts submitted through the ATC abstract submission are presented orally with time for questions from the audience at the end of each presentation.

ATC’s People’s Choice Award

  • At the end of each session, attendees will be given the opportunity to VOTE on which Plenary abstract presentation 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 on hand to ask questions.
Oral Abstract Presentations
  • Oral abstracts submitted through the ATC abstract submission are presented orally with time for questions from the audience at the end of each presentation.
  • Sessions are designed with specific topic driven presentations.
Poster Presentations
  • Poster abstracts presentations will be displayed daily in the exhibit hall for viewing throughout the day.
  • Poster presenters will be in front of their boards to provide in-person presentations each evening during Poster Sessions A – D.
  • Poster boards are grouped together in locations with specific topics of interest.