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Saturday, June 1, 2019

 

In-Depth Symposia

(Additional Fee)

1:00 pm – 5:30 pm
  • HLA - Beyond the Basics of A, B and DR
  • The Changing Landscape of Liver Transplantation
  • Leadership Bootcamp: Growth, Sustainability and Fiscal Management of Transplant Programs
  • The Basics of Heart & Lung Transplantation:  Clinical Perspectives and Evidence-Based Management
  • Managing Kidney Renal Allograft Failure to Re-Transplantation (KRAFT): Challenges and Opportunities
  • The Multidisciplinary Team: Solving Problems in the Modern World
  • Transplant Infectious Disease
  • Molecular Dissection of Rejection
  • Basic Science for the Clinician - Transplant Rejection

 

Congress Begins

5:30 pm – 7:30 pm  

Opening Reception with Exhibits

5:30 pm – 7:30 pm   

Poster Session A with Exhibits - Presenters in Attendance

Sunday, June 2, 2019

7:00 am - 7:30 am Continental Breakfast
7:00 am – 8:15 am

Sunrise Symposia: Interactive

  • Non-Tuberculous Mycobacteria in Lung Transplant Recipients
  • Can We Solve the Organ Discard Problem?
  • Immunosuppression in 2019 and Beyond: Considerations for CNI
  • Trying to Avoid Intestinal Transplantation in the Patient with Short Gut Syndrome
  • Acute Liver Failure: We Came, We Saw, Have We Conquered?
  • Keeping it Real, the Motto of 'One Transplant for Life'. Addressing the Unmet Need of Post Transplant Education and Communication
  • Approach to Desensitization Pre and Post Heart Transplantation
  • A to Z in HIV to HIV Kidney Transplantation
  • Gender Disparity in Transplantation
  • Expanding the Lung Donor Pool While Optimizing Patient Outcomes
  • Pediatric Kidney Transplantation: Barriers to Success 
  • Optimizing Management of the Metabolic Syndrome After Liver Transplantation

Sunrise Symposia: Didactic

  • Tissue Engineering in Transplantation
  • Antibody Functions in Tissues & Regulations             
8:15 am – 8:30 am   

Break

8:30 am – 9:30 am

Plenary Session I

9:30 am – 9:45 am   

Joint Award Session

9:45 am – 10:00 am

ASTS Research Grants 

10:00 am – 10:15 am

ASTS Pioneer Award

10:15 am – 10:30 am

AST Awards

10:30 am – 10:45 am

AST Lifetime Achievement Award

10:45 am – 11:15 am

Coffee Break in Exhibit Hall

11:15 am – 12:45 pm  

Midday Symposia: Interactive

  • Lung Transplantation: From Bench to Bedside and Back
  • Are Donors After Cardiac Death Underutilized in PediatricTransplant Recipients?
  • Peronalized Immunosuppression and Infectious Risk: Joint ATC-ESCMID/ESOT Session
  • Controversies in KPD
  • Personalized Medicine in Transplantation: Can We Move the Needle?

Midday Symposia: Didactic

  • T Cell Mediated Rejection: Where are we in 2019?
  • Renal Issues in CardiacTransplantation
  • Bench to Bedside: B Cells in Transplantation
  • EBV and Post-Transplant Lymphoproliferative Disease: Emerging Data & Pediatric Consensus Guidelines
  • Revisiting DOAC Anticoagulation in Transplantation
  • Tipping the Scale in Our Favor: The Steatoic Donor Liver
  • Silent Chronic Graft Injury After Liver Transplantation: Evidence for TCMR and/or AMR?
  • Platelets in the Immune Response
  • Tregs-Bench to Bedside
  • When to Sound the Alarm: Tough Risk-Benefit Decisions for Journals, Pharma and the FDA

12:45 pm – 1:00 pm  

Break

1:00 pm - 2:15 pm

Sponsored Satellite Symposia (Located in Sheraton Boston Hotel)

1:00 pm – 2:15 pm 

Luncheon Workshops (Additional Fee)

  • Obesity in Kidney Transplantation: Donors and Recipients
  • New Transplant Medical Director: Roles, Responsibilities & Challenges
  • Differentiating 'Difficult Patients' and 'Patients in Difficult Situations' in Urgent Organ Failure
  • Where Have You Been All My Life? The Living Donor with Infectious Disease
1:30 pm – 4:30 pm  

Transplantation in Depth (Basic)

  • The Next New Thing- Basic Pathways to Emerging Therapeutics
2:15 pm – 2:30 pm   

Break

2:30 pm – 4:00 pm  

 Concurrent Oral Abstract Sessions

  • Biomarkers, Immune Monitoring and Outcomes I
  • Endothelial Cell Biology
  • Ischemia Reperfusion & Organ Rehabilitation I
  • Kidney Complications: Late Graft Failure I
  • Kidney Deceased Donor Allocation I
  • Kidney Donor Selection / Management Issues I
  • Kidney Immunosuppression: Desensitization
  • Kidney Technical
  • Liver: Immunosuppression and Rejection
  • Medley of Heart Transplantation Topics
  • Non-Organ Specific:Organ Preservation/Ischemia Reperfusion Injury
  • PTLD/Malignancies: All Topics
  • Tissue Engineering & Technology
  • Tolerance: Clinical Studies
2:30 pm – 5:30 pm 

Student Program

  • The Science, The Art, and The Allure of Transplantation
4:00 pm – 4:30 pm 

Coffee Break in Exhibit Hall

4:30 pm – 6:00 pm   

Concurrent Oral Abstract Sessions

  • B-cell / Antibody /Autoimmunity
  • Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics
  • Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics
  • Kidney Acute Antibody Mediated Rejection
  • Kidney Immunosuppression: Novel Regimens and Drug Minimization I
  • Kidney Living Donor: Quality and Selection
  • Kidney: Cardiovascular and Metabolic I
  • Kidney: Pediatrics I
  • Liver Transplant Oncology
  • Liver: MELD, Allocation and Donor Issues (DCD/ECD) I
  • Lymphocyte Biology - Basic
  • Pancreas and Islet: All Topics I
  • Psychosocial and Treatment Adherence
  • Setting the Table for Success after Lung Transplantation
  • Vaccines and Viruses
5:45 pm – 7:45 pm  

ASTS Town Hall & Reception - Hall A

6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Poster Session B in Exhibit Hall - Presenters in Attendance

Monday, June 3, 2019

7:00 am - 7:30 am Continental Breakfast
7:00 am – 8:15 am  

Sunrise Symposia: Interactive

  • How Does Kidney Paired Exchange (KPD) Become Standard of Care?
  • The Kidney Allograft Recipient and Transplant Cardiovascular Care(Kardio-Care)
  • U.S. Lung Allocation- Where are we Now?
  • The Coming of Age- Childhood Conditions Affecting Post-Renal Transplant Outcomes into Adulthood
  • Controversies in Intestinal Transplantation
  • Battling Hepatocellular Carcinoma: Who Wins the Transplant Lottery?
  • Fontan- Associated Liver Disease: Heart Alone or Heart Liver
  • Challenges in Quality Improvement in Transplant Care: TOOLS, THREATS, and OPPORTUNITIES
  • Updates in Primary Care- What Everyone Ought to Know About the Latest Trends in Patient Management
  • Novel Pre-Market Therapies in Transplantation: Does FDA Endpoints Justify the Means?

Sunrise Symposia: Didactic    

  • Top 10 Papers in Transplant Infectious Diseases
  • Immunometabolism in Transplantation
  • Gene Editing in Transplantation- A New Frontier
8:15 am – 8:30 am

Break

8:30 am – 9:15 am

Plenary Session II

9:15 am – 9:45 am

AST Presidential Address

9:45 am – 10:15 am

ASTS Presidential Address

10:15 am – 10:45 am  
Thomas E. Starzl State-of-the-Art Speaker

Synthetic Orgrans

George M. Church, PhD
Wyss Institute at Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA, USA

10:45 am – 11:15 am 

Coffee Break in Exhibit Hall

11:15 am – 12:45 pm

Midday Symposia: Interactive

  • Results of the Consensus Conference on Fratility in Solid Organ Transplantation
  • 1000 LDLTS in the US: Pipedream or Near Future
  • To Transplant or Not to Transplant: Can the Virtual Crossmatch Answer this Question?

Midday Symposia: Didactic

  • Normothermic Machine Perfusion of Livers: Are we Ready for Prime Time?
  • A Multiparametric Approach to Deceased Kidney Donor Assessment
  • Opioid Stewardship in Solid Organ Transplant: It Takes a Multidisciplinary Approach
  • CMV-Cutting Edge Approaches to Taming the Troll of Transplant
  • Cutting Edge Medical and Surgical Options for Treating Diabetes: A Multidisciplinary Approach to New Therapies
  • Vascular Flow Problems: An Achilles Heel in Pediatric Liver Transplantation
  • From Policy to Postop: Opiod and Benzodiazepine Use Across the Transplant Process
  • How Does Immunosuppression and Rejection Impact the Long-Term Survival of the Intestinal Transplant Recipient?
  • Reproductive Health Issues in Transplant
  • Liver Recipient Selection: Where Do You Draw the Line?
  • Coinhibitory Pathways: From Bench to Bedside
  • Lymphatics in Transplantation
12:45 pm – 1:00 pm

Break

1:00 pm - 2:15 pm Sponsored Satellite Symposia (Located in Sheraton Boston Hotel)
1:00 pm – 2:15 pm

Luncheon Workshops (Additional Fee)

  • Two for the Price of One: The Explosion of Combined Heart-Kidneys and Lung-Kidneys
  • Caring for the Caregiver in Transplantation: State of Affairs and Future Directions
  • #SquadGoals: Expanding and Optimizing the Transplant Pharmacy Team
  • Looking Under the Hood of High Impact Research: From Idea to AJT Publication
2:15 pm – 2:30 pm

Break

2:30 pm – 4:00 pm 

Concurrent Oral Abstract Sessions

  • Antigen Presentation and Allorecognition
  • Basic & Clinical Science - VCA
  • Biomarkers, Immune Monitoring and Outcomes II
  • Donor and Recipient Selection in Heart Transplantation
  • Immunosuppression Preclinical Studies
  • Infectious Epidemiology
  • Ischemia Reperfusion & Organ Rehabilitation II
  • Kidney Complications: Late Graft Failure II
  • Kidney Complications: Late Graft Failure II
  • Kidney Deceased Donor Allocation II
  • Kidney Donor Selection / Management Issues II
  • Kidney Psychosocial I: Cognitive and Behavioral Factors
  • Liver Transplant Complications and Retransplantation I
  • Quality Assurance Process Improvement & Regulatory Issues I
  • Surgical Issues: All Organs
  • Xenotransplantation
2:30 pm – 6:00 pm 

Featured Multidisciplinary Transplant Professionals Symposium 

  • Expansion of the Multidisciplinary Team: From Waitlist to Transplant
4:00 pm – 4:30 pm 

Coffee Break in Exhibit Hall

4:30 pm – 6:00 pm Young Investigator Communication Session
4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Concurrent Oral Abstract Sessions

  • Biomarkers, Immune Monitoring and Outcomes III
  • Breakthroughs in Cytomegalovirus
  • Donor Management: All Organs Excluding Kidney
  • Infections, Antibodies and Biomarkers in Lung Transplantation
  • Islet and Cell Transplantation
  • Kidney Chronic Antibody Mediated Rejection
  • Kidney Immunosuppression: Novel Regimens and Drug Minimization II
  • Kidney: Cardiovascular and Metabolic II
  • Kidney: Pediatrics II
  • Liver: MELD, Allocation and Donor Issues (DCD/ECD) II
  • Non-Organ Specific: Pharmacogenomics / Pharmacokinetics
  • Non-Organ Specific: Public Policy & Allocation
  • Pancreas and Islet: All Topics II
  • Tolerance / Immune Deviation
5:45 pm – 8:00 pm  

AST Town Hall & Reception - Hall A

6:00 pm – 7:00 pm    

Poster Session C in Exhibit Hall - Presenters in Attendance

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

7:00 am - 7:30 am Continental Breakfast
7:00 am – 8:15 am   

Sunrise Symposia: Interactive

  • The Enemy of Good is Better: Marginal Cardiac Donors Avoid Waste and Maximize Lives Saved
  • ApoL1 Genotyping in Living Kidney Donors
  • New Insights into Fungal Infections in Thoracic, Liver, and Kidney Transplant Recipients
  • Organ Vigilance Around the World: Different Strokes for Different Folks
  • What Do I Do Now: Challenging Cases in Post Renal Transplant Care
  • Pancreas Transplant Program Management in the Era of Declining Numbers
  • Assessing and Testing Mental Health Disorders in Transplant Recipients
  • Optimizing Pregnancy Success After Transplant
  • Challenges of Transplanting and Managing Alcoholic Hepatitis
  • Joint AST-IPTA Symposium: "It's Friday Night of a Long Weekend and the Pediatric Transplant ID Specialist's Beeper Goes Off..."
  • Brainstorming on Liver Allocation in Vulnerable Populations: Women and Children First?

Sunrise Symposia: Didactic

  • TCR/BCR Sequencing and Tracking
8:15 am – 8:30 am   

Break

8:30 am – 9:15 am

Plenary Session III

9:15 am – 9:45 am

Paul I. Terasaki State-of-the-Art Speaker

Using Human Pluripotent Stem Cells to Make Tissue for Transplantation 

Douglas Melton, PhD
Harvard Department of Stem Cell and Regnerative Biology
Cambridge, MA, USA

9:45 am - 10:00 am Break
10:00 am – 10:45 am   

Controversies in Transplantation - Basic

  • Gene Editing in Transplantion
10:00 am – 10:45 am  

Controversies in Transplantation - Clinical

  • Controversies in Clinical Transplantation
10:45 am – 11:15 am

Coffee Break in Exhibit Hall

11:15 am – 12:45 pm

Midday Symposia: Interactive

  • Simultaneous Liver and Kidney Transplant (SLKT): Two Years of the Policy Change
  • Are Protocol Biopsies Important in the Long Term Management of the Pediatric Liver Transplant Recipient?
  • Wellness in the Workplace: Combating Burnout and Improving Experience Amongst Transplant Providers
  • Organ Directed Therapy- From Regulation to Intervention
  • Report of the UNOS Transplant System Performance Improvement Summit Workgroup

Midday Symposia: Didactic

  • Macrophages in Tissue Injury and Repair 
  • What's the "Real" Story: Artificial Kidney, Artificial Heart (and Lung)
  • Hacking Organs During Preservation: Organ Repair and Regeneration Ex Vivo
  • An Ounce of Prevention Is Worth a Pound of Cure: Vaccination After Solid Organ Transplantation
  • Defining the Risks of VCA
  • Technical Issues in Liver Transplantation
  • Diagnosis of AMR- What is the Data to Support the Banff Criteria?
  • Islet Cell Transplantation: Time to Stop Talking About the Future and Implement Today!
  • The Science of Cellular Intervention
  • Xenotransplantation Trial- Are We There Yet?
  • C4 Article:  Challenges and Solutions for Appropriate and Timely Medication Access in Transplantation 
12:45 pm – 1:00 pm

Break

1:00 pm - 2:15 pm Sponsored Satellite Symposia (Located in the Sheraton Boston Hotel)
1:00 pm – 2:15 pm  

Luncheon Workshops (Additional Fee)

  • Creating a Multidisciplinary Team for Successful Pediatric and Young Adult Transition of Care
  • Addressing Sexuality and Fertility in the Transplant Recipient
  • Understanding the Legal, Ethical and Financial Impact of Drug Testing for Transplant Populations
2:15 pm – 2:30 pm    

Break

2:30 pm – 4:00 pm  

Concurrent Oral Abstract Sessions

  • Kidney Complications: Late Graft Failure III
  • Kidney Deceased Donor Allocation III
  • Acute Rejection: Basic
  • Biomarkers, Immune Monitoring and Outcomes IV
  • Innate Immunity; Chemokines, Cytokines, Complement
  • Kidney Complications: Late Graft Failure III
  • Kidney Living Donor: Long Term Outcomes
  • Kidney Paired Exchange
  • Kidney Psychosocial II: Substances and Access & Barriers
  • Kidney: Acute Cellular Rejection
  • Liver Transplant Complications and Retransplantation II
  • Liver: Living Donors and Partial Grafts
  • Liver: Pediatrics
  • Non-Organ Specific: Disparities and Access to Healthcare I
  • Non-Organ Specific: Economics & Ethics
  • Novel Insights in Kidney Infections
  • Small Bowel
4:00 pm – 4:30 pm 

Coffee Break in Exhibit Hall

4:30 pm – 6:00 pm 

Concurrent Oral Abstract Sessions

  • Biomarkers, Immune Monitoring and Outcomes V
  • Ischemia Reperfusion & Organ Rehabilitation III
  • Kidney Immunosuppression: Induction Therapy
  • Kidney Immunosuppression: Novel Regimens and Drug Minimization III
  • Kidney Living Donor: Selection
  • Kidney: Cardiovascular and Metabolic III
  • Kidney: Polyoma
  • Liver - Kidney Issues in Liver Transplantation
  • Liver: Recipient Selection
  • Lymphocyte Biology: Signaling, Co-Stimulation, Regulation
  • Non-Organ Specific: Disparities and Access to Healthcare II
  • Non-Organ Specific: Viral Hepatitis
  • Quality Assurance Process Improvement & Regulatory Issues II
  • Stem Cell, Cellular Therapies and Regenerative Medicine
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Poster Session D in Exhibit Hall - Presenters in Attendance

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

7:00 am - 7:30 am Continental Breakfast
7:00 am – 8:15 am 

Sunrise Symposia: Interactive

  • Optimzing Spend: Cost Saving Strategies in Transplantation
  • HCV-Viremic Organs for Non-Viremic Recipients: The New Standard of Care?
  • Controversies in Live Kidney Donor Selection and Care
  • Pros and Cons of Presumed Consent: Is Opt-In a Cop-Out?
  • Unlocking Concepts of VCA vs. Solid Organ Transplant 
  • The Changing Face of Cholangiocarcinoma in 2019
  • Marginal Liver Organs: Have We Pushed the Limit?
  • The "OMICS" of Thoracic Organ Transplantation

Sunrise Symposia: Didactic

  • T Cells Driving the Alloantibody Response           
8:15 am – 8:30 am

Break

8:30 am – 10:00 am   

Plenary Session IV

10:00 am – 10:15 am

Coffee Break

10:15 am – 11:00 am

ATC's People's Choice Award Session