Scientific Program

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Saturday, June 1, 2019

1:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Deep Dive Symposia (Additional Fee)

  • The Basics of Heart & Lung Transplant: Clinical Perspectives and Evidence-Based Management
  • The Changing Landscape of Liver Transplantation
  • Tranplantation Infectious Disease
  • The Multidisciplinary Team: Solving Problems in the Modern World
  • HLA- Beyonds Basics of A, B and DR
  • Molecular Dissection of Rejections
  • Basic Science for the Clinician- Transplant Rejection
  • Leadership Bootcamp: Growth, Sustainability and  Fiscal Management of Transplant Programs
  • Managing Kidney Renal Allograft Failure to Re-Transplantation (KRAFT): Challenges and Opportunities
  • Novel Pre-Market Therapies in Transplantation; Does FDA Endpoints Justify the Means?
5:30 pm – 7:30 pm  

Opening Reception with Exhibits

5:30 pm – 7:30 pm   

Poster Session A in Exhibit Hall

Sunday, June 2, 2019

7:00 am – 8:15 am

Sunrise Symposia: Interactive

  • Non-Tuberculous Mycobacteria in Lunch Transplant Recipients
  • Can We Solve the Organ Discard Problem
  • Immunosuppression in 2019 and Beyond: Considerations for CNU
  • 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 Desensistization 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

Joint Plenary I

9:30 am – 9:45 am   

Joint Award Session

9:45 am – 10:00 am

AST Awards

10:00 am – 10:15 am

AST Lifetime Achievement Award

10:15 am – 10:30 am

ASTS Research Grants

10:30 am – 10:45 am

ASTS Pioneer 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 Pediatric Transplant Recipients?
  • Peronalized Immunosuppression and Infectious Risk: Joint ATC-ESCMID/ESOT Session
  • Controversies in KPD

Midday Symposia: Didactic

  • T Cell Mediated Rejection: Where are we in 2019?
  • Renal Issues in Cardiac Transplantation
  • Bench to Bedside: B Cells in Transplanation
  • EBV and Post-Transplant Lymphoprolifeative Disease: Emerging Data & Pediatric Consensus Guidelines
  • Revisiting DOAC Anticoagulation in Transplantation
  • Tipping the Scale in Our Favor: The Steatoic Donor Liver
  • Silent Chronic Grat Injury After Liver Transplantatio: Evidence for TCMR and/or AMR?
  • Platelets in the Immune Response
  • Tregs-Bench to Bedside
12:45 pm – 1:00 pm  

Break

1:00 pm - 2:15 pm

Sponsored Satellite Symposia (Located in the Sheraton Seattle Hotel)

1:00 pm – 2:15 pm 

Luncheon Workshops (Additional Fee)

  • Living Large: Obesity in Transplantation
  • New Transplant Medical Director: Roles, Responsibilties & 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

2:30 pm – 5:30 pm 

Student Program

2:30 pm – 6:00 pm  

Featured Multidisciplinary Transplant Professionals Symposium # 1

2:30 pm – 6:00 pm   

Featured Nursing Symposium

4:00 pm – 4:30 pm 

Coffee Break in Exhibit Hall

4:30 pm – 6:00 pm   

Concurrent Oral Abstract Sessions

5:45 pm – 7:00 pm  

ASTS Town Hall & Reception

6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Poster Session B in Exhibit Hall

Monday, June 3, 2019

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
  • Controviersies in Intetinal Transplantation
  • Battling Hepatocelluar Carcinoma: Who Wins the Transplant Lottery?
  • Fontan- Associated Liver Disease: Heart Alone or Heart Liver
  • Challeneges in Quality Imporvement in Transplant Care: TOOLS, THREATS, and OPPORTUNITIES
  • Updates in Primary Care- What Everyone Ought to Know About the Latest Trends in Patient Management.

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

Joint Plenary II

9:15 am – 9:45 am

 ASTS Presidential Address

9:45 am – 10:15 am

AST Presidential Address

10:15 am – 10:45 am  

State-of-the-Art Speaker

  • VCA: Past, Present, and Future
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

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 Immunosuppressiona 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 the Sheraton Seattle 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 Transplantion: State of Affairs and Future Directions
  • #SquadGoals: Expanding and Optimizing the Transplant Pharmacy Team
2:15 pm – 2:30 pm

Break

2:30 pm – 4:00 pm 

Concurrent Oral Abstract Sessions

2:30 pm – 6:00 pm 

Featured Multidisciplinary Transplant Professionals Symposium # 2

  • The Legal and Pseudo-Legal: Navigating Substance Use and Abuse in Transplantation
4:00 pm – 4:30 pm 

Coffee Break in Exhibit Hall

4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Concurrent Oral Abstract Sessions

5:45 pm – 7:00 pm  

AST Town Hall & Reception

6:00 pm – 7:00 pm    

Poster Session C in Exhibit Hall

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

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 Insight 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
  • Accessing 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 – 9:30 am

Joint Plenary III

9:30 am – 10:00 am

State-of-the-Art Speaker

  • Systems Immunology in Health and Disease
10:00 am – 10:45 am   

Controversies in Transplantation - Basic

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

Controversies in Transplantation - Clinical

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 Imporving Experience Amongst Transplant Providers
  • Organ Directed Therapy- From Regulation to Intervention

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 Transplantion
  • Definign the Risks of VCA
  • Techincal Issues in Liver Tranplantation
  • Diagonosis 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
12:45 pm – 1:00 pm

Break

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

Luncheon Workshops (Additional Fee)

  • Creating a Successful Pediatric to Adult Transition Program
  • Addressing Sexuality and Fertility in the Male 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

2:30 pm – 6:00 pm   

Featured Multidisciplinary Transplant Professionals Symposium # 3

  • Expansion of the Multidisciplinary Team: From Waitlist to Transplant
2:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Pediatric Symposium

4:00 pm – 4:30 pm 

Coffee Break in Exhibit Hall

4:30 pm – 6:00 pm 

Concurrent Oral Abstract Sessions

6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Poster Session D in Exhibit Hall

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

7:00 am – 8:15 am 

Sunrise Symposia: Interactive

  • Optimzing Spend: Cost Savings Strategies in Transplantation
  • HCV-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?

Sunrise Symposia: Didactic

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

Break

8:30 am – 10:00 am   

Joint Plenary IV

10:00 am – 10:15 am

Coffee Break

10:15 am – 11:30 am

What’s Hot; What’s New (Basic, Translational, Clinical)