Scientific Program

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Scientific material will be presented through symposia, oral abstracts, and poster presentations as well as small group conversation-based sessions with experts designed for exploration of both clinical and basic science topics.  

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Daily Schedule

Saturday, June 3, 2023

 
In-Depth Symposia Part 1 

1:00 - 2:15 PM PT

Presentations with Question & Answers

Topic & Session Titles:

  • Kidney: A Globetrotter’s Guide: Evaluation For Genetic Kidney Disease in Transplantation and Living Donation. Practical Genetics For the Transplant Nephrologist 
  • Liver: Controversial Living Liver Donors: Best Approaches to Unique Scenarios
  • Heart & Lung: Don’t Stop Me Now: Low Volume, High Risk Dual Organ Transplantation - Opportunities and Challenges
  • Pharmacy: Transplant Pharmacy Blueprint in 2023: How, When, and Where to Optimize Our Services
  • Infectious Disease: Steering the Ship: Diagnostic and Antimicrobial Stewardship in Transplant ID
  • Other: A New Paradigm Enabled by Portable Non-ischemic Organ Perfusion with Standardized National Procurement and Clinical Management for Heart, Lung, and Liver Transplants
  • Pediatric: Pediatric Combined Heart-Liver and Heart-Kidney Transplant
  • Professional Development & Advanced Practice Provider: Bringing Living Donor Liver Transplantation to a Program Near You
  • Basic Science / Immunology & Translational: Applying Polygenic Risk Scores in Transplantation
 
Break

2:15 - 2:30 PM PT

 
In-Depth Symposia Part 2 

2:30 - 3:45 PM PT

Presentations with Question & Answers

Topic & Session Titles:

  • Kidney: A Globetrotter’s Guide: Evaluation For Genetic Kidney Disease in Transplantation and Living Donation. Practical Genetics For the Transplant Nephrologist 
  • Liver: Controversial Living Liver Donors: Best Approaches to Unique Scenarios
  • Heart & Lung: Don’t Stop Me Now: Low Volume, High Risk Dual Organ Transplantation - Opportunities and Challenges
  • Pharmacy: Transplant Pharmacy Blueprint in 2023: How, When, and Where to Optimize Our Services
  • Infectious Disease: Steering the Ship: Diagnostic and Antimicrobial Stewardship in Transplant ID
  • Other: A New Paradigm Enabled by Portable Non-ischemic Organ Perfusion with Standardized National Procurement and Clinical Management for Heart, Lung, and Liver Transplants
  • Pediatric: Pediatric Combined Heart-Liver and Heart-Kidney Transplant
  • Professional Development & Advanced Practice Provider: Bringing Living Donor Liver Transplantation to a Program Near You
  • Basic Science / Immunology & Translational: Applying Polygenic Risk Scores in Transplantation
 
Break

3:45 - 4:15 PM PT

 
Rapid Fire Oral Abstract Sessions

4:15 - 5:30 PM PT

Presentations with Question & Answers

Multiple Topics of Abstracts Submitted to ATC 2023

 
Poster Session A

5:30 - 7:00 PM PT

Poster Session A Presenters in Attendance

 
Poster Chats Session 1

5:30 - 7:00 PM PT

 
Sponsor Networking

5:30 - 7:00 PM PT

Join your fellow colleagues in the Exhibit Hall for the opening reception with sponsors.  Beverages and Hors D’oeuvres will be served. 

 
Women's Networking Event

6:30 - 8:00 PM PT 

Discussion, Question and Answer Sessions

Join your fellow peers for ATC’s Women’s Networking Event. This networking event will go beyond the curriculum to discuss strategies to achieve personal and professional success.

 

Sunday, June 4, 2023

 
IMPACT Sessions

7:00 - 8:00 AM PT

Presentations with Question & Answers

Topic & Session Titles:

  • Kidney: Post-Transplant Glomerulonephritis (GN): What We Know and What We Must Know
  • Kidney: Pursuing Healthy Weight for Life: Integrating Long-term Weight Management to Promote Wellness and Sustained Weight Loss Among Overweight and/or Obese Living Donor Candidates
  • Liver: Challenges in Management of Critically ill Patient with Liver Disease
  • Heart: Dangerous Liaisons: Pulmonary Hypertension in Heart, Lung, and Liver Transplantation
  • Pediatric: No More Secrets: Addressing Mental Health and Risky Behaviors in Adolescent Transplant Recipients 
  • Basic Science / Immunology: Beyond the Genome: Epigenetic Biomarkers in Solid Organ Transplant
  • Translational: Histocompatibility Challenges in Xenotransplantation – Gaps Between Clinical Histocompatibility Testing and Xenotransplantation
  • Infectious Disease: Updates in COVID-19 and Monkeypox
  • Pharmacy: Using Immunologically Active Agents in the Setting of Immunosuppression
  • Psychosocial and Ethics: Social Support and Culturally Relevant Facilitators of Access to Transplantation
  • Public Policy and Regulatory Issues: Long-term Living Donor Follow up in the US: A Pipedream or an Imminent Reality
  • Advanced Practice Provider: Liver Transplantation as a New Treatment for Unresectable Colorectal Cancer Metastasis
 
Break

8:00 - 8:15 AM PT

 
Plenary Oral Abstract Session 1

8:15 - 9:15 AM PT

Presentations with Question & Answers

Multiple Topics Highly Rated Abstracts Submitted to ATC 2023

 
Sponsor Networking

9:15 - 9:45 AM PT

Join your fellow colleagues in the Exhibit Hall for networking with sponsors.  Beverages will be served.  

 
Product Theater

9:15 - 9:45 AM PT

This product theater is not part of the ATC official educational program and the session and content is not endorsed by ATC.

This is open to all registered ATC attendees and there is no separate registration fee to attend.

 
Poster Session B

9:15 - 9:45 AM PT

Poster Session B Presenters in Attendance

 
AST Presidential Introduction & Address

9:45 - 10:15 AM PT

 
AST Lifetime Achievement Awards

10:15 - 10:45 AM PT

 
Break

10:45 - 10:55 AM PT

 
State of the Art Lecture # 1 

10:55 - 11:25 AM PT

 
AJT Awards

11:25 - 11:55 AM PT

 
Break

11:55 AM - 12:15 PM PT

 
Sponsored Satellite Symposia

12:15 - 1:15 PM PT

 
Meet-the-Expert Sessions

12:15 - 1:15 PM PT

Presentations with Question & Answers

Topic & Session Titles:

  • Heart: Donor Management – Strategies for a Successful Transplantation
  • Pediatric: Is Obesity a Contra-Indication for Pediatric Transplantation
  • Public Policy and Regulatory Issues: Cost, Complexity, and Carbon: Views on the Changing Landscape of Liver Acquisition
  • Lung: Heads or Tails: The Paradigms of COVID-Associated Lung Failure
  • Professional Development: Promoting Equity for Women in Healthcare: The Role of the Mentor/Mentee Relationship
 
Break

1:15 - 1:30 PM PT

 
Late Breaking COVID-19 Abstract Session

1:30 - 2:30 PM PT

 
IMPACT Sessions

1:30 - 2:30 PM PT

Presentations with Question & Answers

Topic & Session Titles:

  • Kidney: Immune Compatibility and Equity in Access Under Kidney Continuous Distribution
  • Kidney: Pitfalls, Complexities, and Inapparent Consequences of the Use of the eGFR Metric in Transplant Studies
  • Liver: Hepatocellular Carcinoma in Patients with Fontan Associated Liver Disease and Congenital Heart Disease
  • Liver: The Next Frontier: Proactively Addressing Potential Disparities in Access to Living Donor Liver Transplantation
  • Heart: Does Rejection Surveillance Still Need to be a Pain in the Neck?
  • Psychosocial and Ethics: Ethical Concerns in Pig to Human Xenotransplantation 
  • Translational: Implementation of Human Clinical Trials for Xenotransplantation
  • Infectious Disease: Is Shorter Better? When is Less Actually More for Antibiotics in Transplant?
  • Pharmacy: 10 Year Update on the Role of the Transplant Pharmacist
  • Advanced Practice Provider & Infectious Disease: ID Challenges for the APP
  • Discard: Understanding Discard Rates Opportunities for Change
 
Sponsor Networking

2:30 - 3:00 PM PT

Join your fellow colleagues in the Exhibit Hall for networking with sponsors.  Beverages and light snacks will be served.  

 
Poster Session B

2:30 - 3:00 PM PT

Poster Session B Presenters in Attendance

 
Poster Chats Session 2

2:30 - 3:00 PM PT

 
Focus in Transplantation Part 1 

Basic Science / Immunology: Revisiting the Barrier Imposed by Memory and Effector T Cells

3:00 - 4:10 PM PT

Presentations with Question & Answers

 
Rapid Fire Oral Abstract Sessions

3:00 - 4:20 PM PT

Presentations with Question & Answers

Multiple Topics of Abstracts Submitted to ATC 2023

 
Break

4:20 - 4:30 PM PT

 
Focus in Transplantation Part 2

Basic Science / Immunology: Revisiting the Barrier Imposed by Memory and Effector T Cells

4:20 - 5:30 PM PT

Presentations with Question & Answers

 
Rapid Fire Oral Abstract Sessions

4:30 - 5:30 PM PT

Presentations with Question & Answers

Multiple Topics of Abstracts Submitted to ATC 2023

 
Break

5:30 - 5:45 PM PT

 
ASTS Town Hall

5:45 - 7:30 PM PT

 

Monday, June 5, 2023

 
IMPACT Sessions

7:00 - 8:00 AM PT

Presentations with Question & Answers

Topic & Session Titles:

  • Kidney: Proceedings From the 3rd International PTDM Consensus Meeting: Latest Guidelines, Updated Recommendations and Future Directions
  • Kidney: Kidney Transplant in Elderly
  • Liver: New Fields in Liver Transplant Oncology
  • Vascularized Composite Allograft: Uterus Transplantation: Where are We Now and How Did We Get There
  • Pediatric: Organ Allocation in Pediatric Transplantation - Joint Symposium of the International Pediatric Transplant Association (IPTA) and ATC
  • Basic Science / Immunology: Complement System in Organ Transplantation
  • Translational: Emerging 'Omic' and Machine Learning Techniques: The Next Frontier in Transplant Research?
  • Infectious Disease: Hope For HIV to HIV Transplant
  • Pharmacy: Teeing Up For Success: The Pharmacist Impact on Waitlist Management 
  • Psychosocial and Ethics: Engaging Liver Transplant Recipients in Alcohol Treatment 
  • Heart & Lung: Leveling the Field in Health Disparities in Thoracic Transplantation – Equality vs. Equity vs. Justice…
  • Advanced Practice Provider: Palliative Care in Transplant, a Continuum of Care
 
Break

8:00 - 8:15 AM PT

 
Plenary Oral Abstract Session 2

8:15 - 9:15 AM PT

Presentations with Question & Answers

Multiple Topics Highly Rated Abstracts Submitted to ATC 2023

 
Sponsor Networking

9:15 AM - 9:45 AM PT

Join your fellow colleagues in the Exhibit Hall for networking with sponsors.  Beverages will be served.  

 
Product Theater

9:15 - 9:45 AM PT

These product theaters are not part of the ATC official educational program and the sessions and content are not endorsed by ATC.

These are open to all registered ATC attendees and there is no separate registration fee to attend.

 
Poster Session C

9:15 - 9:45 AM PT

Poster Session C Presenters in Attendance

 
ASTS Presidential Introduction & Address

9:45 - 10:15 AM PT

 
ASTS Pioneer Award

10:15 - 10:45 AM PT

 
Break

10:45 - 10:55 AM PT

 
Innovations in Transplantation 

10:55 - 11:55 AM PT

 
Break

11:55 AM - 12:15 PM PT

 
Sponsored Satellite Symposia

12:15 - 1:15 PM PT

 
Meet-the-Expert Sessions

12:15 - 1:15 PM PT

Presentations with Question & Answers

Topic & Session Titles:

  • Infectious Disease: Show Me The Money: Strategies for Funding Transplant ID Programs and Fellowships at Your Hospital
  • Pediatric: Ethical Issues in Pediatric Organ Transplantation: Which Kids are “Too Sick” for Solid Organ Transplant?
  • Advanced Practice Provider: DCD Basics for APPs
  • Other: Looking Under the Hood of High Impact Research: From Idea to Publication
  • Kidney: The Time Is Now: Removing Disincentives to Living Donation
 
Break

1:15 - 1:30 PM PT

 
IMPACT Sessions

1:30 - 2:30 PM PT

Presentations with Question & Answers

Topic & Session Titles:

  • Kidney: Let Food be Thy Medicine – Nutrition In Kidney Transplantation
  • Other: Artificial Intelligence and Data Driven Decision Making in Transplantation
  • Liver: Facilitating the Growth of DCD Liver Transplant
  • Liver: From Identification to Action: Developing Interventions to Narrow Racial and Socioeconomic Disparities in Liver Transplantation
  • Professional Development: Creating a Sustainable Transplant Workforce: Moving Beyond the Individual to Redesigning the System
  • Basic Science / Immunology: Engineered Regulatory Cells in Transplantation
  • Basic Science / Immunology: Approaches for Biomaterial-Based Immunosuppression Systems
  • Translational: Applied Machine Learning in Immunogenetics and Transplant Outcomes
  • Infectious Disease: The Challenge of Climate Change and its Impact on Transplant Infections
  • Pharmacy and Advanced Practice Provider: Best Practices for Patient Education: Bridging the Equity Gap and Leveraging Technology
  • Other: Manufacturing Organs From Patient's Own Cells: Where are We and What it Will Take to Get Where We Want
 
Sponsor Networking

2:30 - 3:00 PM PT

Join your fellow colleagues in the Exhibit Hall for networking with sponsors.  Beverages and light snacks will be served. 

 
Poster Session C

2:30 - 3:00 PM PT

Poster Session C Presenters in Attendance

 
Poster Chats Session 3

2:30 - 3:00 PM PT

 
Focus in Transplantation Part 1

Translational: Utilizing AI and Deep Based Learning Approaches in Transplantation 

3:00 - 4:10 PM PT

Presentations with Question & Answers

 
Rapid Fire Oral Abstract Sessions

3:00 - 4:20 PM PT

Presentations with Question & Answers

Multiple Topics of Abstracts Submitted to ATC 2023

 
Break

4:20 - 4:30 PM PT

 
Focus in Transplantation Part 2

Translational: Utilizing AI and Deep Based Learning Approaches in Transplantation 

4:20 - 5:30 PM PT

Presentations with Question & Answers

 
Rapid Fire Oral Abstract Sessions

4:30 - 5:30 PM PT

Presentations with Question & Answers

Multiple Topics of Abstracts Submitted to ATC 2023

 
Break

5:30 - 5:45 PM PT

 
AST Town Hall

5:45 - 7:30 PM PT

 

Tuesday, June 6, 2023

 
IMPACT Sessions

7:00 - 8:00 AM PT

Presentations with Question & Answers

Topic & Session Titles:

  • Kidney: Looking to the Future: Overview of New Consensus Guidelines for Defining BK Viral Disease in Renal Transplant Recipients and Review of Potential New Therapies on the Horizon
  • Kidney: Understanding and Communicating Risk: Who to Test and How to Incorporate APOL1 Results in the Care of Living Kidney Donors
  • Liver: Liver Transplantation for Acute Alcoholic Hepatitis: Lessons Recently Learned 
  • Vascularized Composite Allograft: The Quest for Solutions for the Major VCA Transplant Complications
  • Pediatric: Challenges Posed by Donor - Recipient Size Mismatch in Pediatric Abdominal Organ Transplantation
  • Basic Science / Immunology: Pregnancy and Tolerance
  • HLA: Progress in the Application of HLA Epitope Data to Improve Post-Transplant Risk Assessment 
  • Infectious Disease: Role of Virus-Specific T cells in SOT: Too Many Unknowns?
  • Lung: Does Length Really Matter? The Story of Telomere Length and Thoracic Organs
  • Intestine: Disparities in Intestinal Failure and Transplant: Where are We and How Do We Improve?
  • Women's Health: Could Frailty Assessment Widen the Sex Gap in Access to Transplantation?
  • Advanced Practice Provider: Measuring Success in Transitioning Youth to Adult Transplant Providers
 
Break

8:00 - 8:15 AM PT

 
Plenary Oral Abstract Session 3

8:15 - 9:15 AM PT

Presentations with Question & Answers

Multiple Topics Highly Rated Abstracts Submitted to ATC 2023

 
AST Awards

9:15 - 9:45 AM PT

 
Sponsor Networking

9:45 - 10:15 AM PT

Join your fellow colleagues in the Exhibit Hall for networking with sponsors.  Beverages will be served.  

 
Product Theater

9:45 - 10:15 AM PT

This product theater is not part of the ATC official educational program and the session and content is not endorsed by ATC.

This is open to all registered ATC attendees and there is no separate registration fee to attend.

 
Poster Session D

9:45 - 10:15 AM PT

Poster Session D Presenters in Attendance

 
IMPACT Sessions

10:15 - 11:15 AM PT

Presentations with Question & Answers

Topic & Session Titles:

  • Kidney: The Art and Science of Kidney Offer Decision-Making
  • Kidney: Emerging Tools to Improve Defining and Managing T Cell Mediated Rejection
  • Liver: Expanding the Liver Donor Pool: Living or DCD Donors, What is the Best Strategy? 
  • Heart: Buy One Get One Free? Assessing Renal Function in Heart Failure to Define Thresholds for Combined Heart-Kidney Transplant
  • Pediatric: Building a Sustainable Pediatric Transplant Workforce
  • Basic Science / Immunology: Emerging Concepts in Senescence and Immune Aging
  • Translational: Expansion of the use of CAR-T Therapy in Transplantation
  • Infectious Disease: Innovations in Transplant ID Medical Education
  • Pharmacy: An Update from TPAC (Transplant Pharmacy Adherence Consortium) on Transplant Adherence: Sharing Published Experiences and Lessons Learned
  • Liver: Liver Transplantation in Critically ill Patients with Cirrhosis (ACLF)
  • Psychosocial and Ethics: Promoting Equity in Kidney and Liver Transplantation for Minoritized Populations
  • Advanced Practice Provider: Managing Comorbidities Pre- and Post-Transplant 
 
Break

11:15 - 11:30 AM PT

 
ASTS Research Grants 

11:30 AM - 12:00 AM PT

 
State of the Art Lecture #2

12:00 - 12:30 PM PT

 
Break

12:30 - 12:45 PM PT

 
Sponsored Satellite Symposia

12:45 - 1:45 PM PT

 
Meet-the-Expert Sessions

12:45 - 1:45 PM PT

Presentations with Question & Answers

Topic & Session Titles:

  • Infectious Disease: Transplantation and COVID-19 - Challenges and Controversies
  • Liver: Challenging Issues for Growing your Program
  • Pancreas: Improved Access to Pancreas Transplant: A Collaborative Effort of Endocrinologist, Nephrologist, and Surgeons
  • Psychosocial and Ethics: Being the Rainbow in Someone Else's Cloud: Optimizing Care for LGBTQ Transplant Patients and Supporting LGBTQ Providers
  • Professional Development: Assessing and Mitigating Burnout of the Transplant Professional
 
Break

1:45 - 2:00 PM PT

 
IMPACT Sessions

2:00 - 3:00 PM PT

Presentations with Question & Answers

Topic & Session Titles:

  • Kidney: Allocating End-of-Chain Kidneys in Paired Exchange: Where Should the Kidney Go?
  • Kidney: Utility and Beneficence Consideration in Organ Allocation for Simultaneous Heart Kidney & Lung Kidney Transplant
  • Liver: How Do You Build an Abdominal Normothermic Regional Perfusion DCD Program?
  • Other: Hospital Based Donor Recovery Centers
  • Intestine: Anthropometrics / Sarcopenia Evaluation in the Intestinal Rehabilitation and Transplant Population
  • Pancreas: Long-term Successes of Pancreas Transplantation
  • Basic Science / Immunology: Monitoring Rejection and Tolerance Through High Throughput TcR Sequencing
  • Translational: Screening and Therapeutic Options for Graft Versus Host Disease in Solid Organ Transplant
  • HLA: Target Testing to Ensure Successful Desensitization and Post-Transplant Monitoring
  • Liver & Pediatric: Every Child Should Have Access to LDLT in the USA
  • Advanced Practice Provider: Caring for Gender Diverse Patients
 
Sponsor Networking

3:00 - 3:30 PM PT

Join your fellow colleagues in the Exhibit Hall for networking with sponsors.  Beverages and light snacks will be served. 

 
Poster Session D

3:00 - 3:00 PM PT

Poster Session D Presenters in Attendance

 
Poster Chats Session 4

3:00 - 3:30 PM PT

 
Rapid Fire Oral Abstract Sessions

3:30 - 5:00 PM PT

Presentations with Question & Answers

Multiple Topics of Abstracts Submitted to ATC 2023

 
Year in 2023 Review

Infectious Disease: Top Papers in Transplant ID

3:30 - 4:30 PM PT

Presentations with Question & Answers

 
Break

5:00 - 5:10 PM PT

 
Rapid Fire Oral Abstract Sessions

5:10 - 6:40 PM PT

Presentations with Question & Answers

Multiple Topics of Abstracts Submitted to ATC 2023

 

Wednesday, June 7, 2023

 
IMPACT Sessions

7:00 - 8:00 AM PT

Presentations with Question & Answers

Topic & Session Titles:

  • Intestine: Immunologic Concerns in Intestine Transplantation
  • Public Policy and Regulatory Issues: Dead or Alive? How to Define Death in the Machine Preservation Era With Normothermic Regional Perfusion
  • Liver: Fueling the Fire or Quelling the Flames: Using Immunotherapy for Hepatocellular Carcinoma in the Setting of Liver Transplantation
  • Pancreas: Capturing the Benefit—How to Rejuvenate Your Pancreas Transplant Program
  • Pediatric & Kidney: Utility of Non-Traditional Donors in Pediatric Kidney Transplantation
  • Basic Science / Immunology & Vascularized Composite Allograft: Transplant Immunology and Vascularized Composite Allografts
  • Translational: Environmental Modifiers of Alloimmune Response
  • Other: A Bridge to Nowhere? What Destination Therapies are Reasonable Options for Our Transplant Ineligible Patients?
  • Administrative: Strategies for Leading a Transplant Program
  • Women's Health: Reproductive Rights Legislature and Impact on Pre- and Post-Transplant Patients 
  • Pharmacy & Infectious Disease: New Tools to Kill the Troll of Transplant: CMV in 2023
  • Organ Machine Perfusion: Machine Perfusion in Liver Transplantation: Current Usage and Future Directions
 
Break

8:00 - 8:15 AM PT

 
Plenary Oral Abstract Session 4

8:15 - 9:15 AM PT

Presentations with Question & Answers

Multiple Topics Highly Rated Abstracts Submitted to ATC 2023

 
ATC's People's Choice Award

9:15 - 9:40 AM PT

Audience Polling 

Multiple Topics. Audience will Vote on the MOST Impactful Plenary Oral Abstract Presentation.

 
Break

9:40 - 9:50 AM PT

 
Controversies in Transplantation

9:50 - 11:00 AM PT

  • Public Policy and Regulatory Issues: Just Not Allocation but Equity in Organ Transplantation
  • Basic Science / Immunology & Translational: To Be Determined
 
Break

11:00 - 11:10 AM PT

 
Late Breaking Clinical Trials Abstract Session 

11:10 - 11:50 AM PT

 
What's Hot; What's New

11:50 AM - 12:30 PM PT