“Transplantation is an enormously complicated field that relies on the participation of physicians, surgeons, researchers and others. In order to advance, all who participate on the transplant team must continue the dialogue. Cooperation among transplant professionals is what has set AST apart from other societies."
-AST founding President, Dr. Ronald Guttmann
AST membership affords me a great opportunity to network with other transplant professionals, especially with the Liver and Intestinal Community of Practice (LICOP). The LICOP Hub is an incredible resource where challenging and complex clinical cases can be discussed and consultation and advice can be given to colleagues—I have found this extremely educational and helpful in my own practice. I have found that member diversity is a truly important focus of the AST—whether it is on the governing board, in the choice of speakers at scientific sessions, or in the many Communities of Practice (COPs). The AST has a lot to offer, whether you are a transplant surgeon, immunologist, pathologist, pharmacist, or nurse coordinator.
-Dr. Schiano has been an AST member since 2000 and is Professor of Medicine in the Division of Liver Diseases at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and the Medical Director for the Liver and Intestinal Transplant Program at Mount Sinai.
How Do I Participate?
It’s easy – refer a colleague and receive one entry for each approved colleague! See full program details and prizes below.
We’re making it easier for you to refer new members with our new, easy referral form! You can quickly send a personal and professional email message to refer your colleagues by visiting the referral form below. Fill one out today!
Schedule & Rules
New for 2019! Every member who successfully recruits 3 new members will automatically receive 1 year of free AST membership!
The prospective member must apply through the online AST membership application - send them the link! Don't forget to have them list your name as the recommender!
- Only one name may be entered as a recommender. If multiple names are included, only one name will count for prize eligibility.
The referrer's AST membership dues for 2019 must be paid in full to be eligible for any rewards or prizes.
Each referral counts towards the referrer's total once the nominee is approved for membership.
Those who referred new members to AST will be recognized at:
The annual Member Business Meeting during the 2019 ATC in Boston, MA.
In an issue of the AST eNews; and
On the AST website.
Nominees for membership can be former members who left the Society prior to or during 2016.
- First Prize - iPad and free membership for following year
- Second Prize - $500 AST Bucks
- Third Prize - $250 AST Bucks
*AST Bucks can be used toward any AST activity, including dues, publications, and select meeting registration. The Member-Get-A-Member program runs from annual meeting to annual meeting. Maximum one year free membership per campaign.
- Click here to view the Member-Get-A-Member Program Full FAQs.
- Click here for a letter template if you prefer to mail or hand deliver a letter.
The best tip for recruiting new members is to share what AST means to you! Dr. Nicolae Leca told us why he recommends AST membership to his colleagues: “AST has been an invaluable forum to collaborate, explore, learn and advance the field of transplantation in the company of transplant professionals I highly regard."
- Tell colleagues why you joined AST.
- Provide concrete examples. What benefits can you not live without?
- Focus on their needs and how AST can meet them -- for example:
- Is your colleague a trainee? AST's New Comprehensive Trainee Curriculum (CTC) is available at a discount to members.
- Is your colleague a researcher? AST offers several prestigious research grants.
- Is your colleague an ILDA? Check out the nine-part webinar series free for members.
- Many other opportunities available - meeting registration discounts, access to online specialized Communities of Practice, and so much more!
- Follow up. Check to see if your colleague joined AST, has further questions, or if assistance is required with the application process. Refer to the National Office as needed for additional support!
- Give thanks. Send them a thank you for considering AST membership and their support in the transplant community.
See our complete list of participants in the Member-Get-A-Member program to congratulate our committed members!