Abstract Submission

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Abstract Deadline:  January 2, 2020

Abstracts will be presented in poster format. All abstracts presented at CEoT will receive focused attention and constructive feedback from attendees and faculty. 

Abstract presenters must register on their own and cover all of their own travel costs. 

Abstracts presented or accepted for presentation by a young investigator (defined as a medical student, resident, or fellow) at an AST or ASTS national meeting within the previous year may also be submitted to the American Transplant Congress (ATC). 


  • Equity and/or Utility in Kidney Transplant Allocation
  • Equity and/or Utility in Liver Transplant Allocation
  • Equity and/or Utility in Cardiac Transplant Allocation
  • Equity and/or Utility in Lung Transplant Allocation 
  • Equity and/or Utility in Multi-organ Transplant Allocation

Young Innovator Award Travel Grants
AST will award a limited number of Young Innovator Award (YIA) travel grants to the highest scoring abstracts submitted by emerging professionals in transplantation. If awarded a YIA travel grant, the recipient must register for and attend the Cutting Edge of Transplantation and present the abstract. The Planning Committee will award travel grants in the amount of $500 each and complimentary registration.  

Eligibility for the YIA Award

Trainees, post-doctoral fellows, clinical fellows and residents, surgical fellows, research fellows, young investigators within 3 years of completing their post-doctoral fellowship, and transplant pharmacists and allied health professionals in transplant (nurses, coordinators, physician assistants) working in transplantation for 3 years or less are eligible.

Poster Construction

We will use poster boards that are 6 ft (1.8 m) WIDE by 4 ft (1.2 m) HIGH. These are less wide than traditional 8 ft (2.4 m) wide poster boards. Please create your poster to cover most of the board surface.