2024 Call for Invited Programs
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The below timeline has been put in place for submission, review, and status notifications.

August 1, 2023

  • 2024 Call for Programs launched.

August 28, 2023, 11:59 PM PT

  • Call for Programs submission deadline

Late October, 2023

  • Call for Programs status notifications were sent.



All submissions and presenters are subject to evaluation for CME compliance and may be subject to modification or refusal. Employee/owners of ineligible companies (as defined by the ACCME) cannot be considered for CME programming. 

Program submission is a proposal only, and that the planning committee has the right to change or alter it in any way they deem fit.  

Session proposers should advise all involved in their proposal that submission of a proposal does not constitute an invitation to appear on the program. Individual invitations are sent in the fall from the ATC central office, following the program planning committee’s review and decision on programs.   

All proposals must be submitted online. Paper and email proposals will not be considered. Incomplete proposals will not be considered. 


Session Formats

An open call for program proposals is issued to the transplant community at large. All program proposals must be submitted online. 

Please review session formats below and design your program submission based on the following format descriptions. 


Congress Symposia (Saturday, June 1 - Wednesday, June 5, 2024) 

Interactive Symposium:
  • Definition: A group of experts who meet on an equal basis to review and discuss specialized, professional matters, before an audience. Q and A or panel discussion to close out the session. 

  • Must submit 2 Moderators, 3 Speakers, 2 Moderator alternates, and 3 Speaker alternates. 

Hot Topic Debate:
  • Definition: To stimulate interest and debate, arrange for two or three views of a controversial issue to be presented. There should be a clear “Setting the Stage Presentation”, “Pro”, and “Con” designation when submitting presentation titles. 

  • Must submit 2 Moderators, 3 Speakers, 2 Moderator alternates, and 3 Speaker alternates. 

Meet-the-Expert Presentations:
  • Definition: This session is a conversation-based discussion- similar to a Fireside Chat session.  

  • No formal power point presentations. 

  • This setting is a relaxed, informal atmosphere. 

  • The purposeful layout is designed to allow interaction and discussion while creating new connections. 

  • Intended to be a small group audience. 

  • Must submit 2 Speakers and 2 Speaker alternates that will speak on the SAME topic during program submission. 

Theme Submission:
  • Definition: These are themes and speakers submitted to the Program Planning Committee. 

  • The Program Planning Committee will develop accepted themes into full sessions.  

  • Must submit a minimum 1 Speaker and 1 Presentation title. 

  • Themes for 2024 are listed below: 

  • Improving Organ Utilization 

  • Organ Allocation 

  • Organ Machine Perfusion and Repair 

  • Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network 

  • Transplant Oncology 


In-Depth Symposia (Saturday, June 1, 2024 Only) 

In-Depth Symposia:
  • Definition: Half day sessions designed around a specific topic of interest. These sessions provide in-depth state-of-the-art information focused both on clinical and research areas from various perspectives, allowing attendees to make connections and incorporate the knowledge acquired into their everyday practice. This session will be divided into two parts with a 30 minute break.  

  • Must submit at least 2 Moderators, 8 Speakers, 2 Moderator alternates, and 8 Speaker alternates.  


Submission Details

The Program Planning Committee members will review each submission.

Programs are evaluated and scored based on 5 areas:
  1. Content: The proposal's content clearly illustrates thoroughness, quality, and clarity.

  2. Learning Outcomes: The proposal includes well developed learning outcomes that will add to attendee learning and development.

  3. Innovation/Creativity: The proposal represents innovative and/or creative approaches to professional practices, theory, or research.

  4. Relevancy: The proposal articulates a clear connection to an area/topic of the Congress.
  5. Organization of Topics/Speakers: The proposal is organized well and includes topics and speakers that would be engaging to attendees.

All programs will be reviewed and scored based on this grading rubric. Please review the rubric prior to submitting your proposal to ensure you understand how your session will be scored.



The Program Planning Committee will meet to formally select the programs to be presented at the conference. Programs will be formally evaluated and discussed based on their scores from the initial review process.

Program Acceptance Types:
  • As-is, with no change
  • Accepted with edits
  • Possible changes may be made to session/presentation titles, speakers or moderators, or use ideas from your program in combination with other submitted proposals
Programs may be rejected due to:
  • Review scores too low
  • Too similar to past presentations
  • No new data is being presented
  • Overlap of other programs being presented
  • Topics are not fully developed