Program Types

ATC is designed with a variety of program layouts and formats to engage all types of learners.

Take advantage of the multi-disciplinary nature of the ATC by reviewing the Program Descriptions below.

Time Zone Schedule of Program – Pacific Time Zone

In-Depth Symposia


Saturday, June 3, 1:00 – 3:45 PM PT

Presentations with Question and Answer at the end of each session.

In-Depth Symposia are 2 and ½ hour 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.

Attendee Profile:

  • Early Career
  • Experienced Wanting to Learn More
  • Mentor/Expert Wanting to Share Comments

IMPACT Sessions


Sunday, June 4 – Wednesday, June 7, 7:00 – 8:00 AM PT
Sunday, June 4 – Monday, June 5, 1:30 – 2:30 PM PT
Tuesday, June 6, 10:15 – 11:15 AM PT, 2:00 - 3:00 PM PT

Presentations with Question and Answer at the end of each session.

Learn from Industry Innovators on how the transplant industry is transforming your daily work lives for tomorrow’s advancements. Attendees can expect to leave these sessions armed with cutting-edge information that will pave the way to the future of the industry.

Attendee Profile:

  • Early Career
  • Experienced Wanting to Learn More
  • Mentor/Expert Wanting to Share Comments
  • Interactive Debaters

Innovations in Transplantation


Monday, June 5, 10:55 - 11:55 AM PT

Presentations with Panel Discussion / Question and Answer at the end of the session.

Attendee Profile:

  • Early Career
  • Experienced Wanting to Learn More
  • Mentor/Expert Wanting to Share Comments
  • Interactive Debaters

Meet the Expert


Sunday, June 4 - Monday, June 5, 12:15 – 1:15 PM PT
Tuesday, June 6, 12:45 – 1:45 PM PT

Discussion, Question and Answer sessions.

Gain exclusive access to Mentor Experts in the field. 

  • NO formal slide presentations, similar to a "Fireside Chat Session".
  • The purposeful layout is designed to allow interaction and discussion while creating new connections.
  • These sessions are designed in an intimate discussion setting.
  • Limited attendance.

Attendee Profile:

  • Early Career
  • Mentor/Expert Wanting to Share Comments

Controversies in Transplantation


Wednesday, June 7, 9:50 – 11:00 AM PT

Presentations Question and Answer at the end of each session.

Come experience top level experts debate controversial topics on Clinical and Basic science.

Attendee Profile:

  • Early Career
  • Experienced Wanting to Learn More
  • Mentor/Expert Wanting to Share Comments
  • Interactive Debaters

Focus in Transplantation


Sunday, June 4, 3:00 – 5:30 PM PT
Monday, June 5, 3:00 – 5:30 PM PT

Presentations with Question and Answer at the end of each session.

Deep dive into focused presentations on Basic and Translational science.

Attendee Profile:

  • Early Career
  • Experienced Wanting to Learn More
  • Mentor/Expert Wanting to Share Comments

Women's Networking Event


Saturday, June 3, 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.  All In-person attendees are encouraged to attend this event.

Attendee Profile:

  • Early Career
  • Experienced Wanting to Learn More
  • Mentor/Expert Wanting to Share Comments
  • All In-person Attendees are Encouraged to Attend

Abstract Sessions


Plenary Oral Abstract Sessions

Sunday, June 4 – Wednesday, June 7, 8:15 – 9:15 AM PT

10-minute abstract presentations with Question and Answer at the end of each session.

Top-rated abstracts submitted through the ATC abstract submission process are presented orally with time for questions from the audience at the end of the session.

ATC’s People’s Choice Award

Wednesday, June 7, 9:15 – 9:40 AM PT

At the end of final Plenary session, attendees will be given the opportunity to VOTE on which Plenary abstract presentation is the MOST impactful to the transplant community.

Rapid Fire Oral Abstract Sessions

Saturday, June 3, 4:15 – 5:30 PM PT
Sunday, June 4 - Monday, June 5, 3:00 – 4:20 PM PT, 4:30 - 5:30 PM PT
Tuesday, June 6, 3:00 – 5:00 PM PT, 5:10 - 6:40 PM PT

5-minute abstract presentations with Question and Answer at the end of each presentation.

Oral abstracts submitted through the ATC abstract submission process are presented orally with time for questions from the audience at the end of the session. Sessions are designed with specific topic-driven presentations.

Late Breaking Clinical Trials Abstract Session 

Wednesday, June 7, 11:10 - 11:50 AM PT

10-minute abstract presentations with Question and Answer at the end of each presentation.

A special Oral Abstract Session will take place on Wednesday, June 7th, 11:10 – 11:50 AM PT, highlighting Clinical Trial Abstracts submitted through the Late Breaking Abstract Submission.

Poster Abstract Presentations

Saturday, June 3, 5:30 – 7:00 PM PT
Sunday, June 4 – Monday, June 6, 9:15 – 9:45 AM PT, 2:30 - 3:00 PM PT
Tuesday, June 7, 9:45 - 10:15 AM PT, 3:00 – 3:30 PM PT

In-person poster abstract presentations given by authors in front of their poster boards. 

Poster Chat Sessions

Saturday, June 3, 5:30 – 7:00 PM PT
Sunday, June 4 – Monday, June 6, 2:30 - 3:00 PM PT
Tuesday, June 7, 3:00 – 3:30 PM PT

5-minute poster abstract presentations with Question and Answer at the end of each presentation.

Poster Chat Sessions have been created to highlight accepted ATC abstract poster presentations and give poster presenters the opportunity to give an oral presentation of their abstract work in addition to a poster board presentation.

IMPORTANT: The Poster Chat Session does not replace creating a poster board presentation and displaying the poster board graphic that abstract submitters have previously been notified about.

Poster Chat Presentation Details:

  • Poster Chat Sessions are designed with specific topic-driven presentations.
  • Theaters are created in the poster hall, Exhibit Hall of the San Diego Convention Center, to hold the Poster Chat Sessions during the evening Poster Sessions A, B, C, D.
  • The theater allows for up to 50 p seating.
  • Each theater will have the poster graphic uploaded on the session screen for the presenter, moderator, and audience to view.
  • Each Poster Chat presentation is 5 minutes in length followed by 5 minutes of live question and answer from the moderators and audience.