The 2023 Symposium of the Society for the Advancement of Transplant Anesthesia (SATA)

Denver, CO US
April 17, 2023


This program addresses the lack of knowledge of new and complex coagulation models, management of new anticoagulant drugs in the perioperative period, current practice of the UNOS organ allocation system and its effect on organ availability, the effect of transfusion practices on outcome and complications in thoracic and abdominal transplantation, and of current and new practices of regional analgesia for transplant recipients. Attendees should gain sufficient knowledge and better understand current practice with the help of national content experts during this meeting, the practitioners will be able to work efficiently and confidently as transplant anesthesia and intensive care member.

Target Audience

Physician, Transplant anesthesiologists, intensivists, transplant surgeons, residents, and fellows

Learning Objectives

1. Discuss and understand new models of coagulation and hemostasis and how they can be applied to the management of transplant patients

2. Discuss the clinical management of adult liver and thoracic transplant patients on modern anticoagulants

3. Discuss the role of cryoprecipitate for hemostasis in liver transplantation and their potential risk

4. Review the consequences of coagulation management using ROTEM in liver transplants.

5. Review the clinical use of pro-thrombin concentrates in thoracic transplantation.

6. Revie regional analgesia techniques and how they can be applied to transplant recipients.

7. Discuss the pros and cons of immediate extubation after liver transplantation.

8. Discuss the intra-and postoperative analgesic management of living donor liver transplant recipients

9. Review the current management of organ allocation and how this has changed with new allocation criteria

10. Review organ machine perfusion modalities

11. Discuss the importance of maintaining blood pressure and perfusion to prevent organ injury

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 6.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
  • 6.00 Attendance
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
04/17/2023 - 8:00am EDT
Event ends: 
04/17/2023 - 3:00pm EDT
Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center
650 15th St
Mineral A-C room on Level 3
Denver, CO 80202
United States
+1 (303) 436-1234


Ted Sakai: President of SATA- University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Gebhard Wagener: President-elect- Columbia University

Lorenzo De Marchi: SATA Secretary- MedStar Georgetown University Hospital

Zach Fleissner: Mayo Clinic- Jacksonville, FL

Ryan Chadha: Mayo Clinic- Jacksonville, FL

Courtney Scott: Mayo Clinic- Jacksonville, FL

She-Lu Pai: Mayo Clinic- Jacksonville, FL

Michael Kriss: University of Colorado Denver

Jim Pompeselli- University of Colorado Denve

Anis Dizdarevic: Columbia University 

Michelle Chen: Columbia University 

Andrea Militiades: Columbia University

HT Lee: Columbia University

Manoj Iyer: The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

Kenichi Tanaka: The University of Oklahoma College of Medicine

Christine Nguyen-Buckley: University of California Los Angeles

Michael Bokoch: University of California San Francisco

Dieter Adelmann- University of California San Francisco

Sathish Kumar: University of Michigan

Jiapeng Huang: University of Louisville

Jennifer Prinz: CEO of Donor Alliance and Vice Chair of the OPTN Policy Committee

Justin Ko: Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Samsung Medical Center

Emily Vail- University of Pennsylvania



Alexandra Ruan: Stanford University

Ana Fernandez-Bustamante: University of Colorado Denver

Adrian Hendrickse: University of Colorado Denver 

Courtney Jones: University of Cincinnati College of Medicine



In support of improving patient care, the University of Pittsburgh is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
Physician (CME)
The University of Pittsburgh designates this live activity for a maximum of 6 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Other Healthcare Professionals
Other health care professionals will receive a certificate of attendance confirming the number of contact hours commensurate with the extent of participation in this activity.

Available Credit

  • 6.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
  • 6.00 Attendance
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