University of Nebraska Medical Center

UNMC Transplant Symposium

UNMC Transplant Symposium

The University of Nebraska Medical Center has a strong history of caring for patients with end-stage organ failure and transplantation as a curative treatment. The unique opportunity for UNMC as a transplant center is the presence of an active clinical program in all forms of solid organ transplant, including heart, lung, liver, kidney, and intestine.

The care and treatment of transplant patients require a multidisciplinary and interprofessional approach. Collaborative innovation in clinical care, as well as research from a foundational, translational, and clinical nature, holds the promise of a positive impact on patient outcomes.

This symposium will provide opportunities for internal collaboration and external engagement for the transplant programs at UNMC and Nebraska Medicine and create a framework to lead the world in transforming lives to create a healthy future for all individuals and communities affected by end-stage organ failure.

Keynote Presenter

Jay Fishman, MD
Associate Director, Mass General Transplant Center; Director, Transplant Infectious Diseases and Compromised Host Program, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA


  • Current Status of Clinical and Research Programs
  • Emerging Topics in Transplantation
  • Preparing for the Future: Research in Transplantation
  • Opportunities for the Future of Transplantation

Symposium Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, the participant should be better able to:

  1. Review the current state-of-the-art approach to interdisciplinary care in solid organ transplantation.
  2. Evaluate emerging research, trends, and clinical practices related to solid organ transplantation.
  3. Identify opportunities for clinical and research collaboration, discovery, and program development in solid organ transplantation.

General Information

UNMC Transplant Symposium

Call for Abstracts

The symposium planning committee welcomes the submission of abstracts for the 2024 UNMC Transplant Symposium.

Registration Information

Registration Fees

  • UNMC/Nebraska Medicine Participants – $50
  • Non-UNMC/Nebraska Medicine Participants – $200

Register Now

The deadline to register online is Feb. 16, 2024. 

If you need assistance with online registration, please call our Registration Office at 402-559-5929.

Cancel/Refund Policy

If you need to cancel your registration, please email conted@unmc.edu no later than Feb. 16, 2024. Cancellations made after this date and registrants who fail to attend are responsible for the full registration fee.

Symposium Director

Alan N. Langnas, DO, FACS

Professor of Surgery
Chief, Division of Transplant Surgery, Department of Surgery, UNMC

Alan Langnas, DO, FACS


Brenda Ram, CMP, CHCP

Director, Educational Programs
UNMC Center for Continuing Education


Brenda Ram, CMP, CHCP