About the CST Annual Scientific Meeting

General Information

The CST's annual scientific meeting provides a forum for the transplantation community to share ideas, leading practices, innovative science, and educational content in transplant care. The 2024 CST Annual Scientific Meeting will be held at Le Westin, Montréal, QC, October 14-18, 2024. With over 200 Canadian and International delegates expected to attend, the 2024 CST Annual Scientific Meeting promises outstanding educational programming, but also rare opportunities to connect with Transplantation professionals from all over the world.

Our conference is structured to incorporate the many diverse groups involved in transplantation in Canada:

  • Special interest groups (allied health, donation, heart, liver, kidney, lung, pancreas, HLA, pediatric, pharmacists)
  • CORR – annual report
  • CST clinical and basic sciences sessions and abstract presentations
  • Industry sponsored Symposia.

Overall Meeting Learning Objectives

After participating in this conference attendees will be able to:

  • Employ recent scientific developments in organ donation and transplantation in clinical practice.
  • Analyze current clinical practice challenges in organ donation and transplantation.
  • Assess emerging future practice standards in organ donation and transplantation.
  • Explain cutting-edge, high-quality research in the areas of transplantation, and donation.
  • Understand the barriers to equitable access to transplantation, and transplant care and learn strategies to overcome those.
  • Recognize principles of equity, diversity, and inclusion with a particular focus on Indigenous cultural sensitivity.

2024 CST Annual Scientific Meeting Planning Committee

CST Planning Committee Co-chairs

  • Dr. Rahul Mainra, University of Saskatchewan
  • Dr. Ruth Sapir-Pichhadze, McGill University