Date : Saturday June 7th, 2014
Time : 6:45-8:00 am (Breakfast will be provided)
Location : Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre, Churchill Auditorium, Ground Level
Fee : This event is open and free to all individuals attending the 2014 Joint Congress of ILTS, ELITA & LICAGE (Doctors, Scientists, Nurses, Allied Health Professionals, Coordinators, Technicians, etc.)

Overview :

The TTS Women in Transplantation initiative has been set up to provide support and guidance to future generations of transplant professionals. Our Networking Events are an interesting and unique opportunity for women to make contact with others in the same field.

Guest Speaker:


Elizabeth A. Pomfret, MD, PhD is the Chair of the Department of Transplantation and Hepatobiliary Diseases at the Lahey Clinic Medical Center in Burlington, Massachusetts and is Professor of Surgery at Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston. Dr Pomfret is an established multi-organ transplant surgeon with additional surgical training in Live Donor Liver Transplantation. She has served as an American Society of Transplant Surgeons (ASTS) Councilor from 2009-2012.  She is currently the Treasurer for the International Liver Transplantation Society (ILTS) and President-Elect for the ILTS. Dr Pomfret is the former Chair of the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) Liver and Intestine Transplantation Committee, has served on the UNOS Membership and Professional Standards Committee (MPSC) and currently serves on the UNOS Board of Directors.  

Dr. Pomfret’s interest in education prompted her to initiate a plan for creating and implementing a standardized curriculum for transplant surgery fellows.  She served as the first chair of the ASTS National Transplant Surgery Fellowship Curriculum Committee and oversaw the establishment of the platform that currently hosts over 125 curriculum learning modules and will eventually encompass MOC activities.  She continues to serve as the senior advisor for this important initiative.

Dr. Pomfret is an active researcher with a record of peer-reviewed publications and has lectured worldwide on current issues in the field.



Nancy L. Ascher MD, PhD, Professor and Chair, Isis Distinguished Professor in Transplantation and Leon Goldman, MD Distinguished Professor in Surgery at the UCSF Department of Surgery has devoted her career to organ transplantation and transplantation research. She has served on the Presidential Task Force on Organ Transplantation, the Surgeon General’s Task Force on Increasing Donor Organs, and as Chair of the Secretary of Health and Human Services Advisory Committee on Organ Transplantation.  She is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and has membership in numerous academic medical societies.  Past president of the American Society of Transplant Surgeons, she takes an active leadership role in national and international transplantation societies. Her bibliography lists over 350 publications. Dr. Ascher`s undergraduate and medical education was completed at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. She completed a general surgery residency and clinical transplantation fellowship at the University of Minnesota.  She was recruited to UCSF in 1988 to develop the UCSF Liver Transplantation program and served as Chief of the Division of Transplantation until her appointment as Chair of the Department of Surgery in 1999.