Starzl Network for Excellence in Pediatric Transplantation News and Events

The Starzl Network for Excellence in Pediatric Transplantation is transforming pediatric transplantation through innovation, collaboration, and advocacy. Learn more about upcoming events and read our news article.

Upcoming Events

2018 Inaugural Starzl Network Annual Meeting

Meeting proceedings were published in Pediatric Transplantation, The Official Journal of the International Pediatric Transplant Association 

2019 Starzl Network Annual Meeting

October 25-26, 2019
Hilton Americas-Houston

The 2019 annual meeting will host Network participants from top transplant centers in North America, Network industry partners, and patients and families from the Starzl Network's Patient & Family Voice group.

View the meeting agenda (PDF)

Starzl Network Transplant Grand Challenge

October 1–2, 2020

The Transplant Grand Challenge is an innovative opportunity though the Starzl Network for Excellence in Pediatric Transplantation. The Challenge awards teams who develop ideas and solutions designed to impact the transplant journey. Teams submit project proposals that address a specific problem in transplantation. Proposals can address any aspect of the liver transplant experience — while patients are on the liver transplant waitlist, during the surgery or immediately after, or during life after transplant. While liver transplant-based projects are requested, the potential applicability to other organ systems is also important. Stay tuned for more information about the Starzl Network Transplant Grand Challenge.

2020 Starzl Network Annual Meeting

October 2-3, 2020
Fairmont Pittsburgh

The 2020 annual meeting will host Network participants from top transplant centers in North America, Network industry partners, and patients and families from the Starzl Network's Patient & Family Voice group. The meeting will kick off with the final project pitches and award presentations for the Starzl Network Transplant Grant Challenge.


In the News

Play It Forward founders pledge $2 million to UPMC Children's Hospital
Tribune-Review (Dec. 6, 2017)

$2 million gift from Steelers part-owner will establish pediatric transplant network
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Dec. 11, 2017)