25 -28 August 2023 Hong Kong

  • Congress Scientific Awards
    CAST 2023 will offer a number of merit-based awards to recognize investigators who present superior abstracts at the Congress. We will also provide travel grant to Young Investigators who are from Emerging Economy Nations to help offset expenses incurred to attend this congress.
    • Awardees will be selected from the pool of eligible applicants based upon the abstract's degree of excellence, as determined by the CAST 2023 Scientific Program Committee and Education Committee of Asian Society of Transplantation.
    • The winner of the awards will receive complementary registration of the Congress and prize of USD300
    • The number of awards is subject to final score of the submitted abstract
    Eligible Criteria
    • Be a member in good standing of Asian Society of Transplantation (and/or Hong Kong Society of Transplantation for investigators from Hong Kong) or have an approved membership application submitted and accepted prior to applying for the award
    • Register and attend the Congress and present the abstract in person
    • Attend the Opening Ceremony at the Congress to receive the award
    Award Categories
    1. Best Abstract Awards
    2. Travel Grant for young investigator from Emerging Economy Nations
      • Abstract presenting authors under 42 years of age
      • Working in a full-time position in an emerging economy nation
  • AST Awards
    Members of the Asian Society of Transplantation,

    Starting in the CAST2023 Hong Kong, AST Special Awards will be presented to the distinguished members to recognize their achievements in the field of transplantation. It is open to all AST members and we’re inviting your submission for each criteria as seen below. It will be awarded biannually during the Congress of Asian Society of Transplantation.

    1. AST Special Award for Research
      1. A member of good standing of the AST
      2. Unquestionable moral and ethical character
      3. Must have distinguished himself/herself in the field of Researchin Transplantation and whose work has been published and/or presented internationally.
    2. AST Special Award for Community Service
      1. A member of good standing of the AST
      2. Unquestionable moral and ethical character
      3. Must have rendered public service of significance to the community in the following areas:
        1. Delivery of transplant care/and social services
        2. Community education for the awareness of renal diseases
          e.g. regular radio and TV interviews
      4. Compensated positions are disqualified
    3. AST Special Award for Medical Education
      1. A member of good standing of AST
      2. Unquestionable moral and ethical character
      3. Must have been or is currently a faculty member with at least an Assistant Professor position in a medical school and/or is a member of a fellowship training program in Nephrology / Transplantation for at least 5 years;
      4. Must have served as a speaker or lecturer in scientific or CME activities of AST or internationally that have contributed to the advancement of Transplantation
    4. AST Council Service Award (prerogative of the Council)
    Nomination Packages
    ① Nomination form [download Form]
    ② Evidences that the nominee fulfills the criteria for the Award.
    ③ Photograph and CV

    Award Details
    ① Recognition plaque endorsed by AST
    ② Recognition during the CAST closing ceremony

    All interested members are asked to submit a completed and signed application form to the Secretariat ( by the deadline of no later than 30th April 2023.

    For more information please contact:
    Asian Society of Transplantation