Leadership Course

ASTCT Leadership Course


ASTCT Headquarters is closely monitoring the developing news about the Coronavirus (COVID-19) from the World Health Organization (WHO), Centers for Disease Control (CDC), and our community. We want you to know that we are placing the highest priority on the health and safety of all of our members and their patients and we will make decisions moving forward with the input of public health officials.

After much review and dialogue, the decision to postpone the Leadership Course has been made. Information will be forthcoming with details on how the course will be presented virtually.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding your participation in this course, you may direct them to info@astct.org.

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The American Society for Transplantation and Cellular Therapy is proud to offer a year-long program to provide training and develop the next generation of leaders in the field of blood and marrow transplantation and cellular therapy.  The program is intended for mid-career ASTCT members and will consist of a 1.5-day in person meeting, followed by a series of interactive webinars and graduation at the Transplantation and Cellular Therapy Meetings of ASTCT and CIBMTR the following year. Tuition, travel, housing and meal expenses will be covered by the society for course attendees. Twelve future leaders will be selected through a competitive selection process. 

ASTCT Leadership Course
ASTCT Headquarters
Chicago, IL

Objectives and Curriculum
The course is designed to provide a highly interactive experience for future leaders in blood and marrow transplantation and cellular therapy. Topics covered will range from leadership characteristics, problem solving, research enterprise, managing teams, difficult conversations, advocacy, reimbursement, program accreditation, outcomes reporting, and more. Attendees will have the opportunity to interact and network with invited faculty who are experienced leaders in the field.

Eligibility and Application
Applicants must be current, active members of ASTCT. This course is open to the following:

  • Physicians: 5 – 12 years out from completion of fellowship training
  • Non-physicians/BMT Program administrators: 2 – 5 years from appointment in leadership position at BMT Program

Applicants may or may not be serving as BMT/cell therapy Program directors at their institutions. The program is geared towards individuals who are relatively early in their leadership role or anticipate taking on a program director role in the future.

All applicants must submit the following information in order to be considered:

  • Application survey
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Statement of interest
  • Letter of recommendation from a BMT Program or Department Chair or from a senior member of participant’s institution

Applications for the 2020 Leadership Course have closed.