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NATCO 43rd Annual Meeting

August 8-11, 2018
Indianapolis, IN

You don’t want to miss out on the 43rd NATCO Annual Meeting scheduled for August 9-11, 2018, at the JW Marriott in Indianapolis, Indiana. Everyone will be gearing up, to engage in sessions focused on the Start to Finish: Together Towards Tomorrow…Improving Donation and Transplant Outcomes. Our goal for this meeting is to inspire donation and transplant teams that will drive us into the future as we collaborate and develop improvement processes that will result in saving more lives! Reserve your spot now!


NATCO will apply for approximately 18.0 CEPTC, nursing contact hours for the Annual Meeting.

This activity has been submitted to the Ohio Nurses Association (OBN-001-91) for approval to award contact hours. The Ohio Nurses Association is accredited as an approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. Please call the NATCO Executive Offices at 703-483-9820 for more information about contact hours.

Available Tracks:







The Procurement Track encompasses donor management best practices, innovative methods to maximize donation, and enlightening case studies and abstracts. New and experienced procurement coordinators will benefit from attending.


Abdominal Transplant


The Abdominal Track focuses on increasing efficiency throughout the transplant process with a focus on assessing frailty, COIIN, and various kidney transplant topics. Come learn best practices from programs of all sizes.





Hospital Engagement


This year’s Hospital Engagement Track will focus on several important key areas!  They include: Improving relationships with donor hospitals, physician engagement strategies, hospital administrative consent, and increasing referral rates.  Please plan on attending the Hospital Engagement Track!


Thoracic Transplant


This year’s Thoracic Track has a heavy focus on managing challenging issues for both pre and post patients.  Topics include Evaluation Monitoring Champions, HeartMate3, lung recipient caregivers, and unmasking severe anxiety. Please plan to attend!





Family Services


Make sure to attend the Family Services Track this year!  There will be several interesting topics, all focused on communicating effectively with both families and hospital staff and culture sensitivity.  Don’t miss out on this great learning opportunity!


Transplant Plenary


Don't miss the Transplant Track this year. Topics include the effect of Medical Marijuana, physician engagement in transplant quality and staffing models. Don’t miss this exciting opportunity!





Special Interest


The Special Interest Track is an opportunity to learn about additional topics, such as the HOPE Act and professional development strategies.

Full Meeting Agenda Here

Full Brochure Here


UNOS Innovation Event:

Often, if not always, in life and work, the best question to ask is “what is possible?”  Imagine if you had the rare gift of time and resources to solve the inefficiencies within the field of transplantation or within your own organization. 

We will be offering you an opportunity to do just that!  NATCO in collaboration with UNOS will once again bring an Innovation Event to the NATCO Annual meeting in August 2018.  This is a wonderful opportunity to partner with UNOS staff to solve those data and educational gaps that weigh down your transplant hospital or OPO on a daily basis.

For more details click here.

Welcome Reception

August 8, 2018 | 6:00 – 7:30

Join us for the NATCO Pinewood Derby!

Build your own race car! Represent your organization!


Official Boy Scout Pinewood Derby® Car Building Rules

All cars must pass the following inspection to qualify for the race:

1.           Width shall not exceed 2-3/4 inches.

2.           Length shall not exceed 7 inches.

3.           Weight shall not exceed 5 ounces.

4.           Axles, wheels, and body shall be from the materials provided in the kit. Additional wheels can be purchased separately.

5.           Wheel bearings, washers, and bushings are prohibited.

6.           No lubricating oil may be used. Axles may be lubricated with powdered graphite or silicone.

7.           The car shall not ride on any kind of spring.

8.           The car must be free-wheeling, with no starting devices.

9.           No loose materials of any kind are allowed in the car.


Kits are available at local hardware stores, chains such as Home Depot, and Lowes, WalMart, or on the web:  Click Here

Guidelines for building a fast car can be found here: Click Here


  • 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place
  • Best OPO Design
  • Best Hospital/Transplant Center Design



Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Thursday, August 9, 2018 | 6:00 – 10:00

Event Sponsored by:

Start Your Engines!

Satisfy your need for speed with a few laps around the track in a two-seater Indy race car driven by professionals at speeds up to 180 mph. Enjoy dinner in one of the most iconic symbols in all of motorsports, “The Pagoda” at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and the old brickyard.

You don’t want to miss this!


Event Ticket: $45.00

Tickets need to be purchased for each attendee and each guest. Limited seating available first come first serve.

Buses will leave at 5:30pm from the Event Center Drive entrance.



Hotel Accommodations

JW Marriott Indianapolis

At JW Marriott Indianapolis, guests are surrounded by a realm of dining and entertainment options unsurpassed by other downtown Indianapolis hotels. In addition to exquisite dining options onsite, over 200 shopping, dining and entertainment options including White River State Park, Lucas Oil Stadium and Bankers Life Fieldhouse are just steps away.

Reservation Deadline – July 19, 2018

 JW Marriott Indianapolis

10 S West St, Indianapolis, IN 46204

TEL: 1-866-704-6162

Hotel Website

Room rate: $182.00 plus tax

Please use this website for hotel reservations: Click Here

Deadline for hotel reservations is July 19, 2018


REGISTER for the Annual Meeting HERE


Exhibitor Opportunities Available NOW!

By exhibiting at the NATCO 43rd Annual Meeting, you will gain a competitive edge in the donation and transplant industry. The NATCO Annual Meeting is the premier meeting where transplant and procurement practitioners join together to learn cutting-edge skills and collaborate with colleagues from all areas of their profession. NATCO members manage patients, prescribe medications and make decisions regarding product purchases and contracts.

Click Here for an Exhibitor Prospectus which includes marketing opportunities and exhibit selection.


Have questions? Contact Karen Libs at