22nd Annual SPLIT Meeting


September 14–15, 2017

Hosted by Seattle Children’s Hospital at Bell Harbor International Conference Center in Seattle

Studies in Pediatric Liver Transplantation (SPLIT) is a community of pediatric hepatologists, transplant surgeons, research coordinators, nurse coordinators and other health professionals across the United States and Canada working together to advance knowledge in pediatric liver transplantation. SPLIT was started in 1995 and has evolved from a research registry into a multifaceted organization focused on improving outcomes for children receiving liver transplantation.

Program highlights will include:

  • Eliminating Pediatric Wait-List Mortality: A Path Forward
  • Technology and Liver Transplantation: Tools to Improve Value
  • Living Donation: Expanding Access to All Wait-Listed Children
  • Challenging Cases: Cholangiocarcinoma, Ethical Issues in Transplantation, ABOi Liver Transplantation

Meeting Location

Bell HarborBell Harbor International Conference Center
2211 Alaskan Way, Pier 66
Seattle, WA 98121

Hotel Accommodations

EdgewaterThe Edgewater
2411 Alaskan Way, Pier 67
Seattle, WA 98121

We do have a room block available with great rates, but you must register by August 22.

  • Cityside, $195 (68 rooms)
  • Waterside, $195 (only 10 rooms)

Registration Now Open

Early registration rates:

  • Investigators, faculty members, $385 (rates increase to $425 beginning August 15)
  • Coordinators, allied health professionals, trainees, $285 (rates increase to $325 beginning August 15)
Register now

Young Faculty/Trainee Travel Award Program

The SPLIT Education Committee is pleased to announce that it will be able to support the Young Faculty/Trainee Travel Award Program this year, targeted at fellows and young faculty that are pursuing a career in pediatric liver transplantation.


The goal is to support the travel of individuals early in training to attend this meeting; connect with a community of mentors; and present their research and contributions to the field of pediatric liver transplantation.

Program description

This award program includes the following components:

  • Free SPLIT Annual Meeting registration
  • Grant for reimbursable travel expenses up to $1,000 to attend SPLIT
  • Networking opportunities at SPLIT

Awardees will be expected to attend the SPLIT annual meeting and present their research in either poster or platform form during the meeting.

Application requirements

Applicants are required to submit all of the following:

  • One letter of sponsorship from a member of SPLIT
  • Candidate’s CV
  • Candidate’s statement of interest and commitment to attend the entire SPLIT meeting and associated events
  • A research abstract (follow guidelines for abstract submission, below)

Applications will open April 7, with deadline to submit by June 1. Recipients of the award will be notified by June 16.

We will be considering candidates who have not previously been recipients of the SPLIT Travel Award. Applications will be scored by members of the education committee on the following criteria: Interest in pediatric liver transplantation, commitment to research, academic potential and quality of research abstract.

Please submit application materials to Kelly Wallace-Boughter.

Abstract Submissions for Poster Session

Abstract submissions will open July 1, closing August 1. Accepted abstracts will be presented at a poster session on September 14.

Call for abstracts

Seattle Children’s Hospital is excited to be hosting the 2017 SPLIT Annual Meeting September 14–15, 2017, and invites you to participate by submitting abstracts for a poster presentation in areas of pediatric liver transplantation. Original research as well as case reports, program building and quality improvement initiatives are welcome. Previously presented abstracts will be considered. Trainees, advanced practice providers, nurses, junior faculty and other professionals involved in the care of transplant recipients are encouraged to submit.

Abstract submission details

Submission deadline is August 1. All authors will be notified of submission decision by August 15.

Original research abstracts should be limited to 350 words and include the following:

  • Title
  • Background
  • Research Design/Methods
  • Results
  • Conclusions

Case report abstracts should also be limited to 350 words and include the following:

  • Introduction
  • Summary of Case Report Details
  • Discussion and Implications for Future Practice

Quality improvement and program development abstracts should also be limited to 350 words and include the following:

  • Introduction
  • Purpose
  • Detailed Summary
  • Conclusion

To submit an abstract or ask further questions, please email Kelly Wallace-Boughter.

Poster presentation details

Posters will be displayed in the Sound Room at Bell Harbor International Conference Center on September 14. Because of space limitations, posters should be no larger than 4′ × 6′. Posters should be in place by 4:30 p.m. on September 14. Conference staff will provide poster pins and will assist with setup. All poster presenters are required to be at their posters during the entire author-attended poster session from 6:30 to 8 p.m.