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Program Chair's Final Report

The 36th Annual Meeting and Scientific Session of the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation is almost upon us. The content of our plenary sessions, major symposia, sunrise symposia and abstract sessions that will be presented in Washington DC in April is finalized and ready to educate, innovate and inspire you.

The program committee has worked hard to bring you the very best work from around the world while also preserving the uniqueness of the ISHLT as a truly international and multi-disciplinary society with a unified aim to improve outcomes for patients with advanced heart and lung disease.

This year will see a record number of more than 800 posters presented across our daily poster sessions. I would strongly encourage all members to make attendance at one or more of the poster sessions a priority in your meeting schedule. The level of interaction and resultant buzz achieved in a well-attended poster session is hard to re-create in any other format at our meeting and many of those presenting are early career clinicians and researchers who will form the future of our disciplines and our society.

We have hand-picked 284 members to act as poster champions to help generate the level of interest and interaction that the work presented as posters deserves. Please join our champions and demonstrate that you support our early career investigators in their endeavors by discussing their work in the sessions.

The 2016 meeting is one in which we aim to enhance your digital experience. The mobile meeting app will have enhanced capabilities this year including a more specific way to build your personal schedule, view presentation slides, engage with news & social media including our Twitter feed on the app home page.

The Annual Meeting only comes together because of the huge number of volunteer and Staff hours dedicated to the process over many months. I would like to thank all the program committee members for their generous support and staff for their expertise and dedication to the success of the Annual Meeting.

Andrew Fisher, 2016 ISHLT Program Chair ■

Disclosure Statement: The author has no conflict of interest to disclose.

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