Meetings - Annual Meeting

ISHLT 36th Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions, Marriott Wardman Park, Washington, DC, USA, April 27-30, 2016

Program Chair: Andrew J. Fisher, FRCP, PhD
Program Committee Members

April 27-30, 2016
Marriott Wardman Park Hotel

The 2016 Annual Meeting will be held at the Marriott Wardman Park located in a charming neighborhood in the heart of Washington, DC filled with amazing restaurants and quaint shops. Just a few steps away, youíll discover the funky stores and ethnic cuisine of Adams Morgan or the exciting night life of Dupont Circle. Head north to hear the sounds of animals coming from the National Zoo. Or venture into the hotelís natural surroundings to enjoy a quiet stroll or invigorating run through Rock Creek Park. With a Metro stop just outside the doors of the venue and area airports close by, itís a premier city destination just two Metro stops from everything DC has to offer.

We hope to build on the tremendous success of the 2015 Nice meeting, the best attended meeting in the Societyís history. We plan a traditional meeting schedule, opening on Wednesday and closing on Saturday. The format of the Washington meeting will be similar to previous meetings, beginning with a day of pre-meeting symposia on Wednesday morning and closing mid-day Saturday.

The majority of the meeting will be devoted to submitted content. In anticipation of contributions of high quality, novel scientific work, we plan to run concurrent oral sessions to showcase the highest scoring abstracts and mini-oral sessions and general poster sessions are planned to share other excellent submitted work with our members.


Washington, DC is a living history book full of powerful moments and memorable experiences. Itís the only city in the world where you can visit with a 19-foot President Lincoln, read the real U.S. Constitution, see Dorothyís ruby-red slippers, immerse yourself in internationally acclaimed art and explore space travel - all in one day.

When youíre not in sessions we hope that you will be able to explore Americaís educational and entertaining venues, world-class museums and monuments, unique neighborhoods, top-rated restaurants, gorgeous parks and gardens, and endless performing arts choices.

To learn more about Washington, DC, please visit


The Abstract Submission website is now live and accepting submissions. Visit the Abstracts webpage for more information or to submit an abstract.


This meeting will be CME accredited. Details will be provided in the Preliminary Program which will be published and available in October 2015.

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