The Interdisciplinary Networks are each led by a multidisciplinary Steering Committee elected by the members of the relevant Professionals Communities. The primary means of communication among members of the INDs will be via the ISHLTConnect Online Communities. Additionally, each IDN will have a meeting of its members during the ISHLT Annual Meeting.
ISHLT leverages the value of our interdisciplinarity to deliver on our mission by organizing into 4 core therapy/disease-focused practice areas called Interdisciplinary Networks:
- Advanced Heart Failure and Transplantation (AHFTX)
- Advanced Lung Failure and Transplantation (ALFTC)
- Mechanical Circulatory Support (MCS)
- Pulmonary Vascular Disease (PAH & CTEPH) (PVD)
This interdisciplinary focus is a unique aspect of ISHLT primary value for our members and industry partners as it brings together all professionals who make up the care team (surgeons, physicians, allied health professionals, scientists, and related professionals).
Each therapy/disease-focused Network is comprised of ISHLT members from the various Professional Communities. Society members may choose to affiliate with one or more Interdisciplinary Network(s) that focus on their areas of practice.
Within each Network, ISHLT members will be able to address their professional needs and the needs of their patients from a truly interdisciplinary perspective mirroring how we deliver care. These Networks will help ensure that the mission and purposes of the Society and all of the activities pursued by the Society (education, research, publications) are reflective of the perspectives and needs of the entire interdisciplinary team.