The Society’s members practice in more than 23 different professional specialty areas. Within ISHLT, our members are organized into 11 Professional Communities in which they network, provide mentorship, share expertise, and advance knowledge in their specialty as it relates to the mission of ISHLT.
Any professional specialty with at least 10 members will have a Professional Community within ISHLT.
Any Professional Community with at least 40 members will be entitled to elect a representative to each of the Interdisciplinary Networks they feel is relevant to their community
Each ISHLT member is required to select a Primary Professional Community. As a member of this community, they will be entitled to participate in the election of one representative from their Professional Community to serve on the Steering Committee of each relevant Interdisciplinary Steering Committee.
Because so many of ISHLT’s members have practice interests in more than one specialty, any member may choose to join and participate in any of the 11 Professional Communities in the ISHLTConnect online forum. The designation of a Primary Professional Community is purely for voting purposes and is used only as an administrative purposes tool for such.