ISHLT 44TH Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions

April 10 – 13, 2024
Prague Congress Centre
Prague, Czech Republic

Scientific Program

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The Scientific Sessions at the ISHLT Annual Meetings highlight the diverse multidisciplinary nature of ISHLT, showcasing the latest scientific breakthroughs and pioneering research presentations, alongside engaging symposia sessions covering globally relevant topics of interest.

The Scientific Program unfolds across two main sections—Symposia and Abstracts—each organized to deliver enriching educational experiences to attendees.

Symposia Sessions

  • Submitted by ISHLT members in June, these sessions undergo a rigorous peer review process in July, conducted by volunteers from our ten Professional Communities.
  • Throughout August and September, our dedicated Program Planning Committee carefully evaluates, selects, and refines the most compelling symposia sessions for inclusion.
  • In early December the Preliminary Program, featuring detailed information on symposia and general sessions, goes live online.
Key Dates
3 – 24 JuneSymposium Proposal Submission
8 – 22 JulySymposium Proposal Review and Scoring
19 August – 11 OctoberSymposium Selection and Finalization
18 OctoberSymposium Proposal Submitters Notified
21 October – 15 NovemberSymposia Faculty Invited
2 DecemberPreliminary Scientific Program Released Online

Abstract Sessions

  • From August to mid-October, our Abstract Submission site welcomes submissions from both members and non-members alike.
  • Submitted abstracts undergo thorough peer review from late October to early November.
  • In November and December, our Program Planning Committee reconvenes to evaluate and select the best abstracts for presentation in oral, mini oral, and poster sessions.
Abstract Details Coming Soon
Key Dates
JulyCall for Abstract Reviewers
1 August – 15 OctoberAbstract Submission
23 October – 5 NovemberAbstract Review and Scoring
5 November – 20 DecemberAbstract Selection and Session Finalization
13 DecemberAbstract Submitters Notified
3 JanuaryAbstract Presentation Invitations Sent
15 JanuaryFinal Scientific Program Released Online (abstracts embargoed)
31 JanuaryAbstract Confirmation/Withdrawal Deadline
1 MarchAbstract Embargo Lifted