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 Professional Communities
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ISHLT's 10 Professional Communities are the place to connect with others in your professional specialty. Network, provide mentorship, share expertise, and advance knowledge with peers who do the same kind of work as you.

If you're new to ISHLT, or looking to get more involved, start here by finding the community or communities most relevant to you.

 Interdisciplinary Networks
Advanced Heart Failure and Transplantation (AHFTX)
Advanced Lung Failure and Transplantation (ALFTX)
Mechanical Circulatory Support (MCS)
Pulmonary Vascular Disease (PAH & CTEPH) (PVD)

The four ISHLT Interdisciplinary Networks (IDNs) represent the core therapies and diseases our members are dedicated to treating. The IDNs are made up of members from the Professional Communities and represent all of the different specialties dedicated to treating a specific kind of patient.

Connect with your IDN to access the global, multidisciplinary power of the ISHLT.

For more information about the ISHLT structure, click here.

 Early Career and Trainees
Four early career members smile for the camera at ISHLT2023

Junior faculty/early career members (whose training was completed fewer than six years ago) and trainee members can connect with each other here.

 ISHLT en Español
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La sociedad quiere dar un paso adelante para acercarsea la comunidad de habla hispana creando el grupo “ISHLT en Español”. Únete en ISHLTconnect y participa en tu propio idioma.

 Industry Opportunities
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ISHLT collaborates with partners in industry to strengthen its activities and better connect its multinational membership of healthcare and allied professionals. Learn more about how you can support ISHLT and engage with this diverse international community.

ISHLT Governance and Leadership

 Society Leadership
Group photo of the ISHLT Board of Directors

ISHLT is led by a Board of Directors, supported by an Executive Committee, a Governance Committee, and a Finance Committee. The operations of the three main pillars of the Society are governed by three Oversight Committees, and the interests of the four major practice areas of the Society are led by the Interdisciplinary Network Steering Committees.

Learn more about these bodies, plus the Leadership Advisory Forum.


Mechanical Circulatory Support Steering Committee IDN Presentation at ISHLT2023 in Denver

ISHLT members participate in a variety of committees and task forces to coordinate the Society's efforts towards fulfilling its mission.

Learn about the volunteers and work of those committees here.

 Volunteer Portal

A group of Anesthesiology and Critical Care representatives smiling at a reception at ISHLT2023 in Denver

ISHLT offers opportunities for members to contribute and engage with colleagues around the globe by serving on a committee. Volunteers make connections and work alongside other members and leaders across the field of advanced heart and lung disease while developing leadership skills.


ISHLT accepts submissions of interest to volunteer throughout the year for particular projects, and in September of each calendar year.