ISHLT 45TH Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions

April 27 – 30, 2025
John B. Hynes Veterans Memorial Convention Center
Boston, MA USA

Call for Symposium Proposals

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The Symposium Submission Site is Open!

ISHLT Members can log in to view a link to the submission site, or find it posted on the ISHLTconnect Open Forum.

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On behalf of the ISHLT2025 Scientific Program Chair Kiran Khush and the Program Planning Committee, the ISHLT invites all members to submit symposium proposals for consideration to the ISHLT2025 Annual Meeting and Scientific Sessions. Download the ISHLT2025 Symposium Proposal Submission Guide which contains everything you need to guide you through the proposal preparation and submission process. Your contributions as an ISHLT member are invaluable, and we're grateful for your input in shaping the scientific content for ISHLT2025.

Download Symposium Proposal Submission Guide

Symposia Sessions at ISHLT2025

ISHLT2025 will host a variety of engaging symposia sessions, highlighting our Society's interdisciplinary nature and fostering collaboration across our Professional Communities (PCs). We expect the distribution of proposals received and the allocation of sessions at the Annual Meeting to reflect the diverse membership of ISHLT.

Who Can Submit a Symposium Proposal?

All ISHLT members who are not affiliated with industry as owners or employees are welcome to submit symposium proposals. Unfortunately, proposals from non-members or ISHLT members with industry affiliations will not be considered. Additionally, members of the ISHLT2025 Program Planning Committee are unable to develop content or submit proposals, ensuring fairness and impartiality in the selection process.

How Do I Submit a Symposium Proposal?

Log on to the OASIS Symposium Proposal Submission Site. Remember, this site is exclusively for ISHLT members. You can expect an email containing the submission site link on Monday, 3 June, and it will also be posted in the Open Forum of ISHLTconnect. Make sure to get your final proposals in by Monday, 24 June at 11:59 p.m. ET / Tuesday, 25 June at 3:59 UTC.

How Do I Determine What Content to Cover?

Crafting compelling symposium proposals can be a breeze with these three tactics:

  1. Consult the ISHLT CME Mission Statement for guidance on relevant content. Incorporating some or all of its components into your symposium proposal can enhance its alignment with the Society’s goals.
  2. Explore the curated topics lists organized by Heart, Lung, MCS, and PVD, based on feedback from the ISHLT2024 Annual Meeting Evaluation Survey. Use this list to consider the specific interests and needs of the ISHLT community, ensuring that your proposal is aligned with current trends and priorities in the field.
  3. Begin or participate in discussions on potential topics via the PC and IDN forums on ISHLTconnect. Moreover, feel free to consult with the appropriate IDN Steering Committee related to your topic before submitting a proposal. They can assist in identifying and prioritizing proposal topics. You can find the list of current IDN leadership groups.

  Have Questions?

Check out our Symposium Proposal Tips and FAQ page for additional details!

Symposia Submission Timeline
Timeline for ISHLT2025 Symposia Submission and Selection
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