Letter from the Program Chair


Dear Colleague:

On behalf of Jeffrey Teuteberg, MD, President of the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation, the ISHLT Board of Directors, and the ISHLT2019 Scientific Program Committee, it is my privilege to invite you to share your research and expertise with peers in the Society’s 39th Annual Meeting and Scientific Sessions to be held April 3-6, 2019, in Orlando, FL, USA.

We look forward to building on the tremendous success of ISHLT2018 in Nice, France, by continuing to present some of the most ground-breaking investigative studies in the treatment of advanced heart and lung disease. The ISHLT welcomes submissions from all specialists engaged in treating advanced heart and lung disease, particularly those working on novel therapies. In addition, we especially encourage submissions of late-breaking clinical trials, which will be considered for a featured presentation in a Plenary Session. The presentation of these late-breaking trials is a critical component of the ISHLT Annual Meetings, both because of the impact they have and the dialogue they encourage.

ISHLT’s Annual Meetings are attended by the world’s premier specialists treating advanced heart and lung disease. What’s unique about ISHLT is the inter-disciplinary, multi-national perspective of both our attendees and our scientific content. This is one of ISHLT’s greatest strengths, and we hope you’ll enjoy taking full advantage of this invaluable educational experience. At the meeting, you’ll have numerous opportunities to network with other attendees, giving you access to peers from across a range of professional disciplines, institutions and countries. Our attendees give one of their highest rankings to the networking component of our meetings.

ISHLT’s Annual Meetings include a mix of invited lectures and scientific research presentations that offer something for all levels of expertise. What’s more, we cluster content of specialty areas whenever possible to allow attendees to make the best use of their limited time.

As a reminder, abstracts will only be accepted online. You’ll find a link to the abstract submission site on the Call for Abstracts page. The deadline for all abstracts – including Late-Breaking Clinical Science – is Tuesday, October 23, 2018, at 11:59 PM ET (North America).

We look forward to learning more about your work and welcoming you to Orlando, Florida, USA for ISHLT2019!

With best regards,

Lara Danziger-Isakov, MD, MPH
ISHLT 39th Annual Meeting Scientific Program Chair