In response to goals developed at the 2006-2007 Strategic Planning Meeting, the ISHLT Education Committee established the ISHLT Academy.
The ISHLT Academy draws on the wealth of experience and expertise within the society to deliver high quality educational experiences with the goal of enabling our members to improve and maintain the highest possible standards in the care of patients with advanced heart and lung disease and those undergoing heart or lung transplantation.
The ISHLT Academy, operating under the auspices of the ISHLT Education Committee
, represents the 'brand name' that will be associated with the educational opportunities offered by the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation to its members and interested non-members.
The purpose of the ISHLT Academy is to develop an enduring resource of education in core competencies in the field of cardiopulmonary transplantation, mechanical and biological support of the failing heart, advanced lung disease (including pulmonary vascular disease) and cell replacement therapy.
These educational endeavors complement the ISHLT's existing activites in the promulgation of new science, registry analysis, guideline statements and monograph series as a consolidated activity designed to train and educate young clinicians, trainees and those looking for a refresher course in clinical practice mandates in the field.
The opportunities provided by the ISHLT Academy is multi-modality and multi-disciplinary and is guided by the identified educational needs or 'practice gaps' of ISHLT members. When available, core curriculum and competency documents for different disciplines within the society will guide content of academy activities. The activities of the academy run throughout the societies interface with its members with material provided in written format via articles in the Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation
, via the ISHLT Monograph series and via educational meetings. Select educational activities included within the Annual Meeting will also carry the academy brand and will run in concert with the scientific content of the annual meeting.