Core Competencies in Lung Transplantation

Enhance your experience in Boston with the full day LTX Core ISHLT Academy course, available on Tuesday, 26 April, one day before ISHLT2022 begins. Created for those new to the profession or who need a refresher in best practices, ISHLT’s LTX Core Academy course offers a unique opportunity to learn from some of the world’s leading experts in advanced lung disease for a detailed examination of the clinical practice of lung transplantation.

Topics include:
  • History of lung transplantation
  • Candidacy, selection, and listing for lung transplantation
  • Surgical and post-operative management of lung transplant recipients
  • Preventing and treating rejection
  • Prophylaxis, diagnosis, and management of infections after lung transplant
  • Post-transplant clinic ABCs
  • Adherence and quality of life after lung transplant


Cynthia Gries, MD, MSCE
Advent Health Transplant Institute, Orlando, FL, USA


Daniel Chambers, MBBS, MRCP, FRACP, MD
The Prince Charles Hospital, Brisbane, QLD, Australia


Goran Dellgren, MD, PhD
Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Goteborg, Sweden
Saima Aslam, MD, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, CA, USA
Marie M. Budev, Do, MPH, The Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH, USA
Maria M. Crespo, MD, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA
Marcelo Cypel, MD, Toronto General Hospital, Toronto, ON, Canada
John Dark, MB, FRCS, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Joshua Diamond, MD. University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA
Andrew J. Fisher, PhD, FRCP, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Konrad Hoetzenecker, MD, PhD, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria
Deborah Levine, MD, UT Health Science Center, San Antonio, TX, USA
Me-Linh Luong, MD, St. Luc Hospital, Montreal, QC, Canada
Haifa Lyster, MSc, Royal Brompton, Harefield, Middlesex, United Kingdom
Jesper Magnusson, MD, PhD, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden
Fernanda Silveira, MD, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Jonathan Singer, MD, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, USA
The Core Competency Course in Lung Transplantation will provide a detailed examination of the clinical practice of lung transplantation today through focused presentations with an emphasis on clinical practice, the course will provide a historical context, cover candidate selection, donor management and organ procurement, post-transplant management and complications.
While all members are invited to enroll, this course is primarily designed to be of benefit for health care professionals who are in the early stages of their careers or who are in training, or who are part of a new program, or who desire an update on the current state of the field. The information presented is intended to provide a strong foundation of the core competencies of Lung Transplantation, rather than as a detailed update for those who are already proficient in the field.
At the conclusion of this meeting, participants will have improved competence and professional performance in their ability to:
  1. Explain in detail how to evaluate and list potential candidates for lung transplantation.
  2. Discuss perioperative management of the donor, lung procurement, and operative strategies including use of extracorporeal life support and ex vivo lung perfusion.
  3. Identify the most common post-transplant complications including immediate post-operative complications, acute and chronic allograft dysfunction, infections, and other systemic complications.
  4. Describe the immunosuppressive and preventative medication regimens that utilized in lung transplant recipients, the rationale for their use, and their potential complications.

Accreditation Statement – The International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation (ISHLT) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation Statement – ISHLT designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurses and Pharmacists
In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Amedco LLC and International Society for Heart & Lung Transplantation. Amedco LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Nurses (ANCC) Credit Designation Statement – Amedco LLC designates this activity for a maximum of 7.00 ANCC contact hours.

Pharmacists (ACPE) Credit Designation Statement – Amedco LLC designates this activity for a maximum of 7.00 knowledge-based CPE contact hours.

NOTE to Pharmacists: The only official Statement of Credit is the one you pull from CPE Monitor. You must request your certificate within 30 days of your participation in the activity to meet the deadline for submission to CPE Monitor.