Developing an Award-Winning Research Project: ISHLT2021 LUNG Scientific Abstract Award Winners

Wednesday, 27 October, 2021, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. EDT

This webinar will highlight six Scientific Abstract Award winners from research topics in lung failure and transplantation. Brief presentations by each presenting author will be followed by an interactive Q&A discussion focusing on the research process and how to develop a great presentation once an abstract has been accepted. The session is geared toward novice researchers and those interested in improving their chances of having their abstract considered for a scientific abstract award.

Scientific Program

Kathleen Grady, PhD, RN, MS, FAAN
Peter Hopkins, FRACP

Welcome and Introductions
Kathleen Grady, PhD, RN, MS, FAAN, ISHLT Grants and Awards Committee Chair, Northwestern Univ, Chicago, IL, USA

Philip K. Caves Award Recipient
Aizhou Wang, PhD, Toronto General Hospital, Toronto, ON, Canada
Project Title: Developing Universal ABO Blood Type Donor Lungs with Ex Vivo Enzymatic Treatment: A Proof of Concept Feasibility Study

Early Career Scientist Award Recipient
Xiaomeng Hu, University of California, San Francisco, CA, USA
Project Title: CRIPSR/Cas9 Technology: Hypoimmunogenic Pluripotent Stem Cells Evade Immune Rejection In Fully Immunocompetent Allogeneic Recipients

Cardiothoracic Surgery Professional Community Award for Excellence Recipient
Yoshito Yamada, MD, PhD, Kyoto University Hospital, Kyoto, Japan
Project Title: CD26+ Epithelial Cell Clusters as a Novel Biomarker and Therapeutic Target in Chronic Lung Allograft Dysfunction

Infectious Diseases Professional Community Award for Excellence Recipient
Ann Woolley, MD, MPH, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA, USA
Project Title: Long-term Outcomes In Heart And Lung Transplants From HCV-Viremic Donors To Uninfected Recipients: The Donate HCV Trial

Pulmonology Professional Community Award for Excellence Recipient
Joshua Diamond, MD, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA
Project Title: Mhealth to Improve Emergent Frailty After Lung Transplantation

Research and Immunology Professional Community Award for Excellence Recipient
Kevin Zhang, BHSc, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada
Project Title: The Diagnostic and Prognostic Value of Bronchial Wash for Evaluating Microaspiration in Lung Transplant Recipients

Interactive Q&A Segment with All Speakers
Led by Moderators

Closing Remarks
Peter Hopkins, FRACP, ISHLT2022 Scientific Program Chair, The Prince Charles Hospital, Brisbane, Australia

ISHLT Announcements
Greg Schultz, ISHLT CEO

Continuing Education Information

There will be no continuing education available for this webinar.