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A Message from our 2012 Scientific Program Chair

Journey's End
by Stuart Sweet

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sharon hunt Sharon Hunt is the 2012 recipient of the ISHLT Lifetime Achievement Award
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Editor's Note

Linking It Together
by Vincent Valentine

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EDITORIAL STAFF

EDITOR
Vincent Valentine

MANAGING EDITOR
Susie Newton

SR ASSOCIATE EDITORS
Roger Evans
Allan Glanville
Maryl Johnson
Lori West

ASSOCIATE EDITORS
Cardiology:
Emma Birks
Stavros Drakos
Lee Goldberg
Nursing:
Nancy Blumenthal
Junior Faculty & Trainees:
Daniel Dilling
Infectious Diseases:
Stanley I Martin
Pulmonary:
Tereza Martinu

INTERNATIONAL
CORRESPONDENTS BOARD

Javier Carbone, Spain
Bronwyn Levvey, Australia
Takeshi Nakatani, Japan
Luciano Potena, Italy
Stephan Schubert, Germany
Andreas Zuckermann, Austria



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A Focus on Pediatrics and the
2012 ISHLT Annual Meeting, April 18-21, Prague, Czech Republic



  VINCENT'S TWO KORUNAS

What a difference a year makes. 337 days since the last time we completed April. 337—a prime number, precisely the number of bodies identified from the wreck of the Titanic. April was, is and will be a memorable month. From a noble era gone by where women and children were spared to our final issue of Volume 3 of the Links, dedicated to our children. The success in Pediatric Heart and Lung Transplantation can be attributed to the marvels of medical progress from the combined efforts of science, engineering, and technology resulting in newer medications and an assortment of mechanical devices. The ingenuity of these devices today is really no different than the devices that were required to power the magnificent Titanic into darkness. It is just on a smaller and hopefully more cautious scale. Children and their innocence are not little adults. They are vastly different and require different expertise. View more...



FEATURED PEDIATRIC ARTICLES:



spotlight IN THE SPOTLIGHT

Philip Caves and Brano Radovancevic:
The Men Behind The Awards


Visit the Awards page for more information on these and other ISHLT awards.



FEATURED ISHLT 2012 ANNUAL MEETING ARTICLES:

In addition to this month's featured articles on the Annual Meeting, you will find a wealth of information on our Annual Meeting webpage. All of the accepted abstracts are available to view on the Abstracts2View website. Daily coverage of the Annual Meeting will be published in the Daily Links, to be distributed both in print (onsite) and posted online on our Press Room webpage each day of the meeting. Our writers, Shiwan Shah and Alexander Bernhardt, will be covering hot topics and not-to-be-missed sessions to keep you informed of each day's exciting activities.

See you in Prague!