All abstracts are available to view online, along with the schedule of Scientific Sessions, via the following:
If you are presenting
at ISHLT 2018, visit the page for guidance on Audio/Visual slide presentations and/or poster preparation and presentation.
Work based on submitted abstracts will be presented in one of four formats: Featured, Oral, Mini Oral, or Poster presentation.
Authors of the highest scoring abstracts appealing to the widest audience are invited to give a featured presentation in a Plenary Session. In this format, the presenter will have 15 minutes for their presentation followed by 5 minutes of questioning led by an expert interactive discussant.
Authors whose work is selected for oral presentation are scheduled in an Oral Session organized by theme. Each 90-minute session will include six 10-minute presentations, each followed by 5 minutes of discussion and questions from the audience, moderated by the session co-chairs.
Authors whose work is selected for mini oral presentation are scheduled in a Mini Oral Session organized by theme. Each 60-minute session will include twelve 5-minute presentations. The Mini Oral presentation is meant to be a "rapid fire" summation of the key learning points of the study. Each presenter will have 3 minutes for presentation (introductory information should be excluded) followed by 2 minutes for discussion and questions from the audience, moderated by the session co-chairs.
Authors whose work is selected for poster presentation are scheduled in one of 3 Poster Sessions scheduled from Wednesday through Friday. Assigned posters will be displayed for viewing during the day, and presenters will stand beside their posters during the evening one-hour poster presentation time. Designated Poster Discussants will circulate through the poster hall to engage poster presenters in quality discussions of their work.
ePosters, a virtual online poster hall, is a free service provided by ISHLT enabling authors to create an online version of their presentation for viewing before, during and after the ISHLT Annual Meeting. This opportunity enhances the value of the presentation and extends the life of the authors' research and its availability to all ISHLT members, including those who were unable to attend the meeting. Rich content can be shown via ePosters, including audio and video.