The International Society for
Heart and Lung Transplantation

A Society that Includes Basic Science, the Failing Heart and Advanced Lung Disease.

Wednesday, April 3, 2019 - Morning Edition

Welcome to the Daily Pulse, the official newsletter of ISHLT2019. This special edition of the newsletter has all the information you need to ensure a successful meeting! Look for additional newsletters each evening, which will include recaps of the day's highlights along with key announcements for the following day. Have a great meeting!

In the Spotlight

Welcome to ISHLT2019! A Message from Your Program Chair, Lara Danziger-Isakov

Lara Danziger-Isakov, MD, MPH

As our 2019 Annual Meeting is about to kick-off, it is an honor to welcome you to the Society’s 39th Annual Meeting and Scientific Sessions.

I hope you are looking forward as much as I am to an exciting week of rich discussions, healthy debates, and connections with colleagues old and new. We will build on the success of the 2018 Nice Meeting by kicking off with the Opening Plenary today, followed by Symposia and Oral Abstract Sessions throughout the week. We organized the meeting to make the best use of your time by clustering content and adding standardized times for all sessions. Read more

Today's Highlights

Five Tips to Make the Most of #ISHLT2019

  1. Download the app. It has everything you need to navigate the meeting including real-time alerts. Here’s how. (Remember to accept updates when prompted so you’ll get the latest news.)
  2. Plan your day. Our Program Viewer is the BEST way to map out which sessions you’ll go to. It’s on the App! Or, find it here on our website.
  3. Get fueled. Look for our morning coffee stations in the Grand Caribbean Foyer today through Friday and also in the Pacifica Foyer Thursday through Saturday. Take advantage of the food with our coffee breaks – and, of course, wine and cheese in the Exhibit Hall from 5:45 to 7 tonight and Thursday.
  4. Stay up-to-date. Read the Daily Pulse! We’ll have highlights of key sessions as well as a look ahead. Look for an email every evening with the latest news.
  5. Make connections. There are so many opportunities to network at #ISHLT2019. Try the Council Networking Receptions

A Look at Today's Agenda

You can’t go wrong no matter what session or reception you attend at #ISHLT2019, but here’s a look at some of today’s highlights.

  • The Plenary. A must-attend. The highest-scoring abstracts. Reports from the President, Program Chair, JHLT and more. 8 to 10 AM Grand Caribbean 1-7.
  • Poster viewer goes live. Browse all 260 here.
  • Three MCS-focused symposia: 10:30 AM – 12:15 PM, 2 – 3:45 PM and 4:15 – 6 PM (Grand Caribbean 1-7)
  • Exhibit Hall Opening Reception. 5:45 – 7:15 PM

#ISHLT2019 Announcements

JHLT publishes special MCS issue to coincide with #ISHLT2019

The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation will publish its theme Issue on Mechanical Circulatory Support to coincide with the 39th Annual Meeting of the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation being held April 3 – 6 in Orlando, Florida.  This special issue highlights several innovations, multi-center trials and information from the IMACS worldwide registry.

In Brief

#SpreadTheWord: Your Official Guide to Twitter at #ISHLT2019

Help us share the amazing work presented at #ISHLT2019 – not to mention the fun! – by engaging with us on Twitter. Here are a few things to keep in mind:

  • Hashtag that! When writing about anything meeting-related, use our official hashtag: #ISHLT2019.
  • Speaker tags. When discussing someone’s work, remember to tag them with their username. For example, if I wanted to tag the ISHLT president in this post, I’d insert @ISHLTPres since that’s his user name. (Remember the @ before the name.)
  • Link to the work. People always want more, so feel free to link to the abstracts.
  • Retweet your peers. Keep the conversation going by sharing the love.
  • Be kind and respectful. Goes without saying, but – tweet unto others as you would have them tweet unto you.

Disclaimer: This content reflects the opinions and perspectives of the individual authors and does not reflect the opinions and perspectives of the ISHLT or the Editor.