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IMACS logoISHLT REGISTRY FOR MECHANICALLY ASSISTED CIRCULATORY SUPPORT (IMACS®)


The International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation Registry for Mechanically Assisted Circulatory Support (IMACS®) is an international registry intended to enroll and follow patients who receive durable mechanically assisted circulatory support devices (MCSD) in all countries and hospitals that wish to participate. Durable devices are defined as those devices that are capable of allowing patient discharge with the device in place. Devices are defined on a country by country basis. The registry will record pre-implant patient information, device information and will track the major post implant clinical events.

The primary goal of the IMACS® Registry is to create, implement and analyze a registry that contains high standards for complete enrollment of patients and complete and accurate submission of MCSD data that allows participating centers to engage in important outcomes research about mechanical support devices.

ISHLT has awarded a three year contract to the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) under the direction of Dr. James K. Kirklin. UAB will serve as the data coordinating and analysis center (DCAC). The programming for the web-based data entry system will be performed by the Transplant Informatics Institute (TII), in Richmond, Virginia under a subcontract to UAB. TII is a subsidiary of the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS), which is the contractor  for the United States Government’s Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network.


IMACS® NEWS 3/31/16

IMACS Email Change

Dear IMACS Participants,

The IMACS Email host has migrated its email to a new address, which is imacs@uabmc.edu.  This effort has interrupted some IMACS e-mail correspondence.

If you are not able to contact IMACS through e-mail, please reach out to us directly by telephone at (205) 975-3906.

Thank you and we apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.

2016 IMACS Registry Meeting Final Agenda

The IMACS Registry Meeting agenda has been finalized! We will be covering the IMACS registry in detail, along with the research proposal application process and the statistical support provided for approved research proposals, at the annual ISHLT meeting on Friday, April 29th from 12:00pm – 2:00 pm (EST) at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park, Harding Meeting Room.  Please click the link below to view the agenda topics and speakers.

2016 IMACS Meeting Final Agenda (PDF)

To reserve your spot for the IMACS meeting, please CLICK HERE.  We encourage all centers that have interest in joining IMACS to send a representative!


IMACS® NEWS 1/12/16

IMACS Registry Meeting - Friday, April 29, 2016 – 12:00pm – 2:00pm EST

Registration is now available for the 2016 IMACS Registry Meeting at the 36th ISHLT Annual Meeting and Scientific Sessions in Washington, DC. The meeting will be in the Washington Marriott Wardman Park, Harding Meeting Room.

The cost is FREE for all attendees of the ISHLT annual meeting. The registration link is https://ishlt.wufoo.com/forms/2016-imacs-meeting/. Please consult the Save-the-Date Flyer (PDF) for more information.

We look forward to seeing you there!


IMACS® NEWS 1/29/15

IMACS Printable Forms

Printable forms of the IMACS web based data entry system are now available under the Forms section. For any questions or concerns regarding these forms, please send an email to IMACS@uab.edu.


IMACS® NEWS 1/15/15

IMACS Registry Meeting – Friday, April 17, 2015 – 1:00pm – 2:30pm

Registration is now available for the 2015 IMACS Registry Meeting at the 35th ISHLT Annual Meeting and Scientific Sessions in Nice, France. The meeting will be in the Nice Acropolis Congrès Centre, Gallieni 7. The cost is FREE for all attendees of the ISHLT annual meeting. The registration link is https://ishlt.wufoo.com/forms/imacs-meeting/. Please consult the Save-the-Date Flyer (PDF) for more information.

We look forward to seeing you there!


IMACS® NEWS 5/22/14

IMACS® Website Additions

In response to feedback at the 2014 ISHLT IMACS® Meeting and Booth, additional pages with more information regarding the IMACS® Registry have been added to the website. The new additions include:
  • In depth enrollment/regulatory guidelines
  • Outline of the IMACS Protocol and Users’ Guide
  • Frequently Asked Questions and Answers
  • Links to other registries in which IMACS has a relationship
  • Updated contact information
  • Past IMACS Registry Presentations (Coming soon)
New IMACS® Infectious Disease Elements

Infectious Disease data elements have been added to the IMACS® web based data system as a result of a collaboration with the Infectious Disease Council of the ISHLT. This relationship presents opportunities:
  • For added value to IMACS®
  • To better understand the incidence and risk factors for post MCSD infections
  • To engage the infectious disease clinicians in MCSD treatment and follow-up
IMACS® And Euromacs Have Formed A Joint Relationship!

IMACS® and Euromacs have signed an agreement to work together. Details will be released in the upcoming months regarding the relationship in the ISHLT Links and Euromacs Newsletters!




For IMACS enrollment or general questions, please contact Sharmene Smith - IMACS Program Manager, (205) 975-3906, imacs@uabmc.edu.

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