The International Society for
Heart and Lung Transplantation

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

June 2018 | volume 9, issue 13

Focusing on the ISHLT 2018 Annual Meeting

Many thanks to all who attended and/or participated in Nice!


links imageIt is with great pleasure and excitement that I take over the Editorship of our newsletter.

I've had the privilege of working with many of you in various Society capacities over the years, and I can't wait to get started on the newsletter!

But before we go any further, I would like to acknowledge my predecessor, Vincent Valentine, who put his heart and soul (and wit) into the newsletter, helping it evolve into an exemplary collaboration among many of you. I hope to bring the same energy and focus to the job that Vincent has, but just be forewarned: I have neither the sense of humor nor am as well-read in the classics as my predecessor.

As one would expect, I have changes in mind for the newsletter that will represent the natural progression of improving this important form of communication. I firmly believe that the newsletter affords all of us an opportunity to get news about our field in a timely fashion. And I believe that transplant "news" covers a broad range of topics: clinical and research matters for sure but also issues related to the business of transplant, noteworthy news about specific centers and people in our field, previews of what is coming up in the Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation, and especially current news about what is happening in transplant in areas of the world we don't typically hear about. And hopefully from Society members that we don't typically hear from.

But I need a favor: I'm asking that you help us with content. The newsletter will only be as good as YOUR participation in its success. And while I think we are putting together a very talented and enthusiastic Editorial Team, we need your help in identifying newsworthy items and then be willing to write about them. I know all of you are overcommitted and that's why we are happy to get submissions that are short and very much to the point. Think of it this way: it will give you something fun to do between interfacing with the electronic medical record!

Thanks to the Society for entrusting me with this responsibility. You'll hear more from us in our inaugural issue slated for publication on September 1.

David Weill, MD
Links Editor-in-Chief





Showing Up

Everyone has their strengths, their specialties, their specific interest. But what are they? What's most popular? Which sessions at ISHLT 2018 garnered the most interest and intrigue, and captivated the largest audience? Read more to find out which sessions were the most highly attended for each specialty!


2018 Grants & Awards Winners

Although most of our award winners were announced in the March 2018 issue of the Links, they did not recieve formal recognition until the Plenary Session on Saturday, April 14, 2018. During our Awards Ceremony, each recipient had the opportunity to come on stage to receive their award from the Grants & Awards Committee and our then ISHLT President, Andrew Fisher. Read more to see a list and photos of all 2018 award winners, including ISHLT Abstract Award winners, which were determined onsite, during the meeting.


If you weren't able to make it to our meeting this year, or if you are just looking to relive your time in Nice, check out the pictures taken at ISHLT's 38th Annual Meeting and Scientific Sessions! You can view an assortment of them in the highlight reel below, or peruse the full album, available for purchase here.




Save the Date!

Can't wait to see how ISHLT 2019 will compare to the 2018 Meeting? Join us April 3-6 in Orlando, Florida. Featuring the beautiful Loews Royal Pacific Resort at Universal Orlando and Loews Sapphire Falls Resort at Universal Orlando as the meeting backdrop, and highlighting all the newest transplant related issues and research, ISHLT 2019 is one meeting you won't want to miss! So mark your calendars and let the countdown begin!



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.