Abstract Submission FAQ

The character limit for an abstract is 2,140 characters (spaces are ignored). This count includes characters in the following: Abstract Title, Abstract Body, Table(s), and Image(s). Author names and institutions are not counted. A table or image will remove 320 characters from the character limit. (Note: the amount of data in the table does not make a difference to the character count.) An image file size cannot exceed 10MB.
GIF and JPG formatted graphic files can be uploaded during abstract submission.
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No. Submission of the same abstract into different categories is not permitted. Submission of one study as several different abstracts is not permitted. If the abstracts in question are not different enough to be considered separate studies, or if the same abstract is submitted into multiple categories, all versions may be rejected.
No, there is no limit to the number of authors listed on an abstract.
The submission system is very simple and step-by-step instructions on the site will guide you through the submission process. Follow the instructions on the login page of the Abstract Submission Site to login.
The abstract submission fee is $25.00 per abstract (non-refundable).
The deadline for abstract submission is October 15, 2019 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time (North America).
ISHLT policies and instructions for submitting abstracts are outlined on our Abstract Submission Policies page.

Yes. Junior Faculty (defined as an individual whose formal professional training was completed five or fewer years ago) and Trainees are eligible to submit case reports in the Junior Faculty Clinical Case Reports category. Within this category, there are 6 sub-categories to choose from:

  • Heart Failure/Transplantation
  • Infectious Disease
  • Lung Failure/Transplantation
  • Mechanical Circulatory Support
  • Pediatrics
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
There is a separate submission link on the Abstract Submission Site home page to submit a case report in this category. A case report may be submitted for consideration in another category instead, but doing so is discouraged because case reports tend to not to score as well as the other abstracts submitted.

Visit our Case Reports page for more information.
The deadline to submit a late breaking abstract is the same as for all abstract submissions (October 15, 2019). Authors may submit abstracts to this category describing trials and studies that are not yet completed as of October 15, 2019 but WILL have results and conclusions available by April 3, 2020.

Visit our Late Breaking Clinical Science abstracts page for more information.
You can edit your abstract (even after paying the submission fee) until the deadline of October 15, 2019. After this deadline, abstracts cannot be edited.
Confirmation emails are not sent automatically, but you can request an email confirmation of your submission by clicking the provided link after your submission is marked COMPLETE.
Presenting authors of all submitted abstracts will receive a status notification of acceptance or rejection no later than December 10, 2019.
Yes. Presenters of accepted abstracts must register for the ISHLT2020 Annual Meeting and Scientific Sessions. Online registration opens October 2019.
No, ISHLT will not be offering Travel Grants to attend the 2020 Annual Meeting.
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