Tuesday, April 27 – Friday, April 30  ·  Metro Toronto Convention Centre  ·  Toronto, Canada

ISHLT2021 Abstract Submission is NOW OPEN!

ISHLT invites you to submit your best science by visiting the ISHLT2021 Call for Abstracts page. The submission deadline has been extended to October 27, 2020 11:59 p.m. ET (North America).

The International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation will host the 41st Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions in Toronto, Canada, April 27-30...and virtually. ISHLT2021 is being planned as a hybrid event. We look forward to connecting with the ISHLT community in Toronto and around the world, both in-person and online.

For those attending the even in-person, the health and safety of ISHLT members, attendees, exhibitors, and staff is the highest priority of ISHLT and the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. We will follow strict guidelines and protocols developed in consultation with Toronto Public Health and the Ontario Ministry of Health to ensure safety and cleanliness measures are implemented in the meeting space, exhibit hall, and common areas of the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. We will share detailed safety guidelines with you, including but not limited to, social distancing measures, wearing of face coverings, managing attendee flow and room capacities, and cleanliness.

ISHLT’s Annual Meetings are attended by the world’s premier specialists treating advanced heart and lung disease. Faculty and participation is organized around the care team, ISHLT’s unique interdisciplinary, multi-national focus.

Registration will open in November 2020. More information will be coming soon.

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Peter Hopkins
Peter Hopkins, FRACP
2021 Scientific Program Chair
On behalf of the ISHLT Board of Directors and the Scientific Program Committee, we hope you will join us for our 41st Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions, scheduled for April 27 – 30, 2021 in Toronto, Canada, and online.

This gathering will be especially meaningful for the members of our organization. With the cancellation of our Annual Scientific Meeting this year in Montreal, the opportunity to meet in-person and virtually to share our research, innovations and ideas will hold a special place. What’s more, the clinical and research work we’re all doing now to understand and manage the impact of COVID-19 on advanced heart and lung disease patients will, no doubt, be shared.

ISHLT’s meetings are unique in that we bring together researchers and medical professionals from around the world and across a range of disciplines. Because of that, our meetings offer the most comprehensive review of research, including late-breaking advances, dedicated to transplantation, mechanical support and related innovative therapies.

Mark your calendar and plan to join us in Toronto next year; or to attend virtually from wherever you are. If you can't come to the meeting, the meeting will come to you. We look forward to engaging with you in high level research and clinical advances.
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 Key Dates 

August 24, 2020
Abstract submission opens

Tuesday, October 27, 2020
Abstract submission deadline

November 2020
Meeting registration opens

December 11, 2020
Abstract status notifications

Friday, March 26, 2021
Cut off for making hotel reservations

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ISHLT members receive access to ISHLTv, a subscription to the Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation, access to ISHLTconnect online communities, archived annual meeting content, and more benefits of ISHLT membership. 2021 membership will include discounted registration fees for the 2021 Annual Meeting in Toronto. Interested in joining? Learn more here.