24 – 28 April 2021  ·  Virtual Experience
Given the ever-changing challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, and out of concern for the health and safety of our community, the ISHLT Board of Directors has elected to transition the ISHLT 2021 Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions to a fully virtual experience, to be held 24-28 April 2021. We look forward to connecting with the ISHLT community around the world.

The virtual format creates a range of possibilities to make the meeting more accessible to more people. The meeting dates have been adjusted to 24-28 April to maximize participation among our global community by including a mix of weekend days and weekdays in the conference schedule. Scientific content will be presented for 5-7.5 hours per day and repeated in intervals to enable members across multiple time zones to watch content in "real time" with their peers.

Scientific content will also be available on demand for three months following the close of the conference, so attendees can view material at their own leisure and refer to interesting sessions again. 

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.

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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.

This gathering will be especially meaningful for the members of our organization. With the cancellation of our 2020 Annual Scientific Meeting in Montreal, the opportunity to meet 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.

We look forward to engaging with you in high level research and clinical advances.

Interested in Joining?
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. Interested in joining? Learn more here.