ISHLT2023 will offer a series of new Symposia Types. For each type, you can download a template which is designed to outline the information you will be asked to provide when submitting online. Select the one best suited to your proposal idea as a guide in developing your symposium proposal. We are also accepting ideas for a Keynote Lecture in a Plenary session. Note: your final proposal must be submitted online via the OASIS Symposium Proposal Submission Site.
Game Show Style Symposium (60 mins)
This 60-minute symposium type begins with the two co-chairs presenting 5-minute case scenarios of a potential recipient
and a potential donor
. Then three “contestants” (speakers) will each have 10 minutes to explain their position on whether or not the donor is acceptable. Contestants can be junior faculty or expert speakers. A 15-minute audience Q&A segment led by the co-chairs will end the session, followed by an audience vote for the winning speaker.
Pecha Kucha Style Symposium (60 Mins)
Japanese for “Chit Chat”, this 60-minute symposium type will begin with a unifying theme presented by one of the co-chairs (5 mins). Five speakers will have 8 minutes each to discuss the theme, using 20 slides total and only spending 20 seconds per slide, for a total of 45 mins of presentation time between all the speakers. The last 15 minutes will be audience Q&A and a vote for the winning speaker. The elected winner will be invited to return to the following year’s Pecha Kucha to defend their title.
Feudal Style Symposium (60 mins)
In this 60-minute debate-style symposium type, a 5-minute case scenario is presented by one of the co-chairs to two expert speakers. One speaker will have 10-12 minutes to argue for why a particular therapy would be best suited for the patient. The other speaker will have 10-12 minutes to argue for why an opposing therapy would be the best option for the patient. Rebuttal time for each speaker will be included. The last 15 minutes will be audience Q&A and a vote for the winning debater.
Symposium (60 mins)
In this 60-minute symposium type, a topic is explored in-depth by up to three
expert speakers, with time at the end for panel discussion and audience Q&A led by the co-chairs. At past ISHLT meetings, these 60-minute sessions were called “Sunrise” or “Workshop” symposia.
Symposium (90 mins)
In this 90-minute symposium type, a topic is explored in-depth by up to five
expert speakers, with time at the end for panel discussion and audience Q&A led by the co-chairs.
A keynote speaker is an expert leader in their field and will speak on a topic that appeals to a broad audience. The topic does not need to be related to the heart or lung transplantation field, but could address overarching themes such as complicated decision making, motivational leadership, strong teamwork, controversial issues in organ transplantation, or cutting-edge science. ISHLT2023 will include three General (Plenary) Sessions, and a keynote speaker will be featured in each session.