Abstract Submission FAQ

No, membership is not required to submit an abstract.
The abstract submission fee is $25 USD per abstract (non-refundable).
No. Submission of the same abstract into different categories is not permitted. Submission of one study as several different abstracts is also 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.
The deadline for abstract submission is 17 October, 2023 at 11:59 p.m. EDT.
All late-breaking abstracts must be submitted by the 17 October deadline and will serve as a placeholder for the final abstract. Visit our Late-Breaking Clinical Science Abstracts page for more information.
ISHLT policies and instructions for submitting abstracts are outlined on our Abstract Submission Policies page.
The character limit for an abstract is 2,140 characters (spaces are ignored). This count includes characters in the 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.
There is a limit of 50 authors listed on an abstract.
BMP, GIF, JPG, and PNG formatted graphic files can be uploaded during abstract submission.

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You can edit your abstract (even after paying the submission fee) until the deadline of 17 October, 2023. After this deadline, abstracts cannot be edited.
Individuals in the early stages of their careers (whose professional training was completed five or less years ago) and trainees (including medical students) are eligible to submit case reports. Visit our Early Career Clinical Case Reports page for more information.
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.
The person designated as the presenting author will receive a status notification of acceptance or rejection by 15 December, 2023.
Yes. Presenting authors of accepted abstracts must register for and attend the ISHLT 2024 Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions.
Yes, ISHLT will be offering Travel Awards to ISHLT members to attend the 2024 Annual Meeting. Visit our Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions Travel Awards page to learn more.
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For general submission questions please contact:
Susie Newton, ISHLT Scientific Program Manager