Plenary Sessions


 
ISHLT’s Plenary Sessions offer engaging speakers, comprehensive scientific reviews – and featured abstracts highlighting critical research in a range of fields. Make sure you plan to attend!
 

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

 

8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Primary Audience: ALL

Chairs: Stuart Sweet, MD and Stephan Ensminger, MD, Phil
 
8:00 AM Welcome/Program Chair Report
Stephan Ensminger, MD, DPhil, University Herzzentrum Lubeck, Lubeck, Germany
8:10 AM Thoracic Registry Report
Josef Stehlik, MD, MPH, University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, UT, USA
8:20 AM IMACS Registry Report
Daniel J. Goldstein, MD, Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY, USA
8:30 AM Journal Editor's Report
Mandeep R. Mehra, MD, FRCP, FACC, FESC. Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA, USA
8:40 AM President's Report
Stuart Sweet, MD, St. Louis Children's Hospital, St. Louis, MO, USA
8:55 AM Michael Hess Lifetime Achievement Commemoration
David O. Taylor, MD, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH, USA
9:00 AM Featured Abstract
9:20 AM MAID (Medical Assistance in Dying): Implications for Transplantation
James Downar, MDCM, MHSc, FRCPC, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON, Canada
9:40 PM Featured Abstract
 

Thursday, April 23, 2020

 

10:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Primary Audience: ALL

Chairs: Lori West, MD, DPhil and Maryl R. Johnson, MD
 
10:30 AM Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient Lecture
James K. Kirklin, MD, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL, USA
11:00 AM Mechanical Circulatory Support: Past, Present and Future
Daniel J. Goldstein, MD, Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY, USA
11:20 AM Translating Tissue Engineered Heart Repair
Wolfram H. Zimmermann, MD, Uiversity of Goettingen, Goettingen, Germany
11:40 AM Management of Lung Failure in 2040 - Artificial Lung or Regeneration?
Shaf Keshavjee, MD, FRCSC, Toronto General Hospital, Toronto, ON, Canada
12:00 PM Transplant Medicine in the Age of Machine Learning
Alvin Rajkomar, MD, UCSF Medical Center, San Francisco, CA, USA
 

Saturday, April 25, 2020

 

10:15 AM – 12:15 PM

Primary Audience: ALL

Chairs: Joseph G. Rogers, MD and Peter M. Hopkins, FRACP
 
10:15 AM Awards Presentation
10:28 AM Caves Award Winner Encore Presentation
10:35 AM Featured Abstract
10:50 AM Featured Abstract
11:05 AM Featured Abstract
11:20 AM CASE PRESENTATION: President's Debate
Melissa Cousino, PhD, C.S. Mott Children's Hospital, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
11:25 AM PRESIDENT'S DEBATE: Psychosocial Issues Alone are A Contraindication to Transplantation (PRO)
Erik Verschuuren, MD, PhD, University Medical Centre Groningen, Groningen, Netherlands
11:45 AM PRESIDENT'S DEBATE: Psychosocial Issues Alone are a Contraindication to Transplantation (CON)
Melanie D. Everitt, MD, Children's Hospital Colorado, Aurora, CO, USA
12:05 PM Debate Rebuttal (PRO)
Erik Verschuuren, MD, PhD, University Medical Centre Groningen, Groningen, Netherlands
12:10 PM Debate Rebuttal (CON)
Melanie D. Everitt, MD, Children's Hospital Colorado, Aurora, CO, USA