Scientific and educational meetings conducted by other organizations may be recognized as "Endorsed by the ISHLT" if they are determined to be in alignment with the strategic interests of ISHLT and in compliance with the ISHLT policies governing this process of recognition.
ISHLT's primary goals for granting Endorsement to other organization's educational activities are to:
- Raise ISHLT brand awareness among a particular specialty or geographic location
- Maintain ISHLT's affiliation with a certain specialty area or geographic location
- Help professional societies in emerging international regions improve the attendance and perceived quality of their meetings
ISHLT Endorsement is available only for live (face-to-face) educational activities conducted by non-profit professional medical societies, governmental agencies/regulatory authorities, and non-profit, disease/therapy-oriented membership organizations, including patient organizations, not affiliated with any commercial entity or healthcare provider/organization/institution.
ISHLT Endorsement is available only for meetings whose content has been determined by ISHLT to focus on 1) improving the care of patients with advanced heart or lung disease through transplantation, mechanical support and innovative therapies or 2) improving access to advanced therapies for end-stage lung or heart disease.
Organizations seeking ISHLT endorsement of their educational activity are asked to review the ISHLT Endorsement Policies
prior to completing the Application for Endorsement
(Word Doc). Applications must be submitted no less than 8 weeks prior to the date by which an ISHLT decision is desired.