A Joint Symposium at the ISHLT Annual Meeting is defined as a single session of up to 105 minutes and up to 6 total presenters/chairs whose content is developed by both partnering organizations and which is scheduled to take place as a single session within the ISHLT Annual Meeting.

Engagement in Joint Symposia is limited to 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. Joint symposia will not be conducted with individuals or with healthcare providers / organizations / institutions.

The decision to submit a Joint Symposium Application to ISHLT for consideration rests with the Education Workforce Leader and Officers of the appropriate ISHLT Scientific Council. All Applications to conduct Joint Symposia at the ISHLT Annual Meeting must be completed and submitted to ISHLT by the Education Workforce Leader or an Officer of the sponsoring ISHLT Scientific Council.

The deadline for submitting applications for ISHLT2020 has passed. The deadline for submitting an Application for a Joint Symposium at ISHLT2021 is February 1, 2020. A recommendation to the Board regarding approval of the application will be made by the Chair of the Annual Meeting Scientific Program Committee. A decision regarding approval of the application will be made by the ISHLT Board of Directors or Executive Committee by March 31, 2020.


All Joint Symposia must adhere to the policies outlined in the following document:
Policies Governing Joint Symposia at ISHLT Meetings (PDF)



Application for Joint Symposium at 2021 ISHLT Annual Meeting (Word Doc)