ISHLT Elects Annemarie Kaan to Board of Directors

ADDISON, Texas – May 7, 2019 – Annemarie Kaan, MCN, RN, Clinical Nurse Specialist with the heart transplant program at Providence Health Care, St. Paul's Hospital, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, has been named to the Board of Directors for the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation (ISHLT).

Kaan has worked in the areas of heart failure, transplant and mechanical circulatory support since 1987. She also serves as an Adjunct Faculty member with the University of British Columbia Faculty of Nursing. She has been a member of ISHLT since 1992.

“It’s such an honor to serve on the ISHLT Board,” said Kaan. “ISHLT is a unique organization in that it looks at end-stage heart and lung failure from a multi-disciplinary and global approach. As a nurse, I’m proud to be a member and particularly proud to help shape the Society’s future.”

ISHLT is committed to improving the care of patients with end-stage heart and lung disease through research, education and advocacy. With 3,800 members from 45 countries, ISHLT is the world’s largest multi-disciplinary organization of its kind.

Kaan worked in heart and lung transplantation at St. Vincent’s hospital in Sydney, Australia, where she received her R.N.

The ISHLT is a not-for-profit, multidisciplinary, professional organization dedicated to improving the care of patients with advanced heart or lung disease through transplantation, mechanical support and innovative therapies. With 3,800 members in more than 45 countries, ISHLT is the world’s largest organization dedicated to the research, education and advocacy of end-stage heart and lung disease. ISHLT members represent more than 15 different professional disciplines. For more information, visit