A Joint Symposium at the ISHLT Annual Meeting is defined as a single session of up to 120 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 or healthcare provider/organization/institution.



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



The decision to submit a Joint Symposium Application to ISHLT for consideration rests with the leadership 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 an Officer or the Education Workforce Leader of the sponsoring ISHLT Scientific Council.

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

The deadline for submitting an Application is February 1, 14 months prior to the Annual Meeting for which it is being proposed. 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 by March 31.