Covid-19 infection and transplantation

Dear Colleagues

We want to assure you that we are continuing to monitor the COVID-19 situation and are here to support the European Cardiothoracic Transplant community. We realise there is lots of speculation and uncertainty and want to provide you with up to date information. As you will appreciate this is a rapidly evolving situation and your own national transplant societies will no doubt have developed appropriate guidance. The current UK Guidance for clinicians provides good up-to-date information and can be found on the link below:

Please note our Covid-19 section for further infomation

In the coming days and weeks if you have any concerns or are aware of other issue which could impact on Organ Retrieval and/or Transplantation, then we would be pleased to hear from you. We will continue to update you on any further advice and guidance as the situation evolves. We wish you all well during this difficult time.

With kind regards

Dr Clive Lewis
Honorary President ESHLT



Dear Colleagues,

On behalf of Dr Clive Lewis, Honorary President of the European Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation and the ESHLT organising committee, it is my privilege to invite you to share your research and expertise with colleagues at the XXXV Meeting of the Society to be held between the 19th and 22nd January 2021, in Wengen, Switzerland. We are excited to hold the meeting as one of the first international conferences since the COVID19 lockdown.

We look forward to continuing the great tradition of scientific discussion, research and networking in cardiothoracic transplantation and mechanical circulatory support which has been an integral part of the ESHLT for over 30 years. The ESHLT welcomes submissions for case studies of »fascinating failures and surprising successes« and young investigator scientific and clinical research.

The ESHLTs Annual Meetings are attended by heart and lung specialists from a multi-disciplinary and international perspective. One of the great strengths of the meeting is the opportunity for networking and social interaction both in the scientific sessions with robust discussion but also through the fantastic social programme giving you access to peers from across a range of professional disciplines, institutions and countries.

With best regards

Dr Michiel Erasmus
ESHLT Honorary Secretary

The Social and Scientific Programs are as indicated below.

Please register attendance by December 31st 2020 by emailing the administrative secretary Anne Lawless (

If registration and payment are carried out before December 15th 2020 a significantly reduced early bird registration fee applies.

All remaining participants can still register on site at the Regina Hotel 19th January 2021.


For the »Interesting Cases« Session as well as for »Young Investigator« we ask to submit short abstracts to the organizing committee by December 1st 2020.