Covid-19 infection and transplantation

Dear Colleagues

It is with great regret that given the current travel situation and COVID19, the ESHLT Organizing Committee and Advisory Board have decided to cancel the meeting in 2021. We plan to hold the ESHLT XXVth meeting from 18-21 January 2022. We have an exciting scientific and activities programme with many of our speakers already confirmed. Please continue to visit the ESHLT website for regular updates. We look forward to receiving contributions for the Fascinating Cases and Young Investigator sessions. We continue to support the European Cardiothoracic Transplant community and Society would be pleased to hear from you. The ESHLT wishes you and your family well during this difficult time.

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 18th and 21st January 2022, 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 2021 by emailing the administrative secretary Anne Lawless (

If registration and payment are carried out before December 7th 2021 a significantly reduced early bird registration fee applies.

All remaining participants can still register on site at the Regina Hotel 18th January 2022.


For the »Interesting Cases« Session as well as for »Young Investigator« we ask to submit short abstracts to the organizing committee by December 1st 2021.