The First Wuxi International Lung Transplantation Conference took place between the 1st and 2nd of November 2019 in Wuxi. This conference was initiated by Prof. Jing-Yu Chen, and jointly organized by the China Organ Transplantation Development Foundation, the Jiangsu Commission of Health, and the Wuxi People’s Hospital. Current topics in clinical lung transplantation and the state of Asian lung transplantation were the key themes of this conference. Conference speakers and participants from the USA, Italy, Japan, Korea, and China have contributed articles which appear in this Lung Transplant series.
The series “Highlights of the First International Symposium on Lung transplantation, Wuxi, China, 2019” was commissioned by the editorial office, Current Challenges in Thoracic Surgery without any sponsorship or funding. Jingyu Chen and Michael Hsin are serving as the unpaid Guest Editors for the series.