History of the International Society for Heart Research
- The Society started as an "International Study Group for
Research in Cardiac Metabolism" in Dubrovnik in 1968; at the 1976 World Congress in
Tokyo, we adopted the name "International Society for Heart
Over the years, our roster has grown to include over
The society has 7
(Australasian, Chinese, European, Indian, Japanese,
Latin American and North American).
To date 21 World Congresses of the ISHR have been held
(Dubrovnik, 1968; Gargona, 1969; Stowe. 1970; Geneva, 1971; Winnipeg.
1972; Freiburg, 1973; Quebec, 1974; Tokyo, 1976; New Delhi, 1978; Moscow,
1980; London, 1983; Melbourne, 1986; Ann Arbor, 1989; Kobe, 1992; Prague,
1995; Rhodes, 1998; Winnipeg, 2001; Brisbane, 2004; Bologna, 2007; Kyoto, 2010; San Diego, 2013) and two
future World Congresses are scheduled (Buenos Aires, 2016, and Beijing, 2019).
The Society has developed a number of prestigious awards
(Peter Harris Distinguished Scientist Award, Research Achievement Award, Outstanding Investigator Award, three named Distinguished Lecture Awards and Distinguished Leader Award for Faculty; and Richard Bing Award and Travel and Poster Awards
for Early-Career Investigators); publishes its own journal (Journal of Molecular and Cellular Cardiology. Editor: David Eisner) and has its own newsletter (Heart News and Views, Editor: Leslie Anderson Lobaugh)..
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