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Welcome to the International Society for Heart Research online member community. The mission of the ISHR is to promote the discovery and dissemination of knowledge in the cardiovascular sciences on a world-wide basis. Membership is open to any individual (with or without MD or PhD) who is actively interested in any aspect of experimental or clinical research in the cardiovascular system.  Join ISHR Today!

We hope you will explore the various features our site has to offer. We created this online space to allow our members to collaborate on projects, share ideas and expertise – and, most important, connect with fellow members. Click here for the latest issue of the ISHR newsletter, Heart News & ViewsClick here for information on the ISHR journal, JMCC

The XXIV ISHR World Congress will be held in Berlin, Germany on
June 12-15, 2022.


  • ISHR2020 has been transformed into an online meeting in two parts: Part I on Oct 9-10 and Part II on Dec 6-7, 2020; click here to go to the meeting website.  The 2020 ISHR-NAS Meeting in Denver, CO has been postponed until 2021 (date TBD).

  • The 2020 ISHR-ES Meeting in Torino, Italy has been rescheduled to 29 Jun - 2 July, 2021; click here to go to the meeting website.

  • The 2020 ISHR-AUS Meeting in Goldcoast, Australia has been postponed to Dec 10-13, 2020; click here to go to the meeting website.

  • The 2020 ISHR-LAT Meeting in Sao Paulo, Brazil has been postponed to a future date TBD.

  • The 2020 ISHR-JPN Meeting in Tokyo, Japan has been postponed to Mar 11-13, 2021.

  • The very successful ISHR Cardiovascular Webinar Series which began on April 2, 2020 has concluded.   Click here to view the recorded webinars!

  • A second webinar series for the eastern hemisphere, the ISHR Asia-Pacific Cardiovascular Webinar Series, began on May 20, 2020 and continues on Wednesdays at 2pm AEST.
    Click here for the webinar schedule and to register.  

  • JMCC will initiate a virtual special issue on Cardiovascular Implications of COVID-19 with related papers, including letters to the editor, short communications, reviews and full research articles.  To promote the rapid dissemination of findings in the field, these submissions will be handled with expedience without compromising rigor.  Click here for additional information.

  • Because  ISHR Section meetings were postponed in 2020 due to COVID-19, the ISHR Awards and Lectures process has been cancelled for 2021, anticipating that 2020 awardees will give their lectures at Section meetings in 2021. 




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6/12/2022 » 6/15/2022
XXIV World Congress


 Congratulation to our newly-elected

2019 Fellows of the ISHR

  • Zoltan Arany
  • Hossein Ardehali
  • Burns Blaxall
  • Heping Cheng
  • Michael Davis
  • Lea Delbridge
  • Dobromir Dobrev
  • Peter Ferdinandy
  • Joshua Goldhaber
  • Ana Maria Gomez
  • Derek Hausenloy
  • Livia Hool
  • Yu Huang
  • Masaki Ieda
  • Raj Kishore
  • Julie McMullen
  • Yasuchika Takeishi
  • Jamie Vandenberg
  • Martin Vila-Petroff
  • Xuejun Wang
  • Rui-ping Xiao
  • Huangtian Yang
  • Bin Zhou
  • Yi Zhu

The new Fellows were inducted at the
2019 ISHR World Congress in Beijing







Peter Harris Distinguished Scientist Award:
Elizabeth Murphy (NHLBI/NIH)

Research Achievement Award
Livia Hool (UWA)
Walter Koch (Temple Univ)

Outstanding Investigator Award
Sarah Franklin (Univ of Utah)

Keith Reimer Distinguished Lecturer
Ronglih Liao (Stanford)

Janice Pfeffer Distinguished Lecturer
Mauro Giacca (Univ of Torino)

President's Distinguished Lecturer
Evangelia Kranias (Univ of Cincinnati)

Distinguished Leader Award
Fabio di Lisa (Univ of Padova)



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