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Officers & Council Members  |  Goals & Objectives  |  History

Officers & Council Members


  • President: Peipei Ping

  • President-Elect: David Lefer

  • Past-President: Gary Lopaschuk

  • Member Secretary: To be named
  • Treasurer: Maha Abdellatif

Council Members

  • 2018-2024: Hossein Ardehali, John Calvert, Jennifer Davis, Daniel Kelly, Lorrie Kirshenbaum, Maria Kontarides, Rong-lih Liao, Jil Tardiff

  • 2015-2021: Dale Abel, John Elrod, Joseph Hill, Tim O'Connell, Brian O'Rourke, Monte Willis, Member TBA


Goals & Objectives

  • To promote the exchange of ideas on a worldwide basis between scientists and clinicians interested in all aspects of cardiovascular biology and medicine.

  • To promote discovery and dissemination of knowledge in all areas of cardiovascular biology and medicine.

  • To organize and support national and international congresses devoted to all aspects of cardiovascular research.

  • To provide an international forum for discussion of problems and controversies at the cutting edge of cardiovascular research.

  • To publish a world class journal devoted to advances in cardiovascular research.



Started as an International Study Group for Research in Cardiac Metabolism in Dubrovnik during 1968 and then in 1976 in Tokyo adopted the name "International Society for Heart Research." Over the years, membership has grown to include over 3,000 members. The society has 7 sections (North American, Australasian, Chinese, European, Indian, Japanese, and Latin American). To date, 23 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; Buenos Aires, 2016, Beijing, 2019). The next World Congress will take place in Berlin, Germany in 2022.
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