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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 Research".  
  • Over the years, our roster has grown to include over 3,000 members.

  • The society has 7 international Sections (Australasian, Chinese, European, Indian, Japanese, Latin American and North 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) and two future World Congresses are scheduled (Berlin, Germany 2022 and Nara, Japan  2025).

  • 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: Rong Tian) and has its own newsletter (Heart News and Views, Editor: Leslie Anderson Lobaugh).

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