IAS Prevention Guideline plus relevant cardiovascular guidelines from other organizations
Previous and future meetings sponsored by the IAS, the IAS member societies, or relevant affiliated organizations
Current and prior publications that have been sponsored by the IAS, including previous IAS newsletters
Distinguished Fellows of the IAS
Slides available through the IAS, Lorenzini Foundation, and other sites.
IAS monthly newsletter sent by email to all IAS members
The IAS offers fellowships to young investigators to study in major laboratories
Important websites related to atherosclerosis and related diseases
Organizations affiliated with the IAS.

IAS Statin Publication
Update Service

The International Atherosclerosis Society is very pleased to announce an exciting new and informative Newsletter for its membership: The IAS Statin Newsletter. The IAS will begin this month providing curated update on all publications involving statins as identified in PubMed.
For the Issues, click here

ISA 2018 Toronto, Canada

June 9-12, 2018

XVIII International Symposium on
Toronto, Canada

Final Program

Abstract Book

Photos of the Opening Ceremony

Highlights from the Joint Satellite Symposium of the IAS and ICCR Session on Visceral Adiposity

Fellowship Awards
Winners 2018

Chiara Macchi
Milan, Italy

Dorothè Maria Kusters
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Nerea Mendez Barbero
Madrid, Spain

Winner Reports
Winner 2016 - Blake Cochran
Winner 2016 - Ingo Hilgendorf
Winner 2016 - Yosdel Soto
Winner 2015 - Hagit Hochner
Winner 2015 - Kazuyuki Kasahara
Winner 2015 - Wei Tan
Winner 2014 - Amanda Foks
Winner 2014 - Nordin Hanssen
Winner 2014 - Marco Busnelli

last updated: January 16, 2019 

  From the IAS President's Desk

Yuji Matsuzawa

As my term as the current President of the IAS comes to a close, I would like to thank all those who have made these three years so successful: our member societies worldwide and the many researchers and clinicians who have continued to participate in our activities as well as those of the societies themselves; our strategic partners; and of course those organizations which have generously offered grants to the IAS for the development of its many activities and in support of its mission during my term.
A heartfelt thank you to all of you and be assured I will always be at the side of the IAS.
I wish to congratulate and thank dr Scott Grundy, IAS Past President, and all the members of the ACC/AHA Task Force on Clinical Practice Guidelines for releasing the new multisociety Guideline on the Management of Blood Cholesterol. The 2018 guideline emphasizes reducing risk of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) through lipid management.
The following are key perspectives based on the Top Ten Take Home Messages selected by the Writing Committee (https://www.acc.org/latest-in-cardiology/ten-points-to-remember/2018/11/09/14/28/2018-guideline-on-management-of-blood-cholesterol#.XBjRNfHnnfc.) and two IAS exclusive interviews by dr Roger Blumenthal and dr Neil J Stone.

I am pleased to announce that the IAS is now on social media.
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/atherosociety/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/atherosociety
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/8689597/

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  Non-Member IAS Endorsed Activities

January 17-18, 2019
2nd Endocrinology, Lipids and Vascular Conference
Duhok, Federal Region of Kurdistan, Federal Republic of Iraq

For more information please link to the flyer of the Course

  2nd Severe FH Course: Recognize, Diagnose, and Treat
 Severe Familial Hypercholesterolemia (Muscat, Oman, December 2-3, 2018)
2nd Severe FH Course
Raul Santos (President-Elect, IAS) and Khalid Al-Rasadi (President, OSLA) and was organized by the International Atherosclerosis Society (IAS), the Oman Society of Lipid and Atherosclerosis (OSLA), and the Gulf Heart Association Lipid Working Group (GHALWG). This interactive Course was accredited by the Oman Medical Specialty Board (OMSB) and was open to physicians practicing in the MENA Region.
IAS, OSLA, and GHALWG are happy to announce that the following material presented during the Course are available to our readers:

Scientific Program
Slide Library
Exclusive Interviews: Dr. Khalid AL-RASADI, Dr. Marcello ARCA, Dr. Raul SANTOS, Dr. Hani SABBOUR and Dr. Wolfgang RAMLOW

  IAS Session at GW-ICC 2018 Beijing

The Great Wall Congress in Beijing just concluded and the IAS is honored to inform that the Session focused on Defining Severe FH and The Implications for Clinical Management held on October 12 took place successfully.

  IAS FH Activities
  • IAS-FH Foundation Partnership
    Announcing the IAS FH Foundation Partnership

  • FH Awareness Media Kit by the FH Foundation

  • FH Foundation - Consensus Statement on Genetic Testing for FH - 2018

  • IAS/FHFo Joint Session on “Recognize Familial Hypercholesterolemia and Save Lives“ during the WCC 2018 Congress (Dubai, UAE, December 8, 2018)
    View the Slide Library

  • IberoAmerican FH Network    -    Mona Lisa Video

  • IAS Consensus Statement “Defining severe familial hypercholesterolaemia and the implications for clinical management: a consensus statement from the International Atherosclerosis Society Severe Familial Hypercholesterolemia Panel” - 2016

  • New Data on Familial Hypercholesterolemia in Brazil - 2017

  • ScreenPro - Screening Project for Familial Hypercholesterolemia in Central, Southern, and Eastern Europe

  • News from the Iraqi Lipid Clinics Network

  • The SAFEHEART Registry

  • E-Learning cor2ed

  • Severe FH Course “Identifying and Treating Severe Familial Hypercholesterolemia” (Dubai, UAE, October 14-15, 2017)

  XIX International Symposium on Atherosclerosis 2021

Pre-Satellite Symposium (Muscat, Oman, October 19-21, 2021)

ISA2021 Congress (Kyoto, Japan, October 24-27, 2021)

  XX International Atherosclerosis Society 2024 - Winner

We are pleased to announce that after the presentation of the outstanding bids for the ISA2024 Symposium from the Russian National Atherosclerosis Society (RNAS), Emirates Cardiac Society (ECS), Lipid Association of India (LAI), and Oman Society of Lipids & Atherosclerosis (OSLA) the IAS Executive Board during its meeting held in Toronto on June 9 has selected the winner of the ISA2024: the Oman Society of Lipids and Atherosclerosis (OSLA).

  IAS - OSLA Collaboration in the MENA Region

The International Atherosclerosis Society (IAS) and Oman Society of Lipid & Atherosclerosis (OSLA) are organizing the Fifth IAS-OSLA Course "Lipid Metabolism and Cardiovascular Risk" to be held in Muscat, Oman, on February 8-11, 2019.
As in 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018, the aim of this Course is to increase the knowledge and experience of early- to mid-career, English-speaking practicing clinicians interested in the management of lipid disorders and will be restricted to 30 clinicians practicing in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region who manage patients with lipid disorders.

Who can apply: Clinicians (including adult or pediatric cardiologists, endocrinologists, general practitioners, lipidologists, clinical biochemists) below the age of 40 years who are currently working at a hospital/university/other health institute in the MENA region.

If you are interested in participating, you must apply before January 1st, 2019. Notifications will be sent by January 6, 2019.

Please send your application to: oslaoman@gmail.com

For more information please link to the flyer of the Course

  IAS Commentaries

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The IAS wishes to thank all the supporters which have generously offered grants to the IAS for the development of its many activities and in support of its mission:
Aegerion Pharmaceuticals, Amgen, Inc., Amgen (Europe) GmbH, Amryt, Daiichi Sankyo Co., Ltd., Fondazione Giovanni Lorenzini, Kaneka Europe, OSLA - Oman Society of Lipids and Atherosclerosis, Ono Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd., Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.,Pfizer, Sanofi and Regeneron, and Weill Cornell Medical College

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