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Clinical Trials
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
Monthly summary of the key literature	in the atherosclerosis field provided each month to all IAS members.
The IAS offers fellowships to young investigators to study in major laboratories
Important websites related to atherosclerosis and related diseases
Computer based algorithms for 10-year risk assessment for cardiovascular disease.
Organizations affiliated with the IAS.

ISA 2015 Amsterdam, The Netherlands

May 23 - 26, 2015

XVII International Symposium on Atherosclerosis
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

ISA 2018 Toronto, Canada

June 9-15, 2018

XVIII International Symposium on Atherosclerosis
Toronto, Canda

Fellowship Awards
Winners 2014

Marco Busnelli
Milan, Italy

Amanda Foks
Leiden, The Netherlands

Nordin Hanssen
Maastricht, The Netherlands

Winner Reports
Winner 2014 - Nordin Hanssen Winner 2013 - Stefano Manzini
Winner 2013 - Suthesh Sivapalaratnam
Winner 2012 - Nahla Younis
Winner 2012 - Asiya Imaeva
Winner 2012 - Stefan K. Nilsson
Winner 2011 - Mark Lobatto
Winner 2011 - Ivan Pecin
Winner 2011 - Emily Sonestedt
Winner 2010 - Giorgio Cavigiolio
Winner 2010 - Montse Guardiola

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last updated: March 20, 2015 

The International Atherosclerosis Society (IAS) and the Oman Society of Lipid and Atherosclerosis (OSLA) just concluded the first IAS - OSLA course on Lipid Metabolism and Cardiovascular Risk which was held in Muscat, Oman (February, 8-10, 2015) and co-chaired by the International Atherosclerosis Society and Dr. Khalid Al-Rasadi (Oman), President of the Oman Society of Lipid and Atherosclerosis.

This meeting addressed one of the most important public health issues of the 21st century. We should not forget that lipid disorders, such as high cholesterol and triglycerides to mention the most common ones, are major risk factors for cerebrovascular diseases that we know to be linked to the growing epidemics of obesity and diabetes worldwide and especially in the MENA region countries. Prevention of these diseases to be implemented thorough a healthier life style and, when needed, a better adherence to lipid lowering treatment is one of the goals national health systems have to reach in order to have healthier populations.

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  IAS Position Paper
IAS Position Paper: Global Recommendations for the Management of Dyslipidemia.
The International Atherosclerosis Society (IAS) here updates its recommendations on treatment of high level of blood cholesterol and dyslipidemia for the purpose of reducing risk for atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD). The Writing Panel, made of 15 internationally renowned experts and chaired by dr Scott M. Grundy, reviewed existing evidence-based recommendations and consolidated them into an overall set of recommendations. For comments and suggestions please write us at positionpaper@athero.org.

  IAS - OSLA Collaboration in the MENA Region
The International Atherosclerosis Society is happy to announce a new series of educational activities in the MENA region promoted by the IAS in conjunction with the Oman Society of Lipid & Atherosclerosis (OSLA). The first activity was the residential IAS-OSLA Course "Lipid Metabolism and Cardiovascular Risk" held in Muscat, Oman, on 8-10 February 2015. The aim of the Course and those to follow is to increase the knowledge and experience of early- to mid-career, English-speaking practicing clinicians from the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, interested in the management of lipid disorders, diabetes, and obesity.


  Antonio M. Gotto, Jr. Prize in Atherosclerosis Research 2015 Winner
Antonio M. Gotto, Jr. Prize in Atherosclerosis Research - Will be awarded during the opening ceremony of the ISA 2015 in Amsterdam to Prof M. John Chapman during the opening ceremonies on May 23, 2015.
The aim of the Gotto Prize is to encourage basic, clinical, and translational research in areas relating to the causes, prevention, and treatment of cardiovascular disease globally. The Prize is sponsored by the International Atherosclerosis Society and Weill Cornell Medical College.

  Fellowship Awards
IAS Visiting Fellowship Opportunities - Application Deadline is January 30, 2015
  • 3-Month Visiting Fellowship Award $5,000
  • 6-Month Visiting fellowship Award $8,000
For more information click here

  Featured Connections

This website is a valuable source of information for the IAS members and the cardiovascular community. We draw your attention to the following featured connections. These are also listed (among others) in the left panel and include the following:

GUIDELINES A compilation of the guidelines on the prevention of atherosclerotic diseases published by several scientific Societies. These guidelines are readily available in pdf format or Power Point slides.

New additions: please check the latest guidelines: Brazilian FH guidelines.

CLINICAL TRIALS Abstracts of newly published clinical trials on atherosclerosis and the links to Pub Med, divided by topics and regularly updated. At the bottom of each trial abstract you will find a box where you can write your comments. Please limit your text to max 200 words. Your comments are encouraged.

E-NEWSLETTER AND E-LITERATURE The E-Newsletter provides a monthly update of the major activities of the IAS. The E-Literature lists the major articles published in the world's literature pertaining to atherosclerosis. It is a treasure trove of new scientific information.

SLIDES The IAS provides slides obtained from previous IAS meetings and co-sponsored meetings. It also links to the slide collection of the Lorenzini Foundation and other organizations that make slides available over the internet.

LINKS The website links to a very large number of organizations and government agencies in fields related to atherosclerosis and cardiovascular medicine. It further links to key databases, libraries and journals.

VIEW RECENT PAPERS ON ATHEROSCLEROSIS BY COUNTRY Finally, the website includes all recent publications in the atherosclerosis field from each country represented by our member societies. Visit the Member Societies Page (see right panel) and click on the country of your choice.

  IAS Commentaries


  Upcoming Member Society Activities
To view complete meeting schedule, please click here

  Nonmember IAS Endorsed Activities
To view Endorsement guidelines and procedures, please click here
To view complete listing, please click here

  Meeting and Educational Activity Highlights
To view all highlights, please click here

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IAS Newsletter Editors & Website Editorial Board

Scott M. Grundy, MD, PhD
Dallas, TX, USA

Associate Editors
Stefano Bellosta
Milan, Italy

Emanuela Folco
Milan, Italy

Ann Jackson
Houston, TX, USA

Commentary & Newsletter Editor
Yelonda Williams
(Dallas, TX, USA)

Elena Colombo
(Milan, Italy)