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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.

IAS 2016 St. Petersburg, Russia

June 2-4, 2016

Symposium of the
International Atherosclerosis Society
St. Petersburg, Russia

ISA 2018 Toronto, Canada

June 9-15, 2018

XVIII International Symposium on Atherosclerosis
Toronto, Canada

ISA 2015 Amsterdam, The Netherlands

May 23 - 26, 2015

XVII International Symposium on Atherosclerosis
Amsterdam, The Netherlands


Fellowship Awards
Winners 2016

Blake Cochran
Sydney, Australia

Ingo Hilgendorf
Frieburg, Germany

Yosdel Soto
Havana, Cuba

Winner Reports
Winner 2015 - Hagit Hochner
Winner 2014 - Amanda Foks
Winner 2014 - Nordin Hanssen
Winner 2013 - Ayman M. Mahmoud
Winner 2013 - Stefano Manzini
Winner 2013 - Suthesh Sivapalaratnam

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The IAS continues to support early career scientists interested in research that will then benefit their home countries, laboratories, clinics, and ultimately our patients through the IAS Visiting Fellowship Award program.

The objectives of the Visiting Fellowship are to:

  • Improve skills and knowledge in the field of cardiovascular disease
  • Learn new research techniques in the field of cardiovascular disease
  • Implement new techniques or initiate new

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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 IAS and OSLA are happy to announce that the second IAS-OSLA Course of the series on "Lipid Metabolism and Cardiovascular Risk" held in Muscat, Oman, on 22-26 February has been extremely successful and has attracted 35 participants from 17 countries from the MENA Region including many of the GCC countries, and Africa. As in 2015 this series of residential courses aims to increase the knowledge and experience of early- to mid-career English-speaking practicing clinicians interested in the management of lipid disorders. This unique series has also been successful in linking local, regional, and international leaders in the field of lipid management.
For more information on the 2016 residential IAS-OSLA Course please click here where you can find the Scientific Program, Slide Library, Faculty List, Participants List, Group Photo.

  Antonio M. Gotto, Jr. Prize in Atherosclerosis Research
Antonio M. Gotto, Jr. Prize in Atherosclerosis Research - The Prize was awarded during the opening ceremony of the ISA 2015 in Amsterdam on May 23, 2015 to Prof M. John Chapman.
The next Gotto Prize will be made during the ISA 2018 in Toronto, Canada. Requests for Nominees will be available next year.

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 31, 2017
  • 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

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

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 during 2015:
Aegerion Pharmaceuticals, Amgen, Inc., Amgen (Europe) GmbH, Daiichi Sankyo Co., Ltd., Fondazione Giovanni Lorenzini, OSLA - Oman Society of Lipids and Atherosclerosis, Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.,Pfizer, Sanofi and Regeneron, and Weill Cornell Medical College

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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)