History and Purpose
Established in 1979, the International Atherosclerosis Society is a global network of the world’s leading atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease experts who collaborate to develop mission centered programming that spans geographical and generational boundaries.
With regard to cardio-cerebro-metabolic and thrombosis risk factors, the society’s leadership is committed to:
- Providing thought leadership that informs practice and policy
- Investing in the next generation of clinicians, and
- Addressing unmet needs that will improve clinical practice worldwide.
In addition to convening world renowned leaders and young investigators every three years for its flagship Triennial Congress – the International Symposium on Atherosclerosis, IAS also routinely hosts regional courses, multinational meetings and develops web-based programs for international audiences.
The society represents more than 40,000 clinicians via 67 member societies that are active in 58 countries and maintains an active membership in the World Heart Federation. IAS is organized as a 501(c)(3) educational public charity with an international headquarters in Washington, D.C.
Through its global partnerships and member societies, IAS works toward the following strategic priorities:
- Addressing unmet patient needs and clinical barriers to optimal care
- Empowering leaders within medical societies to become stronger clinicians and advocates on behalf of patients
- Convening cardiovascular health care providers at regional and international meetings, including the IAS Triennial Congress
- Transcending national boundaries across to promote cardiometabolic health
- Driving the implementation of today’s science into tomorrow’s clinical practice.
In addition to convening world-renowned leaders and young investigators every three years for its flagship triennial congress — the International Symposium on Atherosclerosis, IAS also routinely hosts regional courses, multinational meetings and develops web-based programs for international audiences.
The IAS maintains four regional federations that identify opportunities for regional education initiatives and strategic partnerships:
- Africa and Middle East
Promoting the scientific understanding of atherosclerosis
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