Our Mission


To promote cardiovascular education of professionals and lay people and to recognize major cardiovascular achievements for both young and established investigators throughout the whole world.


The Academy


The International Academy of Cardiovascular Sciences was founded in 1996 and is head quartered in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Established by renowned Cardiovascular Scientists, Surgeons, and Cardiologists, the Academy provides the organizational structure for the world-wide sharing of research and education information in the field of heart health.


Although great strides have been made in improving the death rate from heart disease, heart attacks and related problems are still the number one killer. The Academy believes that a fundamental problem is the lack of transmission of knowledge to the public. Research has found answers but the facts are too slow in moving beyond the labs.


The Academy, through world-wide representation, builds connectivity and encourages networking through traditional means of conferences, workshops, journals, text and symposia, as well as consensus panels made up of advisory board members and other experts. The Academy continually pursues new information technologies which will result in more rapid and wider availability of the latest discoveries to help save lives.


Objectives


  1. To promote the scientific basis for the practice of cardiology and cardiovascular surgery by:
    1. organizing Cardiovascular Teach-ins all over the world for continued education of practicing physicians, surgeons and experimental cardiologists
    2. establishing cardiovascular forums in all major cities of the world for organizing and increasing the interaction of clinical cardiologist as well as surgeons with basic scientists
    3. setting up national offices of the Academy for coordinating its activities in different countries
    4. cooperating with various national agencies in different countries concerned with the education of medical students, graduate students and postdoctoral fellows
    5. collaborating with various national and international organizations dedicated to both clinical and experimental research in the area of cardiovascular sciences.
  2. To foster the exchange of information about cardiovascular health and disease by:
    1. establishing national and international networks of various centres and institutions for optimal utilization of resources
    2. promoting exchange programs among different countries through respective governmental agencies
    3. publishing scientific symposia proceedings and a quarterly Official Bulletin “CV NETWORK” as well as developing in interactive Web site- www.heartacademy.org - for promoting cardiovascular education
  3. To increase public awareness with respect to cardiovascular health and disease by:
    1. making the general public aware of the cardiovascular risk factors and prevention techniques by holding public seminars and lectures
    2. expressing views on cardiovascular issues through national and international media
    3. developing health and prevention in cardiovascular disease
  4. To recognize the exceptional cardiovascular achievements by:
    1. identifying established professionals of high reputation for awarding Fellowships of the Academy (not more than 250 at any given time)
    2. awarding major prizes to distinguished scientists, clinics, and surgeons
    3. selecting young talents for awards and travel grants
      (Distinguished achievements are recognized annually especially with the Academy’s “Medal of Merit”, Distinguished achievement, Distinguished Service and other severalNamed Awards.)
  5. To raise funds from individuals, foundations, governments and corporate sources for various programs of the Academy through:
    1. supporting symposia/workshops/seminars in heart health topics
    2. establishing corporate members of the Academy
    3. identifying patrons and supporters of the Academy

Founding Directors of the International Academy of Cardiovascular Sciences


CHAIRMAN: Makoto Nagano, Tokyo, Japan
  • Norman Alpert, Burlington, USA
  • Bohuslav Ostadal, Prague, Czech Republic
  • Giuseppe Ambrosio, Perugia, Italy
  • Grant N. Pierce, Winnipeg, Canada
  • Piero Anversa, Valhalla, USA
  • Shahbudin H. Rahimtoola, Los Angeles, USA
  • Robert E. Beamish, Winnipeg, Canada
  • Edson A. Saad, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Colin Bloor, La Jolla, USA
  • Ismail Sallman, Cairo, Egypt
  • Roberto Bolli, Louisville, USA
  • Bal K. Sharma, Chandigarh, India
  • Horacio E. Cingolani, La Plata, Argentina
  • Pawan K. Singal, Winnipeg, Canada
  • Naranjan S. Dhalla, Winnipeg, Canada
  • Bramah Singh, Los Angeles, USA
  • Raul Domenech, Santiago, Chile
  • Jan Slezak, Bratislava, Slovak Republic
  • Sidney Goldstein, Detroit, USA
  • Vladimir N. Smirnov, Moscow, Russia
  • Otoni Gomes, Belo Horizonte, Brazil
  • Edmund H. Sonnenblick, Bronx, USA
  • Chide Han, Beijing, China
  • Nobuakira Takeda, Tokyo, Japan
  • Wilbert J. Keon, Ottawa, Canada
  • Paul M. Vanhoutte, Courbevoie, France
  • Keld Kjeldsen, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Stephen Vatner, Pittsburgh, USA
  • Jos M. J. Lamers, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
  • Richard A. Walsh, Cincinnati, USA
  • Terrence Montague, Pointe-Claire, Canada
  • Karl Werdan, Halle/Salle, Germany
  • Howard Morgan, Danville, USA
  • James T. Willerson, Houston, USA
  • K. Gopal Nair, Bombay, India
  • Magdi Yacoub, London, England