About the IAS

The International Atherosclerosis Society (IAS) is a federation of 64 member organisations worldwide (representing 54 nations or regions) whose basic mission is to promote the scientific understanding of the etiology, prevention, and treatment of atherosclerosis.

about the International Atherosclerosis Society

The IAS exists to coordinate the exchange of scientific information among the constituent societies, to foster research into the development of atherosclerosis, and to help translate this knowledge into improving the effectiveness of programs designed to prevent and treat this disease.

The IAS endeavors to achieve these objectives by:

  • promoting the exchange of existing knowledge;
  • encouraging and supporting funding for new research ventures and interdisciplinary approaches;


  • establishing visiting fellowships for young investigators;
  • fostering the dissemination of knowledge by promoting and organising international symposia, workshops, courses, meetings;
  • maintaining an effective website;
  • distributing a monthly e-Newsletter to its members;
  • interacting with other organisations with similar objectives.

The programs are realised through collaborative efforts of the IAS with its national and regional constituent societies.


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