The European Atherosclerosis Society was founded in 1964. Its aim is to promote understanding of atherosclerosis: advancing knowledge of its causes, its natural history, its treatment and its prevention.
Membership is open to physicians and scientists who carry out research in both basic and clinical science, in Europe and in neighboring countries. Corresponding members, active in atherosclerosis research, are accepted from around the world.
The European Atherosclerosis Society organizes large annual congresses, advanced courses, and other forums for professional interaction and education. The EAS is also active in initiatives, such as the development of Guidelines and Consensus Position Papers.
SUPPORTING YOUNG SCIENTISTS
The quality of European research in atherosclerosis depends on the education and enthusiasm of young researchers in the field. A major goal of the society is to support young scientists – their participation in EAS activities will bring new ideas for the future. We provide them with opportunities to present their work, to meet and discuss with more-established colleagues, and also offer financial support, in the form of awards and grants for travel.
THE ANITSCHKOW AWARD
The EAS prize for outstanding research in atherosclerosis is named after a pioneer in the field, Nikolai Anitschkow (1885-1964).
THE EAS AND OTHER SOCIETIES
The EAS collaborates with other European and International scientific societies on joint educational symposia, guidelines task forces and other projects of mutual interest within the field of cardiovascular research.
The society’s journal ‘Atherosclerosis’ is a monthly, well-respected, peer-reviewed journal, available online athttp://www.atherosclerosis-journal.com/.
The Executive Committee takes care of the society’s daily activities. EC Members are elected for a term of three years. The current members of the executive committee are:
Prof. Alberico L. Catapano
Prof. Olov Wiklund
Prof. M. John Chapman
Secretary & Scientific Committee Chair:
Prof. Petri Kovanen
Prof. Jan Borén
Prof. Geesje Dallinga-Thie
Prof. Børge Nordestgaard
Prof. Arnold von Eckardstein
Prof. Michal Vrablík
Partnership between academia and industry is a crucial part of scientific development. EAS activities are supported by the membership fees of individual and corporate members, as well as by public and private sponsors. The EAS actively includes companies in the society as corporate members who are not only partners in the organization of congresses but also work with EAS to support research and educational programs.
For news and information about what’s happening at the EAS; visit the EAS website www.eas-society.org or contact the administrative executive, Dr Carmel Hayes, at the society’s Gothenburg office:
Carmel Hayes, PhD
European Atherosclerosis Society
SE-411 05, Gothenburg, Sweden
Tel: +46(0)31 724 27 95
Fax: +46(0)31 724 27 01
Mob: +46(0)76 861 00 51