Welcome to International Academy of Cardiovascular Sciences (HEARTACADEMY.ORG)


1. To promote the scientific basis for the practice of cardiology and cardiovascular surgery by:

a) organizing Cardiovascular Teach-ins all over the world for continued education of practicing physicians, surgeons and experimental cardiologists

b) establishing cardiovascular forums in all major cities of the world for organizing and increasing the interaction of clinical cardiologists as well as surgeons with basic scientists

c) setting up national offices of the Academy for coordinating its activities in different countries

d) cooperating with various national agencies in different countries concerned with the education of medical students, graduate students and postdoctoral fellows

e) 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 among cardiovascular scientists by:

a) establishing national and international networks of various centres and institutions for optimal utilization of resources

b) promoting exchange programs among different countries through respective governmental agencies

c) holding scientific symposia on focussed topics of current interest

d) developing news bulletins highlighting different programs of cardiovascular centres and institutes all over the world

e) publishing cardiovascular journals, books and symposia proceedings and a quarterly Official Bulletin "CV NETWORK" as well as developing an interactive Web Site - www.heartacademy.org - for promoting cardiovascular education.

3. To increase public awareness with respect to cardiovascular health and disease by:

a) making the general public aware of the cardiovascular risk factors by holding public  seminars and lectures

b) expressing views on cardiovascular issues through national and international media

c) cooperating with national government, public and private agencies concerned with improving cardiovascular health and preventing cardiovascular disease

4. To recognize the achievements of cardiovascular investigators by:

a) identifying established investigators of high reputation for awarding Fellowships of the Academy (not more than 250 at any given time)

b) awarding major prizes to distinguished scientists

c) selecting young talents for awards and travel grants

5. To raise funds from individuals and corporate sources for various programs of the Academy by:

a) naming symposia/workshops/seminars in cardiovascular sciences

b) making corporate members of the Academy

c) identifying patrons and supporters of the Academy


c/o Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences
St. Boniface General Hospital Research Centre
351 Tache Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba

The Academy is registered to give Tax Deductible Receipts in Canada (International Academy of Cardiovascular Sciences Inc.) as well as in the United States (Academy of Cardiovascular Sciences Foundation USA Inc.).  An appropriate  receipt will be issued.

World-renowned Research Centre renamed

St-Boniface Hospital honoured Winnipeg visionary and philanthropist Paul Albrechtsen by renaming its Research Centre the St-Boniface Hospital Albrechtsen Research Centre. The Centre is the global headquarters of the International Academy of Cardiovascular Sciences where our Dr. Naranjan Dhalla was the founder of the Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences.

He was interviewed recently by the American Physiological Society's for their "Living History Program.

Click here to enjoy


3rd Harold Buchwald Lecture by Dr. Sharon Mulvagh, Mayo Clinic, Rochester


Click for An Important Conversation About Heart Health between Dr. Mulvagh and Marlo Thomas

If you missed the MANSHIELD CONSTRUCTION HEART HEALTH LUNCHEON featuring the 5th Harold Buchwald Lecture on October 3, 2013, please Click here for Dr Yusuf's extraordinary talk

Dr. Robert Roberts made a very special talk as the first Yetta and Jack Levit Distinguished Lecture. Click here to enjoy Dr. Roberts ' talk. On Nov. 2/15, Dr. John Cairns second Distinguished Lecture was extraordinary Click here for the lecture.

2nd Harold Buchwald Heart Health Lecture Sept. 29, 2009 ... an incredible talk by Dr. Jay Cohn which inspired Ivan Berkowitz to pursue a number of options which led to Dr. Duhamel's HAPPY Hearts Project. Click here to watch video

Read the latest bulletin from St. Boniface - excellent reports on IACS Fellows Drs. Menkis, Pierce and Kirshenbaum - great heart health advice!