The International Academy of Cardiovascular Sciences is a non-profit organization which is registered in Canada and in the United States. The IACS is structured with an international executive and board members, with headquarters in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. At present, the Academy has established seven sections in India, Japan, China, Russia, Europe, South and North America which are operating independently, but in a coordinated fashion. IACS has 234 Fellows and 22 Fellows Emeritus (cardiologists, cardiac surgeons and scientists from more than 40 countries), who have been elected in recognition of their distinguished achievements. IACS presents endowed awards and bestows its prestigious Medals of Merit annually.
The Academy, through global involvement builds linkages and encourages networking through traditional means of journals, texts and symposia. Its quarterly Bulletin “CV NETWORK” is sent directly to over 3,000 professionals online as well as being included on the IACS Web Site – www.heartacademy.org with links to online talks and social media.
Accordingly, IACS can be viewed to possess essential elements of international connectivity, diverse expertise and established communication links to launch dynamic new initiatives to lower the effects of what is becoming a global pandemic – cardiovascular diseases.
Officers and Directors of the International Academy of Cardiovascular Sciences (Effective July 1, 2011)
President: James T. Willerson, Houston, USA
President-Elect: Bohuslav Ostadal, Prague, Czech Republic
Past President: Sir Magdi Yacoub, Harefield, England
Board Chairman: Makoto Nagano, Tokyo, Japan
Executive Director: Naranjan S. Dhalla, Winnipeg, Canada
CV Network Editor: H. Ivan Berkowitz, Winnipeg, Canada
Development Officer: Bram Ramjiawan, Winnipeg, Canada
Administrative Assistant: Eva Little, Winnipeg, Canada
Board of Directors:
David Brasil, Belo Horizonte;
Ian M.C. Dixon, Winnipeg;
Otoni M. Gomes, Belo Horizonte;
Ramesh K. Goyal, Ahmedabad;
Suresh K. Gupta, New Delhi;
Nilanjana Maulik, Farmington;
Dennis B. McNamara, New Orleans;
Grant N. Pierce, Winnipeg;
Pawan K. Singal, Winnipeg;
Jan Slezak, Bratislava;
Nobuakira Takeda, Tokyo; Karl Werdan, Halle (Saale)