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The Asian-Pacific Society of Atherosclerosis and Vascular Disease was established in 1996. The Founding Chairman was Professor Akira Yamamoto of Japan. The current President is Professor Brian Tomlinson of Hong Kong.

The main aim of the APSAVD is to provide a forum for Scientists and Clinicians in the region interested in atherosclerosis to meet regularly and share updates on the subject, as well as highlight similarities and differences of the disease as seen in the region compared to that seen in the western world where studies and guidelines usually originate. Given the changing health and disease patterns in the region, this is an increasingly important area.

In addition, regional collaboration on common research interests are encouraged.

To achieve these aims, APSAVD conducts a regional Congress. The 2016 Congress was in Japan and celebrated 20 years of APSAVD. Future Congresses have been scheduled for the Philippines (2018), Taiwan (2019) and Malaysia (2020). Other smaller meetings are also held in association with local Societies. Meetings which address a specific topic may also be arranged. .

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Translational Research for Improving the Care of Familial Hypercholesterolemia: The “Ten Countries Study” and Beyond Gerald F Watts, et al., J Atheroscler Thromb, 2016; 23: 891-900

APSAVD is a member of the International Society of Atherosclerosis.


Regional Societies are welcome to approach the APSAVD to co-sponsor the scientific aspects of their meeting. Please send details of the scientific program to the APSAVD Secretariat for review. Once endorsed, APSAVD will assist by distributing details on a regular basis to all APSAVD members.

Do you have a relevant conference announcement or job advertisement? Please send details to the APSAVD Secretariat for inclusion in our E-News.



All enquiries may be directed to:
APSAVD Secretariat
3/10 Pioneer Avenue
Tuggerah NSW 2259

p +61 2 4356 0007
f +61 2 4355 4347