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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APSAVD is a member of
the International Society of Atherosclerosis.