International Society of Heart Research
The Society was founded in 1968 in Dubrovnik, as the International Study Group for Research in Cardiac Metabolism. It adopted the name International Society for Heart Research (ISHR) in 1976 in Tokyo. The Society now has over 3,000 members worldwide, divided between eight geographical sections - Australasian, Chinese, C.I.S., European, Indian, Japanese, Latin American and North American. Membership is open to anyone engaged in basic or clinical cardiovascular research or teaching. The Society is the only truly international organisation supporting and promoting the interests of cardiovascular research scientists in every part of the world. Thus all section members become part of the ISHR’s larger world organisation.