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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 Philip Yu-an Ding of Taiwan.

The main aim of the Society 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 every two years. The next Congress will be in HOng Kong in October 2014. Other smaller meetings are also held, often 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.

APSAVD2014The 9th APSAVD Congress will be held in association with the East Meets West Hong Kong Diabetes & Cardiovascular Risk Factors Symposium from September 25-28, 2014.

Call for abstracts: Deadline for submission is 30 June 2014

Abstracts will be published in the Journal of Atherosclerosis and Thrombosis
Prizes for Best Young Investigator abstracts will be awarded

Enquiries - Tel: (852) 2155 8557 or 2116 4348 E-mail:


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.

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All enquiries may be directed to:
APSAVD Secretariat
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