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Asian-Pacific Society of Atherosclerosis and Vascular Diseases

Connecting clinicians and scientists across the region 

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The Asian-Pacific Society of Atherosclerosis and Vascular Diseases was established in 1996.The Founding Chairman was Professor Akira Yamamoto of Japan. The current President is Professor Hapizah Nawawi of Malaysia.

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, which from 2018 has been held annually. The 2016 Congress was in Japan and celebrated 20 years of APSAVD. Other recent congresses were held in Iloilo, Philippines (2018), Taipei, Taiwan (2019), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (2020), Japan (2021), Seoul, Korea (2022) and in September 2023, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.