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February 21, 2021
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Important Dates

February 21, 2021

Registration and Abstract Submission opens

June 15, 2021

Deadline for abstract submission for consideration as oral presentation.

July 1, 2021

Early Registration Discount ends

July 1, 2021

Abstract submission ends

July 1, 2021

Young Investigator Competition Awards (YICA) Deadline

July 1, 2021

Deadline for submitting an abstract for poster presentation

July 1, 2021

Deadline for Michael Bristow Trainee Investigator Travel Award

July 1, 2021

Deadline for Eric Olson mentorship award nomination

July 1, 2021

Deadline for Litsa Kranias ECI Leadership Award Nomination

History of the International Society for Heart Research, North American Section

  • The ISHR American Section was organized on January 23rd, 1969 in the state of Massachusetts, United States. 
  • In addition to being the largest section of ISHR International, ISHR-NAS has been independently operated with a long-standing track-record as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
  • The American section has merged with the Canadian Section to form ISHR-NAS, which has been fueled by the continual investment and support of government funding agencies, academic institutions, private sponsorships, and public endorsement over the years.
  • We have formed many partnerships, including with other ISHR Sections (Australian, Chinese, European, Indian, Japanese, and Latin American).
  • Over the years, our roster has grown to include over 450 members.


Our mission is to promote the discovery and dissemination of knowledge in the cardiovascular sciences across North America through publications, congresses and other media. Our goals are:

  • To promote and foster the exchange and diffusion of concepts and information throughout the Americas relating to metabolism, structure, and function of the cardiovascular system in health and disease.
  • To advance knowledge in the scientific disciplines relating to cardiovascular function and disease.
  • To hold regular scientific meetings dealing with heart research.
  • To provide a suitable forum for the discussion of problems relating to cardiovascular function and disease.

Important Message

NAS2021 conference will take place from Sept. 12th – 17th  2021. The detailed scientific program, including exciting events for ECI, MCI, and NAS awards will be available soon. We welcome and invite the participation from all members in the NAS@ISHR community, as well as from our friends, collaborators, and partners of the global ISHR community.

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