Mission of the Canadian Society of Atherosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology :
To promote advances in the prevention and treatment of atherosclerosis and cardiovascular disease in Canada through research and education.
Objectives of the Canadian Society of Atherosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology:
- Promote the advancement of knowledge and teaching related to atherosclerosis, thrombosis and vascular biology
- Support and foster translational research between basic and clinical scientists
- Encourage and support the development and advancement of young investigators and students in the fields of atherosclerosis, thrombosis and vascular biology
- Establishment of a forum for the presentation and discussion of research on atherosclerosis, thrombosis and vascular biology in Canada
- Maintain and promote dialogue and exchange with other Canadian and International Societies and Organizations having similar aims and interests to those of the CSATVB
- Enhance the health of Canadians by providing information to health professionals and lay community about atherosclerosis, thrombosis and vascular biology in Canada
Our Society was founded in 1983 under the name of Canadian Atherosclerosis Society (CAS). The first annnual scientific meeting was held in Vancouver in 1985 under the presidency of Dr Daria Haust, Founding President. The topic of the first symposia was : "Factors in the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis". Dr Elspeth Smith, Aberdeen, United Kingdom, gave the first special lecture entiled; "The process of permeation in atherosclerosis". History of the Society has been published in: Can J Cardiol 7(8): 366-84 (1991) (see weblink below).
Since then Mary Richardson, our archivist, has compiled a more recent history of the society entitled: "The History of the Canadian Society of Atherosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology (CSATVB) 1990 to 2007" (see the pdf attachment below).
CSATVB has been a tremendous resource and support for many members; from helping to get your research careers started, to keeping in touch with other scientists across Canada and the world.
International Atherosclerosis Society (IAS)
All CSATVB members in good standing are also full members of the International Atherosclerosis Society (IAS). An updated list of CSATVB members is sent to the IAS each year during the month of January.
IAS should have sent to each CSATVB member an access code. If not, please use the registered user tool on the IAS home page.