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AACE is a professional medical organization with more than 6,000 members in the United States and 84 other countries. Founded in 1991, AACE is dedicated to the optimal care of patients with endocrine problems. AACE initiatives inform the public about endocrine disorders. AACE also conducts continuing education programs for clinical endocrinologists, physicians whose advanced, specialized training enables them to be experts in the care of endocrine disease, such as diabetes, thyroid disorders, growth hormone deficiency, osteoporosis, cholesterol disorders, hypertension and obesity.


Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), a teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School, is recognized around the world for its expertise in heart and vascular care, cancer care, women's health and virtually every other area of medicine. BWH is also recognized for its excellence in patient care, its outstanding reputation in biomedical research, and its commitment to educating and training physicians, research scientists and other health care professionals. The hospital is regarded as one of the safest anywhere, with a history of pioneering computerized safety systems that have been adopted by hospitals in the U.S. and abroad. Located next to Harvard Medical School in Boston, the hospital is a founding member of Partners Healthcare Systems, one of the most prominent integrated delivery systems in the U.S.



The Centre for Obesity Research and Education (CORE) at Queen’s University was established in 2005 in response to the need to address obesity and related co-morbid conditions as major threats to Canadian public health. The Centre strives to be an education and information resource for allied health professionals and the public by advocating physical activity, healthful eating, and behaviour modification as key strategies to prevent and manage obesity. CORE is comprised of a multidisciplinary group of individuals including leading academics, community health practitioners, and representatives from national health organizations. A strong community contribution to the development of preventive and management lifestyle strategies is a main focus of the Centre.


Taking action, educating people, transforming lives worldwide
Education for Health is the UK’s leading education charity for health professionals working with patients with long term conditions. We aim to provide a consistent, comprehensive and innovative approach to professional primary care training across the fields of cardiovascular disease, allergic conditions, diabetes and respiratory health, with the ultimate objective of transforming lives worldwide.  Educational programmes are run nationally and internationally and are accredited by the Open University.



The European Atherosclerosis Society (EAS) was founded in 1964 and is devoted to advancing knowledge of the causes, treatment and prevention of atherosclerosis. Members are physicians and scientists working in Europe and around the world. The EAS holds large annual congresses, smaller scientific workshops and other educational forums. The society runs a Summer School for young scientists and also gives several prizes for outstanding published research (Clinical and Basic). The EAS collaborates with other European scientific societies on joint programs, guidelines task forces and other projects within the field of cardiovascular research. The EAS Journal 'Atherosclerosis' is issued monthly and is distributed worldwide.


The Heart Research Institute (HRI) is an independent research facility in Sydney, Australia affiliated with the University of Sydney which is under the direction of Professor Philip Barter.

The HRI conducts research into many aspects of atherosclerosis; the ultimate goals of this research are:

  • To devise novel ways of detecting atherosclerosis at an early stage before it leads to clinical problems
  • To develop new treatments that will reverse existing atherosclerosis
  • To devise new ways of preventing people getting atherosclerosis in the first place.

The HRI Research Groups are angiogenesis and tissue engineering, cell biology, clinical research, free radical, gene regulation, inflammation, lipid research, nutrition and metabolism, vascular immunology.



The International Atherosclerosis Society (IAS), incorporated in 1979, promotes, at an international level, the advancement of science, research, and teaching in the field of atherosclerosis. The IAS endeavors to achieve these objectives by promoting the exchange of existing knowledge; encouraging new research ventures and interdisciplinary approaches; establishing visiting fellowships for young investigators; fostering the dissemination of knowledge by organizing international symposia, workshops, courses, and meetings; and through the association with a scientific journal. Membership is open to active researchers who join one of the 58 IAS national or regional constituent societies or who join as individual members from countries without national affiliated society.

Contact: Emanuela Folco, PhD
Executive Director
International Atherosclerosis Society, IAS
Via Appiani 7, 20121 Milan, Italy
Email: info@athero.org


Lipids Online, the online resource for clinicians, researchers and educators with an interest in atherosclerosis, dyslipidemia and lipid management. Developed under the guidance of our expert Editorial Board, Lipids Online offers reliable, cutting-edge information and educational tools such as:

  • Slide Library - Customize timely, relevant presentations from hundreds of searchable slides developed by our Editorial Board.
  • Virtual Meetings - Critical presentations given by thought leaders on atherosclerosis, dyslipidemia and lipid management at recent national meetings.
  • Commentaries on Research - Commentaries on cutting-edge research by top researchers and clinicians in atherosclerosis, dyslipidemia and lipid management.



Research Chair in Obesity

The Research Chair in Obesity carries out its own research activities, but also supports the activities of a group of about 30 researchers from the Quebec Area specializing in molecular biology, physiology, kinesiology, nutrition, respirology, cardiology and surgery, who find interest in the causes, consequences, and treatment of obesity. The key objective of the Research Chair in Obesity is to develop a research program in obesity with a primary focus on the Chairperson’s research activities in partnership with his colleagues from Université Laval and elsewhere in Canada, the United States and Europe. Also in concordance with its objectives is the Chair’s training program that contributes to the training of highly qualified personnel in a multidisciplinary and creative context. The Chair’s highly regarded annual scientific symposium in Quebec City brings together world-renowned researchers to discuss advanced obesity research topics, and to top up its educational mission, the Chair also holds the ‘Desjardins Scientific Conference’ series for researchers, clinicians and health professionals. The Chair tends to the development of its bilingual Website dedicated to offering to a broader public information on the causes, consequences and treatment of obesity.



The Spanish Society of Cardiology and the Spanish Heart Foundation together form an entity whose vital impulse is to promote cardiovascular health in the general public by ensuring high standards in clinical practice and research, as well as in education and communication. These two non profit organisations have become reference points in Spain in the fight against cardiovascular disease, which is the primary cause of death in the country, thanks to their professional structures and to the establishment of successful approaches which are undergoing continuous development and improvement.

www.secardiologia.es and www.fundaciondelcorazon.com

Université Laval's Faculty of Medicine, a bilingual and multicultural research environment, is one of the oldest faculties of medicine in North America. It has experienced a phenomenal research boom over the past 20 years and now holds an enviable position among Canada’s medical schools. Its excellent reputation is rooted in the rich clinical tradition of French medicine and the latest advances in North American scientific medicine. The Faculty offers 16 master's and doctoral programs. More than 260 research professors and 700 students work in fundamental research, clinical research, and population health. The Faculty of Medicine also offers five main bachelor’s programs as well as comprehensive clinical training and practice thanks to its extensive network of associated institutions. The Université Laval Faculty of Medicine is located in Quebec, a beautiful city with world-class events and a cutting-edge technology park. The research conducted in the Faculty focuses on eight major fields, especially in Cancer, Cardiovascular and Respiratory Health, and Metabolism and Population Health.



World Obesity Federation represents professional members of the scientific, medical and research communities from over 50 regional and national obesity associations. Through our membership we create a global community of organisations dedicated to solving the problems of obesity.

Our mission is to lead and drive global efforts to reduce, prevent and treat obesity.