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International Atherosclerosis Society - IAS Toronto 2018

Below are a few of the many highlights of the ISA 2018 Symposium: These speakers promise to provide an impactful experience and foster the dissemination of knowledge.
Atherosclerosis: The Global View
Drs. Peter Liu and Eugene Braunwald will co-chair this plenary session with the following speakers:
  • Salim Yusuf: Population approaches to reducing CVD globally
  • Peter Libby: Leukocytes and clonal hematopoiesis as causal contributors to atherothrombosis 
  • Paul Ridker
  • Valentin Fuster: The Evolving Science of Health: Imaging, Genetics and Behavior 
Frontiers in Lipids
Anne Tybjaerg-Hansen will co-chair this parallel plenary session with the following speakers:
  • Daniel Rader
  • Borge Nordestgaard: Lipoprotein(a)
  • John Kastelein: The control of plasma lipids; from oral molecules to injectables
  • Anne Tybjaerg-Hansen: Remnant cholesterol
ATVB All-Stars: Vascular Biology in 2020 and Beyond
Alan Daugherty will co-chair this parallel plenary session with the following speakers:
  • Renu Virmani
  • Kathryn Moore
  • William Sessa: Insights into lipid metabolism by the vascular endothelium
  • Christian Weber
The Thrombosis & Atherosclerosis Research Institute (TaARI), McMaster University: Managing Atherosclerosis Risk in 2020 and Beyond
Jeffrey Weitz will co-chair this plenary session with the following speakers:
  • Daniel Drucker: The therapy of type 2 diabetes in individuals with cardiovascular disease
  • Jean-Pierre Despres
  • Rhian Touyz: Vascular health, multimorbidity and precision medicine
  • Jeffrey Weitz: Safer targets for new anticoagulants to prevent atherothrombosis
Don't miss out on the biggest social event of the meetingJoin our host society, international colleagues, and ISA leadership on Monday June 11, 7pm - 10pm at the Bier Markt Esplande a local Toronto Hot Spot. The evening will include live music with renowned Toronto acoustic solo artist Gareth Bush. Request your favourite song, or grab the microphone and sing along. Enjoy enchanting ambiance, great conversation, delicious appetizers and a wide selection on in-house brews. 
Reserve your spot now as space is limited! Tickets can be purchased on our websitetoday for only $50!
Take advantage of our amazing hotel rates, offered exclusively to ISA 2018 delegates until May 18th, 2018. Rates below do not include applicable taxes or fees.
Toronto Marriott City Centre
Just a 6-minute walk to the Symposium venue, the Toronto Marriott City Centre is in a great city centre location.
This 4-star hotel offers great amenities at a great rate of only $239.00 per night for ISA delegates.
Westin Harbour Castle Hotel
Enjoy spectacular views of Lake Ontario and walks along the waterfront at this 4-star hotel, just 18 minutes walk from the symposium venue.
ISA delegates can secure a room here for just $249.00 - savings of over $200 per night.
As part of the registration process, you will be directed to our accommodation booking page.
ISA 2018 organizers have negotiated a special rate for fun-filled tours. Each tour will give a glimpse of famous Toronto landmarks such as the Casa Loma, Niagara Falls, Nathan Phillips Square etc.
Regardless of whether you are visiting Toronto for the first time or the hundredth these tours are guaranteed to please!

For more information regarding tours please visit our website.
It is important to keep you heart healthy! Get your day off to the right start with the Healthy Heart activity package.
Enjoy rise and flow yoga or a guided run every morning of the symposium to help maximize your time at the conference.
Don’t miss this opportunity; purchase your tickets today for only $25 per person.
For more information regarding the Healthy Heart Package please visit our website.
  • May 18, 2018 - Hotel Cut off
  • June 8, 2018 - Pediatric Lipidology - A Primer for Clinical Practice
  • June 9-12, 2018 - XVIIIth International Symposium on Atherosclerosis Dates
  • June 11, 2018 - ISA 2018 Mixer
  • June 13, 2018 - IAS-ICCR Symposium
ISA 2018 is hosted by the Canadian Society of Atherosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology.



Formal Bid Proposal Introduction:


The 'Formal Bid Proposal' is a very colourful, energetic 148-page document. It was created to best introduce the CSATVB, the Metro Toronto Conference Centre and the city of Toronto to the Executive Board of the International Atherosclerosis Society (IAS) in our attempt to win the bid to hold the ISA in Toronto in 2018. The FBP was submitted to the IAS on February 15, 2012, along with those from our rivals, Kobe in Japan, Abu Dhabi (U.A.E.), Buenos Aires (Argentina) and Istanbul (Turkey). The FBP, coupled with our formal presentation (by Dr. Murray Huff) to the IAS Executive Board in Sydney, Australia, on March 25th, 2012, constituted the entire CSATVB-Toronto bid for 'ISA 2018'. After hearing the bids, the President of the IAS, Dr. Virgil Brown announced to the IAS General Assembly on March 28th that the CSATVB-Toronto bid had been awarded the opportunity to host the ISA in 2018.

The FBP consisted of seven sections (and four appendices), as follows:
A. Introduction to CSATVB
B. Location
C. Metro Toronto Conference Centre
D. Conference/Congress Organizing Companies
E. Financial Aspects
F. Site Visit Letters
G. Letters of Support to the CSATVB and to Toronto
Appendices 1-4

As the entire FBP document is enormous (~30 Mb) and probably too large for the capacity of our website, we offer all CSATVB members the opportunity to only browse through section A, the 'Introduction'. This section was written largely by Drs. Mark Hatton and Rob Hegele, but we emphasize that all members of the Organizing Committee played a part in its construction.

In addition, in section G, the society received 30 much-needed letters of strong support from scientific societies in Canada and abroad, public organizations, charities, universities, government ministries and institutions, and from major pharmaceutical industries.

A hardcopy of the FBP is available for viewing (by appointment only) in the CSATVB Archives which are held in the McMaster University Health Sciences Library, 1200 Main St. West, Hamilton, Ontario.



ISA 2018 Formal Bid Proposal Introduction (click here)
ISA Info. and Website (click here)

ISA 2018
XVIIIth International Symposium on Atherosclerosis
Toronto, Ontario
June 9-12, 2018


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