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FOUNDER AND CONGRESS CHAIRMAN
Asher Kimchi, USA
 
SCIENTIFIC EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
Kumar Adarsh, India
Ali Ahmed, USA
Elena Aikawa, USA
Masanori Aikawa, USA
Martin A. Alpert, USA
Ezra A. Amsterdam, USA
Nestor J. Angomachalelis, Greece
Wilbert S. Aronow, USA
Elizabeth Barrett-Connor, USA
Gregory W. Barsness, USA
Lewis C. Becker, USA
Jonathan N. Bella, USA
Ori Ben-Yehuda, USA
Gerald S. Berenson, USA
Daniel Berman, USA
Yochai Birnbaum, USA
Vera Bittner, USA
Peter C. Block, USA
Jeffrey S. Borer, USA
Harisios Boudoulas, Greece
Robert C. Bourge, USA
Mohamed Boutjdir, USA
Neil E. Bowles, USA
John Burnett, USA
Michael E. Cain, USA
Yzhar Charuzi, USA
Kanu Chatterjee, USA
Changyi (Johnny) Chen, USA
James H. Chesebro, USA
Michael H. Criqui, USA
Anne B. Curtis, USA
Lawrence S. Czer, USA
Sergio Dalla-Volta, Italy
Dipak K. Das, USA
Naranjan S. Dhalla, Canada
Anique Ducharme, Canada
John A. Elefteriades, USA
Uri Elkayam, USA
Timothy F. Feltes, USA
Janos G. Filep, Canada
Ulrich Forstermann, Germany
Valentin Fuster, USA
William H. Gaasch, USA
S. David Gertz, Israel
Herbert J. Geschwind, France
Sidney Goldstein, USA
Antonio M. Gotto, Jr., USA
Otto M. Hess, Switzerland
Roland Hetzer, Germany
Gerd Heusch, Germany
Robert E. Hobbs, USA
Brian D. Hoit, USA
Masatsugu Hori, Japan
Maryl R. Johnson, USA
Bodh I. Jugdutt, Canada
Saibal Kar, USA
Ulrich Keil, Germany
Lorrie Kirshenbaum, Canada
Arthur Klatsky, USA
Anne A. Knowlton, USA
Rungroj Krittayaphong, Thailand
Lih Kuo, USA
Hillel Laks, USA
Philip R. Liebson, USA
Chaim Lotan, Israel
Kenneth Maiese, USA
Rajendra Makkar, USA
Tadeusz Malinski, USA
Roberto Manfredini, Italy
James D. Marsh, USA
Verghese Mathew, USA
Jawahar L. Mehta, USA
Luisa Mestroni, USA
Dan M. Meyer, USA
Wayne L. Miller, USA
Mohammad-Reza Movahed, USA
Harald Mudra, Germany
Sherif F. Nagueh, USA
John N. Nanas, Greece
Navin C. Nanda, USA
Brian Olshansky, USA
Kailash N. Pandey, USA
Cam Patterson, USA
Louis P. Perrault, Canada
Fausto J. Pinto, Portugal
Bertram Pitt, USA
Mariavittoria H. Pitzalis, USA
Karin Przyklenk, USA
Nalini M. Rajamannan, USA
James A. Reiffel, USA
William C. Roberts, USA
Clive Rosendorff, USA
Geoffrey L. Rosenthal, USA
Marcos A. Rossi, Brazil
Israel Rubinstein, USA
Hani N. Sabbah, USA
Tatsuya Sawamura, Japan
Heinz-Peter Schultheiss, Germany
Prediman K. Shah, USA
Horst Sievert Germany
Pawan K. Singal, Canada
Francis G. Spinale, USA
Randall C. Starling, USA
Jean-Francois Tanguay, Canada
Udho Thadani, USA
Takanobu Tomaru, Japan
Teruhiko Toyo-oka, Japan
Dan Tzivoni, Israel
Barry F. Uretsky USA
George W. Vetrovec, USA
Rene R. Wenzel, Austria
Mark A. Wood, USA
Qingbo Xu, UK
Angela T. Yetman, USA
Mitsuhiro Yokota, Japan

 

 
SCIENTIFIC ADVISORY BOARD
Stephan Achenbach, Germany
Chris Adamopoulos, Greece
Takashi Akasaka, Japan
Fernanado Alfonso, Spain
Sana M. Al-Khatib, USA
Matthew Allison, USA
Miguel Alvarez, Spain
Guiseppe Ambrosio, Italy
Dominick J. Angiolillo, USA
Charles Antzelevitch, USA
Juan M. Aranda Jr., USA
Maria R.G. Araneta, USA
Vignendra Ariyarajah, Canada
Nadir Askenasy, Irsael
Mehnaz Atiq , Pakistan
Subhash Banerjee, USA
Giuseppe Barbaro, Italy
Philip Barter, Australia
Alexei G. Basnakian, USA
Ronen Beeri, Israel
Lars Berglund, USA
Deepak L. Bhatt, USA
Robert W.W. Biederman, USA
Riccardo Bigi, Italy
Burns C. Blaxall, USA
Vicente Bodi, Spain
Leonardo Bolognese, Italy
William J. Bommer, USA
Eduardo Bossone, Italy
Michiel L. Bots, The Netherlands
Sorin J. Brener, USA
David L. Brown, USA
Gianfranco Butera, Italy
Marcella A. Calfon, USA
Duncan J. Campbell, Australia
Alessandro Capucci, Italy
Filip P.A. Casselman, Belgium
Erdal Cavusoglu , USA
Turgay Celik, Turkey
Roman Cerbak, Czech Republic
Julie Y.H. Chan, Taiwan-R.O.C.
Farooq A. Chaudhry, USA
Shih-Ann Chen, Taiwan-R.O.C.
Yingjie Chen, USA
Yiu-Fai Cheung, China
Nip Chiamvimonvat, USA
Julio A. Chirinos, USA
Shorena Chumburidze, Rep. of Georgia
Edward J. Ciaccio,USA
Pamelyn Close,USA
Leslie Cooper, USA
Francois Dagenais, Canada
Luciano Daliento, Italy
Alexander H.J. Danser, The Netherlands
Harold Dauerman, USA
Sandra T. Davidge, Canada
Raffaele De Caterina, Italy
Giovanni De Simone, Italy
Dick De Zeeuw, The Netherlands
Prakash C. Deedwania, USA
Thomas Deneke, Germany
Alan Y. Deng, Canada
Milind Y. Desai, USA
Rienzi Diaz, Chile
Robert DiBianco, USA
Luc Djousse, USA
Dobromir Dobrev, Germany
Daniel Duprez, USA
Firat Duru, Switzerland
Vladimir Dzavik, Canada
Jesus Egido, Spain
Abdou Elhendy, USA
Georg Ertl, Germany
Michael Farkouh, Canada
Mohamed Eid Fawzy, Egypt
Francesco Fedele, Italy
David Fedida, Canada
Arthur M. Feldman, USA
Victor Ferrari, USA
Carlos M. Ferrario, USA
Gerasimos Filippatos, Greece
Avi Fischer, USA
John D. Fisher, USA
Daniel Flammang, France
Ferenc Follath, Switzerland
Nikolaos G. Frangogiannis, USA
Tohru Fukai, USA
Gordon L. Fung, USA
Feng Gao, China
Julius Gardin, USA
Peter Gaskin, USA
Jacob George, Israel
Bernard J. Gersh, USA
J. Rod Gimbel, USA
Andreas Goette, Germany
Larry B. Goldstein, USA
Jonathan Golledge, Australia
Agnes Gorlach, Germany
Shmuel Gottlieb, Israel
Ramesh K. Goyal, India
Kathy K. Griendling, USA
Peter G. Guerra, Canada
Sandeep Gupta, UK
Finn Gustafsson, Denmark
Mariann Gyongyosi, Austria
Majid Haghjoo, Iran
Jennifer L. Hall, USA
Goran Hansson, Sweden
Louise Harris, Canada
David G. Harrison, USA
Anthony M. Heagerty, UK
Paul A. Heidenreich, USA
Donald Heistad, USA
Charles H. Hennekens, USA
Charles A. Henrikson, USA
Michel Henry, France
Ramon C. Hermida, Spain
Adrian V. Hernandez, USA
Shungo Hikoso, Japan
Yoshitaka Hirooka, Japan
John S. Ho, USA
Paul C. Ho, USA
Paul Holvoet, Belgium
Masatsugu Horiuchi, Japan
Gang Hu, USA
Ignatios Ikonomidis, Greece
Massimo Imazio, Italy
Davide Imberti, Italy
Takafumi Ishida, Japan
Carsten W. Israel, Germany
Christopher Jackson, UK
Allan S. Jaffe, USA
Farouc Jaffer, USA
Deepak J. Jain, Germany
Jesper K. Jensen, Denmark
Daniela Jezova, Slovakia
Wei Jiang, USA
Luis J. Jimenez-Borreguero, Spain
Hanjoong Jo, USA
Eric Jorgensen, Denmark
J. Wouter Jukema, The Netherlands
Hanjoerg Just, Germany
Alan H. Kadish, USA
Hideo Kanaide, Japan
Bharat Kantharia, USA
Samir Kapadia, USA
Juan Carlos Kaski, UK
Demosthenes K. Katritsis, Greece
Osami Kawarada, Japan
Amir Kazory, USA
Henning Kelbaek, Denmark
Ijaz Khan, USA
Ahmed A. Khattab
, Switzerland
Yasuki Kihara, Japan
Ichiro Kishimoto, Japan
Masafumi Kitakaze, Japan
Richard Kitsis, USA
Lloyd W. Klein, USA
Wolfgang Koenig, Germany
Kwang K. Koh, South Korea
Masashi Komeda, Japan
Igor Konstantinov, Australia
Bruce A. Koplan, USA
Smadar Kort, USA
Spyridon N. Koulouris, Greece
Hidenori Koyama, Japan
Dara L. Kraitchman, USA
Zvonimir Krajcer, USA
Leonard Kritharides, Australia
Henry Krum, Australia
Howard S. Kruth, USA
Wolfgang Kubler, Germany
Snehal Kulkarni, India


 

Edward G. Lakatta, USA
Rachel Lampert, USA
Ulf Landmesser, Germany
Roberto M. Lang, USA
Alexandra Lansky, USA
Chu-Pak Lau, Hong Kong
Gail Laughlin, USA
Harold L. Lazar, USA
Scott Lear, Canada
Mu Lee, USA
Stephanie Lehoux, Canada
Stamatios Lerakis, USA
Robert A. Levine, USA
Jian Li, USA
Shing-Jong Lin, Taiwan-R.O.C.
Steven E. Lipshultz, USA
Peter P. Liu, Canada
Carlin S. Long, USA
Gary Lopaschuk, Canada
Douglas W. Losordo, USA
Harry C. Lowe, Australia
Mohammad Madjid, USA
John J. Mahmarian, USA
Ehtisham Mahmud, USA
Bernhard Maisch, Germany
Fabio Manfredini , Italy
Warren J. Manning, USA
Mario Maranhao, Brazil
Francis E Marchlinski, USA
Nassir F. Marrouche, USA
Antonio Martinez Rubio, Spain
Masunori Matsuzaki, Japan
Brian McCrindle, Canada
Pascal McKeown, UK
James B. Meigs, USA
Jose L. Merino, Spain
Tetsuji Miura, Japan
Werner Mohl, Austria
Henning Morawietz, Germany
Raul Moreno, Spain
Ryuichi Morishita, Japan
Marjan Mujib, USA
Satoshi Nakatani, Japan
Aravinda Nanjundappa, USA
Mohamad Navab, USA
Arnold C.T. Ng, Australia
Alexander Niessner, Austria
Robby Nieuwlaat, The Netherlands
Kevin D. O’Brien, USA
Daniel T. O’Connor, USA
Kenji Okumura, Japan
Torbjorn Omland, Norway
Dean Ornish, USA
Kinay Otsu, Japan
Ilka Ott, Germany
Noriyuki Ouchi , Japan
Gavin Y. Oudit, Canada
I. Eli Ovsyshcher, Israel
Salpy V. Pamboukian, USA
Demosthenes B. Panagiotakos, Greece
John Parissis, Greece
Gerard Pasterkamp, The Netherlands
Kaushik P. Patel, USA
Daniel F. Pauly, USA
Patricia A. Pellikka, USA
Joseph K. Perloff, USA
Luc A. Pierard, Belgium
Cristina Pislaru, USA
Sorin Pislaru, USA
Christos Pitsavos, Greece
Kailash Prasad, Canada
Domenico Pratico, USA
Kirkwood A. Pritchard, USA
Maria Prokudina, Russia
Aniket Puri, India
Vijay Puri, UK
Babeth Rabinowitz, Israel
Mohan K. Raizada, USA
Sanjay Rajagopalan, USA
Jamal S. Rana, USA
P. Syamasundar Rao, USA
Anis Rassi Jr., Brazil
Hanumanth K. Reddy, USA
Muredach P. Reilly, USA
Xiushui Ren, USA
Paul M. Ridker, USA
Joe L. Rod, USA
Ivan C. Rokos, USA
Giuseppe Rosano, Italy
Eric Rosenthal, UK
Arie Roth, Israel
Marc Ruel, Canada
Carlos E. Ruiz, USA
Cyril Ruwende, USA
Frederic Sacher, France
Masood Sadiq, Pakistan
Guy Salama, USA
Flora Sam, USA
George Sandor, Canada
Raul D. Santos, Brazil
Hiroshi Sato, Japan
Naveed Sattar, UK
Anita Saxena, India
Tiziano M. Scarabelli, USA
Saul Schaefer, USA
Hartzell V. Schaff, USA
Heinrich R. Schelbert, USA
Thomas M. Schiele, Germany
Samuel Sears, USA
Yoshihiko Seino, Japan
Frank W. Sellke, USA
Joseph B. Selvanayagam
, Australia
Roxy Senior, UK
Howard D. Sesso, USA
Arti N. Shah, USA
Fayaz Shawl, USA
Robert S. Sheldon, Canada
Win-Kuang Shen, USA
Guo-Ping Shi, USA
Jamshid Shirani, USA
Avraham Shotan, Israel
Rosa Sicari, Italy
Maria Siebes, The Netherlands
Robert J. Siegel, USA
Jean-Sebastien Silvestre, France
Alain Simon, France
Dinender Singla, USA
Jane Somerville, UK
Yiqing Song, USA
Guru Srinivas, USA
V. S. Srinivas, USA
Komandoor Srivathsan, USA
Paul Steendijk, The Netherlands
Ralph Stewart, New Zealand
Martin Stockburger, Germany
George A. Stouffer, USA
Phyllis G. Supino, USA
Jesper H. Svendsen, Denmark
Csaba Szabo, USA
Masahiko Takagi, Japan
Masafumi Takahashi, Japan
Akira Tamura, Japan
W.H. Wilson Tang, USA
Laszlo B. Tanko, Denmark
Paramjit S. Tappia, Canada
Luis Tercedor Sanchez, Spain
Bernard Thibault, Canada
Dimitris Tousoulis, Greece
Ronald J.A. Trent, Australia
Teresa Tsang, USA
Belma Turan, Turkey
Suresh C. Tyagi, USA
Yasunori Ueda, Japan
Masuko Ushio-Fukai, USA
Stephen F. Vatner, USA
Johannes Waltenberger, The Netherlands
Jou-Kou Wang, Taiwan-R.O.C.
Lu Wang, USA
Sven Wassmann, Canada
Hiroshi Watanabe, Japan
Nanette K. Wenger, USA
Cornelia M. Weyand, USA
Harvey White, New Zealand
Norbert Wilke, USA
Nathan D. Wong, USA
Scott Wright, USA
Joseph Wu, USA
Takumi Yamada, USA
Shizuya Yamashita, Japan
Zhong-Qun Yan, Sweden
Phillip C. Yang, USA
Masafumi Yano, Japan
Jian Ye, Canada
Xi-Yong Yu, China
Maliha Zahid, USA
Doron Zahger, Israel
Dong Zhao, China
Xi-Long Zheng, Canada
Xinghua Zhou, Sweden
Ming-Hui Zou, USA
Irving H. Zucker, USA