The International Society for Applied Cardiovascular Biology (ISACB) is devoted to enhancing discovery, development and clinical translation of cutting edge biomedical science for innovative, state of the art cardiovascular diagnostic and therapeutic modalities. Toward this end, it fosters communication among academic scientists, clinicians and industry-based scientists. ISACB is thus a key forum for discussion of solutions to difficult clinical, scientific and technical challenges related to the development, the validation and the establishment of safety and efficacy of diagnostic imaging and laboratory tests, advanced biomaterials, cardiovascular medical devices and innovations in cardiovascular tissue engineering and regenerative medical technologies.
Message of Solidarity Against Racism
As an international professional society, the ISACB embraces messages against racism and stands together with people of all races, ethnicity, and backgrounds. ISACB does not tolerate racism in any form and advocates for productive change enacted through collaborative, supportive, and peaceful measures. Our message here is unequivocal. Black Lives Matter. ISACB is committed to making sure that this statement rings true in our own society, and we will take steps to evaluate our own actions to ensure that Black voices are represented in our leadership and at our scientific meetings.
In-Memoriam: Dr. Robert Nerem
ISACB mourns the death of Dr. Robert Nerem who passed away on March 7, 2020.
Bob was an inspirational mentor, colleague, and long-time friend of ISACB. In his various professional roles, Bob positively impacted many ISACB members and countless others. He is revered as a founding father of the fields of Bioengineering and Bioscience. Bob and his wife, Marilyn are fondly remembered as gracious hosts of the Nerem Regenerative Medicine Workshop in Hilton Head and ISACB's 9th Biennial Meeting in Savannah, Georgia in 2004.
Please read the full eulogy including Bob's "Rules for Life" shared by Georgia Tech/Emory University Walter H. Coulter Department of Bioengineering.
ISACB continues to celebrate Bob's life and contributions through establishment of the Dr. Robert Nerem Young Investigator Travel Award. More details about this ISACB award are forthcoming.
In-Memoriam: Dr. Allan Callow
We regret to announce the sad news that our friend and colleague Dr. Allan Callow, MD, PhD, passed away on December 22, 2015.
Allan was key to the inception of ISACB in 1987 and served as the Society's founding President from 1989-1992. At the April, 2015 ISACB Biennial meeting in Cleveland, he was honored by having the ISACB Young Investigator Awards named after him.
We are indebted to Allan and will miss him greatly.
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In-Memoriam: Dr. Alec Clowes
It is with great sadness that we announce the news that our friend and colleague, Dr. Alexander (Alec) Whitehall Clowes, passed away on July 7, 2015.
Alec was a key contributor to ISACB since its inception in 1987 and served as the Society’s 2nd president from 1992-1994. At the April, 2015 ISACB Biennial Meeting in Cleveland, he was honored as the featured keynote speaker.
We will remain indebted to the vast knowledge left behind by Alec and will greatly miss the amazing human being that he was.
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