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HISTORY

Started as an International Study Group for Research in Cardiac Metabolism in Dubrovnik during 1968 and then in 1976 in Tokyo adopted the name "International Society for Heart Research." Over the years, membership has grown to include over 3,000 members. The society has 7 sections (North American, Australasian, Chinese, European, Indian, Japanese, and Latin American). To date, 20 world congresses of the ISHR have been held (Dubrovnik, 1968; Gargona, 1969; Stowe, 1970; Geneva, 1971; Winnipeg, 1972; Freiburg, 1973; Quebec, 1974; Tokyo, 1976; New Delhi, 1978; Moscow, 1980; London, 1983; Melbourne, 1986; Ann Arbor, 1989; Kobe, 1992; Prague, 1995; Rhodes, 1998; Winnipeg, 2001; Brisbane, 2004; Bologna, 2007; Kyoto, 2010). The XXIth World Congress will take place in San Diego, CA on June 30-July 4, 2013.