About the ISHR

The ISHR is the only truly international organisation supporting and promoting the interests of cardiovascular research scientists in every part of the world.

The Society now has over 3,000 members worldwide. These are divided between eight geographical sections with all section members becoming part of the ISHR's larger world organisation.

Membership is open to anyone engaged in basic or clinical cardiovascular research or teaching.

For comprehensive information on the ISHR, its international organisation, activities, world membership directory, journals and awards, visit the international organisation website.

ISHR World

Goals and Objectives of the ISHR

  • To promote the exchange of ideas on a world-wide basis between scientists and clinicians interested in all aspects of cardiovascular biology and medicine
  • To promote the discovery and dissemination of knowledge in all areas of cardiovascular biology and medicine
  • To organize and support national and international congresses devoted to all aspect of cardiovascular research
  • To provide an international forum for discussion of problems and controversies at the cutting edge of cardiovascular research
  • To publish a world class journal devoted to advances in cardiovascular research


ISHR European Section Bylaws (pdf).Revised and approved, General Assembly, San Diego, USA, July 3 2013

Council Officers


Rodolphe Fischmeister

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UMR-S 1180 - LabEx LERMIT
Faculté de Pharmacie
Université Paris-Sud
5, Rue Jean-Baptiste Clément
92296 Châtenay-Malabry

+33 (0)1 46 83 57 57
Rodolphe Fischmeister

Past President

David Eisner

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Unit of Cardiac Physiology
Core Technology Facility
46 Grafton St
Manchester M13 9NT

+44 (0)161 275 2702
David Eisner


Lucie Carrier

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Department of Experimental Pharmacology and Toxicology
Cardiovascular Research Center
University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf

+49 (0)40 7410 57208
Lucie Carrier


Derek J Hausenloy

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The Hatter Cardiovascular Institute,
University College London
67 Chenies Mews
London, WC1E 6HX

+44 (0)20 3447 9888
Fax: +44 (0)20 3447 9505
Derek Hausenloy


Sandrine Lecour

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Hatter Institute for Cardiovascular Research
Dept of Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences
University of Cape Town
Anzio Rd
7925 Observatory
South Africa

+27 (0)21 406 6278
Sandrine Lecour

Council Members

  • Paula da Costa Martins (Netherlands)
  • Yael Yaniv (Israel)
  • Alessandra Ghigo (Italy)
  • Mauro Giacca (Italy)
  • Zoltan Papp (Hungary)
  • Rainer Schulz (Germany)
  • Eva Van Rooij (The Netherlands)


ISHR-ES Council Members group photo in Paris
ISHR-ES Winter Council Meeting Feb 2018 in Paris (left to right) Paula da Costa Martins, Derek Hausenloy, Zoltan Papp, Lucie Carrier, Rodolphe Fischmeister, Yael Yaniv, Mauro Giacca, Rainer Schulz, Sandrine Lecour