History of ISCP

Constitution of the International Society for Cardiovascular Pharmacotherapy

November 16, 1983

Constitution of the International Society for Cardiovascular Pharmacotherapy

Prof. Henry N. Neufeld as President and Dr. Alexander Battler as a member of the Board of Directors, both from Israel, signed the Constitution of the International Society for Cardiovascular Pharmacotherapy on November 16, 1983 in Zurich, Switzerland.

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1st International Symposium

April 1, 1985

Prof. Neufeld had planned the First Symposium of ISCP to take place in Tel Aviv already in some details, but due to insecurity and visa problems of some potential participants in his country, he contacted urgently Prof. Rutishauser, chief of the Cardiology Center of the University Hospital of Geneva, with the question whether the congress could be transferred to Geneva. Prof. Rutishauser enthusiastically agreed and blocked possible dates in the recently adapted Palexpo Center near the airport…

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Passing of Prof. Henry N. Neufeld

December 1, 1986

Passing of Prof. Henry N. Neufeld

Henry H. Neufeld was born in Lwowek, Poland on March 13, 1923. He received his Doctor of Medicine degree at the University of Vienna in 1948 and completed his 3 years residency in this same town. From 1951 to 1959 he served as a cardiologist at the Chaim Sheba Medical Center in Tel Aviv. After working for two years as a research fellow under E.H. Wood at the May, Henry Neufeld returned to the Chaim Sheba Medical Center to direct the new Heart Institute. He was quickly promoted to Professor of Medicine, Israeli Minister of Health (1962), Professor of Cardiology, Chaim Sheba Chair of Cardiology, Tel Aviv University Medical School. Prof. Neufeld chaired several major committees in the Tel Aviv University Medical School, the University Senate and finally got the title of Distinguished Professor of Cardiology, Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University. Professor Neufeld made extraordinarily wide…

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Launch of ISCP’s Official Journal

January 1, 1987

The inauguration of the journal underlines ISCP’s commitment to disseminating research and advancements in the field of cardiovascular pharmacotherapy.

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2nd International Symposium and the First General Assembly

October 1, 1987

The second congress of ISCP was organized by Prof. Elliot Rapaport and took place in San Francisco in October 1987. It brought clinical cardiovascular pharmacotherapy successfully to the forefront together with a number of important other topics (hypertension, heart failure, arrhythmias, etc.). The first ordinary General Assembly of ISCP took place during the San Francisco symposium, on October 20, 1987. At that time the society counted 113 members, from 29 different countries. A new Executive Board was elected for a period of two…

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3rd International Symposium

October 15, 1989

3rd International Symposium

The third cardiovascular pharmacotherapy international symposium took place in the Kyoto International Conference Hall from October 15-19, 1989 in Kyoto, Japan. The scientific program consisted of plenary sessions, symposia and free papers. The following topics were taken up: Thrombolysis: new agents and concepts. Heart failure therapy. Choice of antihypertensive drugs. Newer approaches for management of cardiac…

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4th International Symposium

April 22, 1991

4th International Symposium

The fourth cardiovascular pharmacotherapy symposium took place in Palexpo Geneva, the small metropolis at the end of the lake, from April 21 to 25, 1991, the year of the 700th anniversary of the origin of the Swiss Confederation.  The President of the International Society of Cardiovascular Pharmacotherapy and Chairman of the Satellites, Stanley H. Taylor, M.D., Ph.D., England could count on a potent Organizing Committee, consisting of A. Battler, Israel, F. Burkart, Switzerland, P. Dayer, Switzerland, M. Mancini, Italy, M. Vallotton, Switzerland, and a large Advisory Board under the chairmanship of W. Rutishauser. About 540 individual presentations had been grouped into Free Communication Sessions, Mini Symposia and Poster Sessions. The backbones of the congress were besides the Henry Neufeld Lecture given by Alex Battler.  Five  State-of-the-Art Lectures, each with 3 speakers, 6 Controversies and no less than 16 Satellite Sessions. The program had to be conceived into up to 6 parallel sessions and there was again a very large attendance. …

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5th International Symposium

August 16, 1993

The fifth International Symposium was held in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on August 16-20, 1993. The chairman of the congress was Prof. Jay N. Cohn. The President of ISCP and Chairman of the Satellites, Stanley H. Taylor, M.D., Ph.D. England, could count on a potent Organizing Committee, consisting of A. Battler, Israel, F. Burkart, Switzerland, P. Dayer, Switzerland, M. Mancini, Italy, M. Vallotton, Switzerland, and a large…

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ISCP Symposium on ACE Inhibition

May 19, 1995

Focused event on ACE inhibition in Versailles.

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6th Intl Congress

February 26, 1996

Held in Sydney, continuing ISCP’s global congress series.

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7th International Symposium

June 1, 1997

Took place in Jerusalem.

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8th Intl Congress

March 28, 1999

Amsterdam hosted this congress.

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11th International Congress

May 18, 2002

Montreal hosted the congress.

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12th International Congress

May 7, 2003

Barcelona was the location for this event.

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13th International Conference

October 1, 2004

ISCP’s conference in Hong Kong.

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14th International Congress

November 29, 2007

Antalya hosted the congress.

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15th International Congress

October 10, 2009

Took place in Beijing.

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16th International Congress

December 4, 2011

Held in Vina del Mar, Chile.

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17th International Congress

May 4, 2012

Bucharest hosted this congress.

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18th International Congress

June 28, 2013

Rome was the venue for the congress.

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19th International Congress

November 26, 2014

Adelaide hosted the event.

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21st Annual Scientific Meeting

October 15, 2016

Held in Beijing.

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22nd Annual Scientific Meeting

August 24, 2017

Barcelona hosted the meeting.

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23rd Annual Scientific Meeting

January 1, 2018

Took place in Kyoto.

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24th Annual Scientific Meeting

January 1, 2019

Lugano was the venue for the meeting.

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25th Annual Scientific Meeting

January 1, 2020

Scheduled in the USA but cancelled.

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26th Annual Scientific Meeting

January 1, 2021

Singapore hosted the virtual meeting.

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27th Annual Scientific Meeting

October 27, 2022

Bucharest hosted the hybrid meeting.

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28th Annual Scientific Meeting

November 23, 2023

Hosted in Seoul, South Korea, this meeting continued the tradition of annual scientific gatherings, fostering global discourse in cardiovascular pharmacotherapy.

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