The Australian Atherosclerosis Group was co-founded in 1974 by Drs Leon Simons, Paul Nestel and Dennis Calvert, with the aim to form a non-profit association to promote the advancement of science, research and clinical management in the field of atherosclerosis. The Australian Atherosclerosis Group remained very informal until the 1980’s when it became incorporated with a constitution as the Australian Atherosclerosis Society (AAS). Drs Simons, Nestel and Calvert, working closely with other researchers in the lipid field including Drs Philip Barter, Noel Fidge and Mark Wahlquist, convened two-day annual scientific meetings in Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra and Adelaide over the next 7-8 years. From its inception, the AAS has been internationally recognised and has hosted two International Symposia on Atherosclerosis. AAS members have significant international profiles in both the clinical and scientific spheres.

 

Year

President

Secretary

Treasurer

Venue of the Annual Scientific Meeting

1982

Leon Simons

 

 

East Melbourne

1983

Leon Simons

 

 

King’s Cross Sydney

1984

 

 

 

 

1985

 

 

 

 

1986

 

 

 

 

1987

 

 

 

 

1988

 

 

 

 

1989

 

 

 

McLaren Vale

1990

 

 

 

Leura

1991

Trevor Redgrave

Simon Dimmitt

 

Perth

1992

Trevor Redgrave

Simon Dimmitt

 

Surfers Paradise

1993

 

 

 

Melbourne

1994

 

 

Leon Simons

Adelaide

1995

 

 

Leon Simons

Canberra

1996

John Mamo

 

Leon Simons

Perth

1997

John Mamo

 

Leon Simons

Leura

1998

John Mamo

 

 

Cairns

1999

John Mamo

 

 

Melbourne

2000

Kerry Anne Rye

Trevor Mori

Philip Barter

Adelaide

2001

Kerry Anne Rye

Trevor Mori

Philip Barter

Fremantle

2002

Kerry Anne Rye

Trevor Mori

Philip Barter

Sydney

2003

Richard O’Brien

Trevor Mori

Gerald Watts

Ballarat

2004

Richard O’Brien

Trevor Mori

Gerald Watts

Barossa Valley

2005

Richard O’Brien

Trevor Mori

Gerald Watts

Darwin

2006

Gerald Watts

Trevor Mori

Jeffrey Cohn

Couran Cove

2007

Gerald Watts

Trevor Mori

Jeffrey Cohn

Fremantle

2008

David Sullivan

Trevor Mori

Jeffrey Cohn

Bondi Beach

2009

David Sullivan

Trevor Mori

Jeffrey Cohn

Melbourne

2010

Peter Clifton

Trevor Mori

Jeffrey Cohn

Cairns

2011

Peter Clifton

Trevor Mori

Terri Allen

Adelaide

2012

Karin Jandeleit-Dahm

Trevor Mori

Terri Allen

Sydney

2013

Karin Jandeleit-Dahm

Trevor Mori

Terri Allen

Melbourne

2014

Stephen Nicholls

Trevor Mori

Christina Bursill

Adelaide

2015

Stephen Nicholls

Peter Meikle

Christina Bursill

Fremantle

2016

Trevor Mori

Peter Meikle

Christina Bursill

Hobart

2017

Trevor Mori

Peter Meikle

Natalie Ward

Sydney

2018

Christina Bursill

Mary Kavurma

Natalie Ward

Glenelg

2019

Christina Bursill

Mary Kavurma

Natalie Ward

Melbourne