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International Society for Molecular Nutrition and Therapy®

The logo depicts cornucopia, the ancient symbol of affluence, and tools for drug development.
The design represents a main theme of ISMNT:
Chronic Disease Prevention by Exploring Molecular Processes
Arising from Diets of Affluent Societies

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Founding Conferences of ISMNT

Study Group on Cellular and Molecular Nutrition (1992-95)
ISMNT conference
1995, Stuttgart, Germany

The Excess Catecholamine Syndrome - 
From Cause to Therapy 
Proceedings: Cardiovascular Drugs and Therapy
1996; 10 (Suppl. 1): 213-289
ISMNT Conference
1997, Winnipeg, Canada

Cardiovascular Disorders and Cancer - Molecular Nutrition 
 Proceedings: Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry 1998; 188: 1-238
ISMNT Conference
1999, Viterbo, Italy

Dietary Factors and Cardiovascular Disease
ISMNT Conference
1999, Marburg, Germany

From Genes to Therapy
in Coronary Heart Disease and Cardiomyopathy
ISMNT Conference
2000, Giessen-Rauischholzhausen, Germany

Immunonutrition - From Clinical Nutrition to Pharmacological Intervention
ISMNT Conference 2001, 
Winnipeg, Canada
during XVII World Congress of ISHR,  July 6-11, 2001

"Flavanol-Rich Foods: A Strategy for Potentially Preventing Heart Disease"

  • Can flavanol-rich foods reduce risk of cardiovascular disease?
  • Dietary flavanols: Their occurrence in foods and potential mechanisms of vascular action
  • Nitric oxide synthase: A potential target for dietary flavanols 
  • Can flavanol-rich foods enhance cardiovascular health? A clinical trial-based perspective 
  • Flavanol-rich foods and dietary recommendations for a healthy heart

"Hyperlipidemia and atherosclerosis"

  • Hyperlipidemia, stem cells and atherosclerosis
  • Transplant atherosclerosis
  • The control of arachidonic acid release
  • Lipid binding proteins
  • New and emerging role of homocysteine in atherosclerosis

Structure and Aims of ISMNT

I. Headquarters of ISMNT
Molecular Cardiology Laboratory
Department of Internal Medicine and Cardiology
Philipps University of Marburg
35043 Marburg, Germany

II. Objectives of ISMNT
1. To promote nutritional research at the molecular level with respect to health and disease
2. To organize scientific meetings in the area of molecular nutrition including:
a) cancer
b) cardiovascular diseases
c) immune disorders
d) neurosciences
e) nutritional abnormalities
f) vitamins and trace elements

III. Structure of ISMNT
ISMNT will function as a unit managed by Secretary General, Advisory Board, Regional Secretaries and Regional Councils

IV. Secretary General
Heinz Rupp, Ph.D.
Professor of Physiology
Molecular Cardiology Laboratory
Department of Internal Medicine and Cardiology
Philipps University of Marburg

V. Responsibilities of the Secretary General
1. General management and promotion of ISMNT
2. Coordination of regional activities of ISMNT
3. To serve as Chairman of the Advisory Board of ISMNT
4. To raise funds for ISMNT activities
5. To keep a record of memberships of ISMNT
6. To make appointments for Regional Secretaries in consultation with the Advisory Board
7. To maintain the Seal and Logo of ISMNT
8. To serve as Spokesperson for ISMNT

VI. Responsibilities of Members of the Advisory Board
1. Advise the Secretary General on all matters related to ISMNT
2. Help the Secretary General to raise funds for ISMNT
3. Review the activities of Regional Executive Secretaries and Councils
4. Advise the Presidents of the ISMNT conferences with respect to scientific program

VII. Responsibilities of the Regional Executive Secretaries
1.Assembling the Regional Council which should be balanced with respect to geographical
distribution as well as expertise in areas such as cancer, cardiovascular diseases, immune
disorders, neurosciences, nutritional abnormalities, vitamins and trace elements
2. Identify Presidents and locations of future meetings
3. Help the Secretary General in promoting the ISMNT activities
4. Promote Regional Membership and keep record of ISMNT
5. Help the President of future ISMNT meetings to raise funds and in mounting a multidisciplinary program
6. Serve as Spokesperson for the regional activities of ISMNT

VIII. Responsibilities of Members of a Regional Council
1. Advise the Regional Secretaries on matter related to ISMNT
2. Advise the Presidents of ISMNT Conferences

IX. Responsibilities of the President of ISMNT Conference
1. To appoint advisory committee for the conference in consultation with the
Regional Secretaries and members of the ISMNT Advisory Board
2. To appoint local organization committees for the conference
3. To raise funds for the conference
4. To mount a multidisciplinary program for the conference
5. To serve as spokesperson for the conference

X. Members of the Advisory Board of ISMNT
H. Rupp, Marburg, Germany (Chairman)
G.N. Pierce, Winnipeg, Canada (Executive Secretary, American Council)
T. Izumi, Sagamihara, Japan (Executive Secretary, Asian Council)
L. Binaglia, Perugia, Italy
N.S. Dhalla, Winnipeg, Canada
H. Grimm, Giessen, Germany
A. Grynberg, Paris, France
B. Jaeger, Hannover, Germany
J. Lamers, Rotterdam, Netherlands
B. Maisch, Marburg, Germany
U. Mueller-Werdan, Halle, Germany
P. Di Nardo, Rome, Italy
P. Roesen, Duesseldorf, Germany
P.K. Singal, Winnipeg, Canada


XI. American Council
Executive Secretary

Grant Pierce, PhD, FAAC
Professor of Physiology
Director,  Division of Stroke & Vascular Disease
St. Boniface General Hospital Research Centre
351 Tache Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba R2H 2A6
Tel: (204) 235-3414
Fax: (204) 233-6723

Leonard H. Augenlicht, PhD
Professor, Medicine and Cell Biology 
Director, Molecular Oncology Program 
Albert Einstein Cancer Center 
111 East 210th Street 
Bronx, NY 10467-2490 

Angelo N. Belcastro, PhD
Dean, Faculty of Health Sciences 
Health Sciences Addition 
University of Western Ontario 
London, ON N6A 5C1 

John S. Bertram, PhD
Professor, Cancer Research Center of Hawaii 
University of Hawaii at Manoa 
1236 Lauhala Street 
Honolulu, HI 96813 

Robert Clarke, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Physiology & Biophysics 
Director, Lombard Cancer Research Center Animal Core Program 
Georgetown University School of Medicine 
3970 Reservoir Road, NW 
Washington DC 20007-2197 

Naranjan S. Dhalla, PhD, MD (Hon), DSc (Hon)
Distinguished Professor and Director 
Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences 
St. Boniface General Hospital Research Centre 
351 Tache Avenue 
Winnipeg, MB R2H 2A6 

Kenneth Falchuk, MD
Director, Medicine Clerkship 
Harvard Medical School 
Brigham & Women´s Hospital 
75 Francis Street& 
Boston, MA 02115& 

James Gilchrist, PhD
Associate Professor& 
Department of Oral Biology 
University of Manitoba 
780 Bannatyne Avenue 
Winnipeg, MB R3E 0W2 

Gary D. Lopaschuk, PhD
Professor and Director, Cardiovascular Research Group 
University of Alberta 
423 Heritage Medical Research Bldg. 
Edmonton, AB T6G 2S2 

John McDonald, PhD
Director of Research 
3838 West Parkway Boulevard 
Salt Lake City, UT 84120-6336

John H. McNeill, PhD
Professor, Division of Pharmacology & Toxicology 
Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences 
The University of British Columbia 
2146 East Mall 
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z3 

Sam Parthasarathy, PhD
Professor of Gynecology and Obstetrics 
Professor of Medicine; 
Emory University School of Medicine 
Woodruff Memorial Research Building 
1639 Pierce Drive 
Atlanta, GA 30322 

Anand S. Prasad, MD
Professor of Medicine, Director of Research 
Department of Internal Medicine 
Wayne State University School of Medicine
University Health Center 5-C 
4201 St. Antoine 
Detroit, MI 48201 

Christine Pratt, PhD
Associate Professor 
Department of Pharmacology 
University of Ottawa 
Ottawa ON K1H 8M5 

B. Sarkar, PhD
Head, Department of Biochemistry Research 
The Hospital for Sick Children, and 
Professor of Biochemistry 
University of Toronto 
555 University Avenue 
Toronto, ON M5G 1X8 

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