International Federation for Artificial Organs
From Discovery to Clinical Use
The mission of the Federation is to increase and encourage knowledge and research on artificial organs, apheresis, tissue engineering, regenerative medicine and other related topics, to facilitate the international exchange of knowledge, and to provide education related to the improvement and optimal utilization of organ assist devices.
To fulfill this purpose, The Federation will arrange biennial congresses jointly with the Member Societies with special emphasis on international aspects and dissemination of knowledge into developing countries. The international peer reviewed journal ARTIFICIAL ORGANS is the “Official Journal of The Federation.”
JSAO Announces Formation of the Asia Pacific Society for Artificial Organs
At the IFAO-JSAO meeting in Yokohama in September, IFAO President Prof. Ryuji Tominaga
(Kyushu University) announced the formation of the of the Asia Pacific Society for Artificial Organs. Artificial organ societies of at least 12 different countries will cooperate in the new society, which will hold joint meetings every three years. Prof. Yoshiyuki Taenaka (National Cardiovascular Center Research Institute) is the first President of the new society and many officers have been selected from societies outside of Japan. IFAO welcomes this effort by JSAO and the individual societies to increase cooperation, communication and education in the field of artificial organ research.