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This association was founded in 1977 as the International Society for Artificial Organs (ISAO).  In 2003 it was decided to transition beginning January 1st, 2004 from a Society based on individual members into the International Federation for Artificial Organs (IFAO).

The IFAO is based on Societies as members, with 3 founding member societies, the American Society for Artificial Organs (ASAIO), the European Society for Artificial Organs (ESAO) and the Japanese Society for Artificial Organs (JSAO).

In 2008 the IFAO moved its website from the prior society-based isao-society.org to a new website (http://www.ifao-society.org) that reflected the organization’s move to a federation.  And then in July of 2010, the Federation acquired the IFAO.org domain name, and established its new website here, with ambitious new goals from the latest international meeting.

PRESIDENTS of ISAO (1977 – 2003) and IFAO (from 2004 on)

INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY FOR ARTIFICIAL ORGANS (ISAO)
1977 – 1978 Willem J. Kolff, USA
1978-1980 J. P. Merrill, USA
1980 – 1982 Horst Klinkmann, Germany
1982 – 1984 Horst Klinkmann, Germany
1984 – 1986 Jean L. Funck-Brentano, France
1986 – 1988 Eli Friedman, USA
1988 – 1990 Yukihiko Nosè, USA
1990 – 1992 Hans Jürgen Gurland, Germany
1992 – 1994 K. Atsumi, Japan
1994 – 1996 T. M. S. Chang, USA
1996 – 1998 Peter Ivanovich, USA
1998 – 2000 Alex M. Davison, UK
2000 – 2002 Shin-Ichi Nitta, Japan
2002 – 2003 Robert Bartlett, USA


INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION FOR ARTIFICIAL ORGANS (IFAO)
2004 – 2005 Sergio Stefoni, Italy
2006 – 2007 Yoshiyuki Taenaka, Japan
2008 – Feb 2009 Peer Portner, USA
Feb 2009 – Oct. 2009 Michael Lysaght, USA
Oct. 2009 – 2011             Joerg Vienken, Germany
2012 – 2013                      Ryuji Tominaga, Japan
2014 – June 2015                      Kurt Dasse, USA                      
June 2015 – 2017                       Bernd Stegmayr, Sweden       

ISAO Congresses

  • 1977 Tokyo
    Congress President Prof. Inoh
  • 1979 New York City
  • 1981 Paris
  • 1983 Kyoto
    Congress President Prof. Tatsumi
  • 1985 Chicago
  • 1987 Munich
    Congress President Prof. Hans Jürgen Gurland
  • 1989 Sapporo
    Congress President Prof. Kazuo Ota
  • 1991 Montreal
    Congress President Prof. T. M. S. Chang
  • 1993 Amsterdam
    Congress President Prof. Ruud Harley
  • 1995 Taipei
    Congress President Prof. Lee
  • 1997 Providence
    Congress President Prof. Pierre Galetti – Prof. Micheal Lysaght
  • 1999 Edinburgh
    Congress Prersident Prof. Alex. M Davison
  • 2001 Osaka
    Congress President Prof. Hikaru Matsuda
  • 2003 Washington DC
    Co-Congress President Prof. Peer Portner

IFAO Congresses

  • 2005, Oct. 5 –  8, Bologna,
    Congress President Prof. Sergio Stefoni
  • 2007, Oct. 28 – 31, Osaka
    Congress President Prof. Yoshiyuki Taenaka
  • 2009, May 28-30, Dallas
    Program Chair Prof. William Wagner
  • 2011, Oct 9-12, Porto
    Program Chair Prof. Rui Reis.
  • 2013, Sep 27-29, Yokohama
    Congress President  Prof. Shunei Kyo
  • 2015, June 24-27, Chicago
    Program Chair Prof. Jonathan Haft
March 2017
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