International Society for
Cardiovascular Translational Research:
The Path to Innovation Device | Biologic | Drug
The Mission of ISCTR is to provide an environment for collaboration and guidance among academia (basic scientists, clinical scientists), industry, regulatory, reimbursement agencies, practice guidelines, and patients to expedite scientific discoveries into
The development of translational pathways for cardiovascular devices, biologics, and drugs
Disseminating the science among the scientific community through the Journal of Cardiovascular Translational Research (JCTR)
Developing training and certification in translational science
Influencing health care policy
patientsvoice into health care decisions
Educating the public and improving the well-being of patients
The International Society for Cardiovascular Translational Research (ISCTR) is a non-profit organization that was founded in 2007 by Dr. Nabil Dib with a goal to expedite scientific discovery to clinical application (patients).
Currently, educational curriculum of medical school’s residency and fellowship programs do not include teaching on product development, testing of products in a pre-clinical setting,
In many instances, industries attempt to develop products in
The ISCTR was established to provide this critical path through education by establishing a new curriculum and scholarship for cardiovascular translational research and specialized educational centers equipped with the infrastructure that has the ability to deliver such education. This goal can be achieved with the commitment of many of the world leading scientists, industries and regulatory authorities such as the Food and Drug Administration, European Medicines Agency, and others that will expedite the product development and science in a cost-effective pathway, ultimately leading to better patient care.
The ISCTR and the American College of Cardiology (ACC) collaborative efforts began in 2010 that involve education on translational science pathways by holding symposiums at the ACC Annual Scientific Meeting and presenting scholarship awards in cardiovascular translational research. In the future, the goal is to build collaboration with many scientific societies all over the world and create educational centers and new generations of expert scientists in translational research to enhance patient care.