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Previous Boards of Directors of the ISA

Since 2002, the ISA has had exceptional leadership from around the world. We value their dedication and efforts that have led the organization in progressing the advancement of amyloidosis research. Learn more about our past leaders.

Board of Directors: 2016-2018


Board of Directors: 2014-2016

The XIVth International Symposium on Amyloidosis was held in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA from 27 April to 1 May, 2014. At this meeting a new Board of Directors of the ISA was elected for the next period. The President Merrill Benson has become Past President and the Vice President Bouke Hazenberg is the new President. Angela Dispenzieri was elected Vice President, Lawreen Connors was elected Secretary, Steven Zeldenrust was elected Treasurer, and Yukio Ando, Vaishali Sanchorawala, and Gunilla Westermark were elected Members at large. The ballot for these members of the new Board was held at the business meeting in Indianapolis on Wednesday April 30.


  • Per WestermarkPer Westermark

    Chair of the Nomenclature Committee &
    Editor-in-Chief of AMYLOID

    Uppsala, Sweden

  • Gina GregoriniGina Gregorini

    Representative of the Italian Society (until July 2015)

    Brescia, Italy

  • Giampaolo MerliniGiampaolo Merlini

    Representative of the Italian Society (since July 2015)

    Pavia, Italy

  • Ernst HundErnst Hund

    Representative of the German Society

    Heidelberg, Germany

Board of Directors: 2012-2014

The XIIIth International Symposium on Amyloidosis was held in Groningen from 6-10 May 2012. At this meeting a new Board of Directors of the ISA was elected for the next period. The President Martha Skinner has become Past President and the Vice President Merrill Benson is the new President. Bouke Hazenberg was elected Vice President, Laura Obici was elected Secretary, Angela Dispenzieri was elected Treasurer, and Yukio Ando, Giovanni Palladini, and David Seldin were elected Members at large. The ballot for these members of the new Board was held at the business meeting in Groningen on Wednesday May 9. At this business meeting also a proposal for modification and adaptation of the Constitution & Rules and Bylaws was discussed by the members and approved by the By-Laws Bommittee and Secretary of the ISA Board.


  • Per WestermarkPer Westermark

    Chair of the Nomenclature Committee &
    Editor-in-Chief of AMYLOID

    Uppsala, Sweden

  • Gina GregoriniGina Gregorini

    Representative of the Italian Society

    Brescia, Italy

  • Ernst HundErnst Hund

    Representative of the German Society

    Heidelberg, Germany

  • Martha SkinnerMartha Skinner

    Immediate Past President

    Boston, USA

Board of Directors: 2010-2012

The XIIth International Symposium on Amyloidosis was held in Rome from 18-21 april 2010. At this meeting a new Board of Directors of the ISA was elected for the next period. The President Giampaolo Merlini has become Past President and the Vice President Martha Skinner is the new President. Merrill Benson was elected Vice President, Laura Obici was elected Secretary, Angela Dispenzieri was elected Treasurer, and Bouke Hazenberg, Giovanni Palldini, and David Seldin were elected Members at large. The ballot for these members of the new Board was held at the business meeting in Rome on Wednesday April 21. At this business meeting also a proposal for modification and adaptation of the Constitution & Rules and Bylaws was discussed and approved by a two-thirds majority.


  • Per WestermarkPer Westermark

    Editor-in-Chief of AMYLOID

    Uppsala, Sweden

  • Gina GregoriniGina Gregorini

    Representative of the Italian Society

    Brescia, Italy

  • Christoph RockenChristoph Rocken

    Representative of the German Society (until 2010)

    Kiel, Germany

  • Ernst HundErnst Hund

    Representative of the German Society (from 2011)

    Heidelberg, Germany

Board of Directors: 2006-2010

At the 11th International Symposium on Amyloid and Amyloidosis in Woods Hole in November 2006 the second Board of the International Society of Amyloidosis (2006-2010) was elected.


  • Robert KyleRobert Kyle

    Immediate Past President

    Rochester, USA

  • Merrill BensonMerrill Benson

    Member at Large

    Indianapolis, USA

  • Robert KisilevskyRobert Kisilevsky

    Member at Large

    Kingston, Canada

  • Jeffrey KellyJeffrey Kelly

    Member at Large

    La Jolla, USA

Board of Directors: 2004-2006

At the 10th International Symposium on Amyloid and Amyloidosis in Tours in April 2004 the first Board of the International Society of Amyloidosis (2004-2006) was elected.


  • Alan CohenAlan Cohen

    Editor-in-Chief of AMYLOID

    Boston, USA

  • Robert KisilevskyRobert Kisilevsky

    Member at Large

    Kingston, Canada

Board of Directors: 2002-2004

The appointed initial Board from its official founding in 2002 until the first election in 2004. Constitution & Rules / Bylaws.