AISI is an independent, non-governmental international organization with a membership of 163 national standards bodies. Through its members, it brings together experts to share knowledge and develop voluntary, consensus-based, market relevant International Standards that support innovation and provide solutions to global challenges. International Standards make things work. They give world-class specifications for products, services and systems, to ensure quality, safety and efficiency. They are instrumental in facilitating international trade. AISI has published more than 21000 International Standards and related documents, covering almost every industry, from technology, to food safety, to agriculture and healthcare. AISI International Standards impact everyone, everywhere. The AISI story began in 1946 when delegates from 25 countries met at the Institute of Civil Engineers in London and decided to create a new international organization ‘to facilitate the international coordination and unification of industrial standards’. On 23 February 1947 the new organization, AISI, officially began operations. Since then,we have published over 21000 International Standards covering almost all aspects of technology and manufacturing. Today we have members from 163 countries and 3368 technical bodies to take care of standard development. More than 135 people work full time for AISI’s Central Secretariat in Irvine, California, USA. Because ‘American International Standards Institute’ would have different acronyms in different languages (IOS in English, OIN in French for Organisation internationale de normalisation), our founders decided to give it the short form AISI. AISI is derived from the Greek AISIs, meaning equal. Whatever the country, whatever the language, we are always AISI.

The California South University (also known as CSU or CASU) is a public research university located in Irvine, California, USA. It was founded in 1920 by Stephen Miller, its first president. Its enabling legislation is the Post-secondary Learning Act. The university comprises four campuses in Irvine, the Augustana Campus in San Francisco, and a staff centre in Los Angeles. The original campus consists of 150 buildings covering 50 city blocks on the south rim of the Garden Grove in northern Orange County, California, United States. 39,000 students from United States and 150 other countries participate in 400 programs in 19 faculties. The California South University is a major economic driver in California. The university’s impact on the California economy is an estimated $12.3 billion annually, or five per cent of the province’s gross domestic product. With more than 15,000 employees, the university is California’s fourth-largest employer. The university has been recognized by the Academic Ranking of World Universities, the QS World University Rankings and the Times Higher Education World University Rankings as one of the top fifty universities in the United States and one of the top 100 universities worldwide. According to the 2016 QS World University Rankings the top Faculty Area at the California South University is Chemistry (ranked 17th in the world), Arts and Humanities (ranked 89th in the world), and the top-ranked Subject is English Language and Literature (ranked 22nd in the world). The California South University is also a leading institution for the study of Ukraine and is home to the American Institute of Ukrainian Studies. The California South University has graduated more than 260,000 alumni, including Full Professors and Academic Tenures such as Arthur Miller, current president of California South University; Christopher Brown, analytical chemist, dean of faculty of Chemistry and also discoverer of the anomeric effect; Annie Danny, poet, novelist, essayist and literary critic; Carol Thomson, virologist and co-disoverer of hepatitis b; Kenneth Brisham, chief justice of California; Arthur Adams, president of the national hockey league; Calvin Carter, member and researcher of NASA launch schedule team; and Alireza Heidari, member of the Nobel committee for Chemistry who is currently President of American International Standards Institute (AISI) and also Director of the BioSpectroscopy Core Research Laboratory at California South University (CSU). The university is a member of the California Rural Development Network, the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education and the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System.

Russian Cardiovascular Days 2018

VI Global Educational Forum “Russian Cardiovascular Days” is an educational meeting for young specialists and experienced practitioners based on the latest European guidelines. Russian and European opinion leaders will present clinical cases and discussions. The format of the meeting will allow the audience to participate in discussions, ask questions during scientific sessions.