The ISHSR was established in December 2008 to serve as a non-profitt organization to promote education, basic and translational research on the cells of the hepatic sinusoid including liver parenchymal cells. It promotes science on cell and molecular biology of each cell type and cross-talk among these cell types in health and disease during an entire life span.
The ISHSR supports the Liver Sinusoid Meeting, formally called International Kupffer Cell Symposium (1977-1988) and International Symposium on Cells of the Hepatic Sinusoid: ISCHS (1990-2008).
The ISHSR currently has more than 300 members from 25 nations who are primarily interested in hepatic sinusoidal cells such as sinusoidal endothelial cells, Kupffer cells, hepatic stellate cells, cholangiocytes, NK cells, and hepatocytes.
Advance in sinusoidal research globally
To be the leading promoter and guide of sinusoidal cells research and to advance in the understanding of liver cells biology
To promote basic, translational, multidisciplinary and multinational research focused on the liver sinusoid.
To foster scientificc exchange and responsible dissemination of knowledge.
To collaborate with other societies, organisations, associations, groups, institutions and individuals who contribute to progress in the field.