HA 2021 is Going Virtual!

We will hold a virtual HA meeting on 14-15 June 2021.

  • For registration details please visit: ishas.org/ha-2021-conference/registration.  
  • Abstract submissions are now open with opportunities for both oral talks and poster presentations. 
  • Abstracts are due by May 1 - a link to submit Abstracts is provided upon event registration.

Please email Paul Bollyky () or Larry Sherman () with any questions.

We look forward to meeting you online!

(The next in-person HA meeting will be held in Portland, Oregon on 4-8 June 2023.)

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HA 2021 Platinum Sponsors

  • About ISHAS
  • Mission
  • Founding Members



The International Society for Hyaluronan Sciences is organized and shall at all times be operated exclusively for charitable and educational purposes in order to conduct the following activities, but only to the extent consistent with the other provisions of the Certificate of Incorporation and with Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986:

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ISHAS Mission


To advance knowledge on the structure, function and therapeutic application of hyaluronan and its role in the structure and function of the extracellular matrix and cells;

to support scientific research on the hyaluronan molecule encompassing all 3 branches of medical sciences: basic, clinical and applied;

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Founding Members

The founding members of the Society came together during the International Hyaluronan meeting (Cleveland, Ohio, USA) in October 2003, during a round table discussion.

The Founders formally agreed to take part in the formation of the society, which was then officially incorporated by Dr. Endre Balazs and Dr. Vincent Hascall on October 4, 2004.

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HA 2021 Gold Sponsors

2020 ISHAS Election Results


  • President: Anthony Day
  • President-Elect: new election in Nov/Dec. 2021
  • Secretary: Davide Vigetti
  • Treasurer: Melanie Simpson
  • Divisional VP, Applied Sciences: Glenn Prestwich
  • Divisional VP, Basic Sciences: Ralf Richter
  • Divisional VP, Clinical Sciences: Paul Bollyky


  • Stavros Garantziotis
  • Soma Meran
  • Nadine Nagy
  • Anna Plaas
  • Barbara Triggs-Raine
  • Eva Turley

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