A request from the ISH to join forces with PASCAR to focus on improving hypertension management and control in Africa was kindly accepted by Professor Bongani Mayosi, the President of PASCAR. As a result, three ISH Members who serve on the Regional Advisory Group for Africa, were invited as speakers to a Joint PASCAR/ISH Session on Hypertension at the recent meeting in Mauritius.
Trevor describes his proudest moments, and the highlight of his graduate research experience, as receiving an Annual High Blood Pressure Research Conference New Investigator Award in San Francisco, 2014 and an ISH oral presentation award during the same trip.
The September 2015 issue of ISH Hypertension News is now available. This includes a six part Hot off the press section, commissioned reports on (1) Hypertension in pregnancy (2) Statins and Myalgia: Fact or Fiction? (3) Pulmonary Hypertension (4) Biochemical Testing for Non-Adherence to Antihypertensive Medications, a focus on Professor Enrico Agabiti Rosei's excellent group in Brescia, Italy and much more. A full list of the newsletter contents follows.
The ISH New Investigator Network recently created a platform on LinkedIn for young professionals in hypertension research to connect, find researchers in similar fields of interest and to establish exciting new collaborations and research ideas.
We would like to applaud all those who have carried out local initiatives to mark World Hypertension Day (17 May 2015) and thank those organisations (listed below) who have sent us reports and videos of their World Hypertension Day activities to share with colleagues around the world.
Read More 20/05/2015
Here at the University of Glasgow the Institute of Cardiovascular and Medical Sciences organised an event on May 15th 2015 encouraging everyone to have their blood pressure measured and for them to ‘know their numbers’. The event was held at “One A The Square” in the main university building.
Read More 19/05/2015
The XXII Argentina Arterial Hypertension Meeting took place in the city of Tucumán, in the Northwest of Argentina (1,000 kilometers inland from Buenos Aires), from the 23rd to 25th of April 2015. The National University of Tucumán, one of the oldest and most prestigious of the country, is based in the city.
Read More 05/05/2015
Asked how he heard about the New Investigator Network Mihail answers - 'Word of mouth, like really good things in this life'.
Read More 30/04/2015
WHAT'S ON MY DESK FEATURE: Take a look at the articles Professor Masatsugu Horiuchi (ISH Secretary - Japan) is reading - on ACE overexpression in myelomonocytes and prevention of cognitive decline in a mouse model of Alzheimer’s disease. Published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation in March 2014.
Read More 22/04/2015
Read about the New Investigator Committee (NIC) 2014 meeting programmes in a Journal of Hypertension report.
Read More 21/04/2015
On 13-17 March 2015, the International Society of Nephrology (ISN) hosted the Biennial World Congress of Nephrology in Cape Town, South Africa. Recognising the close relationship with hypertension, the ISN partnered with the International Society of Hypertension (ISH) to co-host a session on 'Hypertension and the metabolic syndrome: New anthropologic and pathophysiologic insights'.
Read More 14/04/2015
Master Course in Hypertension: Hypertension, Electrolytes and the Kidney. A report by Christian Delles
It was a great honour for me to represent the ISH at the Master Course in Hypertension in Beirut. The course has been organised by Prof. Edgar Nasr (University of Balamand) in collaboration with the European Renal Association – European Dialysis and Transplantation Association (ERA-EDTA) and the ISH and was running from 26th to 28th March 2015.
Read More 09/04/2015
We invite you to read an interview with Shyamala Thirunavukkarasu - Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Dept. of Pharmacology, College of Medicine, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis. USA.
Read More 02/04/2015
ISH has launched three posters for World Hypertension Day focusing on facts about high blood pressure. We invite you to download these posters and use these during any activity that you are organising. Remember to mark the day!
Read More 01/04/2015