We are delighted to share with you this bumper issue of ISH Hypertension News.
In September, more than 3500 delegates met at the ISH Scientific Meeting to discuss high blood pressure, its risks, and prevention during almost a week, where we received a very warm welcome and fantastic hospitality by Professors Kim, Kim, and Kim and their many co-workers. I invite you to read the new investigators’ reports from the meeting on pages 22-26.
This year, ISH celebrated its 50th anniversary and it was time for our Society to change President and part of the Scientific Council. Neil Poulter (London, UK) took over from Touyz (Glasgow, UK) as President and you will find their addresses on pages 3-4 and 6, respectively. The Council members (elected for 2016-20) are additionally presented on page 5, with their fields of interest.
Further fantastic newsletter contributions are detailed below.
ISH New Investigator Committee (NIC) - Argentine Society of Hypertension (SAHA) Collaboration: Oral and Poster Presentation sessions
The ISH New Investigator Committee (NIC) was delighted to collaborate with the Argentine Society of Hypertension (SAHA) during last week's XX111 Argentine Hypertension Meeting. This event was held in Buenos Aires from 14-16 April 2016. Congratulations to the winners of the ISH NIC-SAHA oral and poster presentation sessions who are listed below and a special thanks to SAHA for invitating the ISH to participate in such a great meeting.
I have been a member of the International Society of Hypertension (ISH) since 2013. Soon after my enrolment in ISH I joined the New Investigator Network and, sometime later, its Mentorship initiative.
Welcome to the ISH Mentorship Scheme story corner. Here we would like to update members on the progress of the scheme and provide stories of how new investigator members of our community are benefiting from the guidance, support, and importantly friendship of the more experienced members of the ISH. I hope you enjoy these stories and a huge thank you to all contributors to the scheme, especially mentors and mentees.
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.
3 year funded PhD position for a Clinical Research Fellow working on a project in translational vascular research, aimed at integrating basic and clinical science.
- Vacancy Reference: M00633
- Closing date: 11 October 2015
Read More 22/09/2015
We would like to congratulate Professor Rhian Touyz (the current ISH President) on being the 2015 recipient of the Council on Hypertension of the American Heart Association Harriet Dustan Award. The Harriet Dustan Award is designed to recognise female investigators who have made outstanding contributions in the field of hypertension.
Read More 18/09/2015
Chisa's scientific goals are to become an expert in cardiovascular epidemiology and preventive cardiology - especially relating to hypertension - to promote healthier lives for individuals all over the world. Read on to find out her advice for emerging scientists.
Read More 04/09/2015
Inspired by the enthusiastic feedback on our Athens and San Francisco 2014 New Investigator Meeting Programmes, the ISH New Investigator Committee (NIC) is pleased to be collaborating again this year with the Council on Hypertension of the American Heart Association (AHA) at the time of their Washington D.C. Scientific Sessions (16-19 September 2015).
Read More 06/08/2015
Langeza's first oral presentation was at the ESH 2015 Meeting in Milan in June. Speaking about this experience she said, 'It was a privilege to have the chance to meet such great researchers from the top teaching schools. I also enjoyed the opportunity to meet the hypertension experts during the ISH New Investigator Committee networking event.'
Read More 03/08/2015
Congratulations to the Asian Pacific Society (APSH) and Indonesian Society of Hypertension on organising a successful 11th Asia Pacific Congress of Hypertension (APCH 2015) in Bali in June. A report and pictures of this event follow.
Read More 29/07/2015
Professor Neil R. Poulter was made President-Elect of the ISH at the recent Council meeting in Milan. He will be President from September 2016 to October 2018. Neil Poulter is the current chairman of Preventive Cardiovascular Medicine at Imperial College London, UK and the Co-Director of the Imperial Clinical Trials Unit.
Read More 24/07/2015
May 17, 2015 was the 11th World Hypertension Day, an initiative of the World Hypertension League. The Italian Society of Hypertension (SIIA) organized a large number of initiatives throughout Italy based on the WHL 2015 theme Know your Numbers. The goal of the SIIA is to promote a healthy lifestyle and high blood pressure awareness amongst the population.
Read More 14/07/2015
We invite you to read an article published by the World Hypertension League (WHL) Executive in Cardiovascular Diagnosis and Therapy - 'The World Hypertension League: where now and where to in salt reduction.'
Read More 07/07/2015
It was a privilege and honour for me to represent ISH at the CardioAlex 2015 meeting held in Alexandria-Egypt from 2nd June to 5th June. CardioAlex is one of the largest Cardiology meetings in the Middle East and North Africa.
Read More 06/07/2015