20th Argentine Congress of Hypertension
The Argentine Society of Hypertension held its 20th Congress in the city of Rosario from 18th to 20th April under the slogan "Hypertension: beyond the numbers, a global vision". The Organizing Committee was chaired by Dr. Diego Nannini, while the Scientific Committee was led by Dr. Fernando Filippini. Sincere thanks to these committee members for giving the ISH the opportunity, via Dr. Cesar Romero, to promote the New Investigator Network in their region.
(Report by Dr. Daniel Piskorz on behalf of the Argentine Society of Hypertension)
The ambitious scientific program included plenary lectures, round tables, discussion panels, breakfasts with experts, interactive rounds of clinical case discussions, presentations of brief communications, and electronic poster sessions. Approximately 130 national speakers and international special guests participated in the scientific program, for example Professors Josep Redón, Giuseppe Mancia, Bryan Williams, Antonio Coca, Peter Nilson, Krzysztof Narkiewicz, Nieves Martell Claros, Thomas Unger; Oscar Carretero, León Ferder, Empar Lurbe, Leopoldo Raij, Ariel Gómez, Roberto Franco and Frida Plavnik. More than 2.350 physicians and researchers attended this congress, and also 250 nurses participated in a parallel scientific activity. Awards were given for the best original research papers presented in oral and poster format. The Annual Fellowships to Promote Hypertension Research was delivered as the Argentina Society of Hypertension distributes 10% of the income of the congresses to support epidemiological, clinical and basic research, and also the Young Investigator “Dr. Carlos Romero” Award and the attendant to the 2013 European Summer School were designated. The Argentine Arterial Hypertension Society presented its book Hypertension epidemiology, physiology, physiopathology, diagnosis and treatment which editors were Drs. Hernán Gómez Llambí and Daniel Piskorz with 190 authors and 680 pages. During the meeting Dr. Felipe Inserra, a well-known nephrologist, was elected as the new President of the Argentine Society of Hypertension from 2013 till 2015.
AWARDED AT THE MEETING
Best Poster Award in Basic Research in Hypertension
IDENTIFICACION DE LA REDUCCION DE LA CAPACIDAD DE REPARACION ENDOTELIAL ASOCIADA AL DISBALANCE AUTONOMICO EN HIPERTENSOS (IDENTIFICATION OF THE REDUCTION OF THE CAPACITY OF ENDOTHELIAL REPARATION ASSOCIATED TO THE AUTONOMOUS IMBALANCE IN HYPERTENSION)
E.M.V. Cavanagh, S. González, F. Inserra, P. Forcada, C. Castellaro, S. Obregón, M. J. Casarini, P. Kempny, C. Kotliar.
Facultad de Ciencias Biomédicas, Universidad Austral
Best Poster Award in Clinical Research in Hypertension
EFECTO NEUROPROTECTOR DEL TRATAMIENTO PREVIO CON ESTATINAS (NEUROPROTECTOR EFFECT OF THE PREVIOUS TREATMENT WITH STATINS)
L. Brescacín, C. Alonzo, M.C. Zurrú, S. Brienza, R. Martínez, L. Cámera, E. Cristiano, G. Waisman.
Servicios de Medicina Interna y Neurología. Hospital Italiano
Award "Prof. Dr. Juan Carlos Fasciolo" for the Best Clinical Research Work in Hypertension
UTILIDAD DEL MONITOREO DOMICILIARIO DE PRESION ARTERIAL EN LA PESQUISA DE HIPOTENSION POSTPRANDIAL EN ANCIANOS HIPERTENSOS (UTILITY OF HOME BLOOD PRESSURE MONITORING IN THE DETECTION OF POSTPRANDIAL HYPOTENSION IN HIPERTENSIVE ELDERS)
J. Barochiner, J. Alfie, P. E. Cuffaro, L.S. Aparicio, M. A. Rada, M. S. Morales, C.R. Galarza, G. D. Waisman.
Sección Hipertensión Arterial, Servicio de Clínica Médica, Hospital Italiano de Buenos Aires.
Award "Prof. Dr. Carlos Maria Taquini" for the Best Basic Research Work in Hypertension:
ALDOSTERONA ACTIVA AL COTRANSPORTADOR Na+/HCO3 cardiaco a traves de un efecto no-genomico por gpr30, un nuevo receptor de membrana acoplado a proteina g (ALDOSTERONE ACTIVATES THE CARDIAC COTRANSPORTER Na+/HCO3- THRUE A NON GENOMIC EFFECT MEDIATED BY GPR30, A NEW MEMBRANE RECEPTOR ACOPLATED TO A G PROTEIN)
V.C. De Giusti, A. Orlowski, M.C. Ciancio, E.A. Aiello.
Centro de Investigaciones Cardiovasculares, Fac. de Ciencias Médicas, UNLP
Annual Fellowships to Promote Hypertension Research
PREVALENCE OF HYPERTENSION IN HIV PATIENTS: THE RELATIONSHIP WITH INMUNOLOGIC FUNCTION AND VITAMIN D
THE MORNING SURGE CORRELATES WITH THE PRESENCE OF RENAL DISEASE
Joaquín Caputo Weztberg
ROL OF P38 MAPK ON THE ANREP EFFECT
María Celeste Villa Abrile
Young Investigator “Dr. Carlos Romero” Award
Dr. Mariela Gironacci
Attendant to the 2013 European Summer School
Dr. Lucas Sebastián Aparicio
DR CESAR ROMERO PROMOTION OF THE ISH NEW INVESTIGATOR NETWORK - DURING THE MEETING
(Many thanks again to Drs Filippini and Nannini and colleagues for allowing Cesar Romero to promote the ISH New Investigator Network during the meeting).
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