2nd International Conference of the Iraqi Hypertension Society
The 2nd International Conference of the Iraqi Hypertension Society took place from 19th-20th April 2018 in the Gilgamish Hall in the Babil Hotel, Baghdad. The conference theme was Managing Hypertension adds years to life.
The opening ceremony included a speech from the President of the Iraqi society followed by presentations of scientific papers, including papers about epidemiological data of hypertension in Iraq and globally and Iraqi MOH efforts in prevention and early screening for hypertension.
The ceremony was followed by a presentation from a Lebanese physician regarding the updated ACC/AHA 2017 guidelines, the new targets and evidence. Then investigators and researchers from various medical specialties presented their papers including two important subjects - hypertension during pregnancy and the role of hypertension in arrhythmias.
The program included two workshops on echo findings in hypertension and management of hypertension before surgery.
More than 150 physicians, cardiologists, nephrologists and researchers attended the conference and the scientific exhibition and about 50 papers were presented.
Eight pharmaceuticals and medical devices suppliers companies participated in a scientific exhibition.
The Closing Ceremony presented important points for consideration: first, encouragement of sharing in MMM19 project. Second, update of the Iraqi Hypertension Guidelines. Third. Work side by side with other Societies and Governmental institutions to focus on awareness and early detection of Hypertension.Assist Professor Dr Ghazi Farhan Haji Consultant & Interventional Cardiologist President of Iraqi Hypertension Society
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