International Society of Hypertension

7th African Hypertension Teaching Seminar (Application deadline: 15 July 2013)

We are pleased to inform you that the ISH Low and Middle Income Countries Outreach Committee is organising its 7th African Hypertension Teaching Seminar in Abuja, Nigeria, October 24-25 2013. Applications are welcomed from medical doctors who are no older than 50 years of age and residing in Africa.

This event is being held in collaboration with European Society of Hypertension (ESH), Nigerian Hypertension Society (NHS), International Forum for Hypertension control and prevention in Africa (IFHA) and International Society of Nephrology (ISN).

The Seminar is intended for medical doctors up to the age of 50 and residing in Africa, who are involved in the management and/or research in hypertension or hypertension-related fields.

Please click here to view the current program of the seminar. The language will be English. There will be room for discussion after each presentation. We will also accept abstracts on hypertension research in Africa for oral or poster presentation, to be discussed with the international faculty and participants.  

Depending on sponsorship, the seminar will welcome participants from Nigeria and a maximum of two by country from other African countries, with priority for first-time candidates. The organization will cover economy travel, meals and accommodation for 3 nights, but no per-diems. Flights/transportation within Nigeria will be coordinated by local organizer Prof. B. Onwubere. International travel to Abuja with IATA companies will be coordinated by travel agency OMNIA in Leuven, Belgium; local transportation in other countries and visa costs can unfortunately not be reimbursed. We advise to check in due time for visa requirements for entry in Nigeria and sometimes for transit requirements. Exceptionally, travel can be arranged by the attendee with a refund by the ISH secretariat. The organizers should be duly informed before this option is adopted for prior approval.

Application and abstract forms can be downloaded as PDFs by clicking the following bullet points. For copies of these documents in word please email Helen at

Applications for attendance and abstract presentation should be submitted on the proper forms before July 15 2013, by e-mail to:

Prof. B. Onwubere,                                       and       Prof. R. Fagard,
Cardiology/Hypertension Unit                                    Hypertension Unit,              
University of Nigeria, Enugu, Nigeria                          KU Leuven University, Leuven, Belgium                                        






We do hope that this seminar will be of interest to you,


Prof. B. Onwubere, on behalf of the local Organizing Committee

Prof. R. Fagard, on behalf of the ISH Low and Middle Income Countries Outreach Committee

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