ISH New Investigator Programme, Singapore
The ISH New Investigator Symposium took place at the time of the 13th Asian Pacific Congress of Hypertension in Singapore on 6th October 2017. The event was a great success with more than 70 attendees including young investigators, senior faculty and ISH council members from nearly 20 countries spanning Asia, Europe and America.
Oral Award Presentation Session
The Symposium began with the Oral Award Presentation Session, which included high quality presentations from young investigators from China, India, Australia, Russia, Japan and Singapore presenting on diverse studies in basic, clinical and population science.
This was followed by an inspiring mentorship keynote presentation by Prof Mark Caulfield (Queen Mary University, London, UK), who gave his insights on the importance of mentorship and how to have a successful career in hypertension research. He had several key messages on what young researchers should focus on including team building, persistence and learning from mistakes.
Moderated Poster Award Session
The Symposium also included a Moderated Poster Award Session that was very well attended with presenters invited to give a short presentation to describe their work. This format worked well as it gave the young researchers an opportunity to highlight their work and encouraged discussion amongst attendees.
ISH Mentorship and Networking Event
The symposium was followed by the ISH Mentorship and Networking Event in the evening at the Dallas Restaurant and Bar, where attendees actively networked and shared their research experiences. The ISH New Investigator Committee was also very fortunate to attract two more keen Emerging Leaders to the team, Yang Shen and Jiali Wang from China, whose local knowledge will be invaluable for organizing events at the upcoming ISH 2018 Beijing Meeting. Our ISH President Neil Poulter also attended the event to announce the winners of the awards sessions, which were very well received. Two oral prizes were awarded and three poster prizes, one of which was chosen as a favorite by the attendees themselves.
Feedback - New Investigator Programme
The feedback received from those who attended the symposium and networking events has been very positive and highlights the importance of such events for young and emerging researchers in the field of hypertension. They recognised these events as great opportunities to form collaborations and to network, and would like to see more events such as these at different Hypertension meetings around the world.
A special thanks to all those who were involved in making the ISH events in Singapore a great success.
Oral Award Winners
- Oral Award Prize Winner: Yang Shen (China)
Department of Social Medicine and Health Education, Peking University, China
Abstract: Prevalence, awareness and risk factors of hypertension among working population in China: A multicenter cardiovascular epidemiological study
- Oral Award Runner up: Yanina Timasheva (Russia)
Institute of Biochemistry and Genetics Ufa Scienti, Russia
Abstract: VEGFA and CASP1 genes are associated with blood pressure levels in the population of Tatars from Russia
Poster Award Winners
- Yusuke Kobayashi (Japan)
Division of Nephrology and Hypertension, Saiseikai Yokohamashi Nanbu Hospital, Yokohama-shi, Kanagawa-ken, Japan
Abstract: Lower BMI but having abdominal obesity is a risk of high arterial stiffness and severity of orthostatic hypotension for middle-aged and elderly patients with life-style related disease: A cross-sectional study
- Nazar Mohd Zabadi Mohd Azahar (Malaysia)
Universiti Teknologi MARA, Kepala Batas, Penang, Malaysia
Abstract: Predictors of Cardiovascular Disease in A Rural Population of Malaysia Using Framingham Risk Scores
- Ingrid Wise (Australia)
Federation University, Ballarat, Australia
Abstract: The involvement of kidney DNA methylation in blood pressure regulation
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