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  • Sex, drugs and trials galore

    We are delighted to present you with the December 2015 issue of ISH Hypertension News.
    This includes coverage of the results of four trials, all of which have important implications for clinical practice in relation to improving CVD prevention. Three of these trials - SPRINT and two PATHWAYS trials - have clinical implications for hypertension management (how low to go and how to do it) and one EMPA-REG provides unique data regarding optimal glucose lowering with a new class of agents for the prevention of CVD in patients with type 2 diabetes!

    Read More 02/12/2015

  • Report of the XXIII Congress of the Brazilian Society of Hypertension

    ISH representatives (the President - Rhian Touyz and Immediate Past President - Ernesto Schiffrin) were delighted to attend the Brazilian Society of Hypertension Congress, which was held at the Windsor Barra Hotel, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil from 13-15 August 2015. An event report follows kindly supplied by Mario Fritsch T. Neves.

    Read More 25/11/2015

  • WHO Meeting on Cardiovascular Prevention on a Global Scale

    A global World Health Organization (WHO) meeting was held in Geneva from 28-30 October to address issues related to cardiovascular prevention. This was the last of four meetings on strategies to combat non-communicable diseases. I was pleased to represent ISH on this occasion and took the opportunity to argue for aspects on hypertension control as part of a more general strategy to control cardiovascular risk factors.

    Read More 13/11/2015

  • Major Clinical Trial on Hypertension indicates the importance of intensive treatment

    It has been a while since there has been a landmark clinical trial on hypertension and I would like to bring the following important paper and accompanying Commentaries to your attention:

    Read More 11/11/2015

  • An interview with Vasileios-Nikolaos Pililis- ISH November new investigator of the month

    Vasileios is a special volunteer at Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development working in the lab of Dr. Stratakis. Read an interview with him to find out more about his scientific role models and goals.

    Read More 11/11/2015

  • Academic research positions in Cardiovascular Sciences

    The Institute of Cardiovascular and Medical Sciences (ICAMS) in the College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences at the University of Glasgow is recruiting senior researchers at the Professorial and Reader levels or Senior Lecturer and Lecturer levels (depending on experience), both clinical and non-clinical, with a track record of grant success and high impact publications.

    Read More 23/10/2015

  • Spotlight on the ISH New Investigator Programme, AHA Hypertension Council Scientific Sessions, September 2015

    In September, the ISH New Investigator Committee (NIC) worked alongside the Trainee Advocacy Committee of the American Heart Association (AHA) Hypertension Council to build a New Investigator-centered programme. The programme continued to grow a longstanding relationship between the two committees and featured poster and oral communication sessions, awards and social interactions. The programme was a huge success with the largest participation of any ISH-sponsored symposia and was well received by all participants. Here we present three perspectives on the programme from members of the ISH New Investigator Committee Working Groups.

    Read More 23/10/2015

  • An interview with award winner Ellen Gillis

    View the latest ISHCast following the ISH/American Heart Association (AHA) Trainee Advocacy Committee/Hypertension Journal Oral Communications Session at the 2015 AHA Hypertension Scientific Sessions.

    Read More 14/10/2015

  • ISH New Investigator Committee / AHA Trainee Advocacy Collaboration

    View photos from the Oral session hosted by the ISH New Investigator Committee (NIC) and the American Heart Association (AHA) Hypertension Council Trainee Advocacy Committee at the AHA Scientific Sessions in Washington D.C. in September.

    A report with further details of this successful collaboration will follow shortly.

    Read More 07/10/2015

  • Report on the Pan-African Society of Cardiology Meeting (PASCAR), 3-7 October 2015, Mauritius

    A request from the ISH to join forces with PASCAR to focus on improving hypertension management and control in Africa was kindly accepted by Professor Bongani Mayosi, the President of PASCAR. As a result, three ISH Members who serve on the Regional Advisory Group for Africa, were invited as speakers to a Joint PASCAR/ISH Session on Hypertension at the recent meeting in Mauritius.

    Read More 06/10/2015

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