April 20-24, 2017, Mendoza, Argentina. The Joint Meeting of the Inter-American Society of Hypertension (IASH) and Sociedad Argentina de Hipertension Arterial (SAHA) - supported by the ISH - will feature a sponsored poster session with prizes for the top three posters.
Project Manager, May Measurement Month - Applications are invited by the deadline of 12 December 2016
We are seeking an experienced Project Manager to support this exciting project - May Measurement Month. The post holder will undertake the day to day management and implementation of the MMM campaign. The role is based in Greater London, UK.
We are delighted to share with you this bumper issue of ISH Hypertension News.
In September, more than 3500 delegates met at the ISH Scientific Meeting to discuss high blood pressure, its risks, and prevention during almost a week, where we received a very warm welcome and fantastic hospitality by Professors Kim, Kim, and Kim and their many co-workers. I invite you to read the new investigators’ reports from the meeting on pages 22-26.
This year, ISH celebrated its 50th anniversary and it was time for our Society to change President and part of the Scientific Council. Neil Poulter (London, UK) took over from Touyz (Glasgow, UK) as President and you will find their addresses on pages 3-4 and 6, respectively. The Council members (elected for 2016-20) are additionally presented on page 5, with their fields of interest.
Further fantastic newsletter contributions are detailed below.
Join us in congratulating Juan Medina Briceno, ISH New Investigator of the month, who has a BSc. Honours degree with a focus in Bio-Medical Sciences from the University of Guelph, Guelph, ON, Canada.
New ASH-ISH Hypertension Guidelines Offer Practical, Clinical Information for Doctor and Patient Around the Globe
The ASH-ISH guidelines have been written to provide a straightforward approach to managing hypertension in the community, for practitioners in low and middle-income countries as well as developed countries.
There can be few greater honours than to have the peak international society of professional peers dedicate their premier award in one's name. Franz Volhard was posthumously recognized in this way with the first Franz Volhard Award of the International Society of Hypertension in 1972 to commemorate the centenary of his birth.
Read More 26/04/2016
ISH New Investigator Committee (NIC) - Argentine Society of Hypertension (SAHA) Collaboration: Oral and Poster Presentation sessions
The ISH New Investigator Committee (NIC) was delighted to collaborate with the Argentine Society of Hypertension (SAHA) during last week's XX111 Argentine Hypertension Meeting. This event was held in Buenos Aires from 14-16 April 2016. Congratulations to the winners of the ISH NIC-SAHA oral and poster presentation sessions who are listed below and a special thanks to SAHA for invitating the ISH to participate in such a great meeting.
Read More 18/04/2016
April's New Investigator of the Month, Dr. Keytam Awad has been involved in the development of an in vitro model of PAH and has linked cellular changes in PAH to those seen in certain cancers. We invite you to view her spotlight.
Read More 13/04/2016
I have been a member of the International Society of Hypertension (ISH) since 2013. Soon after my enrolment in ISH I joined the New Investigator Network and, sometime later, its Mentorship initiative.
Read More 11/04/2016
On the occasion of its 26th Scientific Meeting (Hypertension Seoul 2016), which will be held in Seoul, Korea from 24th to 29th September 2016 the ISH with the collaboration and generous support of sponsors, is pleased to announce the following awards. In addition to the prestige and kudos associated with each of the awards, they each comprise a significant monetary amount to recognise the excellence of the awardees and support the intended purposes of the specific awards.
Read More 01/04/2016
Welcome to the ISH Mentorship Scheme story corner. Here we would like to update members on the progress of the scheme and provide stories of how new investigator members of our community are benefiting from the guidance, support, and importantly friendship of the more experienced members of the ISH. I hope you enjoy these stories and a huge thank you to all contributors to the scheme, especially mentors and mentees.
Read More 23/03/2016
The Council of the International Society of Hypertension (ISH) would like to invite scientists, research groups or National Societies of Hypertension to submit bids to host the ISH Biennial Scientific Meeting in 2022.
Read More 14/03/2016
To mark International Women's Day we would like to share the 1st ISH Women in Hypertension spotlight feature of Professor Dr. Yook-Chin CHIA
Professor Yook-Chin CHIA is Professor and Senior Consultant at the University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA and the current President of the Malaysian Society of Hypertension.
Read More 08/03/2016
Regional Challenges in Hypertension Management sessions will take place during the Hypertension Seoul 2016 meeting for (1) Africa (2) East Asia (3) Eastern Europe (4) Latin America (5) Middle East and South Asia and (6) South East Asia. We are sure that these will be of great interest to our Society members and very much hope that you and your colleagues will be able to participate.
Read More 07/03/2016
We would like to share an article from Nature. This reports that fewer than half of academies have policies in place to boost gender equality in membership.
Read More 02/03/2016