ISH2024 Capacity Building Network Symposium

18th September 2024, 08.30 – 16:30, Cartagena, Colombia

Register for this one-day event designed to help you advance in your research career.

The event is free for all ISH2024 attendees. It includes sessions on:

  • How to communicate your research effectively
  • How to build your research network
  • How to write a successful grant application
  • And more.

The event is a pre-symposium to ISH2024 and happens on the day before ISH2024 starts.


When registering for ISH2024, please indicate on the form that you wish to attend this CBN event. If you have already registered for ISH2024, and would like to register for this CBN event, please contact the meeting organisers. Email:


What is the International Society of Hypertension (ISH) Capacity Building Network?

The ISH Capacity Building Network (CBN) offers career development and networking opportunities for early and mid-career researchers and those from under-represented backgrounds and was launched in November 2023. The CBN is a collaboration between three ISH committees: the Women in Hypertension Research Committee (WiHRC), the New Investigator Committee (NIC), and the Mentorship and Training Committee (MTC). Find out more and view CBN resources

Who is eligible to attend this event?

The event will be primarily aimed at early to mid-career researchers– but all ISH2024 attendees are welcome to attend.

Why should you attend this event?

The symposium will offer a grant writing bootcamp, an awards ceremony, and many opportunities for early career researchers to network with colleagues and leaders in hypertension research from across the globe. We hope that by attending that you will form collaborations that will last a lifetime.

Is there a cost to attend this event?

There is no cost to attend this event if you are already registered to attend the ISH2024 meeting.


Centro de Convenciones Cartagena de Indias. Getsemaní, Calle 24 Nº 8a-344, Cartagena de Indias, Colombia


08:30-09:00Arrive, register, coffee/tea
09:00-09:20Welcome and overview of the dayBryan Williams (UK, ISH President) and CBN leadership team
09:20-10:15Session 1: CAREER INSIGHTS IN HYPERTENSION (Lab, Clinic and Public Health) and Panel Discussion
10:45-12:15Session 2: GRANT WRITING BOOTCAMP
– Collaboration Exchange Grant, eligibility and application process
– Presentation on writing a successful grant
– Breakout sessions on grant writing
– Overview of the session
– Workshop 1. Publishing your work and developing a strategy
– Workshop 2. Building your research network from peers to senior mentors
15:45-16:40Workshop 3. ISH Mentorship Scheme and Panel Discussion
16:40Event and CBN feedback

We look forward to seeing you in Cartagena in September!

Niamh Chapman

Niamh Chapman

Chair ISH Women in Hypertension Research Committee, Australia
Lebo Gafane-Matemane

Lebo Gafane-Matemane

Chair, ISH Mentorship and Training Committee, South Africa
Dean Picone

Dean Picone

Chair ISH New Investigator Committee, Australia