ISH launches new initiative to support early to mid-career researchers

Monday 27 November 2023: A new ISH initiative launched today will offer career development and networking opportunities for early and mid-career researchers and those from under-represented backgrounds.

The ISH Capacity Building Network (CBN) will organise webinars and workshops, produce podcasts, and create online videos and resources to help equip investigators with the skills they need to progress in research. 

The first resources developed by the CBN – a series of videos on putting together a winning conference abstract – are available now.

The videos – recorded by experienced ISH investigators – are published ahead of the abstract call for the 2024 ISH scientific conference. 

The CBN is a collaboration between three existing ISH committees: the Women in Hypertension Research Committee, the New Investigator Committee, and the Mentorship and Training Committee. 

The CBN will be led by the chairs of these committees: Niamh Chapman (WiHRC), Dean Picone (NIC), and Augusto Montezano (MTC). 

Whilst the focus of the CBN is on researchers in the earlier stages of their careers, all members of the ISH are welcome to attend events and to sign up to the CBN mailing list. 

Specific awards granted by the CBN are open to early and mid-career researchers and those from under-represented backgrounds who are members of the ISH. 

To register to the mailing list and keep up to date on CBN activity, please contact: 

The videos published today will be part of an Emerging Leaders programme from the CBN, which will initially focus on providing comprehensive guidance on developing conference abstracts.  

The programme will include an abstract competition, and six winners of this competition will receive a travel grant to attend the ISH2024 conference in Cartagena. 

Other CBN activities will include a full day symposium held on Wednesday 18th September 2024, the day before the main ISH2024 meeting, with seminars, an awards ceremony, and opportunities to network with colleagues and leaders in hypertension research. 

The CBN will also highlight, compare and contrast career development stories from ISH investigators around the world to help ISH early and mid-career researchers understand the different roadmaps to a successful career in hypertension research and science and how diversity plays an important role. 

The CBN is open to members of the ISH. Find out more about ISH membership. 

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