Announcement: The First ISH Training Seminar Series: “Sex Differences in Hypertension”
3 September BST 8:25 am–1 pm
Hypertension is the leading risk factor contributing to death and disability in men and women in the developed and developing world. Despite significant amount of research and evidence, blood pressure is still poorly controlled.
As a global research community, the International Society of Hypertension (ISH) membership is diverse in the topics we study and where we live. However, this is also reflected, for example, in who we are, including in our culture, age, and gender.
An important topic within this context is sex differences in hypertension. A growing body of evidence supports that there are profound differences in blood pressure levels, control and awareness between men and women. In the last decade, researchers have discovered several sex-specific mechanisms that underlie these differences. However, there is still a misconception that blood pressure is regulated in women similarly as it is to men, with many trials still focusing on men, and most experimental studies being performed using male animals only.
Through the organization of this event, we aim to address a critical aspect in the study of hypertension: to improve the recognition within our research community of the need to study sex as a vital variable and contributing factor related to blood pressure regulation and treatment. We hope you can join us to learn from some of our world-experts in this topic, and celebrate research that is diverse and inclusive.
Free registrations available at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ish-training-seminar-series-sex-differences-in-hypertension-tickets-165234574059