It is crucial to recognise the exceptional work being done by women – blog by Mansi Patil

Nominations are now open for the ISH’s 2024 awards, which will be presented at our 2024 Scientific Meeting from 19 to 22 September in Cartagena, Colombia. In this blog, Mansi Patil, a member of the ISH Women in Hypertension Research Committee, encourages members to nominate women for the ISH 2024 awards to recognise the enormous contributions of women in hypertension. In the realm of hypertension research and treatment, we often find ourselves navigating a landscape dominated by male voices and achievements. While there is no denying the valuable contributions of our male counterparts, it is crucial to recognize and elevate the exceptional work being done by women in this field.

The underrepresentation of women in hypertension research and clinical practice is a stark reality that cannot be ignored. Despite the increasing number of women entering the field of medicine and science, they continue to face significant barriers and challenges in advancing their careers and gaining recognition for their work. From disparities in funding opportunities to biases in academic and professional settings, women in hypertension often find themselves fighting an uphill battle for visibility and acknowledgment.

In light of these challenges, it is more important than ever to shine a spotlight on the accomplishments of women who have defied the odds and made a lasting impact on the field of hypertension.

We in the Women in Hypertension Research Committee invite nominations for women who have demonstrated excellence in hypertension research, clinical practice, education, advocacy, or leadership. Whether they are leading groundbreaking research studies, developing innovative treatment approaches, advocating for better healthcare policies, or mentoring the next generation of hypertension specialists, we want to hear about their achievements and celebrate their contributions and success.

Awards will not only celebrate individual accomplishments but also inspire and empower future generations of women in the field. By highlighting the achievements of women in hypertension, we hope to challenge existing stereotypes and biases, encourage diversity and inclusion, and create a more equitable and supportive environment for women to thrive in their careers.

Nominations for the ISH awards are now open, and we encourage you to nominate yourself or a deserving female colleague who embodies excellence in the field of hypertension. Together, let’s celebrate the achievements of women in hypertension and work towards a future where their contributions are fully recognized and valued.