International Society of Hypertension

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.

Argentine Society meeting advert

Every year the Argentine Society of Hypertension (SAHA) hosts more than 2500 clinicians and scientists with an interest in hypertension at the SAHA national hypertension meeting (Congreso Argentino de Hipertensión Arterial). The participants including cardiologists, endocrinologists, nephrologists, obstetricians, pediatricians, internal medicine and primary care physician attend this conference to present, discuss and review the latest discoveries, current topics and advances in the field. This year at the XXIII SAHA meeting in Buenos Aires (April 14-16th 2016), more than 22 international speakers and 150 national experts addressed different topics in hypertension.

The highlight of the meeting was the collaboration between the SAHA and the International Society of Hypertension New Investigator Committee (NIC). In dedicated sessions, 17 short-listed new investigators from Argentina and Uruguay presented their original research. The work was presented in the forms of poster and oral presentations, with the top 6 abstract presenting in an oral session and 11 as posters. The oral session was chaired by Daniel Piskorz, MD (ISH member and SAHA past president) and Cesar Romero, MD (ISH-NIC, SAHA member) with the special participation of ISH-NIC chair Maciej Tomaszewski, MD (Manchester, UK), Jane Reckelhoff (Jackson, USA) and Carlos Ferrario (Wiston-Salem, USA). Dr. Tomaszewski, Dr. Ferrario and Dr. Fadi Charchar (ISH-NIC Member, Australia) also coordinated and judged the electronic-poster session. The sessions were very competitive and delivered a high quality of work.

Below is the list of winners for the best presentations.


ISH NIC- SAHA Oral Presentation Session


  • Facundo Mendes Garrido "Vascular risk factors programmed by zinc deficiency during rental and postnatal life in male rats"

NIC-SAHA collaboration

A colleague of Facundo Mendez Garrido (pictured centre) accepting the award


ISH NIC SAHA Poster Presentation Session

Joint winners

  • Gabriel Tissera "TEI index as a tool for the diagnosis of left ventricular dysfunction with preserved ejection fraction in hypertensive patients"
  • Carolina Caniffi "Hypertension and cardiovascular injury: chronic C-type natriuretic peptide treatment inhibits TGF-B1 signaling pathway and attenuates oxidative stress"

NIC-SAHA collaboration

 Carolina Caniffi with faculty members

award presentation

 Daniel Piskorz (shown left) receiving the award on behalf of Gabriel Tissera - with Maciej Tomaszewski and Fadi Charchar


This was the first ISH NIC initiative organized in South America, and it presented a great opportunity to bring new investigators together and promote their research in the field of hypertension.

We congratulate all the participants on their superb work and we thank SAHA, especially Dr. Judith Zilberman (organizing committee) and Dr. Jose Alfie (scientific committee) for inviting the ISH to participate in such a great meeting.

Cesar Romero, MD, PhD.

ISH-NIC Recruitment Working Group Member



Further event images


SAHA meeting - judging of new investigator awards

Judging of the ISH NIC -SAHA poster session

NIC-SAHA collaboration

Oral presentation participants

Cesar Romero

Cesar Romero giving his talk on regulation of renal microcirculation as a cause of hypertension

Diego Marquez - Argentinen 2016 meeting

Diego Marquez (ISH member) accepting a grant from SAHA

NIC-SAHA collaboration

Oral presentation referees from left to right: Jane Reckelhoff, Maciej Tomaszewski and Carlos Ferrario





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