International Society of Hypertension

Call for nominations – ISH Council 2016-2020 - Deadline 30 June

Positions on the ISH Scientific Council will become available at the next Scientific Meeting to be held in Seoul, Korea (24-29 September 2016). The Society is now inviting nominations from members to fill these positions. DEADLINE: 30 June 2016

Dear ISH Member,

On behalf of the Council of the International Society of Hypertension (ISH), it is my pleasure to invite you to nominate new members for ISH Council.

The Council of the ISH is important as the key active body to further the aspirations and activities of the ISH. Ideally Council members should reflect the diversity of ISH members in terms of geography and age. In this respect, the contribution of younger members and those from less represented regions is crucial for the future of the ISH.

Click here to view a current list of the ISH Council members and their terms of office.

The ISH is a UK registered Charity and as such, members of Council have responsibilities as Trustees of the Society. This carries specific commitment to the business of the ISH and so nominees need to be able to devote time and energy to serve the needs of the ISH. Nominees also need be aware that as Trustees there exist general responsibilities, as defined according to the Charity Commission of England and Wales. Click here for more information.


Call for Nominations to Council

Positions on the Scientific Council will become available at the next Scientific Meeting to be held in Seoul, Korea (24-29 September 2016 –  The Society is now inviting nominations to fill these positions.

The term of office for ordinary members of the Scientific Council is four years; re-election for a second four year term is possible. 

All nominations must be supported by any three Professional Members of the Society and should be accompanied by:

1.     A 1-page document by the nominee (who wishes to stand for a position on the Council) stating their relevant skills and experience. 

Please click here to download the form for completion.

2.     A paragraph (max. 200 words) from each of the 3 nominating members supporting the application stating why the nominee should be considered for Council.  

Nominating members should email their supporting statements directly to the ISH Secretary. (Email:

It is the responsibility of the nominee to ensure that all documents required to support their nomination are submitted by the stated deadline.

Nominations should be received by the Secretariat NO LATER THAN 30 JUNE 2016.

Please address all correspondence to the ISH Secretary. (Email:


We look forward to receiving your nominations for Council by 30 JUNE 2016.

With best regards,

Rhian Touyz
President, ISH
Rhian Touyz, ISH President



Article V, 1.1 / Election of Council.
Council Members and Officers shall be elected as follows: At the time of the General Meeting of the Society the Society shall vote on membership of the Council for the succeeding four (4) years, giving due consideration to the recommendations of the Executive Committee. Any three members of the Society may nominate a candidate by writing to the Secretary of the Council not less than ninety (90) days before the scheduled General Meeting of the SocietyRe-election for a second four (4) year term is possible, but members of the Council and Officers may serve not more than two consecutive four (4) year terms. Members wishing to stand for re-election for a second term must confirm their intention to do so not less than ninety (90) days before the scheduled General Meeting of the Society.


Please note 9.2 / Voting Rights. All members with the exception of Corporate Members* (who may instead nominate representatives who may vote in accordance with regulation 9.2.2 below) and Research Fellows may vote at General Meetings and in elections of the Society.

Nominations are therefore not eligible from Research Fellows.




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