International Society of Hypertension

ISH Singapore New Investigator Symposium Awardees

The ISH held a very successful New Investigator Symposium and a mentorship social event in Singapore on 6th October as part of the Asia Pacific Society of Hypertension (APSH) meeting. Attended by over 70 people from nearly 20 countries, a keynote lecture was given by Professor Mark Caulfield from Queen Mary University, London, UK.

The ISH would like to thank the presenters, as well as the session Chairs and attendees for joining us to make the day a success. The Symposium was a wonderful opportunity for early career researchers to be involved in interactive and informative sessions. In response to the positive feedback received, it is most likely that the Symposium will now be an annual event for the ISH run in association with different worldwide hypertension societies.

In 2018 the events will be in China at the ISH Beijing meeting so we look forward to another exciting event.

Oral Award Winners

  • Oral Award Prize Winner: Yang Shen (China)
    Department of Social Medicine and Health Education, Peking University, China
    Abstract: Prevalence, awareness and risk factors of hypertension among working population in China: A multicenter cardiovascular epidemiological study
  • Oral Award Runner up: Yanina Timasheva (Russia)
    Institute of Biochemistry and Genetics Ufa Scienti, Russia
    Abstract: VEGFA and CASP1 genes are associated with blood pressure levels in the population of Tatars from Russia

 Poster Award Winners

  • Yusuke Kobayashi (Japan)
    Division of Nephrology and Hypertension, Saiseikai Yokohamashi Nanbu Hospital, Yokohama-shi, Kanagawa-ken, Japan
    Lower BMI but having abdominal obesity is a risk of high arterial stiffness and severity of orthostatic hypotension for middle-aged and elderly patients with life-style related disease: A cross-sectional study
  • Nazar Mohd Zabadi Mohd Azahar (Malaysia)
    Universiti Teknologi MARA, Kepala Batas, Penang, Malaysia
    Abstract: Predictors of Cardiovascular Disease in A Rural Population of Malaysia Using Framingham Risk Scores
  • Ingrid Wise (Australia)
    Federation University, Ballarat, Australia
    Abstract: The involvement of kidney DNA methylation in blood pressure regulation




A full report on the symposium will follow shortly.


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