A report on the Asia Pacific Congress of Hypertension, Bali, Indonesia, June 2015
Congratulations to the Asian Pacific Society (APSH) and Indonesian Society of Hypertension on organising a successful 11th Asia Pacific Congress of Hypertension (APCH 2015) in Bali in June. A report and pictures of this event follow.
(Iwan Dakata, InaSH President - pictured left, Rhian Touyz, ISH President - pictured middle / Trefor Morgan, Secretary General APSH - pictured right)
This year Indonesia was appointed by the Asia Pacific Society of Hypertension (represented by the Indonesian Society of Hypertension - InaSH) to host the 11th Asia Pacific Congress of Hypertension in conjunction with the 9th Scientific Meeting of InaSH in Bali Nusa Dua Convention Center on June 4-7, 2015 with the theme of " Hypertension Care: Protecting the Present and Future Generation From Target Organ Damage ".
The meeting was attended by almost 1,400 participants of which 1,000 people came from Indonesia and the other 400 came from 30 different countries in Asia Pacific, Europe and America.
Many interesting lectures on the latest hypertension issues were presented in symposia, interactive case discussions, workshops and debate & controversy sessions on salt and renal denervation. Joint Symposia were also held with the High Blood Pressure Research Council of Australia, Primary Aldosteronism by Taipai Group - Pulse of Taiwan and Pulse of Asia.
60% of the scientific lectures were presented by Indonesian speakers / moderators as the representatives of PERKI - Indonesian Heart Association, PERNEFRI - Indonesian Society of Nephrology, PERDOSSI - Nerve Specialist Doctors Association of Indonesia. The remaining 40% of sessions were presented by hypertension experts from abroad, including the main speakers from the Asia Pacific Society of Hypertension and the President of the International Society of Hypertension, Professor Rhian Touyz.
167 abstracts on clinical science, basic science and epidemiology were submitted by researchers and doctors from Indonesia and other countries and presented in oral presentation, poster and moderated poster sessions. All abstracts have been published online in the Journal of Hypertension (Official Journal of the International Society of Hypertension and the European Society of Hypertension).
At this scientific meeting, InaSH also launched the Consensus of InaSH entitled "A B C Hypertension: Diagnosis and Treatment of Hypertension".
View further pictures of the Bali meeting.
View http://www.inash.or.id/ for further information.
We would like to thank the Indonesian Society of Hypertension for contributing this report.
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