International Society of Hypertension

What the attendees said......

Participating in the New Investigator Committee networking event was an important moment as I was introduced to various researchers from similar fields as mine. It was great to share interests at this place and I hope for resulting future cooperation!

4th ISH New Investigator Meeting Programme

This meeting programme was held in June 14, 2014 in Athens, Greece at the time of the Joint ESH-ISH Scientific Meeting, Hypertension Athens

 

1. KATRINA MIRABITO

I was fortunate to receive both an ISH Travel Grant and a Foundation of High Blood Pressure Research of Australia Young Investigator Travel Grant to present my research at the joint ESH-ISH 2014 meeting held in Athens, Greece. My abstract entitled “Pressor responsiveness to angiotensin II in adult female mice is enhanced with age: Role of the angiotensin type 2 receptor” was nominated for an ISH New Investigator Poster Award and I was thrilled to be runner up for this prestigious award. I also participated in the inaugural ISH New Investigator Committee mentorship program, which was a fantastic opportunity to meet a leading expert in cardiovascular research and gain valuable insight into how to have a successful career as a scientist. I encourage everyone to take part in this program.


Finally, I would like to thank the ISH New Investigator Committee for organising these events and I look forward to attending future meetings!

2. NICOLAS VERHEYEN

At the ESH/ISH Joint Meeting 2014 held in Athens I presented our data on the relationship between circulating concentrations of parathyroid hormone (PTH) and nocturnal blood pressure. Our analyses show that in hypertensive patients high PTH is related with high nocturnal blood pressure, independently of potential confounders such as 25-hydroxy vitamin D or calcium. To our understanding, these data suggest that PTH might be directly related to blood pressure regulating mechanisms and might be a potential target for future interventional trials.

 

 

Participating in the New Investigator Committee networking event was an important moment as I was introduced to various researchers from similar fields as mine. It was great to share interests at this place and I hope for resulting future cooperation!

 

3. LUCINDA HILLIARD

My major research interest lies in improving our understanding of why pre-menopausal women have lower blood pressure and a lower risk of developing hypertension compared to men of similar age. Improvements in our knowledge in this field have great potential to lead to the identification of new therapeutic targets to treat hypertension for both men and women. I am both very honoured and excited to have won the ISH New Investigator Committee Oral Presentation Award at the 25th Scientific Meeting of the ISH where I presented my latest research findings in this area – specifically regarding the potential of therapeutic stimulation of the newly identified ‘protective arm’ of the renin-angiotensin system as a novel therapeutic approach to treat hypertension.

 

 

I would like to express my heartfelt thanks to the ISH New Investigator Committee for organising such a wonderful and inspirational session. It truly was a privilege to be nominated for this award and present my research among so many young, talented investigators.

 

Click here for further information on the ISH NIC Athens Meeting Programme.     

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