On behalf of the International Society of Hypertension (ISH) Executive I would like to wish you a very Happy New Year! We hope to foster stronger links with your Society in 2010 and to this end remind you, if you are not already doing so, to take advantage of the benefits of your membership of the ISH International Forum as an Affiliated Society (please see a summary below).
There are 2 specific matters that we'd like to bring to your attention again - both relevant to the forthcoming ISH Scientific Meeting in Vancouver.
The first is meeting publicity. We have been delighted that many of our Affiliated Societies have been encouraging their members to submit abstracts and attend the conference and have mounted links to information regarding the Vancouver meeting on their websites. For those you who have not yet done so, we should certainly value your help here in promoting the 2010 Biennial Meeting on your Society's website or in any print material that you may distribute to your members.
23rd Scientific Meeting of the International Society of Hypertension, Vancouver, Canada
26th to 30th September 2010
The second is the Bridging the Gaps Meeting to be held in Vancouver. The Forum has a very major role in this important event that will address the barriers to the detection, prevention and treatment of high blood pressure around the world.
Following our request last year we have received generous responses from Canada, Congo, Egypt, Georgia, Lithuania and Russia. We should very much like to ensure that we can select from as broad and diverse a set of Case Studies as possible and so we'd encourage those of you have not already responded to do so if at all possible. For example, more case studies from Africa, Asia and South America would be most welcome. Remember that these should illustrate the barriers and how they might be overcome, particularly where resources are difficult to supply or deploy.
Each Case Study can be described on one or 2 pages and photographs are also welcome where they illustrate the issues. For this purpose, we have been able to extend the deadline for receipt of Case studies until Monday 22 February, by which time they should be sent to the ISH Secretariat c/o the address below.
Please click here for further information on the ISH International Forum.
Thank you for your assistance and your enthusiasm for the mutual support achieved through the Forum of the ISH.
With kind regards,
Professor Stephen Harrap
ISH Secretary and Forum Officer
c/o International Society of Hypertension Secretariat
Hampton Medical Conferences Ltd.,
113-119 High Street, Hampton Hill, Middlesex, TW12 1NJ, U.K.
Tel: +44 (0) 20 8979 8300 Fax: +44 (0) 20 8979 6700
ISH Website: www.ish-world.com
2010 Website: www.VancouverHypertension2010.com (26th-30th September 2010)
Benefits to Affiliated Societies:
ISH International Forum Poster Prizes: To recognize and reward the best research from all around the globe and to coincide with the Scientific Meeting in Vancouver 2010, the ISH is delighted to announce the establishment of the ISH International Forum Poster Prizes (each valued at US $1000). We encourage your members to submit entries. Please click here for further information.
Promotion of your Society:
- Inclusion of contact details, a short Society profile and a web link on the ISH website (Affiliated Societies page).
- Inclusion of a longer Society profile (with logo/photographs) in Hypertension News, the quarterly ISH Newsletter which is distributed to over 900 members.
- Inclusion of a web link on the ISH website (Links page)
- Opportunity to promote the Society's conferences on Related Upcoming Meetings page of the website
ISH Affiliated Society logo: We invite you to use this official logo on your Society's website and other materials (please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you wish to receive a copy)
ISH Forum Certificate confirming Affiliated Society status
Invitation to attend the ISH Forum Meeting held during the biennial ISH Conferences, to maximise the opportunity to enhance the individual and professional links with and between the Presidents of the Affiliated Societies, and to discuss issues of common interest and provide an opportunity to consider strategies for hypertension research or education that can be applied locally
|Council for the High Blood Pressure Research of the AHA|
|American Society of Hypertension|
|Argentine Society of Hypertension|
|Asian Pacific Society of Hypertension|
|Belgian Hypertension Committee|
|Belorussian Hypertension League|
|Brazilian Society of Hypertension|
|British Hypertension Society|
|Canadian Hypertension Society|
|Chilean Society of Hypertension|
|Chinese Hypertension League|
|Council for High Blood Pressure of the Irish Heart Foundation|
|Croatian Society of Hypertension|
|Danish Hypertension Society|
|Egyptian Hypertension Society|
|European Society of Hypertension|
|French Society of Hypertension|
|German Hypertension Society|
|High Blood Pressure Research Council of Australia|
|Hellenic Society of Hypertension|
|Hellenic Society for the Study of Hypertension|
|International Society for the Study of Hypertension in Pregnancy|
|International Society of Hypertension in Blacks|
|Israeli Society of Hypertension|
|Italian Society of Hypertension|
|Japanese Society of Hypertension|
|Korean Society of Hypertension|
|Latin American Society of Hypertension|
|Polish Society of Hypertension|
|Slovak Society of Hypertension|
|Slovenian Hypertension Society|
|Southern African Hypertension Society|
|Spanish Society of Hypertension|
|Swedish Society of Hypertension|
|Swiss Society of Hypertension|
|Turkish Society of Hypertension and Atherosclerosis|
|Turkish Society of Hypertension and Renal Diseases|
|Venezuelan Society of Hypertension|