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Host Organisations

24th Scientific Meeting of the International Society of Hypertension
34th Annual Scientific Meeting of the High Blood Pressure Research Council of Australia
9th Congress of the Asian-Pacific Society of Hypertension

 


Breakfast Workshops

The following breakfast workshops are available to full delegates. Bookings are essential. If you would like to attend any of the following, please indicate so when registering.

Research on a Shoe String

Part 1: Monday 1 October 2012
Part 2: Tuesday 2 October 2012
An interactive workshop discussing what research can be done in developing countries with little financial support and equipment.  Registrants for the workshop will be asked to submit a research proposal.

Please click here for details on how to submit your project proposal - deadline July 29 

Renal Denervation: Current concepts and future implications

Monday 1 October 2012
Sponsored by

Medtronic

The crucial role of renal nerves in kidney and cardiovascular control has long been recognized and provided the basis for early surgical interventions to improve blood pressure control. Very recent efforts have led to the development of novel catheter-based approaches to selectively target and disrupt the renal nerves. This workshop will discuss recent trial data, their clinical implications, and will highlight most recent advances of technology and future areas of clinical research.

Renin and aldosterone measurement

Monday 1 October 2012
Sponsored by
IDS

This workshop will gather international experts in the field to report the most recent advances in these lab methods and to clarify for the scholars of RAAS the methodological aspects which are crucial for the correct evaluation of its activity. Speakers include Duncan J. Campbell, Martin Bidlingmaier, Jan Danser and Michael Stowasser.

Please note, if you are unable to attend and wish view a recording of the IDS Sponsored Workshop, please contact marketingdept@idsplc.com

Intensifying Hypertension Management: Australian and International Perspectives

Monday 1 October 2012

Novartis Sponsored Symposium: 0700 – 0830
Speakers: Dr David Calhoun, University of Alabama, USA and Prof Simon Stewart,  BakerIDI, Melbourne, Australia

Phaeochromocytoma: Update on genetics, diagnosis & treatment

Tuesday 2 October 2012
The diagnosis and management of phaeochromocytoma often represent major challenges to treating physicians. This workshop will include clinicopathological discussions on real cases, highlighting the strengths and pitfalls of currently available and emerging diagnostic and treatment methods. An update on the genetics of phaeochromocytoma, an area of rapid development, will also be provided.

Vasoactive mediators

Tuesday 2 October 2012
Held under the auspices of the High Blood Pressure Research Council of Australia and the European Council for Cardiovascular Research (ECCR), this workshop will showcase Early Career Researchers from both Councils as well as established investigators. The focus of this workshop will include the latest developments of classical mediators such as angiotensin II and endothelin-1 as well as less conventional ones such as oubain and magnesium channels.

In the pipeline

Wednesday 3 October 2012
A number of emerging medical therapies are set to expand the currently available weaponry against hypertension and related disorders. This workshop will provide updates on several such agents, designed to provide new approaches to lowering blood pressure and preventing or ameliorating associated damage to target organs.

Non BP dependent consequences of aldosterone excess: Clinical and experimental

Wednesday 3 October 2012
In this rapidly evolving field, the concept that aldosterone excess can bring about harmful consequences that are independent of its effects on blood pressure has expanded to include a growing list of organ systems and pathological states. This workshop will focus on effects on blood vessels in experimental models, and on the kidney, heart and respiratory systems in man, and will include insights on the role of salt in these processes.

Inflammation in cardiovascular disease

Wednesday 3 October 2012
Held under the auspices of the High Blood Pressure Research Council of Australia and the European Council for Cardiovascular Research (ECCR), this workshop will showcase Early Career Researchers from both Councils as well as established investigators. The focus of this workshop will be on the role of inflammatory mechanisms in hypertension and related cardiovascular diseases.