Expression of Interest










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

 


Satellite Meetings

There will be a number of satellite meetings throughout Australia and the Asia Pacific region pre and post Hypertension Sydney 2012. All satellite meetings are organised independently from Hypertension Sydney 2012.

Further information regarding program and registration can be found by contacting the organisers directly.

Topic

Dates

Location

The neuropathophysiology of hypertension – an emerging therapeutic target

www.neuropath-ISH2012.org
Registration and abstract submission now open – program detail available
The recent demonstration of the effectiveness of renal denervation for the treatment of resistant hypertension has highlighted the importance of the autonomic nervous system in cardiovascular control and has stimulated burgeoning interest in neural mechanisms of blood pressure regulation. The developing program will cover advances and applications of renal denervation, cardiorenal syndrome and heart failure, central regulation of the autonomic nervous system, obesity and stress and will bring together clinical and preclinical investigators. A number of high profile international speakers have been secured for this meeting which will be held at Palm Cove, just north of Cairns in Far North Queensland. The tropical setting and proximity to the Great Barrier Reef will provide visitors with a unique taste of Australia and provide a tranquil backdrop to an exciting meeting.

For further information, please contact Mike Pickford (ASN Events) at mp@asnevents.net.au

25 – 28 September

Palm Cove
Queensland

Evolving concepts of the renin angiotensin system
www.rassatellite2012.com.au/

We invite all interested cardiovascular physicians, researchers, and students to attend this satellite meeting focusing on the RAS and providing a window onto tomorrow’s cardiovascular therapies. Themes of this meeting will include: Clinical (renin measurement, RAS inhibition in diabetes and metabolic disease); Mechanisms of Ang II-induced hypertension; Prorenin and the (pro)renin receptor; AT1 receptor signaling mechanisms; Therapeutic potential of AT2 receptor agonists; ACE2 and Ang-(1-7); Genetic models; Ang II actions in the brain; Ang II-mediated vascular disease and inflammation; The RAS and aging; Gender (role of the RAS in gender differences in CVD); Role of the RAS in pregnancyinduced hypertension; Non-cardiovascular indications for RAS inhibition. There will be a number of high profile international speakers and invited Australian experts in RAS research. In addition, speakers will be selected from submitted abstracts, and there will also be poster presentations. This meeting will take place ~2 hours from Sydney in a region known for its wine and hospitality.

Contact: RASsatellite2012@arinex.com.au

26 – 28
September

Hunter
Valley
New South
Wales

Cardiovascular genetics incorporating the 15th international SHR symposium & 48th Japanese SHR meeting
http://www17.ocn.ne.jp/~shr/IntSHR/welcome.html

It is hard to imagine a more opportune time to discuss the latest developments in genomic discovery and the next steps in placing DNA variations in their phenotypic, pathophysiological and therapeutic contexts. For this reason the Cardiovascular Satellite is built around the theme "Association & Beyond". The meeting program is overseen by an International Advisory Board and Committees that include the premier researchers in cardiovascular genetics. It will be a fabulous opportunity to discuss and debate where the field is headed and how to get to the answers of clinical relevance. The venue is the brand new complex of the Melbourne Brain Centre at the University of Melbourne, where oral and poster presentations will be highlighted. The registration costs will be kept to a minimum to encourage young researchers to interact with the leaders in the field, but places will be limited, so early registration is advised. Submitted abstracts are invited via the website and close on July 2.

27 – 28
September

Melbourne
Victoria

The Australian early origins of hypertension workshop in honour of the scientific contributions of Dr Eugenie Lumbers and Dr Caroline McMillen
http://sapmea.asn.au/conventions/eohw2012/index.html

This Satellite meeting will allow researchers to consider the major contributions made to the field of fetal programming by Dr Eugenie Lumbers and Dr Caroline McMillen by highlighting work in their main areas of interest and next big questions that require investigation. Themes: Normal fetal development and the role of periconceptional and intrauterine challenges on fetal development of the adrenal gland, kidney, heart and blood vessels and their contribution to an increased risk of hypertension in adult life.

Contact: Dr Janna Morrison – Janna.Morrison@unisa.edu.au

27 – 29
September

Adelaide
South
Australia

Physical activity, nutrition and a pinch of salt
www.ish-satellite.platformtechnologies.org
This satellite meeting focuses on how key lifestyle factors such as physical activity, macronutrient intake, and dietary salt impact on cardio-metabolic disease development, progression and management and how these behaviours may be modified to enhance health outcomes. The meeting brings together international and national experts, with opportunities for delegates to present original research findings as free communications. Confirmed speakers include Dr Adrian Bauman (Sydney) and Assoc Professor Marianne Geleijnse (The Netherlands).

Contact: Dr Mark Hargreaves – m.hargreaves@unimelb.edu.au

28 – 29
September

Sydney
New South
Wales

Hypertension management in acute stroke
georgeinstitute.org.au/hypertension-acute-stroke-satellite-meeting-2012
This pre-ISH Satellite Meeting on Hypertension management, an initiative of The George Institute for Global Health, with international speakers and oral presentations by renowned researchers is to be held at the Lilianfels Blue Mountains Resort. 

 

Register your interest with Roma Keswani at rkeswani@georgeinstitute.org.au as places are limited!!

 

List of keynotes
Prof Giuseppe Mancia, Monza ITALY
Prof Peter Rothwell, Oxford UK
Prof Jiguang Wang, Shanghai CHINA
Prof Gary Ford, Newcastle UK
Prof Christine Wijman, California US
Prof Tom Robinson, Leicester UK
Prof Philip Bath, Nottingham UK
Dr Eivind Berge, Oslo NORWAY
Prof Hugh Markus, London UK
Profs Craig Anderson & A/Prof Hisatomi Arima, Sydney AUS

28 – 29
September

Blue
Mountains
New South
Wales

Management of blood pressure in primary care
Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre-Bayside 104

Final program now available
www.menzies.utas.edu.au/article.php?Doo=ContentView&id=1440


This Satellite meeting will address the environment where most high blood pressure is managed, primary care/general practice. Particular attention is given to the measurement and diagnosis of hypertension, its management within the setting of absolute cardiovascular disease risk, and pharmacotherapy.

List of keynotes:
Prof Bruce Arroll, (New Zealand)
Prof Martin Myers (Canada)
Prof Paul Glasziou (Australia)
Prof Barry McGrath (Australia)
Dr James Sharman (Australia)
Prof Rod Jackson (New Zealand)
Prof Bruce Neal (Australia)
Prof Mark Harris (Australia)
Prof Markus Schlaich (Australia)
Prof Mark Nelson (Australia)

QI & CPD points will be applied for Australian attendees.
Register on our website at www.menzies.utas.edu.au/article.php?Doo=Redirect&id=1448

Any enquiries please contact Sally Thurley at sally.thurley@utas.edu.au

29
September

Sydney
New South
Wales

ISH New Investigators’ Satellite
Through the creation of the New Investigators Network (www.ish-world.com/Nin and www.facebook.com/ISHNIN) the ISH supports each year a meeting for New Investigators, run by New Investigators. This is an opportunity for New Investigators (from research higher degree students to 10-years postdoctoral) to present and discuss their work, make new friends, build research networks and establish collaborations that can last a lifetime. There will be awards to help younger researchers to attend. If you are a New Investigator, why not join the ISH New Investigators Network so that you will be kept up to date with the plans for this special opportunity and get yourself involved? It will be a great meeting. Further information can be obtained by contacting the ISH Secretariat: secretariat@ish-world.com

29
September

Sydney
New South
Wales

Central Haemodynamics: The 4th Pulse of Asia, Sydney
www.centralhaemodynamics2012.org
Registration and abstract submission now open – program detail available
In recent years, emerging data indicates that measures of central blood pressure and arterial stiffness hold prognostic information above and beyond conventional upper arm blood pressure. The focus of this satellite will be on the latest evidence with respect to pathophysiological understanding and potential clinical application of new methods to assess central haemodynamics. The meeting will be held in conjunction with our colleagues from the Pulse of Asia and will comprise an exciting line up of expert national and international speakers. In addition to scientific stimulation, the meeting will conclude with a sight-seeing evening cocktail cruise on Sydney Harbour. The day promises to be a memorable event!

For further information, please contact Mike Pickford (ASN Events) at mp@asnevents.net.au

29 – 30
September

Darling Harbour New South Wales

Ambulatory & Home Blood Pressure Measurement in the Management of Hypertension
www.aabpmc.org

Hypertension management goes far beyond clinic assessments of seated blood pressure. This satellite will review the latest out of office technology and relevance to the management of hypertension to assist clinicians and professionals involved in blood pressure measurement. Leading internationally recognised speakers will be drawn from around the world to discuss how to assist the clinician in dealing with machine generated or patient generated measurements.

The satellite will highlight:
• Recent developments in ambulatory and home BP monitoring
• The place of home blood pressure monitoring
• Harmonisation of International Guidelines into a single Guideline
• Is Blood Pressure Variability a new risk factor?
• International databases of home and ambulatory BP
• Are we losing BP measurement skills through automation?

Contact: Dr Susie Mihailidou – Anastasia.mihailidou@sydney.edu.au

30
September

Sydney
New South
Wales

Bridging the Gaps: Dealing with diversity in CVD risk in affluent countries
http://www.hmconline.co.uk/BridgingtheGaps2012/bridgingthegaps.html

The ISH has a global commitment to improve blood pressure and related cardiovascular health incomes. To support and inform this goal, ISH initiated the Bridging the Gaps Symposium in Vancouver in 2010. This international meeting addressed blood pressure in countries suffering economic hardship. The second Bridging the Gaps Symposium in Sydney will consider the disparity in blood pressure and cardiovascular health within otherwise wealthy countries. The Symposium is led by Professor Graham Watt from the University of Glasgow and Professor Jane Gunn from the University of Melbourne. The program presentations will be by invitation only and will highlight in particular the plight of the Australian indigenous peoples. Audience participation is open to all interested and there will be no registration fee.

Further information can be obtained by contacting the ISH Secretariat: secretariat@ish-world.com

30
September

Sydney
New South
Wales

Masterclass in Lipids and Cardiovascular Protection
Master another risk factor

www.meetingsfirst.com.au/meetings/aep2012/site/index.html 
The Australian Atherosclerosis Society Inc (AAS) and the National Lipid Association (NLA) are both committed to enhancing the practice of atherosclerosis and lipid management in clinical medicine. Masterclass 2012 – Master another risk factor – is the latest offering to specialist clinicians as part of this commitment. This two day intensive workshop will provide updates and training in key areas of lipids and cardiovascular disease, use case studies to illustrate issues and options, and allow significant time for interaction and discussion amongst attendees. Current recommendations for the management of CVD prevention are based on the assessment of “absolute risk” of future CVD and effective interventions to address all identified risk factors, which means this program should be of great value to those who attend. Importantly, the presenters will be independent experts in their field.
Contact: Ms Jennifer Seabrook – aas@meetingsfirst.com.au

5 – 6
October

Homebush,
Sydney
New South
Wales

4 Corners of Cardiology Meeting 2012
http://www.4ccardiology.com

The goal of the 4C Cardiology meeting is to select four key areas of cardiovascular medicine and then, with the help of international expertise, focus on contemporaneous hot topics, debates and cutting edge research in these selected areas.
For 2012 we have chosen acute coronary syndromerhythm disturbancesheart failure and risk factors/prevention as the “Four Corners” to be considered in depth over the 2 days of the meeting. We have now confirmed an outstanding roster of local and international experts in these areas as our Meeting Faculty.
I hope you find this to be an exciting new concept in cardiovascular medicine and look forward to your attendance and contribution to this satellite meeting.

To view the meeting program, please click here
http://4ccardiology.com/meeting.php

5 - 6 October

Melbourne

Victoria

International Society of Nephrology (ISN) forefronts – tubulointerstitial disease in diabetic nephropathy
http://www.isnforefronts.org/2012/melbourne/

The key purpose of the Forefronts in Nephrology is to familiarize nephrologists with emerging fields in research often outside the field of nephrology, which are likely to have a major impact on the future of their work. By making nephrologists aware of the latest research and findings, ISN ensures that its members are at the ‘forefront’ of renal research. The Forefronts also aim to enhance the quality of nephrology research by establishing contacts and collaboration between outstanding researchers from different fields. An additional goal of the program is to bring young scientists to the symposia so that they are exposed to research at the cutting edge. Changes within the tubulointerstitium are the major predictors of progression in diabetic nephropathy and with this in mind we will examine novel pathways for reversal, prevention and treatment of DN. This meeting will not only focus on the latest advances in our understanding of novel translational approaches to treat disease but also highlight the importance of the kidney tubular compartment in the maintenance of glucose homeostasis.

Contact: jennifer.bateman@interelamc.com

5 – 7
October

Melbourne
Victoria

Aldosterone and salt: Heart and kidney
http://www.aldosterone2012.org

The importance of salt and aldosterone in hypertension and cardiovascular disease has become increasingly clear. Hyperaldosteronism accounts for up to 10% of hypertension and its adverse consequences, mmHg for mmHg of blood pressure rise, are worse than those observed with essential hypertension. This satellite meeting will explore new findings on the molecular aetiology, diagnosis and cardiovascular and renal consequences of hyperaldosteronism, and new pathways in tubular salt handling, including the molecular events that underlie Gordon’s syndrome. Mechanisms of aldosterone and salt-related cardiovascular pathogenesis will be explored at the molecular, cellular, tissue and clinical level. Novel therapeutic approaches to mineralocorticoid blockade will also be covered. Internationally renowned speakers will be drawn from around the world and abstract submission for poster presentations will also be encouraged. Far North Queensland, where the rainforest meets the Coral Sea provides an idyllic setting for this 2 day meeting.

For further information, please contact Mike Pickford (ASN Events) at mp@asnevents.net.au

5 – 7
October

Palm Cove
Queensland