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


Venue and Host City


Sydney Convention & Exhibition Centre (SCEC)

The ISH2012 Meeting will be held at the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre nestled on the shores of Darling Harbour. This location allows guests to enjoy magnificent views of the city skyline and Darling Harbour and be in close proximity to a plethora of top class restaurants, shops, accommodation and entertainment facilities (including Star City Casino, IMAX Theatre, Sydney Aquarium and the National Maritime Museum).

The Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre prides itself on its exceptional service and attention to detail. This is reflected in the professionalism of its event managers to the skill of its in-house audio visual team. The Centre is the largest, premier and most technologically advanced venue in Australia and has played host to many internationally renowned companies and associations. With a wide range of meeting rooms, exhibition halls, dining spaces and auditoria in varying sizes, the flexibility of this Centre is perfect for the ISH2012 Meeting.

Sydney Convention & Exhibition Centre

Host City


Bursting with character, Sydney is a vibrant city with spectacular landmarks including the Harbour and its Harbour Bridge, the Opera House, historic Rocks area, Circular Quay, Darling Harbour and Bondi Beach – just one of the many fabulous beaches that Sydney is famous for.

These landmarks and the natural environs mean that recreation options abound in. Soak up Sydney life on the Bondi to Bronte coastal walk. The Rose Bay to Watson’s Bay and The Spit to Manly walks hug the harbour offering spectacular views. Climb The Harbour Bridge or enjoy a thrilling jet-boat jaunt. Take a cruise or board a yacht to explore the harbour’s hidden coves or experience the holiday feel of Sydney’s Northern Beaches stretching from Manly to Palm Beach. Escape to Outer Sydney to explore areas steeped in history and rich in natural beauty.

Situated on the east coast of Australia in the state of New South Wales, Sydney enjoys moderate weather year round, making it an ideal place to visit at any time.  It is a vibrant and progressive city, characteristics that were strongly reinforced to the world community during the successful 2000 Sydney Olympics and the 2003 Rugby World Cup.  It is also a dynamic and diverse city with something for everyone, from chic fashion stores and trendy bars to botanic gardens and opulent theatres.

If you have never visited Australia this Symposium provides you with the perfect opportunity. Be sure to set aside some time to see Sydney and its wonderful sights and sounds.

Visit the following links for further information & explore Sydney:
Trip Advisor – Listed 2nd on the “Best Destinations”, Travellers’ Choice 2011!
Sydney Guide –
Visitors Guide –
Visit New South Wales –

Sydney Harbour


Australia is a vast country of nearly three million square kilometres, stretching from the tip of tropical Cape York Peninsula in the Coral Sea down to the cold wilderness at South East Cape in Tasmania, from the beautiful beaches and semi-tropical forests of Cape Byron to the arid Steep Point in Western Australia by the Indian Ocean.  Most Australians live on the coastline of Australia, between the forests and the beaches, where the climate is warm in the summer and temperate in the winters.  In the interior Australia is a vast desert known as the ‘Red Centre’ and is home to some of the most dramatic and barren country on Earth.

If you have never visited Australia this Meeting provides you with the perfect opportunity.  Be sure to set aside some extra time to see some of our wonderful country.  From the magic of the city of Sydney and its Opera House and Harbour Bridge, to the spiritual heartland of native Australia at Uluru and the Olgas in the ‘red centre’. From the Tuscan like hills and vineyards of Victoria to the cultural, entertainment and gastronomic capital of Melbourne.  From the breathtaking beauty of the wilds of Kakadu in the north, to the pristine white sands of the surf beaches of the central and northern coasts of Australia, the Whitsunday Islands and the famous Great Barrier Reef.  There is too much of Australia to enjoy on a single visit so we encourage you to start your love affair with our country now!

Check out the following links for more information:
See Australia -
Australian Tourism Directory –



September/October is Spring time in Australia and temperatures vary greatly from the north to the south of the country.  Sydney is on the south-east coast and will be warm and mild at that time so cool clothing with light jackets for the evening clothing is advised.

Average temperatures in Sydney range from September overnight low of 11°C (52°F) to a daily average of 19°C (66°F). October’s temperatures range from overnight low of 13°C (56°F) and daily average of 22°C (72°F)

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