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Summer School of International Society of Hypertension, Inter-American Society of Hypertension, Latin American Society of Hypertension and Argentine Society of Hypertension
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18 AL 21 DE OCTUBRE, 2012
ESCUELA DE VERANO INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY OF HYPERTENSION, INTERAMERICAN SOCIETY OF HYPERTENSION, SOCIEDAD LATINOAMERICANA DE HIPERTENSION ARTERIAL Y SOCIEDAD ARGENTINA DE HIPERTENSION ARTERIAL
SALTA, 18 AL 21 DE OCTUBRE DE 2012
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The Inter-American Society of Hypertension (IASH) is a non-profit organization devoted to the understanding, prevention, and control of hypertension and vascular diseases. Its members include outstanding scientists and physicians from 20 different countries in the Americas Europe, Australia and Asia. Anyone interested in the field of hypertension and cardiovascular diseases is welcome to join the society.
To encourage research and exchange of ideas in hypertension and vascular diseases (basic, clinical and epidemiological) among physicians and scientists of the Americas. To achieve this goal, the IASH organizes biennial meetings that serve as a forum for “interchange of scientific and clinical information and recent research findings”.
To stimulate young scientists and physicians into research of hypertension, cardiovascular and clinical practice. To achieve this objective, the Society continues to seek funds for young researchers and clinicians to attend scientific meetings and funds for fellowships for promising young scientists, especially those from Latin America.
To promote the detection, control and prevention of hypertension and other cardiovascular risk factors among the peoples of the Americas. To achieve this objective, the IASH has become a member of the World Hypertension League (WHL) whose main goal is to encourage the control of hypertension throughout the world. This aim is achieved through joint efforts with national hypertension organizations by promoting exchange of information among them, and offering international applicable methods and programs for hypertension control.
To educate physicians, health workers, and the general public on the various aspects of etiology, pathogenesis, prevention, early detection and treatment of hypertension and cardiovascular diseases. To achieve this objective, the Society has gathered faculty and members with expertise in the various aspects of hypertension and cardiovascular diseases. They are able to provide continuing medical education as needed in various countries of the Americas.
IASH OFFICERS AND LEADERSHIP
President – Robson Santos, M.D., Ph.D. – Belo Horizonte, Brazil
Vice-President- Carlos M. Ferrario, M.D.- Winston-Salem, USA
Past President – Gabriel Navar, Ph.D. – New Orleans, LA, USA
Secretary – Sofia P. Salas, M.D. – Universidad Diego Protales, Santiago, Chile
Treasurer – Gregory Fink, Ph.D. – Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, USA
Assistant Secretary – Maria José Campagnole-Santos, Ph.D.-Belo Horizonte, Brazil
Chair, Finance Committee – Carlos M. Ferrario, M.D. – Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC, USA
Chair, Publications/Education Committee – Joey P. Granger, Ph.D. – University of Mississippi, Jackson, MS, USA
Chair, Awards Committee – Bridget Brosnihan, Ph.D. – Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC, USA
Executive Secretary – Jewell A. Jessup – Winston-Salem, NC, USA
SENIOR CONSULTING BOARD
Luis Juncos, M.D., PhD. – Director at J Rober Cade Foundation
Artur. B. Ribeiro, M.D., Ph.D. – Escola Paulista de Medicina, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Eduardo Moacyr Krieger, M.D., Ph.D. – University of São Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Oscar Carretero, M.D. – Henry Ford Hospital, Detriot, MI, USA
John E. Hall, Ph.D. – University of Mississippi, Jackson, MS, USA
Maria Helena Catelli de Carvalho, Ph.D. – University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
Ernesto Schiffrin, M.D., Ph.D. – McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada
MEMBERS AT LARGE
Luis Alcocer, M.D. – Hospital General of Mexico, Mexico City, Mexico
Rafael Hernández, M.D. – Universidad Centro Occidental Lisandro Alvarado, Barquisimeto, Venezuela
Dulce E. Casarini, Ph.D.- UNIFESP, Sao Paulo, Brazil
José Krieger, M.D., Ph.D. – University of São Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Lisete Michelini, Ph.D. – University of São Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Leopoldo Raij, M.D. – University of Miami, Miami, FL, USA
Minolfa C. Prieto-Carrasquero, Ph.D. – Tulane University, New Orleans, USA
Rhian Touyz, M.D., Ph.D. – University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON, Canada
Carlos Vio, M.D. – Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago, Chile
BOARD OF TRUSTEES
Maria Claudia Irigoyen, M.D. – Incor, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Ramiro Sanchez, M.D. – Fundación Favaloro, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Walmor de Mello, M.D., Ph.D. – University of Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Jose Fuchs, M.D. – San Jose, Costa Rica
Mariella Gironacci, Ph.D. – Universidad de Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Jorge Jalil, M.D. – Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago, Chile
Helio C. Salgado,M.D., Ph.D. – USP Ribeirao Preto, SP, Brazil
Dan Lackland, DrPH – Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC, USA
Carlos Pirola, Ph.D. – Universidad de Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Globally, around 40% of adults aged 25 and over had raised blood pressure in 2008.
View interactive graph In Global Health Observatory
Control of Hypertension Among Adults — National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, United States, 2005–2008
Hypertension control has the potential to prevent a substantial number of deaths because although hypertension is common (affecting approximately 30% of the U.S. adult population), therapeutic interventions are effective, and control rates are below achievable levels (13). If implementation of health-care reform increases the number of people with regular access to primary care and access to affordable medications, it could have a substantial impact on control of hypertension in the U.S. population.
Hypertension School organized by LASH, IASH and SAHA endorsed by ISH, Salta, Argentina, from 18 To 21 October, 2012. For more information send an email.