XX SCIENTIFIC MEETING OF THE IASH:
The XX Scientific Meeting of the Inter-American Society of Hypertension (IASH) was held in conjunction with the XXII Congress of the Brazilian Society of Hypertension in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil, from August 13-16, 2014. There were 730 registered attendees in the event, including 45 invited speakers from the American continent and overseas. The program included 4 plenary conferences and 19 mini-conferences, 4 Symposia and the presentation of almost 400 abstracts. The Program Committee selected 48 abstracts as oral and poster communications from junior investigators and trainees. In addition to the free communications, presentations by award recipients and the special state-of-the-art lectures all contribute to an excellent meeting. Bridget K Brosnihan, Ph.D. was awarded the 2014 IASH Lifetime Achievement Award for her contributions to understanding the role of the renin angiotensin system and, particularly, angiotensin-(1-7) as a principal regulator of fetal development and eclampsia.
The organizing committee extends their gratitude and appreciation to Dr. Lucelia Batista Neves Cunha Magallhães, President of the XXII Congress of the Brazilian Society of Hypertension and Dr. Maria Claudia Irigoyen, Co-Chair of the IASH Scientific Sessions for their magnificent effort in the organization and preparation of the scientific program. As a result, we had an outstanding and successful joint meeting. Selected presentations, either as original articles or reviews, will be published in Therapeutic Advances in Cardiovascular Disease, the now official journal of the IASH.
We were happy to hold this great event in the geographic frame of Salvador, Bahia, Brazil, which provided the ideal atmosphere to engage all participants into the outstanding scientific program presented, network, and social activities.