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Hello, trainees. This month we are going to discuss about learning styles. Do you know there are at least four different learning styles (Visual, Aural, Read/write, and Kinesthetic)? So in order to improve your learning experience and retain knowledge for longer periods, first identify your leaning style by doing the VARK test and then invest on the related learning strategies.
To access the VARK test, please visit the follow website here.
Your VARK preferences can be used to help you develop additional, effective strategies for learning and for improving your communication skills. Students and teachers can select their particular preference(s) to understand how they should:
You want the whole picture so you are probably holistic rather than reductionist in your approach. You are often swayed by the look of an object. You are interested in color and layout and design and you know where you are. You are probably going to draw something.
Key words: different formats, space, graphs, charts, diagrams, maps and plans.
Description: this preference uses symbolism and different formats, fonts and colors to emphasize important points. It does not include video and pictures that show real images and it is not visual merely because it is shown on a screen.
If you have a strong visual preference for learning you should use some or all of the following:
You prefer to have this page explained to you. The written words are not as valuable as those you hear. You will probably go and tell somebody about this.
Key words: listening, discussing, talking, questioning, and recalling.
Description: this preference is for information that is spoken or heard and the use of questioning is an important part of a learning strategy for those with this preference.
If you have a strong preference for learning by aural / hearing methods you should use some or all of the following:
You like this page because the emphasis is on words and lists. You believe the meanings are within the words, so any talk is OK but this handout is better. You are heading for the library.Key words: lists, notes and text in all its formats and whether in print or online.
Description: This preference uses the printed word as the most important way to convey and receive information.
If you have a strong preference for learning by reading and writing learning you should use some or all of the following:
You want to experience the exam so that you can understand it. The ideas on this page are only valuable if they sound practical, real, and relevant to you. You need to do things to understand.
Key words: senses, practical exercises, examples, cases, trial and error.
Description: this preference uses your experiences and the things that are real even when they are shown in pictures and on screens.
If you have a strong kinesthetic preference for learning you should use some or all of the following:
There are people with not a single preference, but with various combinations of the four VARK preferences. For example, if your profile is Visual and Kinesthetic (VK), you will need to use those two descriptions and key words in the strategies described above. Keep in mind that some people with a multimodal preference need to have the same material presented in several of their modes in order to really learn it, while others can effectively learn using any single one of their multiple preferences.
The IASH had a joint meeting with the Argentinian Society of Hypertension (SAHA) in April 2017 in Mendoza, Argentina. The organizing IASH-SAHA committee sponsored a poster session dedicated to new investigators doing research in hypertension and cardiovascular diseases. In cooperation with the International Society of Hypertension (ISH) and the American Heart Association Council on Hypertension (AHA COH) IASH granted 3 new investigators from Latin America with travel awards. The top 3-scored presenters were:
Gonzalez AA, Reverte V, Mamenko M, Kuczeriska M, Rosales CB, McLellan M, Gentile
O, Jensen VN, Ichihara A, Veiras LC, McDonough AA, Pochynyuk OM, Prieto MC.
Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Valparaiso, Chile, Tulane University, LA,
University of Texas, Tokyo Women’s Medical Center, Japan, Keck School, USC, USA
(First place: $US 1,000)
Specific deletion of the prorenin receptor in the collecting duct reduces renal function in physiological conditions and mitigates intrarenal responses in ANGII-induced hypertensive mice
Romero C, Kumar N, Carretero OA. Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, USA (Second Place: $US 750)
Production of anti-inflammatory peptide N-Acetyl-Seryl-Aspartyl-Lysyl-Proline (Ac-SDKP) in Kidney
Perdicaro J, Rodriguez Lanzi MC, Antoniolli A, Fontina A, Bottini RA, Miatello RM, Vasquez Prieto MA. Labaratorio de fisiopatologia Cardiovacular, FCM, Universidad Nacional de Cuyo e Instituto de Medicina y Biologia Experimental de Cuyo (IMBECU)-CONICET, and Instituto de Biologia Agricola de Mendoza (IBAM-CONICET), Mendoza Argentina (Third place: $US 500).
Participation of food rich in phenolic compounds on adipose tissue angiogenesis and inflammation he IASH was very pleased to support the career advancement of these young talented investigators! Visit our photo album on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/IASHonline to check more pictures of the IASH activities during this scientific meeting.
The IASH participated at this year’s American Heart Association Council on Hypertension Scientific Sessions by offering the IASH/COH New Investigator Travel Award for Central and South American Trainees. The top 10-scored submitted abstracts were selected to receive complimentary registration to the conference plus $1,000 U.S. Dollars to help defray travel expenses. New investigators presented their abstracts in either oral or poster format during the conference. Visit our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/IASHonline to see pictures of the IASH activities during this scientific meeting.
The IASH sponsored a workshop on writing, reviewing, and submitting scientific manuscripts. The following topics were discussed:
1. Writing a manuscript – Elizabeth S. Muxfeldt, MD, Ph.D. – Professor, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil (member of the editorial board of Current Hypertension Reports and Journal of Human Hypertension):
2. Submitting and resubmitting a manuscript – Ernesto L. Schiffrin, MD, Ph.D. – Professor, McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada (associate editor of Hypertension, member of the editorial board of Journal of Hypertension, Journal of Clinical Hypertension, and Journal of the American Society of Hypertension):
3. The peer review process – urt D. Sigmund, Ph.D. – Professor, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, USA (associate editor of Hypertension Research, member of the editorial board of Hypertension):