The 23rd Scientific Meeting of the International Society of Hypertension  

The International Society of Hypertension (ISH) invites you to participate in the 23rd Scientific Meeting (ISH 2010) to be held September 26 - 30, 2010 in beautiful Vancouver, Canada. The theme of the 2010 Meeting is Global Cardiovascular Risk Reduction. Future perspectives, new research, treatment and prevention will be showcased through the Scientific Program covering four days of invited plenary talks and oral and poster presentations. Keynote speakers will include pioneers and leading investigators in the fields of cardiovascular, renal, and metabolic health. The Meeting will also include Industry and Investigator-initiated Symposia held before and after the Scientific Program at various locations in Vancouver and throughout the province of British Columbia.



ISH 2010 will begin accepting abstracts in June 2009. Early decisions on acceptance of abstracts will give participants a longer lead time for visa applications. Late breaking novel basic science and clinical trials will showcase important new research. Major topic areas will include:


  • Basic Mechanisms of Hypertension
  • Obesity and Metabolic Disorders
  • Devices in Assessment of Hypertension
  • Community Cardiovascular Practice
  • Thromboembolic Issues
  • Lipid Metabolism and Atherosclerosis
  • Optimal Current Management of Hypertension
  • Nutrition and Cardiovascular Health
  • Vascular Disease
  • New Imaging Modalities
  • Genetic and Molecular Mechanisms of Cardiovascular Disease
  • Diabetes Mellitus
  • Health Policy in Cardiovascular Disease
  • New Approaches to Management of Cardiovascular Risk and Hypertension
  • Renovascular and Cerebrovascular Diseases
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Hypertension in Developing Countries
  • Cardiovascular Risk Factors



There is a world to discover when you visit Vancouver – Spectacular by Nature, and Beautiful British Columbia. A variety of social events that showcase the diversity and richness of Canadian culture will be planned along with optional local and regional tours that will be available both pre and post ISH 2010. These tours will provide an opportunity to experience the natural beauty of Vancouver and the surrounding area.



The hub for activity at ISH 2010 will take place in the newly expanded Vancouver Convention and Exhibition Centre, located in the heart of downtown Vancouver. All official hotels are within a 20 minute walk of the Convention Centre. Vancouver is home to many luxurious, world famous hotels, as well as reasonably priced alternatives;

many with views of the mountains and ocean. Online hotel reservations will be available in fall 2009.



Vancouver is a dynamic, multicultural city set in a spectacular natural environment. Based on the categories of ambience, friendliness, culture and sites, restaurants, lodging, and shopping, Vancouver is consistently voted as one of the top cities in the world. Vancouver is located on the mainland of North America in the south west corner of British Columbia on the Pacific Ocean, less than an hour from the United States border. As a visitor to Vancouver, you will find it spectacular, safe, and exciting!



Please visit the ISH 2010 website often leading up to the Meeting, as it will be updated regularly with information on the Program, Registration, Sponsorship Opportunities, and the Exhibition. If you would like to be placed on an email list to automatically receive updates about ISH 2010, please contact us.


If you would like to be added to the email list to receive updates about ISH 2010, please send an email to requesting to be added.

Kazia Ekelund

ISH 2010 Meeting Coordinator

Tel: + 1 604-984-6455

Fax: +1 604-984-6434


c/o: Sea to Sky Meeting Management Inc.

Suite 206, 201 Bewicke Avenue,

North Vancouver, BC, Canada, V7M 3M7