NEW YORK, May 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Society of Hypertension (ASH) opens its 27th Annual Scientific Meeting on Saturday, May 19, 2012 at the Hilton in New York City. This three and a half day meeting—a scientific forum for clinical investigators and healthcare professionals treating hypertension to present research findings and advances in treatment—will address emerging trends in research and new developments in the approach to treating patients with hypertension and its consequences.
The meeting will open with a full day of activities on Saturday, May 19, beginning with a welcome from Dr. George Bakris, MD, ASH President, and Dr. William White, MD, Scientific Program Committee Chair. The remainder of the day will focus on hypertension highlights from the past year through presentations of research, panel discussions, the Thomas G. Pickering, MD, DPhil Memorial Lecture and the Young Investigator-in-Training Abstract Competition.
Following the opening activities will be simultaneous sessions with presentations by national and international hypertension experts, scientists, and allied health care professionals. Many of the sessions will focus on the progressive treatments for hypertension and related diseases, as well as the increased risks faced by patients.
The Annual Scientific Meeting will include presentations on:
- New Paradigms in Hypertension Pathophysiology
- Gender and Hypertension
- Hypertension and Pregnancy
- Secondary Causes of Hypertension
- Blood Pressure in the Extremes of Age
- Renal Sympathetic Nerves, Hypertension, and Cardiovascular Disease
- JNC 8
For a complete list of annual meeting sessions or for additional conference details, (860) 861-1653 or visit www.ash-us.org and click on Annual Scientific Meeting. There is no registration fee for accredited journalists. Interview areas will be available on-site in addition to a fully-staffed press room with phone and internet accessibility.
About the American Society of Hypertension, Inc. (ASH)
The American Society of Hypertension, Inc. (ASH) is the largest U.S. professional organization of scientific investigators and healthcare professionals committed to eliminating hypertension and its consequences. ASH is dedicated to promoting strategies to prevent hypertension and to improving the care of patients with hypertension and associated disorders. The Society serves as a scientific forum that bridges current hypertension research with effective clinical treatment strategies for patients. For more information, please visit www.ash-us.org.
SOURCE American Society of Hypertension