Sixth Mediterranean Meeting on Hypertension and Atherosclerosis (MEDHYP 2009)

Venue: Cornelia Diamond Hotel

Location: Antalya, Turkey

Event Date/Time: Mar 24, 2009 End Date/Time: Mar 28, 2009
Registration Date: Mar 24, 2009
Abstract Submission Date: Jan 15, 2009
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Dear Colleagues, Dear Representatives,
It is our great pleasure and honor to invite you to gather with our distinguished colleagues around the world in an exciting educational and professional environment, to receive timely and comprehensive information and discoveries on hypertension science, research and education during the "Sixth Mediterranean Meeting on Hypertension and Atherosclerosis" organized in collaboration with the Turkish Society of Hypertension and Atherosclerosis endorsed by the European Society of Hypertension, between March 24 - 28, 2009 in Antalya / Turkey.


As we are all aware, hypertension and its related diseases remain a major threat to public health in the 21st century and is a global issue, with its risk factors increasing in daily life. According to a WHO report, Hypertension has become the number one cause of death in the world and the prevalence is expected to increase considerably in the coming years. In 2000, the estimated number of adults living with high blood pressure globally was 972 million. This is expected to increase to 1.56 billion by 2025!


Primary and secondary prevention of cardiovascular diseases require a global approach of the cardiovascular risk, and an in-depth understanding of the mechanisms of hypertension. The main objectives of the "Sixth Mediterranean Meeting on Hypertension and Atherosclerosis" are to present the importance of Hypertension as a major health problem to promote and encourage the advancement of scientific knowledge in all aspects of research and its application to prevention and management in hypertension and related cardiovascular diseases around the world.


"The Turkish Society of Hypertension and Atherosclerosis" and "The European Society of Hypertension" are two societies that both aim to stimulate research in cardiovascular area and to develop perception of the risk posed by hypertension and its necessity of keeping under control. They have performed together in several meetings in the past and wish to support relations between investigators and clinicians involved hypertension.


We beleive that the "Sixth Mediterranean Meeting on Hypertension and Atherosclerosis" will provide you a unique opportunity to experience cutting-edge research in the whole spectrum of hypertension, learn about the most recent clinical trials of antihypertensive treatment, and discuss state-of the-art treatment guidelines with the world's leading experts. The scientific program will include lectures on "hot" topics, oral presentations and posters, video sessions, educational activites and satellite symposia. Our main thrust will be to encourage continuous education where both experts and delegates meet to share and learn.


We look forward to interesting and challenging conversations and new insights in the area of hypertension and related diseases. We believe that the forthcoming meeting will provide this gorgeous opportunity and strengthen friendships while standing in a precious experience.


The Organizing Committee wishes to welcome you and your colleagues in Antalya, in March 2009.


Serap Erdine
Co-President Sverre E. Kjeldsen
Co-President Stephane Laurent
Co-President Giuseppe Mancia
Co-President

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