Resistant Hypertension Course Asia Pacific

 EDITORIAL

The Steering Committee is privileged to announce that the Asian Pacific Society Hypertension, under the leadership of Dr. Rafael Castillo, Philippines and Prof. Trefor Morgan, Australia, is collaborating with us in the Resistant Hypertension Course Asia Pacific, to be held 7th and 8th November 2013, in Singapore, Marina Mandarin Hotel.                          

The Asian Pacific Society (“APSH”) is a confederation of national societies of hypertension, or the hypertension section of a national cardiac society. It is governed by a board of trustees and a council representing all member societies. Member societies include Australia, Bangladesh, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan and Thailand. APSH is established to advance the clinical and scientific understanding of hypertension and to improve the treatment of hypertension and related vascular disorders in the community.

Additionally, we are honoured to count on the close cooperation with the Singapore Society of Hypertension, represented by Prof. Oh Min Sen, Dr. Low Lip Ping and Dr. Akira Wu, in the host country. 

We believe there are at least six reasons why physicians involved in hypertension should be in Singapore, to learn and share on new approaches for best management of a patient presenting with resistant essential hypertension.

  1. It is a collaborative, joint, educational course provided by the Asian Pacific Society of Hypertension and PCR.
  1. It builds scientific content and learning focused on individual patient management by the hypertension team.
  1. It aims to identify the right patient indications for device-based therapy targeting the sympathetic nervous system.
  1. It is part of a series of educational media for the medical communities involved in caring for the resistant hypertensive patient.
  1. It is a “deep dive” forum, into treatment options for resistant hypertension, highly interactive and in a case-based discussion format.
  1. It Integrates Live in-a-box® cases of patients treated with different techniques of renal sympathetic denervation, developed within thoughtful learning methodology.

We look forward to having you with us in Singapore, this upcoming November, for what promises to be an exciting and thought-provoking, highly interactive course.  In the meantime, we wish you a lovely summer.

Sincerely,

Felix Mahfoud

Markus Schlaich

RHC Course Director RHC Course Director