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Monday, 1 October 2012

International Hypertension Society Congress in Sydney, 2012

Darling Harbour
@HealthMed An excellent setting for the 2012 ISH Congress - the Sydney Congress Centre, overlooking Darling Harbour in the centre of the harbour city of Sydney - amid a weekend of euphoria for sporting enthusiasts, after close success for the Sydney Swans over Hawthorn in the Footy (AFL) Grand Final, following by a win for the Melbourne Storm over the Canterbury Bulldogs in the NRL Grand Final - and the astonishing win by Europe in the Ryder Cup ...

At least a few of the almost 2000 international delegates appeared tempted into the city by the Spring sunshine.

Some of the early Congress highlights:

- Jeffrey Moore, Monash University, discussing targeting innate immunity to treat vascular hypertension
- Ernesto Schiffrin, Montreal, on immune mediation of angiotensin II induced vascular pathology
- Steve Vatner, New Jersey Medical School, giving a sceptical view of the role of apoptosis in cardiomyopathy and heart failure
NMM, Darling Harbour
Eric Olson, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center on microRNA control of cardiovascular disease, including the role of microRNAs in cardiac regeneration, cardiac Med13 as an enhancer of systemic energy expenditure and cardiac specific deletion of Med13 causing severe obesity, and antimiR-208 as a potential treatment to prevent obesity and features of the metabolic syndrome
- Rick Lifton, Yale,  on outcomes of $650 per person human genome scanning, from causes of adrenal adenomas to new genetic causes of renal mishandling of electrolyte and water balance.
- and many excellent research posters from basic science reports to clinical applications of research ...

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