Stroke & Hypertension Congress 2016

Abstract Submission Deadline: 20 June 2016
Early Bird Registration ends 30 June 2016

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Dear Delegates and Colleagues,

On behalf of the organising committee it is with great pleasure that we extend to you a cordial invitation to participate in the joint congress of the Southern African Hypertension Society (SAHS) and the South African Stroke Society (SASS) which will be held from 19 - 21 August 2016 at Misty Hills Hotel in the Cradle of Humankind, Muldersdrift.

This will be a historic collaboration between the Stroke Society and SAHS, because of the strong links between Hypertension and Stroke. Approximately 400 delegates from South African and around the world are expected to attend the Congress. The scientific programme will focus on hypertension, cardiovascular disease, and all aspects of stroke including rehabilitation.

Our target audience includes:
  • General Practitioners
  • Specialist General Physicians
  • Clinical Scientists
  • Nurses
  • Rehabilitation Personnel
    - Doctors
    - Occupational Therapists
  • - Physiotherapists
    - Speech Therapists
  • Cardiologists
  • Neurologists
  • Pharmacists
  • Dieticians
  • Nutritionists
  • We hope that you will participate in this prestigious event and look forward to welcoming you to the congress. Please do not hesitate to contact us should you require any further information or assistance.

    Prof Alta Schutte
    President of SAHS

    Prof Alan Bryer
    President of SASS


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    Congress Themes:

  • Small vessel disease of the Brain
  • Hypertension and the Heart
  • Hypertension and the Kidney
  • Non-pharmacological treatment of hypertension – Hype or Hope (renal denervation, baroreflex and endovascular therapy)
  • Management of severe/resistant hypertension in black populations
  • Ambulatory and home blood pressure monitoring
  • White coat and masked hypertension
  • Hypertension in pregnancy
  • Quality of hypertension care at the primary care level
  • Where does hypertension care fit into the government’s policies for chronic diseases?
  • Crossroads between inflammation, immunity, HIV infection, hypertension and stroke
  • Endovascular treatment in stroke
  • Acute stroke imaging
  • Young stroke – a pragmatic approach to management
  • Health behaviours and cardiovascular disease in children and adolescents
  • Intracranial haemorrhage medical and surgical aspects
  • Treatment of hypertension after acute ischaemic stroke
  • Setting up a stroke unit – time to act
  • Cardiac arrhythmias and primary and secondary prevention of stroke
  • The metabolic syndrome, diabetes and cardiovascular disease
  • Biomarkers for cardiovascular disease development
  • Early vascular aging, central blood pressure and arterial stiffness
  • Lifestyle and cardiovascular protection – diet, salt, lipids, obesity, physical activity, smoking, alcohol
  • How to publish a paper in a high-impact journal
  • Hypertension Masterclass for Nurses, Pharmacists, Dieticians
  • Programmes 2016

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