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ESH in Brief
EUROPEAN SOCIETY OF HYPERTENSION HISTORY
The main purpose of the European Society of Hypertension (ESH) is to provide a stable and organised European platform for scientific exchange in hypertension. Professor Alberto Zanchetti and his colleagues initiated a series of European Hypertension Meetings in Milan in the years when the ISH did not hold any scientific meetings. Initially, these were organised without the help and support of a scientific society, except for the 1987 meeting which was organised under the endorsement and cooperation of ISH. The so-called “Milan Meetings” proved to be enormously successful, blending high-quality science and excellent organisation with a friendly academic atmosphere of the Milan University. The Milan Meetings were very well-attended, perhaps because of the clear emphasis towards clinical hypertension research. The need for a European Society of Hypertension (ESH) was demonstrated by the success of the Milan Meetings, among other factors. The ESH was created in 1989. Thus, the 4th European Hypertension Meeting in Milan was the first to be organised under the auspices of the ESH.
The annual European Hypertension Meetings offer the highest quality scientific programs related to research in Basic and Clinic areas in Hypertension with State-of-the-Art Lectures, Satellite Symposia, Teaching Sessions and credits for qualifying as Hypertension Specialists of the European Society of Hypertension.