The High Blood Pressure Research Council of Australia has been at the forefront of research into the causes, prevention and treatment of high blood pressure since its inception in 1979. Our research incorporates the full range from experimental molecular biology and genetics to human physiology and drug treatment of hypertension. Its members are among the national and international leaders in the field of cardiovascular research, through clinical trials, research projects, journal editorships, various academic, government and commercial committees and as active organisers and participants at major conferences

Latest news…. STEM leaders forge the path to a stronger Australian Science and technology, and watch the new video released, urging parents to have their BP checked


2018 Annual Scientific Meeting – Glenelg, SA

This year we will once again be joining with the Australian Vascular Biology Society (AVBS) and the High Blood Pressure Research Council of Australia (HBPRCA), after the huge success of the joint meeting in Hobart in 2016. This year the meeting will be held at the Stamford Grand Hotel in Glenelg, South Australia, on November 27 – 30 2018 and will incorporate several international speakers, as well as a host of experts from around the country covering both clinical and research topics across a wealth of areas.

The confirmed key note speakers to date are:
• Austin Doyle Lecturer: Professor Melissa Little, Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, President, Australian Society for Stem Cell Research, Melbourne, VIC
• R. D. Wright Lecturer: Prof. Stéphane Laurent, Paris Descartes University, France
• Colin I Johnston Lecturer: Professor James Sharman, Menzies Research Institute, TAS
• Professor Ed Fisher, Leon H. Charney Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine, New York, USA
• Professor Katey Rayner, University of Ottawa Heart Institute, USA

For full details, including Abstract Submission and Meeting Registration visit:

Abstract submission deadline has been extended to 5pm Thursday 20 September 2018.

Early Bird Meeting rates are only available until 30 September 2018, so register without delay!

BHF Big Beat Challenge

£30m global cardiovascular challenge launched ~ British Heart Foundation to tackle the suffering and devastation caused by heart and circulatory diseases with historic research award ~

Please click here for details of this unique research funding award that will bring together world-leading researchers and innovators to identify and solve any of the biggest problems in heart and circulatory disease.

Fellowship available – 

The John Chalmers Clinical Research Fellowship supported by Servier could be your next big career step:

Click here for further details including how to apply.

Foundation for High Blood Pressure 2018 ECR Transition Grants

The Foundation for High Blood Pressure Research is pleased to announce that applications are open for

Early Career Research Transition Grants 2018/2019

These new grants of up to $20,000 each are intended for early career researchers who need help in reestablishing their research as a result of change in physical location, direction of research or a major career interruption.

The Closing Date for application is Monday 5 November 2018. Please read the Information for Applicants and the Application Form for further details. Click here to access the information.


Franco-Australian Exchange sponsored by Servier 

In 2017, Servier has once again kindly supported this great initiative, whereby Australian members are able to receive a grant to travel to France to visit an institution there and work with the chief collaborator, learning from experts overseas, enhancing knowledge and sharing ideas.This year’s winner is Rachel Climie.