February E-News – Membership renewal


This first e-news of 2011 is an opportunity to update you on HBPRCA activities, and also to encourage you to renew your membership. We are asking everyone to use the online form, and hope that your recent experiences with other sites will not put you off!

Please feel free to contact me with any comments and suggestions,

Rob Widdop, HBPRCA Secretary

Membership renewal time

Annual Subscriptions for membership of the HBPRCA are due by March 31, 2011.

It has become obvious that we need to know more about the background of our members. There are two areas where this will be particularly useful – programming concepts for the Annual Scientific Meeting, and in our interactions with potential sponsors. For example, just knowing how many clinicians and how many scientists we have could be both a surprise and a ‘selling point’.

We are asking all members, whether a full member or a student member, to renew/confirm their membership using the Meetings First website. New members can also apply via this website.
Benefits of HBPRCA membership include the following:

  • Reduced rates for the HBPRCA Annual Scientific Meeting
  • Student travel grants
  • Job opportunities are posted on the HBPRCA website (www.hbprca.com.au) and in the HBPRCA E-news
  • Members of the HBPRCA will be able to access a directory of members
  • International opportunities
  • BHS Exchange
  • AHA-CHBPR Exchange
  • Franco Exchange
  • Regular updates regarding cardiovascular events of interest, including the International Society of Hypertension and the Asia Pacific Society of Hypertension

Awards/honours made to HBPRCA members at the Annual Scientific Meeting include:

  • Early Career Investigator Oral and Poster Awards
  • Student Oral and Poster Presentation Awards
  • Robert Vandongen Travel Award (for a young investigator from WA)

If for whatever reason, you do not wish to renew your membership, please let the Secretariat know so that we may avoid unnecessary follow-up communication.

Naturally, if you have any questions or comments regarding payment, please contact HBPRCA Secretariat at Meetings First.

We look forward to your continued and active involvement – Janna Morrison

Annual Scientific Meeting – Perth

We are delighted to announce that the invited speakers for the 2011 Annual Scientific Meeting have been confirmed:

  • Professor Peter Rothwell, Professor of Clinical Neurology, John Radcliffe Hospital Oxford – RD Wright Lecture
  • Professor Rob Parton, University of Queensland – Austin Doyle Lecture
  • Associate Professor Martin Ng, University of Sydney – Colin I Johnston Lecture

Mark you diary now – the meeting will commence early on Wednesday December 7 and conclude lunchtime on Friday December 9.

  • Wednesday is conjoint with ASCEPT and AuPS – a great chance for networking!
  • Keep your eye out for airline and hotel deals – and book now if possible
  • Student registration fees will be highly subsidised by HBPRCA

We look forward to seeing you in Perth – Anne Barden and Jim Sharman

AnnualScientific Meeting – Melbourne photos

It seems such a long time ago now, but click ASM 2010 photo montage to see some photos taken by Geoff Head during the 2010 ASM.

Upcoming Meetings

Happy Chinese New Year: a special message for the Asia-Pacific Congress of Hypertension. Don’t forget the HBPRCA is a member society of APSH and members are encouraged to attend.

For more information click here

  • Abstracts due by June 30

World Hypertension League Regional Congress 2011
The World Hypertension League Regional Congress 2011, incorporating with the 13th International Symposium on Hypertension and Related Disease, organized by the World Hypertension League (WHL) and the Chinese Hypertension League (CHL), will take place in Beijing, China from November 3rd to November 6th, 2011, at the Beijing International Conference Center. The High Blood Pressure Research Council of Australia to supports this event and encourages members to consider attending.

For more information click here

  • Abstracts due by June 15 , 2011
  • Expressions of interest in attending should be sent to the HBPRCA Secretariat - a group registration will result in heavily reduced registration fees