Welcome to Hypertension Australia

Hypertension Australia Ltd. previously known as 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.

In 2022 Hypertension Australia Ltd. was registered as a Company Limited by Guarantee. This process was undertaken in consultation with the memebership, to allow the organisation to expand the activities of the organisation to include educational activities for the general public and health care professionals as well as taking a more active role in translating the research findings into policy.

The Research arm of Hypertension Australia, will be known as High Blood Pressure Research Council of Australia, so the original name will live on. The Annual Scientific Meeting will be held each year and continue to support members and students presenting their latest research findings. The meeting comprises special sessions and prizes for students and young investigators, as well as the Judith Whitworth Women in High Blood Pressure Award, the Jaye Chin-Dusting Mid-career Scientist in High Blood Pressure Research Award and the Paul Korner Senior Scientist in High Blood Pressure Research Medal. The meeting highlights include 3 named lectures: The R D Wright, the Austin E Doyle and the Colin I Johnston lectureships awarded to leading scientists or physicians. 

Hypertension Australia maintains regular communication with members through our electronic newsletters, and regular social  media updates through Facebook and twitter. Please feel free to follow us!

New members are always welcome!

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