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AIMS AND GOALS

The aim of the congress is to promote education, research and scientific exchange in the field of hypertension in children and adolescents. The goals are to provide competency in investigating and managing hypertension in children and adolescents for medical practitioners and specialists, and to promote research in the field.

WHY TO ATTEND?

The Congress has been designed to provide an innovative and comprehensive overview of the latest research and clinical developments in hypertension in children and adolescents that is relevant to both paediatric and adult internists, cardiologists, nephrologists, endocrinologists, general practitioner, pharmacologists, epidemiologists and scientists. We plan to invite an internationally distinguished faculty of clinicians and scientists to take part in this Congress.

IMPORTANT FACTS

Increasing prevalence of hypertension (HTN) in children and adolescents has become a significant public health issue driving a considerable amount of research. Aspects discussed in this document include advances in the definition of HTN in 16 year or older, clinical significance of isolated systolic HTN in youth, the importance of out of office and central blood pressure measurement, new risk factors for HTN, methods to assess vascular phenotypes, clustering of cardiovascular risk factors and treatment strategies among others. The recommendations of the present document synthesize a considerable amount of scientific data and clinical experience and represent the best clinical wisdom upon which physicians, nurses and families should base their decisions. In addition, as they call attention to the burden of HTN in children and adolescents, and its contribution to the current epidemic of cardiovascular disease, these guidelines should encourage public policy makers to develop a global effort to improve identification and treatment of high blood pressure among children and adolescents.

2016 European Society of Hypertension Guidelines for the Management of High Blood Pressure in Children and Adolescents. Empar Lurbe, Enrico Agabiti-Rosei, J. Kennedy Cruickshank, Anna Dominiczak, Serap Erdine,Asle Hirth, Cecilia Invitth, Mieczyslaw Litwin, Giuseppe Mancia, Denes Pall, Wolfgang Rascher, Josep Redon, Franz Schaefer, Tomas Seeman, Manish Sinha, Stella Stabouli, Nicholas J. Webb, Elke Wuhl, and Alberto Zanchetti.

DO YOU KNOW THAT…

Hypertension in children and adolescents has shown exponential growth in many countries throughout the world and is a major predictor there of future cardiovascular disease in adulthood. There is a compelling need to address this epidemic by promoting education, research and scientific exchange, and the ICHCA provides an ideal platform for this exchange.