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A Peek at the Society’s History

Two of your former presidents who had been Secretary/Treasurers as well, were scratching their fading memories to prepare an article on the history of the ISSHP, when your hard working Secretary/Treasurer, Professor Louise Kenny MD noted the imminent opening of new and powerful website for the society and asked us to give you a PEEK! Of course neither of us are trained, “historians” thus excuses before results!!
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Hunting for a treatment for pre-eclampsia

A holy grail for pre-eclampsia research is to discover a magic bullet that quenches the disease. Such a wonder drug could buy time for clinicians to safely deliver women affected by severe disease and minimise organ injury. Quite possibly, those with preterm pre-eclampsia could be given such a drug and be safely coasted along to a more advanced gestation, removing the fetus from the perils of severe prematurity. Sadly, no such treatment exists. And arguably, there are very few new serious contenders touted that are close to clinical trials.

Will a treatment be found? […]

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ISSHP News

October 26, 2014 – New Orleans, La. – The International Society for the Study of Hypertension in Pregnancy (ISSHP) and the Preeclampsia Foundation tonight announced a collaborative program at the 2014 ISSHP World Congress to advance research in the field of hypertension in pregnancy. EMpowering Progress in Obstetric and Women’s hEalth Research (EMPOWER) creates and supports partnerships between seasoned investigators and young investigators in low resource settings to improve research capacity, primarily in the area of high blood pressure in pregnancy. Preeclampsia, the most dangerous form of pregnancy hypertension, is estimated to contribute to at least 120 maternal and 1300 fetal or newborn deaths every day throughout the world, primarily in regions such as the Indian subcontinent, Africa and Latin America. Most of these cases are considered preventable.
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Formation of Low and MIddle Income Country ISSHP group

One of ISSHP´s aims is to develop research and clinical changes that improve management for pregnant women with hypertension in low and middle income countries (LMIC). To this end ISSHP has formed a small group to advise Council on practical ways ISSHP can engage in such plans. More information will be presented during the 2014 World Meeting in New Orleans.
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Preeclampsia Foundation Vision Grant announcement

The Preeclampsia Foundation is currently accepting applications for their 2014 Vision Grant award program. This year, up to two medical research grants will be awarded, totaling up to $25,000 each. The application deadline is May 16, 2014, with award notification by August 22, 2014
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A Eulogy and Tribute to Andrea Luigi Tranquilli

A Eulogy and Tribute to Andrea  Luigi Tranquilli

Professor Andréa Tranquilli died 12th January 2014 and Italy has lost an outstanding obstetrician/Gynecologist, brilliant, teacher, mentor, and  exceptional researcher.  Simultaneously the International Society for the Study of Hypertension (ISSHP) lost its current president, a visionary leader, while we lost a dear friend, virtually a  brother whom each of us have known for over 25 years. This tribute celebrates Andrea’s life and achievements, taking this moment to acknowledge the remarkable contributions he has made to Obstetrics and Gynecology in general and Hypertension in Pregnancy in particular. […]

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The definition of severe and early-onset preeclampsia. Statements from the ISSHP

We circulated a questionnaire to the International Committee of the International Society for the Study of Hypertension in Pregnancy focusing on the thresholds for defining severe preeclampsia and the gestation at which to define early-onset preeclampsia, and on the definition and inclusion of the HELLP syndrome or other clinical features in severe preeclampsia. The questions were closed, but all answers had space for more open detailed comments.
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Launch IMPROvED project

Personalised medicine for pregnant women: novel metabolomic and proteomic biomarkers to detect pre-eclampsia and improve outcome (IMproved PRegnancy Outcomes by Early Detection).
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Marshall Lindheimer receives honorary doctorship of the University of Bern, Switserland

Marshall Lindheimer, Professor Emeritus in the Departments of Medicine and Obstetrics & Gynecology at the University of Chicago, received an honorary doctorate from the University of Bern in Switzerland during their Dies Academicus on December 3, 2011. Professor Lindheimer received the honorary doctorship in recognition of his career work relating to preeclampsia and renal disease in pregnancy.
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Announcement of the Book “Placental Bed Disorders”

Attached you find the announcement of the Book "Placental Bed Disorders". If you are an ISSHP member and you have registered for the ISSHP World Congress in Melbourne, you can get this book with a discount.