Becoming a Member

An ISSHP membership makes you part of a global community of researchers who are determined to reduce the impact hypertensive disorders have on mothers and babies. By joining us, you will be entitled to a number of benefits.

Be Part of an Historic International Society


The International Society for the Study of Hypertension in Pregnancy was founded in 1976. Its commitment to research excellence and support for junior research fellows, especially those from low-to-middle income countries, has garnered global recognition over a 40 year history.

It is recognised by the International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO) and The World Health Organization (WHO) and has ongoing joint initiatives with both these organisations.

Access to the Pregnancy Hypertension Journal


Pregnancy Hypertension: An International Journal of Women’s Cardiovascular Health aims to stimulate research in the field of hypertension in pregnancy, disseminate the useful results of such research, and advance education in the field.

The journal contributes to the understanding of human and animal blood pressure using a number of approaches, including:

  • physiology of circulatory control
  • pathophysiology
  • methodology, therapy or any other material relevant to the relationship between elevated blood pressure and pregnancy

The journal also reflects the wider aspects of studying hypertension in pregnancy. Content can include the investigation of in utero programming, nutrition, long term effects of hypertension in pregnancy on cardiovascular health and other research that helps our understanding of the etiology or consequences of hypertension in pregnancy. Case reports are not published unless of exceptional/outstanding importance to the field.

Support Researchers in LMIC Countries


ISSHP identifies the promotion of research in low-to-middle income countries as one of its core aims. To accomplish this, a percentage of membership proceeds are donated by the Society to provide travel bursaries for researchers in LMICs.

By joining ISSHP, you make an instant contribution to the understanding of hypertension around the world.

Reduced Conference Fees


ISSHP is an active society which holds regular conferences and meetings around the world. These meetings include a European and World Congress, with upcoming dates in Berlin and Amsterdam. An ISSHP membership allows you to join our global focus on dissemination at a reduced fee.

Access to Exclusive Content


As a member, you will be able to access expert reviews, opinion pieces and features written exclusively for our ISSHP website. This content is tailored towards advancing research into hypertension, providing perspectives from those in the field and creating personal links within our research community. Our monthly newsletter is also members-only, keeping you informed about new online content and the society’s activity.

Connecting with a Global Research Community

ISSHP-_0004 is a point of contact for researchers around the world. A membership with us entitles you to view our contact list, bringing you into contact with researchers in the field.


The annual membership fee for 2019 is €110.00. Click here to purchase a 2019 membership.

Payment by electronic banking is the preferred method.

Paying by Electronic Banking

  1. Using the IBAN (IE16 BOFI90969587380551) and BIC (BOFIIE2D) codes, you can transfer payment to Bank of Ireland, UCC Campus, UCC, Cork, Ireland.
  2. Please remember to quote your membership number when making payment by Bank Direct Transfer.

Paying by Credit Card

  1. An ISSHP membership can be purchased through PayPal or Bank of Ireland Secure Online Payment System.
  2. Please keep your PayPal receipt for future reference.