The international Society for the Study of Hypertension in Pregnancy (ISSHP), founded in 1976, aims to stimulate research in the field of hypertension in pregnancy, disseminate the useful results of such research, and advance education in the field.
It is particularly committed to encouraging research activity by encouraging junior research fellows, especially from Third World countries, to attend Society meetings. 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.
Biennial International World Congresses are held in rotation in North America, Europe and 'elsewhere in the world'. The Society is allied to its high-quality journal Pregnancy hypertension.