The objectives of ESH are to promote, endorse and organise activities involved with the continuing medical education in the field of hypertension and associated cardiovascular diseases

Such activities are carried out primarily by an annual meeting and through special scientific meetings, seminars, publications and specific educational programs. Moreover, ESH encourages and promotes, alone or in conjunction with other scientific societies and members of health delivery professions, postgraduate training and international exchange of investigators, teachers, fellows and students.

Current Activities

  1. The Annual ESH Meeting
    The Presidents of the National Hypertension Societies are invited to participate in the National Societies meeting held during the ESH Annual Meeting, organised by the ESH Secretary, and chaired by the ESH President. One hour is allocated and the timeslot is 2-3 PM on a mid-day of the annual congress. The Agenda is developed and circulated to contact persons of National Societies four weeks in advance. The nature of this meeting is the exchange of information, no formal decisions are made.
  2. ESH Annual Summer Schools
    The National Societies are invited to nominate participants (1-2 per country). Travel costs and accommodation are covered by the ESH. Other costs related to organising this educational activity are covered by the ESH.
  3. ESH Specialist Programme
    ESH Specialists (>1000) have been approved following nominations by National Societies.
  4. ESH Traveling Faculty
    Activities are coordinated by National Societies.