The ESH Summer Schools provides a great opportunity for participants to learn more about Hypertension and associated diseases, to make new friends and to interact with other students and faculty.

The ESH Summer School is a once-in-a-lifetime event, which means each participant can attend the course only once in his/her life. Although there is no specific age limit, younger candidates strongly devoted to hypertension should be preferred. The participants must be nominated by their National Society of Hypertension.


The Hypertension Summer School brings together a truly international faculty, offering the unique opportunity to expose the fellows to a number of excellent local speakers. The 2023 ESH Summer School will feature a lively format supporting interaction between attendees and the ESH faculty.

The financial rules will be the same as in previous years:

  • The attendees’ accommodation and meals will be covered by the ESH.
  • The attendees’ travel costs should be covered by the National Societies of Hypertension.
  • ESH will continue to provide some travel grants to countries facing economic difficulties.

How to Apply for 2023

Date: September 24-29, 2023
Venue: Villa Cagnola, Via Guido Cagnola, 21 – Gazzada Schianno (Varese), Italy

In order to encourage and facilitate interaction among participants and faculty, and due to limited room availability at Villa Cagnola, the group size has been reduced and only one candidate nomination per country will be accepted.

Only applications submitted by ESH Affiliated or Associated National Societies of Hypertension will be accepted. The nomination should include a brief CV of the applicant including their contact details (email address mandatory).

Applications should be sent to the ESH Coordinator, Mandy Elgner ( by May 1, 2023.

For any questions, please contact the ESH Summer School Coordinator:

Prof. Jana Brguljan
Coordinator ESH Summer Schools
Universitiy Medical Centre Ljubljana
Dpt. Of Internal Medicine, Hypertension Division
Dr. Peter Držaj Hospital
Vodnikova 6,
SI-1000 Ljubljana
Phone: +386 1 522 5462
Fax: +386 1 522 5600

Contacts of the local organizer:

Prof. Gianfranco Parati

University of Milano-Bicocca & Istituto Auxologico Italiano
Ospedale S. Luca
Dept of Clinical Medicine and Prevention
Piazza Brescia 20
20149 Milano, Italy
Phone +39 02 619112615