The Hellenic Society for the Study of Hypertension was established in 1987 in Athens. It is formed by the Hypertension Research Clinic of the First Department of Propaedeutic Medicine of the University of Athens and succeeded the Greek Hypertension Study Group. It included the hypertension specialists from the Universities of Athens and Thessaloniki and Greek members of the International Society of Hypertension.
The main task of this afresh society was academic. A Satellite Symposium, entitled "Hypertension Care Update" was the first scientific activity of the organization in June 1987 with Presidents: N. Karatzas, P. Sleight and A. Zanchetti. In Greece, it was the first international conference on hypertension and it congregated a great number of specialists from Europe, North America and Australia.
Since 1988, every year the Hellenic Society for the Study of Hypertension organizes a day-long symposium, at the Annual Panhellenic Medical Congress held in May in Athens, on numerous up-to-date topics of hypertension. Since 1990 it also arranges annual courses for fascinated physicians. Every year, about 200-300 people registered and attended. The programme includes practical and theoretical features of hypertension.Read More»