13th Asian-Pacific Congress of Hypertension
06 - 08 October 2017
Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre

Asian Pacific Society of Hypertension

The official affiliate of the International Society of Hypertension in the Asian Pacific Region (established 1997). The Asian-Pacific Society of Hypertension was formally established in 1997 and the first meeting was held in Bali, Indonesia in 1999. Subsequent meetings have been held approximately every second year since that time. The society is a confederation of national societies of hypertension, or the hypertension section of a national cardiac society. The society is governed by a board of trustees and a council representing all member societies. The governance will alter as the society matures and gains in strength. The society is established to advance the clinical and scientific understanding of hypertension and to improve the treatment of hypertension and related vascular disorders in the community.



APSH Trustee & Council

There are 8 members of executive and a Secretary General. Two executives represent the founder societies of Japan and Australia. Four other members represent the societies selected to hold meetings. Two are elected by Council. The president of the society is the chairman of the next Congress.

The executives at present in office and until the end of the 13th Congress are as follows

President Prof. Vernon Oh Singapore
Secretary General Prof. Trefor Morgan Australia
Member Prof. Kikuo Arakawa Japan
Member Prof. Abdul Rashid Abdul Rahman Malaysia
Member Prof. Colin Johnston Australia
Member Prof. Apichard Sukonthasarn Thailand
Member Prof. Wang Jiguang China
Member Prof. Kim Cheol-Ho Korea
Member Dr. Michael Stowasser Australia

The council consists of the board of trustees and the secretary general, two representatives from each of the affiliated societies and one representative from each of the associate members. Nations at present not represented are asked to contact the secretary regarding membership. The corporate members are entitled to have a representative at the council meeting at the time of the congress.