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.