Dear Colleagues and Friends,
On behalf of the Association of Hypertension Control (AHC) and the Organizing Committee, I am very pleased to welcome you, from member countries of the World Hypertension League( WHL ) and every volunteer all around the world to attend the World Hypertension Congress 2013, being held in Istanbul, Turkey from June 27 to 30, 2013.
Association of Hypertension Control, a member of the WHL has founded to fill the gap in the area of the prevention, control and treatment of hypertension in Turkey in 1988. The primary aim of the AHC is emphasizing the importance of preventive approach to the cardiovascular disorders especially hypertension.
WHL in conjunction with the AHC will be organized the congress in Istanbul, where three continents meet, during the best season of the year in 2013.
Our goal is to present a top level scientific programme on Hypertension at the time when heart rates quicken and the Pink purple Judas Trees as the symbol of love mark the shores of the Bosphorus. We want you to see the flow of the Bosphorus and feel the pulse of the city. At this meeting, in which the social programme will be as fascinating as the scientific one, we would like to dwell on the mysteries of Istanbul, together.
In Istanbul, capital city of three empire states, with 2500 years of history, you can travel from Europe to Asia just by crossing a bridge. The culture has created its own cuisine. Medicine has historically named some districts.
Many distinguished scientists in the field of hypertension gathering in this congress will share an atmosphere with advanced scientific content, further enriched by history, with everyone interested.
We will be honored by your participation in the World Hypertension Congress, organized in collaboration with the World Hypertension League, in Istanbul Halic Congress Center on June 2013.
We look forward to seeing you in Istanbul for this exciting event!
M. Remzi Önder, M.D., Professor of Cardiology
President of the Congress
On Behalf of the Congress Organization Board
Association of Hypertension Control