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About ASH

ASH is the largest organization of hypertension researchers and health care providers in the United States committed to preventing and treating hypertension and its consequences. ASH has a domestic and international membership of basic science & clinical investigators, physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, pharmacists, as well as individuals with a scientific interest in hypertension.

Established in 1985 to provide a forum for the exchange of information among basic scientists, clinical investigators and health care clinicians involved in the study or management of high blood pressure, ASH is dedicated to the advancement of science, prevention and treatment of high blood pressure and its cardio-renal consequences--including obesity and diabetes--with special emphasis on treating cases of resistant and complex hypertension. ASH remains committed to eliminating hypertension and its consequences through a renewed and vigorous focus on translational research leading to effective treatment strategies for patients.

Serves as a hypertension information resource and advocate for hypertensive patients, Hypertension Specialists, the hypertension academic, scientific and clinical communities, and the public at large
Serves as a collegial networking forum for domestic and international basic scientists and clinical investigators translating bench and clinical research findings for hypertension and its consequences into efficacious treatment strategies
Serves as an ACCME Accredited Education Provider for physicians and other health care providers presenting high quality educational activities that translate current research into strategies for the awareness, detection, treatment and prevention of hypertension. Society educational media include:
  • Annual Scientific Meeting/Satellite Symposia
  • Clinical Hypertension Review Course
  • Regional Symposia
  • Enduring Materials (Internet CME, CD-Rom, journal CME, monographs, etc.)
Serves as the publisher of scientific, academic and patient information on hypertension

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Serves as an active professional partner with government, industry and related professional organizations on public policy issues and hypertension community outreach programs
Serves as a coordinating center for hypertension community outreach programs through its Regional Chapters