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2013 Society Meeting & CME a Success

NASSHP's 2013 Scientific Meeting was FridaySept 13 - Sunday, Sept 15, 2013 at the historical landmark, Le Place D’Armes Hotel in Montreal, Québec, Canada.

In addition, prior to the Annual Meeting, a CME for Clinicians was offered on Friday, Sept 13, 2013.

NASSHP's 2013 Scientific Meeting:

The 2013 Annual Scientific Meeting was filled with robust plenary discussions, several detailed research study sessions, and also included the awarding of six (6) competitive travel awards of $400 each to Young Investigators with submission of oral presentation and documentation of trainee status. 

Finalized meeting schedule:


CME/Clinicians' Seminar:

Last year, GEMOQ and ASMIQ offered a full 9-hour day of clinicians' seminars on Friday, Sept 13, between 8:00am and 5:00pm. Paid CME registration included a detailed syllabus filled with interactive presentations, case histories, panel discussions, question & answer sessions. Breakfast, lunch, and break refreshments were served and included in paid registration, as well.

Final CME schedule:



2012 Society Meeting a Success

The Society's September 7-9th, 2012 meeting at Kiawah Island, SC fostered communication and collaboration between junior investigators and more experienced investigators.

The 2012 society meeting for the NASSHP was held September 7-9th, 2012 at Kiawah Island just south of Charleston, South Carolina. The meeting was an excellent venue for junior and more experienced investigators alike, and the location was superb. Issuing three Young Investigator Awards at this year's meeting, the NASSHP again demonstrated how very supportive they are of junior investigators involved in preeclampsia research. This meeting continued the tradition of sponsoring a smaller meeting in order to allow expert presentations and small group seminars to take place in an informal setting. Communication and collaboration between junior investigators and more experienced investigators was fostered.

Speakers present and topics covered during our 2012 meeting were:

Rob Powers.  “Framing the Question”

Scott Walsh.  “Neutrophils: Critical Mediators of Vascular Dysfunction in Preeclampsia”

Kyu-Ho Lee.  “Congenital Outflow Tract Abnormalities and Their Link to Preeclampsia”

Sarosh Rana.  “Angiogenic factors and Preeclampsia Evaluation in Triage”

Don Job.  "Computer-based tools for evaluating risk"

Surendra Sharma.  “A ‘humanized’ Mouse Model and Novel Approaches for Preeclampsia”

Liliya M. Yamaleyeva.  “ACE2 Deficiency Enhances Angiotensin II-Induced Vasoconstriction of the Uterine Artery at Mid- Gestation in Mice”

Sajid Shahul. "Subclinical Left Ventricular Dysfunction in Preeclamptic Women with Preserved  Left Ventricular Ejection Fraction: A 2D Speckle Tracking Imaging Study”

Eleni Tsigas.  “Preeclampsia Registry and BioBank: Investing Now”

Ellen Seely.  "Increased Angiotensin II Sensitivity Predisposes Women with Prior Preeclampsia to Future Cardiovascular Disease"

Richard M. Burwick.  “Elevated Urinary C5a Levels in Severe Preeclampsia / HELLP Syndrome Are Not Associated with Clinical Measures of Renal Impairment”

Deepa Shah.  “Acute Pulmonary Edema Is More Common In Women With Eclampsia If Initial Care Is Rendered At A Small Rural Hospital Compared To A Tertiary Care Center”

Marshall Lindheimer. “The History Of Preeclampsia As Seen By A Nephrologist”


The Annual NASSHP Meeting was created as a regular opportunity for clinicians and researchers in the fields of preeclampsia and hypertensive disorders of pregnancy to meet, share information and advance the state of knowledge. The meeting format is structured as a series of expert presentations and small group seminars during which attendees are asked to contribute their latest findings and ideas. Group leaders are encouraged to interact with their participants in order to make each session a successful discussion experience.

The informal and collegial atmosphere of these meetings is especially intended to facilitate communication between established and more junior investigators who may be newly independent or still in training. To this purpose, the NASSHP reserves young investigator grants solely for this purpose.