JSH Statement: Kyoto declaration on hypertension research in Asia

People in different parts of Asia share some common characteristics in terms of culture, customs, and ethnic factors that substantially affect the development, prevalence, and persistence of hypertension. We consider hypertension to be a condition that Asian countries should work closely together on to share information, and approaches should be created to reduce hypertension. As such, the Japanese Society of Hypertension (JSH) strives to make contributions so that biomedical researchers and clinical practitioners can learn from each other, share knowledge and experiences as well as discuss the latest research findings together in order to tackle common hypertension-related problems.

With these goals in mind, the JSH will (1) make its conferences more attractive to encourage the participation of researchers and clinicians from Asia and (2) establish a new fellowship system with the title of International Fellow of the Japanese Society of Hypertension (IFJSH) to honor dedicated researchers from Asia as well as international members in the field of hypertension.

The JSH wishes to serve as a medium for active discussion and fostering friendship. It is also our wish that Asian researchers and practitioners become International Fellows of the Japanese Society of Hypertension and that these activities will promote international exchange and mutual understanding. Based on a deeper understanding of Asian hypertension through cooperative efforts, we aspire to generate novel solutions for this common goal.

Today, at the site of Annual Scientific Forum of Clinical Hypertension held by the Japanese Society of Hypertension in Kyoto, we pledge to make unwavering contributions to the development of hypertension clinical practice and high blood pressure research in Asia.

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We thank the members of the Working Group on the International Fellow of the Japanese Society of Hypertension (IFJSH), including Mari Ishida, Takashi Yokoo, and Midori Yatabe, for their help in developing this declaration.

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Kyoto Declaration on Hypertension Research in Asia was announced at the 7th Annual Scientific Forum of Clinical Hypertension of the JSH, which was held in Kyoto on May 19-20, 2018.

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Ito, M., Ishimitsu, T., Ichihara, A. et al. JSH Statement: Kyoto declaration on hypertension research in Asia. Hypertens Res 42, 759–760 (2019). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41440-018-0172-8

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