23rd Scientific Meeting of the International Society of Hypertension - Vancouver, Canada . September 26-30, 2010
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Registration Information

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Pre registration for the 23rd Scientific Meeting of the International Society of Hypertension (ISH 2010) is now closed. We welcome you to register onsite at the Vancouver Convention Centre (VCC) located at 1055 Canada Place in downtown Vancouver during the days and times indicated below.

Tickets for daily tours and social events can also be purchased onsite. Please visit the Tour and Social Event Desk, located at the Registration Desk, during the hours listed below to purchase your tickets.

Should you need further assistance please contact the Registration team via email at ish2010@seatoskymeetings.com or by telephone at + 1-778-338-4142 until Tuesday, September 21, 2010.

As of Sunday, September 26, 2010 please visit the Registration Desk during the hours listed below.

The registration desk is located in the Foyer of West Level 1 of the VCC and the onsite registration hours are as follows:

  • Sunday, September 26:              08:00 – 20:00
  • Monday, September 27:             06:45 – 18:00
  • Tuesday, September 28:            06:45 – 18:00
  • Wednesday, September 29:       06:45 – 18:00
  • Thursday, September 30:           06:45 – 17:00

The registration desk phone is available during the hours listed above 1-778-331-7621.

For detailed information regarding the program and optional tour and social events, please download the updated Main Announcement (PDF 1,248 KB) and Optional Tour and Social Event Program (PDF 4,630 KB).

Please click here to download a hard copy registration form. If you require any assistance, please contact the Meeting Secretariat at ish2010@seatoskymeetings.com or + 1-778-338-4142.

The registration fee is determined by when payment is received, not by the date of submission. There are two types of registration fees, Standard and Basic, each with various categories. Standard registration fee includes four lunches; the Basic registration fee does not include any lunches. All fees are in Canadian dollars.  All fees (except Accompanying Persons) include*:

  • Attendance to all scientific sessions
  • A Book and/or a CD-Rom of the Meeting Abstracts
  • Certificate of Attendance
  • Access to the Exhibition, Monday to Thursday, September 27 to 30, 2010
  • Opening Ceremony and Welcome Reception, Sunday, September 26, 2010

*Individuals who register on-site will recieve a delegate bag and Program book subject to availability.

There are no daily attendance fees for any of the categories.

The registration fees are as follows:

(includes 4 lunches)

(No lunches)

On-Site (after August 15, 2010)

Member Rate Requirements

Member rates apply to members in good standing of the International Society of Hypertension (ISH), Hypertension Canada (HC) and the Canadian Council of Cardiovascular Nurses (CCCN). Your membership number is required for registration under these categories and will be verified.

Student Registration Qualifications and Requirements

Student registration applies to medical students, postdoctoral fellows and residents currently enrolled in an accredited university or college program and/or working in a hospital. If applicable, please indicate your educational institution and year of study during the registration process and email a copy of your student identification card or a letter confirming that you are enrolled full time in an accredited university or college. If you are a postdoctoral fellow or resident please provide a letter confirming your status. If proof of your student, postdoctoral fellow or residency status is not received at the time of registration, the student rate will not apply.

Registration fees for Accompanying Persons

The registration fee for Accompanying Persons is $180 Canadian dollars and includes:

  • Opening Ceremony and Welcome Reception, Sunday, September 26, 2010
  • City Tour, Monday, September 27, 2010, 13:00 – 17:00


The registration fee category is determined by when the payment is received, and is due in Canadian dollars. Those Pre-registrants who do not pay their registration fee until arrival onsite at the Meeting will be charged the onsite registration fee. A confirmation email will be sent shortly after you register. If you submit payment by credit card a receipt will be included. If you wish to pay by cheque, money order or bank transfer, an invoice will be sent to you. Once payment has been received a receipt will be sent.

Methods of Payment

1. Credit Card — Visa and MasterCard (applicable onsite)
If paying by credit card Sea to Sky Meeting Management Inc. will appear as the vendor on your credit card statement.

2. Cash and Travellers Cheque (applicable onsite)


The registration fee category is determined by when the payment is received. The deadline for pre-congress registration is September 15, 2010.  Registrations will also be accepted onsite.  The registration deadlines are as follows:

  • Online Registration Closes - September 15, 2010
  • Onsite Registration Opens - September 26, 2010


Cancellations must be submitted in writing to Sea to Sky Meeting Management Inc. Substitutions are permitted until September 15, 2010. Meeting Registration fee refunds are as follows:

  • No refunds after June 9, 2010


ISH 2010 welcomes coverage by the mainstream media and the medical media. Media passes will be made available at the discretion of the Conference Organizing Committee. If you are interested in obtaining a media pass, please forward your name, credentials, affiliation, photo identification (preferrably one that includes your media credentials) and a description of your interest in the Meeting on official letterhead to:

Nick Seliwoniuk
604-688-2505 ext. 222

The Meeting Secretariat will respond to all inquiries; however only those approved will be provided a media pass. Once approved, media passes will be available for pickup onsite at the Meeting registration desk.

Please note that media passes will allow access to all sessions, including the Opening Ceremony and Welcome Reception, but do not include a delegate bag or meals. All media passes are non-transferable.

If you wish to speak with a Representative of ISH 2010 onsite please request this at the Registration Desk and an ISH 2010 Representative will be located for you.



Letters of Invitation for Travel Visas

The Meeting Secretariat will provide Letters of Invitation once registration has been processed and paid. In order to meet the application deadlines please contact the Canadian Consulate in your country. The Meeting Secretariat will not contact the Canadian Consulate on your behalf and all letters of invitation are sent as a pdf file via email or mailed.

Wheelchair Access and Special Assistance

All Meeting venues are wheelchair accessible. If you require special assistance for any reason, please include your requirements during the registration process and confirm any details with the Meeting Secretariat.

Dietary Requests

Please identify any dietary requirements during the registration process so that we can make arrangements in advance for your registered food and beverage events.

Group Registrations

If you wish to make ten or more registrations and/or hotel bookings please contact the Meeting Secretariat directly at + 1-778-338-4142 or ish2010@seatoskymeetings.com for group booking information.

Certificate of Attendance

A certificate of attendance will be provided to all registrants in the name badge envelope to be picked up onsite at the Meeting during registration hours (to be determined). 

Continuing Medical Education Credits

The University of British Columbia Division of Continuing Professional Development (UBC CPD) is fully accredited by the Committee on Accreditation of Canadian Medical Schools (CACMS) to provide study credits for continuing medical education for physicians. As well, the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education of the United States (ACCME) maintains a reciprocity relationship with CACMS which the American Medical Association (AMA) recognizes for the purpose of allowing Canadian medical schools the ability to certify activities for AMA PRA Category 1 credits and to award such credits to eligible physicians. This program has been reviewed and approved by the UBC Division of Continuing Professional Development. UBC CPD designates this educational program as meeting the accreditation criteria of the College of Family Physicians of Canada for up to 33.5 MAINPRO M1 credits. This program is an Accredited Group Learning Activity eligible for up to 33.5 Section 1 credits as defined by the Maintenance of Certification program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. This program also meets the accreditation criteria for a maximum of 33.5 Category 1 credits toward the American Medical Association Physician’s Recognition Award.


Lunches on September 27, 28, 29, and 30 (four lunches in total) are included for attendees purchasing a Standard Registration Package, and will take place in amongst the Exhibits.

Insurance and Liability

Participants take part in ISH 2010 at their own risk and need to make their own health and travel insurance arrangements.


The official language of the Meeting is English.

Travel Grants

At the time of publishing, travel grants are not being awarded. The Meeting web site will be updated if travel grants become available.

Contact: ISH 2010 Secretariat
Sea to Sky Meeting Management
Suite 206, 201 Bewicke Avenue
North Vancouver, BC V7M 3M7
Telephone: + 1-778-338-4142
Fax: + 1-604-984-6434
Email: ish2010@seatoskymeetings.com

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