About Turkish Society of Hypertension and Renal DiseasesTurkish Society of Hypertension and Renal Diseases was founded in 1995 in Ankara by Dr. Şali ÇAĞLAR, Dr. Neval DUMAN, Dr. Enver HASANOĞLU, Dr. Ümit SAATÇİ, Dr. Şükrü SİNDEL, Dr. Saniye ŞEN and Dr. Ünal YASAVUL. Main purposes of the society is to fight against hypertension, renal diseases and their adverse effects and to determine the facts in our country, perform studies and attempts which will contribute to universal science, public health and the economy in our country.
Our society which was accepted to membership of "World Hypertension League" in 2006 and "World Action on Salt and Health" in 2007, and has been carrying out "World Hypertension Day" activities since 2006. Also "World Salt Awareness Week" was released to public for the first time in our country in 2008 via our Society.
Our society organizes monthly education meetings in Ankara. In addition, by making collaboration with the universities, education meetings was held in several districts of our country (Aydın, Denizli, Diyarbakır, Edirne, Elazığ, Eskişehir, Isparta, Kütahya, Sinop, Tokat, Trabzon) and in Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus.
Turkish Society of Hypertension and Renal Diseases have been organizing annual "National Hypertension and Renal Diseases Congress" since 1999. It has been carrying out by the attendance of more than one thousand physicians from different districts of our country and contemporary thoughts on the hypertension / renal diseases have been shared and discussed between local and foreign experts through 3 days. By giving awards to presented abstracts, scientific studies are being supported on the subject of "hypertension and renal diseases". Also our society has been giving the "Junior Scientist Award" to young researchers under 40 years of age since 2002 and supporting the production of new projects on the related subject.
Turkish Society of Hypertension and Renal Diseases have succeeded vital scientific studies on hypertension in our country. "Turkish Hypertension Prevalence Studies (PatenT), Turkish Hypertension Incidence Studies (HinT), Salt Consumption in Turkey and Hypertension (SALTurk) and Turkey Blood Pressure Measuring House Equipments studies were completed and presented to national and universal medicine. Lastly, during our 14th National Congress, on 17 May 2012 World Hypertension Day, the results of our study which was done in 2012 to determine the source of hypertension prevalence, awareness, treatment and controlled salt consumption and salt on diet were presented to the public and to the health care professionals.
By means of these epidemiological studies, today we know the scientific data on the hypertension prevalence, its treatment and control rate in our country. We are honored to see that our studies on hypertension and renal diseases are becoming a guide helping to determine health policies in our country.
The new management board of Turkish Society of Hypertension and Renal Diseases was elected on 25th of Nov 2011, and tasks of the executive committee were formed as below.
|Board of Directors
|Board of Directors (Substitute):
Supervisory Board (Substitute):
2008 - 2011 Prof. Dr. Şükrü SİNDEL
2005 - 2008 Prof. Dr. Çetin TURGAN
2003 - 2005 Prof. Dr. Oktay KARATAN
2001 - 2003 Prof. Dr. Enver HASANOĞLU
1997 - 1999 Prof. Dr. Şali ÇAĞLAR
1995 - 1997 Prof. Dr. Şali ÇAĞLAR