This society was formed out of a merger between the IBPF (International Blood Pressure Forum) and the Consensus Group on Hypertension at the ACVIM meeting in Dallas in May 2002 and has resulted from the proliferation of interest in the importance of high blood pressure in companion animals over the last few years. This subject is really in its infancy with large gaps in our knowledge at the present time as was evident when the ACVIM Concensus Group on Hypertension reported its findings and to the ACVIM Forum in May 2001.
The impetus for forming this Society has come from members of the ACVIM Concensus group and from the International Blood Pressure Forum, a group that has met intermittently over the past 5 years at International Conferences. It is clear that a multi-disciplinary approach to this problem is important.
to communicate and cooperate seems like a tall order but that is what is necessary if we are to make progress.
Nowadays, blood pressure can be measured reliably in companion animals. Hypertension is caused by several endocrine and metabolic diseases and can lead to faster progression of disease and damage in target organs such as the eye, kidney, heart and CNS.
By becoming a member of this society you have registered a commitment to the Society’s mission and objectives. We hope you will participate enthusiastically in all the Society’s activities and will gain much from the experience. Your comments and suggestions at this early stage would be most welcome.
The ECVIM-CA Scientific Committee invites you to submit your abstract(s) for the 28th ECVIM-CA Congress which will take place from 6 – 8 September 2018 in Rotterdam the Netherlands.
Please note that there is an important change in the submission deadline!!!
Abstract submission starts January 15, 2018. The deadline for submission of the abstracts is 23.59 GMT March 31, 2018, and the online abstract submission site will be deactivated as of 00.00 GMT on April 1, 2018.
For more information on the abstract submission, you may want consult the guidelines published on the website
The preliminary programme is available on the congress website >>
We are proud to announce an annual award, given by S+BmedVET: We would like to encourage interested veterinarians from all over the world to contribute to a better understanding of blood pressure and pulse wave analysis (PWA) including but not limited to pharmacologic modelling.(read more >>)