ROME, September 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
Serono Symposia International Foundation (SSIF) has just launched a new website, http://www.managehypertensiononline.org, dedicated to medical education in hypertension.
The new website is an educational resource provided by SSIF to healthcare professionals with the specific aim of helping them to reduce the impact of the hypertension on peoples' lives and on healthcare system.
"Manage Hypertension online takes the opportunity to learn about hypertension at your own place and at your own time - said Prof. Harry Struijker-Boudier, Department of Pharmacology, Maastricht University, The Netherlands - It will address a full range of educational needs to all healthcare professionals working in the field of hypertension and cardiovascular diseases, namely general practitioners and specialists."
Registration to Manage Hypertension Online is simple, one-time process and free of charge. Manage Hypertension Online provides many educational tools including: CME-accredited online courses, background slides, video presentations, key questions, editorials, bibliography and link pages. The registered users could help to improve the website through a feedback about what they would like to see provided in the future.
"In the next months - said Michèle Piraux as the Secretary to the Board of Directors of SSIF - Manage Hypertension Online will be enriched with more educational materials thanks to the contributions of well-known authors from prestigious institutions around the world. The creation of this new website by SSIF is inspired by our aim: we strongly believe that medical education is the key to better care and better outcomes for patients everywhere."
The Scientific Committee of Manage Hypertension Online is composed of three international hypertension experts, each from a major region of the world:
- Omar Awwad, Department of Cardiology, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt
- Harry Struijker-Boudier, Department of Pharmacology, Maastricht University, The Netherlands
- Brian Tomlinson, Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, China
Serono Symposia International Foundation (SSIF) is a non-profit organization based in Geneva (Switzerland). It was founded to disseminate the most innovative achievements and potential developments of medical and scientific research through Continuing Medical Education (CME) programs to improve the patient's life.
Scientific Secretariat and media contact:
Serono Symposia International Foundation (SSIF)
Salita di San Nicola da Tolentino, 1/b
00187 Rome, ITALY
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