The silent killer: keeping hypertension under control

Don’t stress now, but you might be one of the one third of Aussies who have high blood pressure and don’t know it. Elevated blood pressure or hypertension is the biggest killer worldwide, responsible for ~10 million deaths per year globally - find out more about detecting, preventing and treating hypertension, including some novel therapeutic options that are on the horizon.


Markus Schlaich is a specialist in kidney disease and high blood pressure (hypertension) and runs the hypertension services at Royal Perth Hospital. He holds the inaugural Dobney Chair in Clinical Research at the University of Western Australia. His work focuses on novel treatment therapies for hypertension and its complications including strokes, heart attacks, and kidney failure. He has authored more than 340 scientific articles and book chapters in peer reviewed journals and serves on the Executive Committee of the High Blood Pressure Research Council and the International Society of Hypertension.

7:00pm @The Deck at The Grand, 150B St Georges Terrace, Perth

Also speaking at this location at 5:30pm is A/Prof Nahal Mavaddat