Thinking out of the box2 - 4 october 2019
Lund University, Sweden
It is a great honour and privilege to welcome You to Sweden and Lund for the European ISSHP 2019 meeting.
Lund University- Regia Academia Carolina, just celebrated 350-years, was founded 1666 and inaugurated 1668. It is ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The maxim is Ad Utrumque paratus-prepared for both (academia and warfare). Translated into modern visions we are now united in our efforts to understand, explain and improve our world and the human condition.
Lund has a long tradition of obstetrical research in general and ultrasound research specifically, in fact the world’s first sonogram of a duplex pregnancy was captured in Lund 1962 by Bertil Sundén.
The theme of the conference-“Thinking out of the box” has dual purposes. Firstly, to gather the world experts in preeclampsia, as well as outside experts from related fields in hypertension and cardiovascular disease, to broaden the understanding and facilitate new collaborations. The second aim of the conference is to invite world-leading experts in air pollution research, to increase the awareness of air-born particles as a serious contributing factor to human health in general, but to pregnancy in particular. Recent findings have demonstrated an alarming association between exposure to air pollutants and an increased risk of developing preeclampsia. Air pollution in low- and middle-income countries (LMIC) is a tremendous health problem. These countries have the highest maternal mortality rate in the world, with preeclampsia being a leading cause. Increased insight into environmental risk factors for preeclampsia pathophysiology is crucial to enable preventive measures and to protect pregnant women from air pollutions worldwide.
On behalf of the scientific committee I welcome You to Lund to broaden the scientific and clinical understanding of preeclampsia, and to explain and improve maternal health worldwide.
Dear Colleagues, Friends,
It is my pleasure to welcome you to EuroISSHP 2019 in historic Lund. The conference theme of “Thinking out of the box” has two primary
purposes. The first is to gather world experts in pre-eclampsia together with experts in hypertension and cardiovascular disease outside pregnancy,
to broaden our understanding and facilitate collaboration. The second is to invite world experts in air pollution research, to increase our awareness of the impact of the environment on health, in both welland under-resourced settings, in general and in pregnancy.
The ISSHP is very grateful to Professor Hanson and his Committee for giving our pregnancy hypertension community the opportunity to meet again in a year’s time after our successful meeting in Amsterdam (2018). They have a fantastic programme in store for us. We begin with talks from the giants in our Society, Chris Redman and Jim Roberts. We have our newly established sessions on the Society Guidelines and on and expanded direction, towards the social determinants of health and tackling postpartum cardiovascular risk. Please take this opportunity to network and be inspired to join us as an active participant in conversations here in Lund and between meetings, next in Nara Japan for ISSHP 2020 (14–17 October 2020).
With warm personal regards,
Laura A. Magee, MD, MSc, FRCPC, FACP, FRCOG
Professor of Women’s Health, King’s College London, UK
Thinking out of the box
The tornado rips everything appart. Preconceptions are torn up in the air and shredded into pieces. Rules are torn down. Everything mixes with anything.
Known knowledge blends with new ideas. A new form is emerging from these events. However, what was once in the square box is not put aside, but rather married with newborn evolutionary thoughts and revolutionary thinking.
Feeding the storm is constant and is nourished by the stream of fuel from creative brains. These oxygenated arteries have their springs in the continents, where people load the flow with energy by the use of their dedication to knowledge. The progress is never ending. It’s perpetual motion will feedback itself as long as humankind exists. It’s carried up through the helix, into the vortex. Amalgamating, and is constantly carried back through the veins of science into the oceans of human imagination.
Magnus Ulvsbäck describes him as fragmented into many overlapping pieces. He has the fundament of science as a PhD in Human Molecular Genetics. An artistic and communicative outlet as Art Director, but sees these as enabeling the drive to problem solving, and to peak into the windows of human behaviour, and to get a glimpse of the beauty of the pattern of the world.
You can see an Artistic fragment of Magnus work on: “www.magnus-ulvsback.se”