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North American Artery 2018

University of Illinois at Chicago

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Friday, June 15, 2018

 7:30-8:55 AM: Breakfast Lecture
Did central BP for the masses move a step closer?
John Cockroft, MD, University of Wales College of Medicine
Sponsored by Mobil-O-Graph

 8:55 AM:
Opening Remarks
Dr. Robert Barish, MD, MBA
Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs, University of Illinois at Chicago

 9:00-9:45 AM: Opening Plenary: Lifestyle, Arterial Health, and CV Risk
Gary Mitchell, MD
Cardiovascular Engineering, Inc.
 9:45-11:05 AM: Symposium: Arterial Function in Chronic Kidney Disease

 9:45-10:05 AM Arterial Function in Pre-end Stage CKD
Speaker: Jordana Cohen, MD, University of Pennsylvania
10:05-10:25 AM  Arterial Function in End-Stage CKD
Speaker: Mohsen Agharazii, MD, Laval University

 10:25-10:45 AM Arterial Function in Kidney Transplant patients
Speaker: Mark Mitsnefes, MD, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

 10:45-11:05 AM Effect of Exercise on Arterial Function in CKD
Speaker: David Edwards, PhD, University of Delaware

 11:05-11:35 AM: Coffee Break, Poster Session, Vendor Exhibit

 11:35 AM-12:35 PM:
Tutorial Lectures
 11:35 AM-12:05 PM Wave Separation
Speaker: Julio Chirinos, MD, PhD, University of Pennsylvania

 12:05-12:35 PM Proteomics of the Arterial Wall
Speaker: David Herrington, MD, Wake Forest Baptist Health

 12:35-1:35 PM: Lunch, Poster session, Vendor Exhibits (Exhibit Hall)

 1:35-3:05 PM: Symposium: Nutrition and Arterial Function
 1:35-2:05 PM
Salt and Vascular Function

Speaker: William Farquhar, PhD, University of Delaware 

2:05-2:30 PM Salt and Neurogenic Mechanisms
Speaker: Sean Stocker, PhD, University of Pittsburgh
 2:30-2:55 PM
Dietary Fat and Vascular Function

Speaker: Elaine M. Urbina, MD, MS, Cincinnati Children's Hospital 

 2:55-3:10 PM Panel and audience discussion
 3:10-4:05 PM:
Coffee/Refreshment Break, Vendor Exhibit, and Poster Viewing

Vendor Demonstrations:
3:35 PM – 3:50 PM
Cardiovascular Engineering: NIHem USB system

3:50 PM – 4:05 PM
Fukuda USA: VaSera model VS-2000

 4:05-5:35 PM: Oral Abstracts
 5:35-6:15 PM:

Sponsor Presentations or Coffee/Refreshment Break, Vendor Exhibit, and Poster Viewing

Vendor Demonstrations:
5:45 – 6:00 PM
Mobil-O-Graph/ALF Distribution GmbH: Mobil-O-Graph®

6:00 – 6:15 PM
Uscom Inc.: Uscom BP+

 6:15-7:05 PM:

Debate: The Goal for BP Management: Should the Target be 130/80?
Pro: George Backris, MD, Northwestern University
Con: Jordana Cohen, MD, University of Pennsylvania

 7:10-7:40 PM  
Pre-Dinner Reception

 7:40-9:10 PM 
Participants’ Networking Dinner and President's Lecture:
Facing future challenges: measuring blood pressure without a cuff and  pulse wave velocity without distance
Alberto Avolio, PhD, Macquarie University, Australia
Sponsored by the University of Illinois at Chicago

*Program is subject to change

    Saturday, June 16, 2018

    7:00-8:15 AM:
    Breakfast Lecture
    Strategies for Achieving Healthy Vascular Aging
    Douglas Seals, PhD, University of Colorado
    Sponsored by Cardiovascular Engineering, Inc.

     8:15-9:00 AM:
    Co-sponsored Symposium with Artery and Latin American Artery

    Victoria Garcia, PhD, Latin American Artery’s Early Investigator winner - Centro Universitario de Investigación, Innovación y Diagnóstico Arterial CUiiDARTE Depto. de Fisiología, Facultad de Medicina, Universidad de la República, Uruguay

    Bart Spronck, PhD, Artery’s Early Investigator winner - Yale University

     9:00-10:45 AM: Symposium: Exercise and Fitness Assessment, Arterial Function and CV Risk
     9:00-9:25 AM  Use of CPX Data to Predict CV Risk
    Speaker: Ross Arena, PhD, University of Illinois at Chicago
    9:25-10:00 AM  Exercise Blood Pressure: Prediction of Future Hypertension and Mortality/Morbidity
    Speaker: Sae Young Jae, PhD, University of Seoul, South Korea

     10:00-10:25 AM   Changes in Arterial Function Following Exercise Testing: What Happens and Why?
    Speaker: Sushant Ranadive, PhD, University of Maryland

     10:25-10:50 AM  Changes in Arterial Function with Resistance Exercise: Acute vs Chronic Effects
    Speaker: Bo Fernhall, PhD, University of Illinois at Chicago

     10:50-11:45 AM: Coffee Break, Poster Session, Vendor Exhibits

    Vendor Demonstrations:
    10:50 – 11:05 AM
    Itamar Medical

    11:05 – 11:20 AM
    Hitachi: Diagnostic Imaging 

     11:45 AM-1:00 PM:
    Symposium: Inflammation and Vascular Function
     11:45 AM-12:10 PM      
    Inflammation and Vascular Function
    Speaker: Thais de A. Coutinho, MD, University of Ottawa Heart Institute

     12:10-12:35 PM CV Complications of Pneumonia
    Speaker: Vicente Corrales-Medina, MD, MSc, University of Ottawa

     12:35-12:55 PM Anti-Inflammatory Therapy and Vascular Function
    Speaker: Ian Wilkinson, MRCP, DM, FRCP, University of Cambridge

     12:55-2:05 PM: Lunch, Poster Session, Vendor Demonstrations

    Vendor Demonstrations:
    1:35 – 1:50 PM
    AtCor: SphygmoCor® system

    1:50 - 2:05 PM

     2:05-3:35 PM: Oral Abstracts
     3:35-4:05 PM:
    Closing Plenary: The Yin and Yang of Vascular Pulsatility
    John Cockroft, MD
    University of Wales College of Medicine

     4:05-4:15 PM:Award Presentations 
     4:15-4:20 PM

    Concluding Remarks

    NAA Program Committee

    Co-Chair: Bo Fernhall, PhD
    Chicago, IL

    Co-Chair: Gary L. Pierce, PhD
    Iowa City, IA

    Tina E. Brinkley, PhD
    Winston-Salem, NC

    Julio Chirinos, MD, PhD
    Philadelphia, PA

    Stella Daskalopoulou, MD, MSc, PhD
    Montreal, Quebec, Canada

    Daniel Duprez, MD, PhD
    Minneapolis, MN

    David G. Edwards, PhD
    Newark, DE

    Stanley Franklin, MD
    Irvine, CA

    Raymond R. Townsend, MD
    Philadelphia, PA

    Elaine M. Urbina, MD, MS
    Cincinnati, OH

    Dean D. Winter, PhD
    Portland, OR

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