Preliminary Program

Preliminary Program
 Thursday, 22 February, 2018 
18:00-19:00Welcome ReceptionExhibition Area
  Friday, 23 February, 2018 
   07:30    Registration 
09:00-11:10Plenary Session 1: Opening Session
Chairs: Stevo Julius, USA, Reuven Zimlichman, Israel
 Hall A
   09:00      Greetings 
   09:10Sympathetic Overdrive and the Metabolic Syndrome in Prehypertension Pathophysiology of Obesity and Insulin Resistance in Prehypertension
Stevo Julius, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Internal Medicine and Physiology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
   09:40    Prehypertention: Past, Present, Future
Reuven Zimlichman, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, The E. Wolfson Medical Center, Holon, Israel
   10:10Metabolic Syndrome and Microcirculation
Enrico Agabiti-Rosei, Dept of Medical and Surgical Sciences, University of Brescia, Italy
   10:40   Role of the Kidney in the Early Stages of Hypertension 
Hermann Haller, Dept. of Nephrology and Hypertension Medicine, University of Hannover, Hannover Medical School, Germany
11:10-11:40Coffee Break, Exhibition Visit and Posters ViewingExhibition Area
11:40-13:40 Plenary Session 2: Prehypertnsion - Challenge and Approach
Chairs: Rhian Touyz, UK, Alberto Zanchetti, Italy
Hall A
   11:40    Global Hypertension – Challenges and Opportunities
Rhian Touyz, UK
   12:10    When should Individuals with High-Normal and Normal Blood Pressure Receive Blood Pressure-Lowering Treatment?
Alberto Zanchetti, Italy
   12:40    How to Optimize Cardiovascular Risk Management in Hypertension. Evidence from Recent Meta- Analyse 
Gianfranco Parati, Cardiology Unit, Istituto Auxologica Italiano, Milan and Dept. of Health Sciences, Universita di Milano-Bicocca, Milan, Italy
   13:10    Arterial Biomarkers in Prehypertension 
Charalambos Vlachopoulos, 1st Department of Cardiology, University of Athens Medical School, Greece
13:40-14:30Lunch Break, Exhibition Visit and Posters Viewing 
14:30-16:00Plenary Session 3: Prehypertension - Estimation of Risk and Mechanisms
Chairs: Daniel A Duprez, USA, Andrzej Januszewicz, Poland
Hall A

Predictors of markers of fibrosis for hypertension, CVD and non-CVD
Daniel A. Duprez, Cardiovascular Division, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA

   14:50Is Prehypertension a Risk Factor for Cardiovascular Disease? 
Andrzej Januszewicz, Dept. of Hypertension, Institute of Cardiology, Warsaw, Poland

Polygenic Risk Score as a New Tool for Early Decisions in Cardio-Metabolic Syndrome
Pavel Hamet, University of Montreal and Dept. of Experimental Medicine at McGill University, Canada 

   15:30Influence of Insulin Resistance and Hyperinsulinism on Heart Rate Variability, Myocardial Strain and Arterial Stiffness
Salvatore Novo, Dept. of Internal Medicine and Cardiovascular Disease, University of Palermo, Italy 
 14:30-16:10 Parallel Session 1: Free Papers
Chairs: TBA
 Hall B
   14:30Abstract Presenter 
   14:50 Abstract Presenter 
   15:05 Abstract Presenter 
   15:25 Abstract Presenter 
   15:40Abstract Presenter 
   15:55Abstract Presenter 
16:00-16:30Coffee Break, Exhibition Visit and Posters ViewingExhibition Area
16:30-18:30Plenary Session 4: Prehypertension- Mechanistic Approach
Chairs: Dagmara Hering, Poland, Paolo Palatini, Italy
 Hall A
   16:30 Evidence for Increased Sympathetic Activation in Prehypertension
Dagmara Hering, Poland 
   17:00 Arterial Distensibility, Physical Activity and the Metabolic Syndrome
Paolo Palatini, Dept. of Medicine, Vascular Medicine, University of Padova, Italy 
   17:30 Short Sleep Time – a Modifiable Risk Factor for Prehypertension and Hypertension?
Aleksander Prejbisz, Dept. of Hypertension, Institute of Cardiology, Warsaw, Poland
   18:00 New Strategies to Preserve Renal Function in Kidney Disease
Bruno Watschinger, Dept. of Medicine, University of Vienna Medical School, Vienna, Austria
 Saturday, 24 February, 2018 
   07:30 RegistrationExhibition Area
 08:30-09:50Plenary Session 5: Inflammatory Mechanisms and Prehypertension 
Chairs: Damiano Rizzoni, Italy, Talma Rosenthal, Israel
   08:30 Immune System and Microvascular Alterations in Obesity and Hypertension
Damiano Rizzoni, Dept. of Medical and Surgical Sciences, University of Brescia, Italy 
   08:50Detecting the Risk of Prehypertention, via Pathological Inflammatory Markers
Talma Rosenthal, Israel
   09:10Evidence for Increased Risk of Induced Atherosclerosis, Including Subclinical Forms in Autoimmune Disease: The Key to the Success is Multidisciplinary Approach
Ljudmila Stojanovich, Scientific Research Dept. Bezhanijska Kosa, University Medical Center, Belgrade University, Serbia 
09:50-10:20Coffee Break, Exhibition Visit and Posters ViewingExhibition Area
10:20-12:20Plenary Session 6: Prehypertension, Development and Contribution of Studies
Chairs: Guido Grassi, Italy, Yuqing Zhang, China
Hall A
   10:20 Prehypertension in the PAMELA Study: Results and Perspectives
Guido Grassi, Dept of Internal Medicine, University of Milano Biocca, Milan, Italy
   10:40 Hemodynamics of Prehypertension 
Peter W. de Leeuw, Dept of Medicine University Hospital Maastricht, The Netherlands
   11:00Prehypertension: an Advanced Stage of Abnormal Blood Pressure Increasing with Age
Flávio D. Fuchs, Hospital de Clinicas de Porto Alegre, Brazil   
   11:20 What we Learnt with the PREVER-PREVENTION Trial? 
Sandra Fuchs, Hospital de Clinicas de Porto Alegre, Brazil 
   11:40 Diurnal and Pulsatile Hemodynamics in Prehypertension
Thomas Weber, Dept. of Cardiology, Klinikum Wels-Grieskirchen, Wels, Austria
   12:00 What can we Learn from the Observational Studies and Clinical Trials of Prehypertension?
Yuqing Zhang, Division of Hypertension, Fu Wai Hospita, Beijing, China
 12:20-13:20 Lunch Break, Exhibition Visit and Posters Viewing 
 13:20-15:00Plenary Session 7: Prehypertension and Diabetes
Chairs: Efrain Reisin, USA, Guntram Schernthaner, Austria 
 Hall A
   13:20Obesity and Hypertension in Chronic Kidney Disease or Systolic Hypertension: The Heart and the Kidney
Efrain Reisin, Dept. of Nephrology and Hypertension, Louisiana State University Health Science Center, New Orleans, LA, USA 
   13:40 Masked Hypertension in Diabetes Mellitus
Michael Bursztyn, Israel
   14:00 Prehypertension and Metabolic Syndrome in Different Populations – Epidemiology
Cetin Erol, Ankara University, Faculty of Medicine, bn-i Sina Hospital, Dept. of Cardiology, Ankara, Turkey
   14:20 Treating Hypertension in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes
Brian Rayner, Division of Nephrology & Hypertension, University of Cape Town, South Africa
   14:40Clinical Relevance of Blood Pressure Lowering Effect of Modern Antidiabetic Drugs
Guntram Schernthaner, Dept. of Medicine I, Rudolfstiftung Hospital, Vienna, Austria
 15:00-16:20Plenary Session 8: Prehypertension and Age Groups
Chairs: Bojan Jelakovic, Croatia, Ian B. Wilkinson, UK
 Hall A
   15:00 Markers of Early Cardiovascular Dysfunction in Prehypertension - Difference Between Youth and Elderly
Bojan Jelakovic, University of Zagreb School of Medicine, University Hospital Center Zagreb, Croatia   
   15:20 Prehypertension in Children and Adolescents – an Overwiew
Mieczysław Litwin, Dept. of Nephrology and Arterial Hypertension, The Children’s Memorial Health Institute, Warsaw, Poland
   15:40 Why Treat Young People with Borderline Hypertension?
Ian B. Wilkinson, Clinical Pharmacology Unit, Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge, UK 
   16:00 TBA 
 16:20-16:45 Coffee Break, Exhibition Visit and Posters ViewingExhibition Area
 16:45-18:00Plenary Session 9: Prehypertension and the Heart
Chairs: Bojan Jelakovic, Croatia, Ian B. Wilkinson, UK
 Hall A
   16:20 Predictive Value of CAC Progression for Coronary and CV Events in Prehypertension Most Recent CT Scan Overrides CAC Progression in Coronary and CV
Raimund Erbel, Dept.of Cardiology, West German Heart Centre Essen, Division of Internal Medicine, University Essen, Germany
   16:40 The Hypertensive Patient with Angina: Tips and Tricks in Management
Giuseppe Ambrosio, Italy
   17:00 Threshold Level of Exercise Systolic Blood Pressure at Moderate Workload in Predicting Coronary Heart Disease in Healthy Middle-aged Men
Sverre E. Kjeldsen, Dept. of Cardiology, University of Oslo Ullevaal Hospital, Norway
   17:20 Clinical Importance of Exercise Capacity as a Determinant of Cardiovascular Health
Arno Schmidt-Trucksaess, Division Sports and Exercise Medicine, Medical Faculty, University Basel, Switzerland
   17:40 How to Undertake the Sub Typing of Primary Aldosteronism?
CT- strategy?
AVS strategy?
Functional imaging?
Gian Paolo Rossi, Dept. of Medicine, University of Padova, Italy
 20:00-22:30Gala Dinner (Optional) Hall A
 Sunday, 25 February, 2018 
   07:30 RegistrationExhibition Area
 08:30-10:30 Plenary Session 10: Management of Prehypertension and Hypertension in Women of Childbearing Age
Chairs: Reneta Cifkova, Poland, Danuta Czarnecka, Poland
 Hall A
   08:30 Prehypertension and Hypertension in Pregnancy
Reneta Clifkova, Poland
   09:00 Hypertensive Disorders of Pregnancy – Do they Influence Future Cardiovascular Health of Mother or Children?
Katarzyna Stolarz-Skrzypek, Poland
   09:30 TBA
Agnieszka Olszanecka, Poland
   10:00 Should Hypertensive Disorders of Pregnancy be Considered as a Prehypertension State 
Jack Blacher
   10:30 TBA 
 11:00-11:30Coffee Break, Exhibition Visit and Posters ViewingExhibition Area
11:30-13:15Closing Session
Chairs: TBA
Hall A