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Fifth Annual Meeting

Hemodynamics and Target Organ Damage: Mechanisms, Measurements, Management

 Friday & Saturday, September 11 & 12, 2015
Chicago Marriott O'Hare, 8535 West Higgins Road, Chicago, IL

The topics of this year’s conference focused on the relationship between vascular function and diseases of target organs such as the brain and kidney, as well as clinical applications of arterial mechanisms, measurement, and management. 

The Program Committee created a dynamic program that continued to build on the success of last year’s meeting.  This was demonstrated by the 35 abstract presentations that were included in this year’s meeting, as well as the exciting main lectures, debates, and exhibits.  In response to suggestions received on the evaluations, for the first time we added a 45-minute informal roundtable discussion period that allowed participants, particularly students, trainees and junior faculty, the opportunity for individualized, informal discussion of the presentations and research with our expert faculty.

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Program Topics


  • Measuring Central Blood Pressure: Testing New Methods for Truth
  • Isolated Systolic Hypertension in Youth: Clinical Importance and Underlying Mechanisms

  • Lifestyle and Pharmacological Strategies for Age-Associated Arterial Stiffening


  • Cardiovascular Risk Assessment: Coronary Calcium Scans versus Arterial Stiffness


The Brain

  • The Brain as a Target Organ of the Pulse

The Kidney

  • Proteinuria
  • Relationship of Vascular Function and Overall Kidney Function Change

Measuring the Central Arterial Wave Form: New Methods vs. Tried and True

  • Forward Pressure Wave Amplitude
  • Indices of Wave Reflection and Late Systolic Hypertension as Predictors of CVD Risk
  • Morphologic and Physiologic Connections of the Radial Artery Waveform with Incident CVD
  • Is There a Difference in CVD Prediction from Old vs. New Derived Arterial Waveform Parameters?

Early Vascular Aging

  • Accelerated Vascular Aging in Youth with Cardiovascular Risk Factors
  • Aldosterone as an Important Mediator of EVA and Arterial Stiffness
  • Arterial Stiffness and Low Perfusion Pressure as Consequences of EVA
  • Effective Primordial and Primary Prevention Health Measures in Prevention of EVA and Arterial Stiffness


Alberto Avolio, BE, PhD , FIAMBE
Macquarie University

Julio A. Chirinos, MD, PhD
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

John Cockcroft, MD
Wales Heart Research Institute
University of Wales College of Medicine

Daniel Duprez, MD, PhD
University of Minnesota

David G. Edwards, PhD
University of Delaware

Stanley S. Franklin, MD
University of California, Irvine

David R. Jacobs, Jr., PhD
University of Minnesota School of Public Health

Donald M. Lloyd-Jones, MD, ScM
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Carmel McEniery, PhD
University of Cambridge

Gary F. Mitchell, MD
Cardiovascular Engineering Inc.

Wilmer W. Nichols, PhD
University of Florida

Vasan Ramachandran, MD, DM
Boston University School of Medicine

Robert S. Schwartz, MD
Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation

Douglas R. Seals, PhD
University of Colorado-Boulder

James Sharman, PhD
University of Tasmania

Raymond R. Townsend, MD
University of Pennsylvania

Elaine M. Urbina, MD, MS
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

2015 Program Committee

Bo Fernhall, PhD

Chicago, IL

Gary L. Pierce, PhD

Iowa City, IA

Industry Liaison
Peter U. Feig, MD

Guilford, CT

Tina E. Brinkley, PhD
Winston-Salem, NC

Michael D. Brown, PhD
Chicago, IL

Julio A. Chirinos, MD, PhD
Philadelphia, PA

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

Daniel Duprez, MD, PhD
Minneapolis, MN

David G. Edwards, PhD
Newark, DE

Keith C. Ferdinand, MD
New Orleans, LA

Stanley S. Franklin, MD
Irvine, CA

Raymond R. Townsend, MD
Philadelphia, PA

Elaine M. Urbina, MD, MS
Cincinnati, OH

Dean Winter, PhD
Portland, OR 

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