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Sixth Annual Meeting

Arterial Dysfunction in Cardiometabolic Disorders: 
Advances in Mechanisms, Diagnosis and Treatment

Co-Sponsored by the University of Illinois at Chicago 

September 9 & 10, 2016
University of Illinois-Chicago, 750 S. Halsted St., Chicago, IL

The 2016 program once again reflected the objectives of NAA with presentations focusing on the relation between arterial dysfunction and cardiometabolic diseases including a plenary lecture and symposium on macro and microvascular dysfunction in diabetes, as well as keynote lectures on mechanisms of vascular stiffness in insulin resistance and diabetes.  There were also innovative sessions on endothelial dysfunction, vascular risk in women, debate on the origins of hypertension, tutorial lectures in forward and reflected wave hemodynamics and macro- and microvascular dysfunction in diabetes. 

The Program Committee worked tirelessly to create a dynamic program that has continued to build on the success of past meetings.  This was demonstrated by the 34 abstracts that were presented during the meeting, as well as the exciting main lectures, debates, and exhibits. 

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Program Topics


  • Demystifying CPT coding and Payment for Arterial Pressure Waveform Analysis

  • Endothelial Function in the Human Microcirculation: A Unique Window into Cardiovascular Health and Disease

  • Dairy Consumption and Vascular Function

  • Novel Mechanisms for Vascular Stiffness in Insulin Resistance and Diabetes

  • Sleep Apnea in Obesity and MetS: Vascular Risk

  • Gestational Diabetes and Vascular Risk

  • Inflammation, Vascular Function, and Exercise


  • Origins of Hypertension:
    Arterial Stiffness, Microvascular Function/Remodeling, Kidney 


Forward and Reflected Wave Hemodynamics Lectures

  • Hemodynamics 101: Advances in Biophysics and Hemodynamics
  • Hemodynamics 201: Physiologic and Clinical Insights

    Endothelial Function in Health and Disease

    • Methods for Assessing Endothelial Function in Humans 
    • Pharmacological Interventions for Endothelial Dysfunction in Diabetes 
    • Habitual Aerobic Exercise and Vascular Endothelial Function in Age-Related Prediabetes

    Vascular Risk in Women: Preeclampsia, Postmenopause and Aging

    • Preeclampsia and Arterial Stiffness/ Endothelial Function
    • Translational Insight Into Vascular Aging Across the Menopause Transition
    • Systolic Blood Pressure Trajectories in Women vs. Men with Aging 

    Lifestyle Interventions for Macro- and Microvascular Dysfunction in Human Obesity/Diabetes

    • Exercise and Adipose Arteriole Function In Obesity 
    • Treatment of Accelerated Vascular Aging in Obesity 
    • Nitrates and Vascular Function in Diabetes 

    Established Therapies for Macro- and Microvascular Dysfunction in Diabetes

    • Insulin Therapy & Vascular Function: Logic for New Approaches to Diabetes Care
    • SGLT-2 Inhibitors, Vascular Function, CVD Events in Diabetes
    • Incretins and CVD Events in Diabetes 


      Lacy Alexander, PhD
      Pennsylvania State University
      University Park, PA

      Julio A. Chirinos, MD, PhD
      University of Pennsylvania
      Philadelphia, PA

      Stella S. Daskalopoulou, MD, MSc, PhD, DIC
      McGill University
      Montreal, Quebec, Canada

      Kevin P. Davy, PhD
      Virginia Tech
      Blacksburg, VA

      David G. Edwards, PhD
      University of Delaware

      Newark, DE

      Deborah B. Ehrenthal, MD, MPH
      University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
      Madison, WI

      Bo Fernhall, PhD
      University of Illinois at Chicago
      Chicago, IL

      Stanley S. Franklin, MD
      University of California, Irvine
      Irvine, CA

      David Gutterman, MD
      Medical College of Wisconsin
      Milwaukee, WI

      Naomi Hamburg, MD
      Boston University School of Medicine
      Boston, MA

      Gary F. Mitchell, MD
      Cardiovascular Engineering Inc.
      Norwood, MA

      Kerrie Moreau, PhD
      University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
      Aurora, CO

      Wilmer W. Nichols, PhD
      University of Florida
      Gainesville, FL

      Timothy A. Pflederer, MD
      RenalCare Associates, S.C.
      Peoria, IL

      Shane A. Phillips, PT, PhD
      University of Illinois at Chicago
      Chicago, IL

      Gary L. Pierce, PhD
      University of Iowa
      Iowa City, IA

      Ernesto L. Schiffrin, CM, MD, PhD
      McGill University
      Montreal, Quebec, Canada

      Stanley S. Schwartz, MD
      University of Pennsylvania
      Philadelphia, PA

      James R. Sowers, MD
      University of Missouri School of Medicine
      Columbia, MO

      Raymond R. Townsend, MD
      University of Pennsylvania
      Philadelphia, PA

      Andrew Webb, BSc, MBBS, MRCP, PhD
      British Heart Foundation Centre, King’s College London/Guy’s & St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust
      London, United Kingdom

      Adam Whaley-Connell, DO, MSPH, MEd
      University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine
      Columbia, MO

      2016 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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