Hypertension Summer School

Updated:Jan 22,2013

8th Hypertension Summer School 2013
Fundamentals of Hypertension, Pathophysiology and Therapeutic Interventions
University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC
July 27-31, 2013

It's not too late - registration is still OPEN! Register until Wednesday, June 26, 2013.  Click here for the HSS 2013 Registration Form

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Program Description
The 8th annual Hypertension Summer School will provide a broad overview of the major systems that contribute to blood pressure control and the development of hypertension with emphasis on basic mechanisms, clinical relevance and epidemiology, and current and emerging therapies for the treatment of hypertension.  

Session Format
Morning sessions will be devoted to fundamental mechanisms of hypertension and the clinical relevance of each system.  Afternoon sessions will cover therapeutic interventions using an interactive case based approach, a “hands on” session devoted to the use of medical technology, and a career development session for trainees.

Who Should Attend?
This course is open to all, but trainees — graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and clinical fellows — who wish to pursue careers in basic or clinical hypertension research are encouraged to attend. The Hypertension Summer School will be valuable for fellows studying hypertension, nephrology, cardiology, endocrinology, general medicine, and clinical pharmacology.

Preliminary Program

Saturday, July 27Afternoon/EveningArrivals & Welcome Dinner
Sunday, July 28Morning SessionsThe State of Hypertension
 Afternoon SessionsRenal Contributions to Blood Pressure Control and Hypertension
Technology Workshop
Monday, July 29Morning SessionsCentral Nervous System Contributions to Blood Pressure Control and Hypertension
 Afternoon SessionsVascular Contributions to Blood Pressure Control and Hypertension
Clinical Case-Based Studies
Tuesday, July 30Morning SessionsAutocoid and Immune Mechanisms of Hypertension
 Afternoon SessionsCareer Development for Trainees
Wednesday, July 31Morning SessionsNovel Mechanisms
Debate:  Is population-wide salt restriction an appropriate strategy to control hypertension?

Sponsored by the American Heart Association’s Council for High Blood Pressure Research and Council on the Kidney in Cardiovascular Disease this program is designed to introduce new and current investigators to the ongoing need for research and discovery into hypertension.

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