2018

The Thomas S. Monson Center in Salt Lake City, Utah

2nd Annual Translational Hypertension Symposium - September 19, 2018

On Wednesday, September 19th, 2018 from 8:00am-6:30pm, the 2018 Symposium featured keynote speaker Paul Whelton, Chair of the 2017 ACC/AHA Blood Pressure Guideline Writing Committee. Other confirmed speakers include: Kathleen Lynch (will present the BARBER-2 study), Paul Muntner, Ann Marie Navar, Nick Pajewski (will present SPRINT-MIND results), and Daichi Shimbo. This year’s Symposium is sponsored, in part, by the NHLBI.

ESI Workshop - September 20, 2018

On Thursday, September 20th, 2018, we held a full day, intensivementoring session in which ESIs learn how to access and design hypertension-related analyses using the Jackson Heart Study (JHS) data and write clear manuscript proposals. Senior JHS investigators will provided one-on-one feedback, and facilitated group discussions to enable ESIs to use and access the JHS. 

Participants in the ESI workshop learned:

  • The manuscript proposal process
  • Data access
  • BP-related research methods for the Jackson Heart Study

Applications for the ESI Workshop and Travel Award were due Friday, August 3rd and awardees will be notified by August 10th. The award covers actual travel costs up to $1,500.

Registration for the ESI workshop was capped to maximize interpersonal interaction and optimize didactic learning, interpersonal interaction, and the senior mentor-ESI dyad.

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Speakers

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Paul Whelton, MD, MSc

Show Chwan Health System Endowed Chair in Global Public Health

Tulane University

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Beverly B. Green, MD, MPH

Physician

Washington Permanente Medical Group

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Kathleen Lynch, PharmD

Research Pharmacist

Cedars-Sinai

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Paul Muntner, PhD

Professor of Epidemiology

University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Public Health

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Ann Marie Navar, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Duke University School of Medicine

 

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Nick Pajewski, PhD

Associate Professor of Biostatistical Sciences

Wake Forest School of Medicine

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Daichi Shimbo, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine

Columbia University Medical Center

Symposium Agenda

 All events took place at Thomas S. Monson Center in Salt Lake City, Utah

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Time

Event

8:00 – 9:00 a.m.

Breakfast and Registration

9:00 – 9:10a.m.

Introduction and Welcome

Adam Bress, PharmD, MS, Assistant Professor, University of Utah

Rachel Hess, MD, MS, Associate Dean of Clinical and Translational Research, University of Utah

9:10 – 10:40 a.m.

Special Session - The Future of Hypertension Research

Chairperson: Alfred Cheung, MD, University of Utah

Speakers:

Paul Whelton, MD, MSc, Tulane University

Nick Pajewski, PhD, Wake Forest School of Medicine

10:40 – 11:00 a.m.

Break

11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

The Future of Blood Pressure Measurement

Chairperson: Barry Stults, MD, University of Utah

Speakers:

Daichi Shimbo, MD, Columbia University Medical Center

Paul Muntner, PhD, The University of Alabama at Birmingham

12:30 – 2:00 p.m.

Lunch Break

2:00 – 4:30 p.m.

Implementation Strategies that Address Health Disparities in Hypertension

Chairperson: Molly Conroy, MD, and Kola Okuyemi, MD, University of Utah

Speakers: 

Kathleen Lynch, PharmD, Cedars-Sinai

Ann Marie Navar, MD, PhD, Duke University School of Medicine

Beverly Green, MD, MPH, Washington Permanente Medical Group

4:30 – 4:40 p.m.

Closing Comments

Adam Bress, PharmD, MS, University of Utah

4:40 – 5:00 p.m.

Break

5:00 – 6:30 p.m.

Early Stage Investigator Poster Session

 Award Ceremony: 6:15 p.m.

Location

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The 2nd Annual University of Utah Translational Hypertension Symposium was held at the Thomas S. Monson Center at 411 E S Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84111 in Salt Lake City, Utah. For directions, please refer to our map

About Utah:

We invite you to discover Utah's breathtaking scenery, with thousands of kilometers of skiing, hiking, biking, and equestrian trails, five national parks within the state (Arches, Bryce Canyon, Canyonlands, Capitol Reef and Zion) and two American gems - Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks - just a few hours away. 

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Sponsors

On behalf of the 2018 University of Utah Translational Hypertension Symposium Organizing Committee, we would like to thank the following organizations for their generous support of this conference: 

The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) (R13HL144012)

University of Utah School of Medicine

The Columbia Hypertension Center

This Symposium was supported by the National Heart, Lung, And Blood Institute of the National Institutes of Health under Award Number R13HL144012. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Institutes of Health.

Organizing Committee

Adam Bress, PharmD, MS

Chair, Organizing Committee

Assistant Professor of Population Health Sciences at the University of Utah School of Medicine.

Molly Conroy, MD, MPH

Member, Organizing Committee

Professor of Internal Medicine and Chief, Division of General Internal Medicine at the University of Utah.

Rachel Hess, MD, MS

Member, Organizing Committee

Professor of Internal Medicine and Population Health Sciences and Chief, Division of Health System Innovation and Research.

Alfred Cheung, MD

Member, Organizing Committee

Professor of Medicine, Chief of Division of Nephrology & Hypertension, and Vice Chair for Research for the Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Utah School of Medicine.

Kola Okuyemi, MD, MPH

Member, Organizing Committee

Professor and Chair of Family and Preventitive Medicine at the University of Utah School of Medicine

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Paul Muntner, PhD

Member, Organizing Committee

Professor and Vice Chair of Epidemiology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

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Daichi Shimbo, MD

Member, Organizing Committee

Associate Professor of Medicine at the Columbia University Medical Center.

Symposium Coordinators

Susan VanRoosendaal
Brigette Dunbeck
Karina Pritchett