CANCELLED 2020 North American Artery 10th Annual Meeting
Dear NAA Friends and Colleagues,
We regret to inform you that the NAA Program Committee has decided to CANCEL the 10th annual NAA meeting that was going to take place in Iowa City May 22-23, 2020, over growing concerns of the COVID-19 coronavirus. The tentative plan is to postpone the meeting until May 2021 in Iowa City. However, more information will be sent out in the coming months when we know more about the status of this public health crisis.
Our goal was to make this decision earlier rather than later to prevent the inconvenience of having attendees, speakers and sponsors to cancel travel arrangements.
Gary Pierce, PhD- Co-Chair, NAA Program Committee
Bo Fernhall, PhD- Co-Chair, NAA Program Committee
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Please note, the Agenda is subject to change.
North American Artery
North American Artery (NAA) is a professional society dedicated to the encouragement, support, and understanding of vascular structure and function and its application to clinical medicine, research, and pharmaceutical and medical device development.
NAA was formed in 2010 around the vision of providing a forum for investigators, industry partners, and clinicians to present research findings and to participate in education in the field of arterial function. The mission of NAA is to promote investigations that pursue the relationship between arterial stiffness and outcomes such as death, heart disease, stroke, dementia, and chronic kidney disease progression, in addition to modulation of arterial stiffness through exercise, drugs, and nutraceuticals. Our further goal is to raise awareness of the importance of arterial and aortic stiffness as it relates to organ function and cardiovascular risk.
The members of NAA are researchers and clinicians, primarily cardiologists and nephrologists, focused on understanding arterial dysfunction as a root cause of cardiovascular and metabolic disease.
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About The Annual Meeting
NAA sponsors an annual conference with a focus on advances in our understanding of mechanisms involved in arterial dysfunction, its diagnosis, and the inter-relationships among vascular function, hypertension, diabetes, cardiovascular and kidney disease. NAA conferences feature current investigations presented by leading investigators, along with debates in controversial areas, device technology updates, oral and poster abstracts, and NAA-sponsored young investigator awards.
NAA continues to pursue its mission through partnerships with related organizations such as Pulse of Asia, the American Heart Association, and ARTERY, which publishes abstracts presented at NAA Annual Meetings in its journal, Artery Research.
The 2020 Annual Meeting is co-sponsored by The University of Iowa (UIowa) and will be hosted on its campus. New this year are an increased number of oral abstract presentations and practical hands-on demonstrations provided by our sponsors.