2020 Program Topics


  • Are We Still Living in the Past? Measurement and Treatment of Blood Pressure in the Hypertension Clinic of the Future' - John Cockcroft, MD - Cardiff University, Wales, UK
  • Future Directions and Methods for PWV in the Clinic - Pierre Boutouyrie, MD, INSERM, Paris Descartes University, Paris, France

Debate: Best Method for OUt of Office BP Assessment is...? 

  • 24-hr Ambulatory BP Monitoring is the Best Method for Out of Office BP Assessment - Ray Townsend, MD, University of Pennsylvania
  • Home BP Monitoring is the Best Method for Out of Office BP Assessment - Joseph Schwartz, PhD, Columbia University


Investment in Early Detection of Cardiovascular Disease

  • Early Cardiovascular Structural and Functional Abnormalities as a guide to Future Morbid Events: 14 years follow-up with a Personalized Management - Daniel Duprez, MD, PhD, University of Minnesota
  • Should We Measure Arterial Stiffness in Pediatrics? Evidence from Studies from Across the Lifespan - Elaine Urbina, MD - Cincinnati Children's Hospital
  • Arterial Stiffness in Risk Stratification and Clinical Decision Making: How Does it Fit with ACC/AHA Guidelines? - Julio Chirinos, MD, PhD - University of Pennsylvania

Social and Psychological Determinants of CVD risk

  • Neighborhoods and CVD Risk - Kiarri Kershaw, PhD, MPH, Northwestern University 
  • Anxiety/Depression and CVD risk - Jess Fiedorowicz, MD, PhD, University of Iowa
  • Early Childhood Stress and CVD Risk - Jennifer Pollock, PhD, University of Alabama at Birmingham

Cardio-oncology: Cancer, Chemotherapy and CVD Risk

  • Early Childhood Cancer, Chemotherapy and Vascular Function - Donald Dengel, PhD, University of Minnesota
  • CVD in Survivors of Childhood Cancers - Julia Steinberger, MD, University of Minnesota
  • Cardiac Fibrosis and Heart Failure with Chemo therapies - Giselle Melendez, MD, Wake Forest University

Lifestyle/Behavioral Medicine for Prevention of HTN and CVD

  • Heat Therapy: Ancient Practice to Target Modern CVD Risk - Christopher T. Minson, PhD, University of Oregon
  • Transcendental Meditation and Treatment of HTN and CVD Risk - Robert Schneider, MD, PhD, Maharishi University, Fairfield, Iowa
  • Preventing Sedentary/Sitting-Induced Vasculopathy - Juame Padilla, PhD, University of Missouri 


NAA Co-Sponsored Symposium with Artery Society

  • New Insights on Blood Pressure from Cuff and Invasive Measurements - Dean Picone, PhD - University of  Tasmania, Hobart, Australia
  • Career Development Award winner from 2019 ARTERY 19 meeting in Budapest

Tutorial Lectures: Contemporary Methods for Measuring Vascular Endothelial Function and Autonomic Function in Humans

  • Vascular Endothelial Function - David Edwards, PhD, University of Delaware
  • Autonomic Function - Kevin Heffernan, PhD, Syracuse University