Hypertension Scientific Sessions 2024

Nobel Prize Winner Mario R. Capecchi, PhD, posed for selfies with early career members at Hypertension 2023 Scientific Sessions in Boston, MA, September 5-7, 2023.

Key Dates

2024 Key Dates
Date Activity
February 2024 Abstract Submissions Open
May/June 2024 Abstract Submissions Close
September 5–8, 2024 Hypertension Scientific Sessions 2024
Hilton Chicago | Chicago, Illinois

Why you should attend

Hypertension Scientific Sessions

Connect with cross-disciplinary researchers from around the world and engage with experts at the leading global medical meeting  on hypertension. Discover the latest in hypertension research and foster lasting relationships with researchers  and clinicians across multiple fields and at every stage of their careers.

This meeting features oral and poster presentations, followed by discussions with leading authorities in hypertension as it relates to cardiac and kidney disease, stroke, obesity and genetics. Specially designed sessions benefit trainees and early career investigators, covering topics from applying clinical science to practical advice for primary care providers.

2023 Keynote Speaker Mario R. Capecchi, PhD

Mario R. Capecchi, PhD, FAHAHypertension 2023
Opening Keynote Lecture
Mario R. Capecchi, PhD

University of Utah School of Medicine
Distinguished Professor Human Genetic and Biology
Adjunct Professor Oncological Sciences
Winner, 2007 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine

Dr. Capecchi is known for his pioneering work on the development of gene targeting in mice. This technology allows creation of mutations in any desired gene, providing virtually complete freedom to manipulate the genome of living mice. His work has revolutionized the study of mammalian biology and is used to understand countless diseases by scientists worldwide. In 2007, he was recognized for this achievement with the Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine.

His current research is directed at determining the molecular mechanism responsible for chronic anxiety and obsessive-compulsive disorders.

Hypertension 2023 Executive Committee
R. Ariel Gomez, MD, FAHA
R. Ariel Gomez, MD, FAHA
University of Virginia
Jane F. Reckelhoff, PhD
Jane F. Reckelhoff, PhD, FAHA
University of Mississippi Medical Center
Wanpen Vongpatanasin, MD, FAHA
Wanpen Vongpatanasin, MD, FAHA
UT Southwestern
Dallas, TX
Alexander Staruschenko, PhD, FAHA
Alexander Staruschenko, PhD, FAHA
University of South Florida
Thu Le, MD
Thu Le, MD, FAHA
University of Rochester
Program Committee Members

  • Curt Sigmund, PhD, FAHA (ex-officio)
  • Cameron McCarthy, PhD, FAHA (Liaison, Trainee Advocacy Committee)
  • Christopher Banek, PhD
  • David Ellison, MD
  • Yumei Feng, MD, PhD, FAHA
  • Karen Griffin, MD, FAHA
  • Justin Grobe, PhD, FAHA
  • Eric Lazartigues, PhD, FAHA

  • Cameron McCarthy, PhD Liaison, Trainee Advocacy Committee
  • Gary Schwartz, MD
  • Richard Wainford, PhD
  • Stephanie Watts, PhD, FAHA
  • R Clinton Webb, PhD, FAHA
  • Camilla Wenceslau, PhD, MS, FAHA
  • Brandi Wynne, MS, PhD, FAHA

Clinical Practice/Clinical Science Program Subcommittee
Meena Madhur, MD, PhD, FACC, FAHA
Meena Madhur, MD, PhD, FACC, FAHA
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Natalie Bello, MD, MPH, FACC
Natalie Bello, MD, MPH, FACC 
Cedars Sinai
Co- Chair

  • Marwah Abdalla, MD
  • George Bakris, MD
  • Nisha Bansal MD, MAS
  • Jan Basile, MD
  • Jennifer Brown, MD
  • Robert M. Carey, MD, MACP, FRCP, FRCPI, FAHA
  • John Dodson, MD, MPH
  • William Elliott, MD. PhD
  • Keith C. Ferdinand, MD, FACC, FAHA, FASPC, FNLA

  • Lama Ghazi, MD, PhD
  • Karen A. Griffin, M., FAHA, FASN, FACP
  • Alan L. Hinderliter, MD
  • Luke Laffin, MD
  • James M. Luther, MD, MSCI
  • Raj Padwal, MD
  • Kristi Reynolds, PhD, MPH, FAHA, FACE 
  • Benjamin M. Scirica, MD, MPH
  • Elaine Urbina, MD, MS
  • Brandi Wynne, PhD, FAHA
  • Eugene Yang, MD, FACC

Primary Care Track Program Subcommittee
Stephen P. Juraschek, MD, PhD, FAHA
Stephen P. Juraschek, MD, PhD, FAHA, AHSCP-CHS
Harvard Medical School
Valy Fontil, MD
Valy Fontil, MD
NYU Langone Health

  • Jan Basile, MD
  • Michael Bloch, MD
  • Shari Bolen, MD, MPH
  • Adam Bress, PharmD, MS
  • Alexander Chang, MD, MS
  • Jennifer Cluett, MD
  • Yvonne Commodore-Mensah, PHD, MHS, RN
  • Rhonda Cooper-DeHoff, PharmD, MS 
  • Dave L. Dixon, PharmD, FACC, FAHA, FCCP, FNLA, BCACP, CDCES, CLS

  • Brent Egan, MD
  • Naomi Fisher, MD
  • Beverly B. Green, MD, MPH
  • Ian Kronish, MD, MPH
  • Aisha Langford, MPH, PhD
  • Joshua Samuels, MD, MPH
  • Anthony Viera, MD
  • Hilary K. Wall, MPH 
  • Steven A Yarows, MD, FACP, FASH


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Childcare is available for children between the ages of 6 months and 12 years.

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