Science News for HBPR 2014 Scientific Sessions

September 9–12, 2014 | San Francisco, Calif.

The High Blood Pressure Research Scientific Sessions 2014 takes place in San Francisco from September 9-12, 2014.

SCIENCE NEWS coverage includes video interviews with council and program chairs, awards finalists and winners, and keynote lecturers as well as selected science and statistics related to the topics presented each day of the meeting.

Popular Videos

HPBR 2014 Program Highlights

Greg Fink, PhD, FAHA, Chair of the Council on Hypertension, and Chris Wilcox, MD, PhD, Chair of the 2014 HBPR Program Committee review some of this year's conference highlights.
HPBR 2014 Early Career Perspectives

Greg Fink, PhD, Chair of the American Heart Association Council in Hypertension, asks a number of early career investigator attendees to give their perspectives on the 2014 HBPR Scientific Sessions in San Francisco.

Tuesday's Presentations

  • Keynote Address: Costantino Iadecola, MD, FAHA
  • Exclusive Videos: Keynote address, HPBR 2014 Welcome, Conference Highlights

Wednesday's Presentations

  • Lifetime Achievement Award: Brian J. Morris DSc, PhD, FAHA
  • Top Trainee Oral Abstracts
  • Mineralocorticoid Receptors Mediate Western Diet-Induced Macrophage Polarization and Aortic Stiffness
  • Bbs1 Gene Deletion From the Leptin Receptor Neurons Causes Obesity and Hypertension in Mice

Thursday's Presentations

  • Harry Goldblatt Award Winner and Finalists' Science
  • Seldin Award Lecture: Intrarenal Mechanisms Controlling Potassium and Blood Pressure Homeostasis
  • Harriet Dustan Award Lecture: Protecting the Post-Stenotic Kidney
  • Mutations In Pde3a Explain Mendelian Hypertension With Brachydactyly
  • Toll-like Receptor 2 Signaling Contributes to Cerebrovascular Dysfunction and Decreased Cerebral Blood Flow in Type-1 and Type-2 Diabetes
  • Cytokine-angiotensin II Interplay in Cyclophilin D-mediated Vascular Oxidative Stress and Hypertension

Friday's Presentations

  • The Excellence Award in Hypertension Research Lectures
  • The Lewis K. Dahl Memorial Lecture
  • Angiotensin Converting Enzyme Type 2 Shedding in the Central Nervous System of Hypertensive Patients
  • Reporter Mouse Strain Provides a Novel Look at Angiotensin Type-2 Receptor Distribution in Central Nervous System Cardiovascular Control Centers
  • A Genetic Variant of Human Aldosterone Synthase Gene Causes Salt-Dependent High Blood Pressure in Transgenic Mice
  • Uterine Artery Dysfunction in ACE2 Deficient Mice is Associated with Placental Hypoxia and Reduced Umbilical Flow
  • Interference with Smooth Muscle Peroxisome Proliferator-Activated Receptor-gamma (PPARG) Exacerbates Hypertension and Vascular Dysfunction: Role of TIMP-4