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Programme


FRIDAY, 2 MARCH 2012

TIME

DESCRIPTION

VENUE

18:30 – 20:30

Director’s Meeting

Cape Sun (Paarl Room, 2nd Floor)


SATURDAY, 3 MARCH 2012

TIME

DESCRIPTION

PRESENTER

07:30 – 16:30

Registration Open

VOC Foyer, 3rd Floor, Cape Sun

07:30 – 20:00

Exhibition Open

VOC Foyer & VOC North, 3rd Floor, Cape Sun

 

SESSION 1
Congress Opening

VOC South, 3rd Floor, Cape Sun
Chairs: Prof Krisela Steyn, Prof Alta Schutte

08:30 – 08:35

Welcome and Opening

Prof Gavin Norton, President of the Southern African Hypertension Society

08:35 – 09:20

The New South African Hypertension Guidelines

Prof YK Seedat

09:20 – 10:20

BP Measurement – Why, How, When and Where?

Prof Eoin O’Brien

10:20 – 10:50

TEA BREAK

 

 

SESSION 2
What the Hypertension Practitioner Needs to Know About:

VOC South, 3rd Floor, Cape Sun
Chairs:  Prof YK Seedat, Prof Gavin Norton

10:50 – 11:10

Practical Lifestyle Changes

Dr Vash Mungal-Singh

11:10 – 11:30

eGFR and Micralbuminuria

Prof Yosuf Veriava

11:30 – 12:00

Blood Pressure in Pregnancy

Prof John Anthony

12:00 – 12:30

Management of Type 2 Diabetes

Prof Willie Mollentze

12:30 – 13:00

BREAK

 

13:00 – 14:00

LUNCH TIME SYMPOSIUM:
Optimal Combination Therapy for Hypertension

Prof Neil Poulter
(Sponsord by Servier)

 

SESSION 3
What the Hypertension Practitioner Needs to Know About:

VOC South, 3rd Floor, Cape Sun
Chairs:  Prof Angela Woodiwiss, Prof Yusuf Veriava

14:00 – 14:30

Difficult to Control BP

Prof Henry Krum (sponsored by Medtronic)

14:30 – 14:55

Important Drug Interactions

Prof Lionel Opie

14:55 – 15:20 Detection of LVH and Diastolic Dysfunction Prof Gavin Norton

15:20 – 15:45

TEA BREAK

 

 

SESSION 4
What the Hypertension Practitioner Needs to Know About:

VOC South, 3rd Floor, Cape Sun
Chairs:  Brian Rayner, Yvonne Trinder

15:45 - 16:15

Practical Management of Severe Hypertension

Prof John Milne

16:15 – 16:35

The Evaluation of the Young Hypertensive

Prof Brian Rayner

16:35 – 16:55 Common and less common adverse effectsof antihypertensives Dr Yvonne Trinder
17:00 – 17:45

NOVO NORDISK SPONSORED SYMPOSIUM:
Getting to the Root of Diabetes and the effect of GLP-1 on the Cardiovascular System

Prof Wolfgang Schmidt (sponsored by Novo Nordisk)

17:45 – 20:00

COCKTAIL PARTY IN THE EXHIBITION AREA

Sponsored by Novo Nordisk

18:30 – 20:30

SAHS Executive Committee Meeting

Cape Sun (2nd Floor, Paarl Room)

 

SUNDAY, 4 MARCH 2012

TIME

DESCRIPTION

PRESENTER

07:30 – 16:00

Registration Open

VOC Foyer, 3rd Floor, Cape Sun

 

SESSION 1

Chairs: Prof Brian Rayner,
Prof Yosuf Veriava

08:30 – 09:15

Overview of the NICE Guidelines

Prof Neil Poulter (sponsored by Servier)

09:15 – 09:30

Comparisons of NICE and SA Guidelines

Prof Gavin Norton

09:30 – 09:40

Discussion

 

09:40 – 10:10

Prescribing Drugs is not Enough;  BP Control is What Matters

Prof Eoin O’Brien

10:10 – 10:20

OP1 - Is There an independent Relationship between a High-Normal Blood Pressure and Target Organ Changes in a Community Sample of African Ancestry?

Dr Hendrik L Booysen, University Of the Witwatersrand (CPGRU)

 

10:20 – 10:30

OP2  - From optimal blood pressure to hypertensive status over 5 years: What are the predictors in an African population?

Prof Alta Schutte, Hypertension in Africa Research Team (HART), North-West University

10:30 – 11:00

TEA BREAK

 

 

SESSION 2

Chairs: Dr Shirley Middlemost, Prof John Milne

11:00 – 11:30

Drugs for the Heart 2012

Prof Lionel Opie

11:30 – 12:00

The Heart in Hypertension

Prof Angela Woodiwiss

12:00 –12:10

OP3 - Potential Mechanisms that Account for Obesity-Related Decreases In Left Ventricular Diastolic Function

Dr Carlos David Libhaber, Cardiovascular Pathophysiology and Genomics Research Unit, School of Physiology

12:10 – 12:20

OP4 - The Most Reliable Electrocardiographic Criteria for Left Ventricular Hypertrophy in a Predominantly Obese African Population

Dr Fabian Maunganidze, Cardiovascular Pathophysiology and Genomics Research Unit, University of the Witwatersrand

12:20 – 12:30

OP5 - Homocystine inhibits y+L arginine transport in human umbilical vein endothelial cells without affecting y+ transport

Dr Marieta Nel, Surgery, Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand

12:30 – 13:10 Poster Viewing

In Exhibition Hall, 3rd Floor, Cape Sun
Poster presenters to be available at their poster

13:10 – 14:10

LUNCH SYMPOSIUM
New Oral Anticoagulation in Atrial Fibrillation: Efficacy and Time in Therapeutic Range (TTR)

Dr JL Van Zyl
(Sponsored by Bayer)

14:10 – 14:15 Break  

 

SESSION 3

Chairs: Dr Piers Stead, Prof Alta Schutte

14:15 – 14:45

BP Variability:  Are we Faced with a New Target for Treatment?

Prof Eoin O’Brien

14:45 – 15:15

Beyond Brachial BP – What is the Role of Large Artery Stiffness and Central BP in Clinical Practice?

Prof John Cockcroft

15:15 – 15:45

Diuretics – What is the Best Choice?

Prof Neil Poulter (sponsored by Servier)

15:45 – 16:15

TEA BREAK

 

 

SESSION 4

Dr Ike Okpechi, Prof Angela Woodiwiss

16:15 – 16:25

OP6 - A comparison of the hypertension prevalence and quality of care in the urban black population of Cape Town between 1990 and 2008/09

Dr Nasheeta Peer, Medical Research Council

16:25 – 16:35

OP7 - Ambulatory central aortic systolic pressure in South African CKD-5D patients

Dr Robert Freercks, Division of Nephrology and Hypertension, University of Cape Town and Groote Schuur Hospital

16:35 – 16:45

OP8 - Intra-familial Aggregation and Heritability of Aortic Pulse Pressure and Pressure Augmentation in a Community with a High Prevalence of Uncontrolled Hypertension.

Dr Michelle Redelinghuys, Cardiovascular Pathophysiology and Genomics Research Unit, School of Physiology, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand

16:45 – 16:55

OP9 - Contribution of Circulating Angiotensinogen Concentrations to Variations in Aldosterone and Blood Pressure in a Group of African Ancestry Depends on Salt Intake.

Dr Frederic S Michel, University of the Witwatersrand

16:55 – 17:05

OP10 - The five year cardiometabolic changes in treated versus never-treated HIV infected black South Africans: the PURE study

Dr Carla Fourie, HART, North-West University

17:15 – 18:30

SAHS AGM

 

19:30 – late

Congress Dinner

 

 

MONDAY, 5 MARCH 2012

TIME

DESCRIPTION

PRESENTER

07:30 – 16:00

Registration Open

VOC Foyer, 3rd Floor, Cape Sun

 

SESSION 1

Chairs: Prof YK Seedat
Prof Kriela Steyn

08:30 – 09:00

Sympathetic Nervous System Activation in the Pathogenesis of Hypertension

Prof Henry Krum
(sponsored by Medtronic)

09:00 – 09:45

Vascular Aging:  Causes and Consequences

Prof John Cockcroft
(Sponsored by AtCor Medical & Shalom Laboratories)

09:45 – 10:40

Industry Sponsored Symposium:
The Role of Renal Sympathectomy in the Management of Resistant Hypertension

Prof Henry Krum
(sponsored by Medtronic)

10:40 – 11:10

TEA BREAK

 

  SESSION 2 Dr Martin Mpe
Dr Geof Bihll

11:10 – 11:40

New Era for Non-Communicable Disease (NCD) Policy – the UN Summit on NCDs

Prof Krisela Steyn

11:40 – 12:10

NCD Policy for the Western Cape

Dr Tracey Naledi

12:10 – 12:40

Why are we Losing the Battle Against Obesity?

Prof Vicki Lambert

12:40 – 13:10

The Role of the Nurse Practitioner in Control of NCDs in the Primary Care Setting

Dr Lara Fairral

13:10 – 14:10

LUNCH

 

 

SESSION 3

Chairs: Prof Gavin Norton, Dr Pravin Manga

14:10 – 14:40

Why do Black Patients Respond Better to CCBs and Diuretics?

Prof YK Seedat

14:40 – 15:10

Stroke in Africa

Prof Albertino Damasceno

15:10 – 15:40

The Importance of Mineralocorticoid-Related Hypertension in South Africa

Prof Brian Rayner

15:40 – 16:00

CLOSING SESSION:
Awarding of Prizes for Best Oral and Best Poster Presentation
Announcements
Future Directions of SAHS

 

 

LIST OF POSTERS

PRESENTER AUTHOR'S AFFILIATION TITLE POSTER NUMBER

Prof Angela J Woodiwiss

From the Cardiovascular Pathophysiology and Genomics Research Unit, Schools of Physiology and Medicine

Relative Roles of Aortic Augmentation and Forward Wave Pressures Across the Adult Lifespan in a Community with a High Prevalence of Uncontrolled Hypertension.

PP1

Prof Gavin R Norton

From the Cardiovascular Pathophysiology and Genomics Research Unit, Schools of Physiology and Medici

Validity of Radial Late Systolic Shoulder-Derived Aortic Pressures and Relations with Target Organ Changes Independent of Brachial Pressure.

PP2

Prof Gavin R Norton

From the Cardiovascular Pathophysiology and Genomics Research Unit, School of Physiology, Faculty of

Is There an Independent Relationship between Mild (Grade I) Hypertension and Target Organ Changes in Urban, Developing Communities of African Ancestry?

PP3

Dr Muzi Maseko

Lecturer

Are Obesity-Related Conventional Cardiovascular Risk Factors Associated with Atheroma Formation in Urban, Developing Communities of African Descent

PP4

Dr Megan Borkum

Groote Schuur Hospital, University of Cape Town

Inestigation of ambulatory blood pressure profile and the prevalence of CKD parameters in healthy HIV positive patients, pre- and post HAART

PP5

Dr Aletta Esterhuyse

University of the Witwatersrand

Acute moderate intensity exercise decreases central pressures in mild hypertensives.

PP6

Prof Brian Rayner

UCT

Dietary intervention in black subjects with mild to moderate hypertension does not alter nocturnal dipping status

PP7

Dr Bryan Hodson

University of Witwatersrand

Gender-Specific Effects of Adrenergic-Induced Adverse Cardiac Remodelling in Spontaneously Hypertensive Rats.

PP8

Dr Adriaan Vermooten

Medipark

A 6 month study evaluating the compliance of patients treated with a fixed dose combination anti-hypertensive therapy, Exforge (amlodipine/valsartan) in South Africa. (The EXCEED South African Survey)

PP9

Dr Marieta J Nel

Surgery, Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand

Non-linear modeling of cationic amino acid uptake into HUVEC and ECV304 cells allows distinction between transporters

PP10

Dr Marieta J Nel

Surgery, Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand

Modeling of Cellular Arginine Uptake by More Than One Transporter

PP11

Dr Neil Burman

HealthSpan Research Foundation;

RESERPINE+AMILOZIDE STILL THE FIRSTLINE DRUG THERAPY OF COMMON HYPERTENSION

PP12

Dr Ruan Kruger

Hypertension in Africa Research Team (HART); North-West University, South Africa

NT-proBNP is associated with fibulin-1 in Africans: the SAfrEIC study

PP13

Prof Alta E Schutte

Hypertension in Africa Research Team (HART), North-West University

Carotid cross-sectional wall area is significantly associated with leptin levels, independent of body mass index: the SABPA study

PP14

Dr Vernice R Peterson

Cardiovascular Pathophysiology and Genomics Research Unit, School of Physiology, Wits University

Determinants of Circulating Angiotensinogen Concentrations in an Urban, Developing Community of African Ancestry.

PP15

Dr Azari Golamreza

University of social welfare and rehabilitation sciences

Pilot study: Two Response Groups among Young Prehypertension Cases to Autohypnosis

PP16

Dr H Denis Solomons

Haematopathologist

Hypertension in women of childbearing age

PP17

 

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