Program 2019-06-24T19:14:03+00:00


This is a preliminary program, subject to change.

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

18:00 – 18:30 Opening Remarks

Dr. Nadia Khan: President & Chair of Board of Directors
Mr. Don Iveson: Mayor of Edmonton
Drs. Alan Bell & Robert Gros: Canadian Hypertension Congress Chairs
Dr. Ross Tsuyuki: Scientific Program Committee Chair

18:30 – 19:30 Keynote Lecture

When Celebrity Culture & Science Clash

Dr. Timothy Caulfield

19:30 – 21:30 President’s Reception & Poster Session

Thursday, September 26, 2019

7:45 – 8:45 Hypertension Canada’s Annual General Meeting & Award Presentations with Continental Breakfast
09:00 – 10:30 Hypertension Canada Award Lectures

Jacques de Champlain New Investigator Award Lecture
Protein Folding in Hypertension, Regulator of the Blood Vessel
Dr. Jeffrey Dickhout

Senior Investigator Award Lecture
Dr. John Floras

George Fodor Award Lecture
Dr. Denis Drouin

10:30 – 11:00 Networking & Health Break
11:00 – 12:30 Update on the Activities of Chair in Hypertension Prevention & Control

Dr. Janusz Kaczorowski

CIHR Chair Symposium

Optimising the Development of Behavioural Interventions: Qualitative & Quantitative Methods & the Incorporation of Patients & Stakeholders

Dr. Claudi Gemme

Antihyperglycemic Agents & Reducing CV Risk: Practical Application of Diabetes Canada’s Clinical Practice Guidelines

Dr. Peter Senior

+ 3 Oral Abstracts

Gestational Hypertension/ISSHP Canada

Postpartum Hypertension Management

Dr. Laura Magee

Postpartum Cardiovascular Risk Assessment

Dr. Kara Nerenberg

+ 2 Oral Abstracts

12:30 – 13:00 Rapid Fire

3 x 10 minutes

13:00 – 14:30 Lunch Symposium
14:30 – 16:00 Effects of SGLT2 Inhibitors on Blood Pressure & Other Cardiovascular Risk Factors

Dr. Lorraine Lipscombe

Investigating Putative Targets for the Direct Cardiac Effects of SGLT2 Inhibitors at the Whole Heart, Cellular & Molecular Levels

Drs. Peter Light & David Cherney

Natriuretic Peptide Receptors as Novel Targets for Atrial Fibrillation in Ang II Induced Hypertension

Dr. Robert Rose

Central Control of Salt Sensitivity & BP

Dr. Richard Wainford

+ 2 Oral Abstracts

Gestational Hypertension/ISSHP Canada

New 2019 Canadian Guideline for Physical Activity throughout Pregnancy

Dr. Michelle Mottola

Metabolic Alterations Associated with Preeclampsia

Dr. Julie Lavoie

+ 2 Oral Abstracts

16:00 – 16:30 Networking & Health Break
16:30 – 18:00 Stroke Best Practices Recommendations

Dr. Michael D. Hill

Hypertension in Lacunar Small Vessel Disease & its Relationship to Inflammation

Dr. Glen Jickling

+ 2 Oral Abstracts

Hypertension in Patients with CKD

Dr. Branko Braam

Evaluating the Efficacy of Primary Aldosteronism Therapy

Dr. Gregory Hundemer

+ 2 Oral Abstracts

Perinatal Nephron Programming is not so Sweet in Maternal Diabetes

Dr. Shao-Ling Zhang

+ 4 Oral Abstracts

18:00 – 19:00 Poster Session

Mix & Mingle Reception

19:00 Dinner on Own

Friday, September 27, 2019

07:45 – 08:45 Breakfast Symposium
09:00 – 10:30 The Real Challenges Primary Care Faces in the Management of Hypertension
Dr. Richard Lewanczuk (Physician), Ms. Ada Vanderheide (Patient), & Ms. Lonni Johnson (Pharmacist)
10:30 – 11:00 Networking & Health Break
11:00 – 12:00 Addressing Current NCD Epidemics Through Improved Community Environments

Dr. Karen Lee

Beyond Traditional Screening: How to ‘Case Find’ Those Who Need Our Help

Dr. Yazid Al Hamarneh

+ 1 Oral Abstract

Control of Hypertension in Autoimmune Conditions

Dr. Fakhreddin Jamali

+ 2 Oral Abstracts

Pressure from the Bugs Within: Microbiomic & Metabolomic Contributions to Hypertension

Dr. Bina Joe

+ 2 Oral Abstracts

12:00 – 12:30 Rapid Fire

3 x 10 minutes

12:30 – 14:00 Lunch Symposium
14:00 – 15:00 Hypertension & the Older Patient

Dr. Dave Hogan

Practical Tips for Cardiovascular Prevention in the Elderly

Dr. Michelle Graham

+ 1 Oral Abstract

BP Thresholds & Targets: Challenges & Controversies

Dr. Raj Padwal

Role of 24-hour Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring in Diagnosis & Management of Hypertension

Dr. Marcel Ruzicka

Home Blood Pressure Measurement: Advantages & Opportunities for Optimization

Dr. Jennifer Ringrose

New Dietary Guidance for Canada: The 2019 Canada’s Food Guide

Dr. JoAnne Arcand

Evidence for Diets: Popular Dietary Programs for Weight & Cardiovascular Risk Reduction

Dr. Bradley Johnston

+ 1 Oral Abstract

15:00 – 15:30 Networking & Health Break
15:30 – 16:30 Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Dr. John Floras

+ 2 Oral Abstracts

Atrial Fibrillation Guideline Rapid Review

Dr. Jason Andrade

Canadian Cardiovascular Society Antiplatelet Guidelines Antithrombotic Management of Patients with Atrial Fibrillation & Coronary Artery Disease

Dr. Alan Bell

2018 CCS/CAIC Focused Update of the Guidelines for the Use of Antiplatelet Therapy: Duration of Dual Antiplatelet Therapy

Dr. Margaret Ackman

Dietary Sodium: Facts & a
Call to ActionDr. Norm Campbell

+ 2 Oral Abstracts

16:30 – 17:30 Poster Session

Mix & Mingle Reception

17:30 Dinner on Own

Saturday, September 28, 2019

07:45 – 08:45 Breakfast Symposium
09:00 – 10:00 2020 Hypertension Canada Guidelines Overview
Drs. Doreen Rabi & Stella Daskalopoulou
10:00 – 10:30 Networking & Health Break
10:30 – 11:30

Improving Hypertension Care & Outcomes. How can Implementation Science Help?

Drs. Jeremy Grimshaw, Noah Ivers & Justin Presseau

Treatment of Hypertension in End Stage Renal Disease

Dr. Anna Mathew

Proteinuria as a Surrogate Outcome

Dr. Lonnie Pyne

Young Investigator Forum Programming
11:30 – 12:00 Rapid Fire

3 x 10 minutes

12:00 – 13:30 Lunch Symposium
13:30 – 14:30 Gender Bias in Medicine & What Hypertension Canada is Doing About It

Dr. Doreen Rabi

The Need for Explaining ‘Sex’ to Clinical Practioners

Dr. Colleen Norris

Young Investigator Forum Programming
14:30 – 14:45 Networking & Health Break
14:45 – 15:45 The Canadian Dyslipidemia Guidelines Update

Dr. Glen Pearson

Does Bedtime Dosing of Antihypertensives Improve Mortality or Morbidity?

Dr. Scott Garrison

Resistant Hypertension

Dr. Karen Tran

Hypertensive Emergency vs Urgency: When to send your Patient to ER

Dr. Ann Bugeja

Young Investigator Forum Programming
15:45 Congress Ends