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8:15 a.m. Welcome from Co-Chairs
Dr. C. Lenfant
Dr. J. Cutler
[both Bethesda, USA]

Session 1A - Chair: Dr. J. Cutler

8:30 a.m. The spectrum of hypertension research and its application Dr. C. Lenfant
9:00 a.m. Molecular genetics of hypertension and its complications Dr. D. Arnett
[Minneapolis, USA]
9:30 a.m. Models of hypertension and its complications Dr. H. Jacob
[Milwaukee, USA]

Session 1B - Chair: Dr. P. Velletri
[Bethesda, USA]

10:20 a.m. Central and peripheral nervous system and blood pressure Dr. A. Loewy
[St. Louis, USA]
10:50 a.m. Integrative physiology: renin-angiotensin aldosterone system as an example Dr. S. Oparil
[Birmingham USA]
11:20 a.m. Discussion Panel #1 Drs. Arnett, Jacob, Loewy, Oparil
11:50 a.m. LUNCH  

Session 2 - Chair: Dr. E. Roccella
[Bethesda USA]

1:00 p.m. Medical treatment: evidence from clinical trials Dr. S. MacMahon
[Sydney, Australia]
1:30 p.m. Adherence to medical treatments Dr. J. Dunbar-Jacob
[Pittsburgh, USA]
2:00 p.m. Medical treatment: translation to practice Dr. J. Wright
[Cleveland, USA]
2:30 p.m. Discussion panel #2 Drs. Dunbar-Jacob, MacMahon, Wright

Session 3 - Chair: Dr. J. Cutler

3:20 p.m. Psychosocial factors in etiology, prevention, and control Dr. T. Pickering
[New York, USA]
3:50 p.m. Blood pressure levels in and across populations Dr. J. Stamler
[Chicago, USA]
4:20 p.m. Discussion panel #3 Drs. Pickering, Stamler
4:50 p.m. Closing remarks Dr. Cutler
5:00 p.m. ADJOURNMENT  

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