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“The Pulse” implies inside knowledge. A person with “his finger on the pulse” is wiser than one who does not.

Annual Meetings

May 22 (Sat.)

The Pulse of Asia in 2010 : Shinagawa Intercity Hall, Tokyo, Japan
17:30-17:45 Opening Remarks Dr. Yuhei Kawano &
Dr. Toshio Ozawa
17:45-19:25 Plenary Session:
New Findings Related to PULSE of Asia 2009-2010
Chairs:Dr. Choon Meng Ting (Singapore), Dr. Yutaka Imai (Japan)
17:45-18:10 In Australia Dr. Alberto Avolio
18:10-18:35 In China Dr. Jiang Xiong Jing
18:35-19:00 In Japan Dr. Kazuyuki Shimada
19:00-19:25 In Korea Dr. Byung Hee Oh
19:45-20:45 Welcome party :Shinagawa Intercity Hall


May 23 (Sun.)

08:30-10:35 Session 1 :
Pulse Wave and Its Reflection in Diseases: Pathophysiology and Management
Chairs:Dr. Hiromi Rakugi (Japan), Dr. Namsik Chung (Korea)
08:30-08:45 Hypertension and Heart Dr. Junichiro Hashimoto (Japan)
08:45-09:00 Exercise and hypertension Dr. James Sharman (Australia)
09:00-09:15 Hypertension and its treatment Dr. Yoshio Matsui (Japan)
09:15-09:30 Panel Discussion
09:30-09:35 Break
Chairs: Dr. Hirotsugu Ueshima (Japan), Dr. Hiromichi Suzuki (Japan)
09:35-09:50 Metabolic syndrome and diabetes Dr.Tai Hing Lam (China)
09:50-10:05 Sleep apnea Dr. In-Young Yoon (Korea)
10:05-10:20 Chronic kidney disease Dr. Tao Wang (Taiwan)
10:20-10:35 Panel Discussion
10:35-10:45 Coffee Break
10:45-11:30 Session 2 :
Invited Lecture
Chair : Dr. Michael O’Rourke (Australia)
Central Blood Pressure in the Management of Cardiovascular Risk: A Paradigm Shift Dr. John Cockcroft (UK)
11:40-12:25 Session 3 :
Lunchon Symposium
Chair : Dr. Yuhei Kawano (Japan)
Pulse wave velocity of central and peripheral arteries in association with cardiovascular disease, risk factors and treatment. Dr. Tetsuo Shoji (Japan)
12:30-13:20 Session 4 :
Poster presentation
Chairs: Dr. Kee Sik Kim (Korea), Dr. Takeshi Horio (Japan),
Dr. Hiroshi Miyashita (Japan), Dr. Hung I Yeh (Taiwan),
Dr. Ho-Joong Youn (Korea), Dr. Junichiro Hashimoto (Japan),
Dr. Katsuhiko Kohara (Japan)
13:25-14:10 Session 5 :
Invited Lecture
Chair : Dr. Toshio Ozawa (Japan)
TBA Dr. Azra Mahmud (Ireland)
14:10-14:15 Break
14:15-15:35 Session 6 :
Collaborated Symposium

Their Clinical Values of the Instruments to assess Pressure Wave and Its Reflection
Chairs : Dr. Kenji Takazawa (Japan), Dr. Kenji Sunagawa (Japan)
14:15-14:32 Keynote(Wave traveling and reflection) Dr. Michael O’Rourke (Australia)
14:32-14:44 Carotid-femoral PWV Dr. Walter   Abhayaratra (Australia)
14:44-14:56 Brachial-ankle PWV Dr. Masanori Munakata (Japan)
14:56-15:08 Central blood pressure and augmentation index Dr. Jeong Bae Park (Korea)
15:08-15:20 Central Blood Pressure Dr. Katsuhiko Kohara (Japan)
15:20-15:35 Panel Discussion
15:35-15:45 Coffee break
15:45-17:00 Session 7 :
The links of the Assessment of Pressure Wave Reflection with Other Non-invasive Methods for the Assessment of Vascular Damage
Chairs : Dr. Akira Yamashina (Japan), Dr. Young Moo Roh (Korea)
15:45-16:00 Ultrasound Dr. Kye Hun Kim (Korea)
16:00-16:15 FMD Dr. Hirofumi Tomiyama (Japan)
16:15-16:30 EndPAD Dr. Sung Ha Park (Korea)
16:30-16:45 Microparticles Dr. Jun Tao (China)
16:45-17:00 Panel Discussion
17:00-17:10 Best Posters Award Presentation
17:10-17:20 Closing Remark