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Annual Meetings

Apr. 19 2013 (Fri)

The Pulse of Asia in 2013 : Grand Ballroom (2F), Grand Hilton Seoul, Korea
07:00- Registration

Breakfast workshop:
Technique to Detect Vascular Aging from Bench to Clinic

Chair : Ick Mo CHUNG (Korea), James SHARMAN (Australia)
20' Technique to Detect Vascular Aging from Bench Jae Ryong KIM (YoungNam Univ., Korea)
20' Technique to Detect Vascular Aging in Clinic Michael O’ROURKE (Univ. of New South Wales,Australia)

Panel Discussion : Kwang-il KIM, Young Soo LEE (Korea), Jiguang Wang (China)

08:30-09:00 Opening: POA2013 Seoul Byung Hee OH (President of Pulse of Asia Society)
Dong Joo OH (President of KSC)
09:00-10:00 Session I. Vascular Physiology Chair :Jong-Won HA (Korea), Bo FERNHALL (USA)
20' Does Resistance Exercise Training Cause Premature Vascular Aging? Bo FERNHALL (Univ. of Illinois at Chicago ,USA)
20' Can Aerobic Fitness Attenuate Age-Related Vascular Dysfunction? Sae Young JAE (Univ. of Seoul, Korea)
20' Erythrocyte - Blood Vessel Wall Interactions Oguz K. BASKURT (Koc Univ. School of Medicine, Turkey)
10:00-10:20 Coffee Break

Session II. Vascular Aging and Calcification (with NAAS)

Chair : Raymond TOWNSEND (USA) , Chung Il NOH (Korea)
15' Aging Begets Arterial Calcification Edward LAKATTA (Nat'l Institute of Health, USA)
20' Mechanism of Vascular Calcification: Discovery of 'Vascular Calcifying Progenitor Cells' Hyo-Soo KIM (Seoul Nat'l Univ., Korea)
20' Diabetes and CKD: Partners in Premature Vascular Aging Raymond TOWNSEND (Univ. of Pennsylvania, USA)
15' Role Of Micro RNA in Hypertension and Vascular Aging Hae Young LEE (Seoul Nat'l Univ., Korea)

Plenary session I

Chair : Byung Hee OH (Korea) , Kazuyuki SHIMADA (Japan)
20' High Intraluminal Pressure Increases Vascular Inflammation Jaye CHIN-DUSTING (Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute, Australia)
20' Prediction of Coronary Events: What works? Philip GREENLAND (Northwestern Univ., USA)
20' Methodological and Therapeutic Aspect. Quantitative vs Qualitative Assessment of BP Yutaka IMAI (Tohoku Univ., Japan)

Luncheon & Satellite Session (Fukuda-Denshi Company)

Chair : Jong Chun PARK , Jin Won JEONG (Korea)
20' Cardio-Ankle Vascular Index (CAVI) and Its Clinical Applications as for a Vascular Function Kohji SHIRAI (Toho Univ.)
20' Reference and Normal (vs. abnormal) Values for Arterial Stiffness Jeong Bae PARK (Kwandong Univ., Korea)

Featured Moderator Poster Session I (BS)
Moderator: Moo Yong RHEE (Korea) , Jun TAO (China)


Session III. Vascular Imaging (with ASCI)

Chair :Tae-Hwan LIM (Korea), Kee Sik KIM (Korea)
15' The Latest Advances in CT Hardware and Software Whal LEE (Seoul Nat'l Univ., Korea)
20' Flow Imaging by Phase-contrast MR and Computational Fluid Dynamics Ming-Ting WU (Nat'l Yang Ming Univ., Taiwan)
15' Multimodality Evaluation of Cerebral Blood Flow Sang Il CHOI (Seoul Nat'l Univ., Korea)
20' Age-Dependency of LV End-Systolic Elastance and Arterial Elastance Using 3D Echocardiography in Healthy Subjects Masaaki TAKEUCHI (Univ. of Occupational and Environmental Health, Japan)

Panel Discussion : Dong-Eog KIM, Yong Jin KIM, Kye Hun KIM (Korea)

15:30-16:00 Coffee Break / Featured Moderator Poster Session II (PS)
Moderator: Hyeon Chang KIM, Hae Ok JUNG (Korea)

Session IV. Vascular Diagnostics: Satellite Symposium - Up-To-Dated Research

Chair : Alberto AVOLIO (Australia), Ho-Joong YOUN (Korea), Yuhei KAWANO (Japan)
15' MR Application on Aortic Flow Characterization Jongmin LEE (Kyungpook Nat'l Univ. ,Korea)
15' Cardio-Ankle Vascular Index Could Reflect Plaque Burden Shigeo S HORINAKA (Dokkyo Medical Univ., Japan)
15' Japanese Circulation Society Guidelines for Practical Use of Brachial-Ankle PWV Masanori MUNAKATA (Tohoku Rosai Hospital, Japan)
15' Targeted Central Blood Pressure Lowering: the LOWCBP Trial James SHARMAN (Univ. of Tasmania, Australia)
15' Endothelial Function Yukihito HIGASHI (Hiroshima Univ., Japan)
15' Prognostic Significance of Central Hemodynamics with the Focus on Stroke Yan LI (Vascular Evaluation Center, China)
15' White Coat Hypertension Is More Risky Than Pre-hypertension: Important Role of Arterial Wave Reflections Chen-Huan CHEN (Nat'l Yang-Ming Univ., Taiwan)
15' Panel Discussion : Seung Woo PARK (Korea) , Lucas VAN BORTEL (Belgium), Hirofumi TOMIYAMA (Japan)
18:00-20:00 Welcome Reception (All)
& Faculty Dinner (Invited)


Apr. 20 2013 (Sat)

The Pulse of Asia in 2013 : Grand Ballroom (2F), Grand Hilton Seoul, Korea
07:00- Registration

Breakfast workshop:
BP Variability ? Understanding and Implication in Clinic

Chair : Cheol Ho KIM (Korea), Yutaka IMAI (Japan)
20' Blood Pressure Variability: Pathophysiology and Relation to Cardiovascular Disease Yuhei KAWANO (Nat'l Cerebral and Cardiovascular Center, Japan)
20' BP Variability ? Implication in Clinic Jinho SHIN (Hanyang Univ., Korea)

Panel Discussion : Dong Soo KIM, Soo-Joong KIM, Ki Chul SUNG (Korea), Takayoshi OHKUBO (Japan)

09:00-10:00 Best 5 Orals Chair : Jun KWAN (Korea), David QUEK (Malaysia)
Judge: Dong-Woon KIM, Sung Kee RYU (Korea), Rashid RAHMAN (Malaysia), Piyamitr SRITARA (Thailand), Hung_I YEH (Taiwan)
12' Derivation and Validation of Diagnostic Thresholds for Central Blood Pressure Measurements Based on Long-Term Cardiovascular Risks Hao-min Cheng (Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taiwan)
12' Four-limb Blood Pressure as Predictors of Mortality in Elderly Chinese Chang-Sheng SHENG (Shanghai Jiaotong Univ., China)
12' Arterial Stiffness and Wave Reflections in Young and Older Patients with Isolated Diastolic Hypertension Fang-Fei WEI (Shanghai Jiaotong Univ., China)
12' The Associations of N-Terminal Pro B-Type Natriuretic Peptide with Day-By-Day Blood Pressure or Heart Rate Variability in a General Population: The Ohasama Study Michihiro SATOH (Tohoku Univ., Japan)
12' A Pharmacoepidemiologic Study of the Effects of Fimasartan on Cardiovascular Events and Metabolic Syndrome in Patients with Hypertension Changsoo KIM (Harvard Medical School, USA)
10:00-10:30 Coffee Break / Featured Moderator Poster Session III (D)
Moderator: Chang Gyu PARK (Korea) , Piyamitr SRITARA (Thailand)

Extraordinary Lifetime Contribution to Arterial Hemodynamics

Chair : Namsik CHUNG (Korea), Michael O’ROURKE (Australia)
30' Reality of Aging Viewed from the Arterial Wall Edward LAKATTA (NIH, USA)

Special Guest Lecture

30' Salt, Obesity and Hypertension Toshiro FUJITA (Univ. of Tokyo, Japan)

Plenary session II

Chair : Young Moo Ro (Korea) , Zhaosu WU (China)
20' Ventricular Arterial Coupling in Aging Namsik CHUNG (Yonsei Univ., Korea)
20' Central Hemodynamics as a Key to Understand Brain Damage (Stroke, Cognitive Decline) in Hypertension Stephane LAURENT (Paris Descartes Medical School, France)
20' Decreasing Predictive Value of Pulse Wave Velocity in the Elderly Jiguang WANG (Jiao Tong Univ., China)

Luncheon & Expert Panel Discussion (Boryung Pharm)
" Angiotensin Receptor Blocker (ARB): Yesterday, Today and Our Tomorrow! "

Chair :Jeong Bae PARK (Korea), Stephane LAURENT (France)
10' Yesterday and Today: hypertension and blood pressure: where is ARB? Dong-Ju CHOI (Seoul Nat'l Univ., Korea)
10' Tomorrow : hypertension and vascular and metabolic abnormality: ARB is better? Jeong Bae PARK (Kwandong Univ., Korea)

Panel Discussion : Jiguang WANG (China), Takayoshi OHKUBO (Japan), Raymond TOWNSEND (USA), Chen-Huan CHEN (Taiwan)


Featured Moderator Poster Session IV (CS-1)
Moderator: Byoung Kwon LEE (Korea) , Masanori MUNAKATA (Japan)


Session V. Therapeutics & Clinical Trials (with Artery Society)

Chair : Kee Sik KIM (Korea), Lucas VAN BORTEL (Belgium)
15' Is It Feasible to Use Central Blood Pressure Screening for Antihypertensive Therapy in Subjects with High Normal Blood Pressure (Sub-CHINOM Study)? Xiong Jing JIANG (Peking Union    Medical College, China)
20' Arterial Remodeling in Hypertension: Is It Reversible? Pharmacological Evidence Stephane LAURENT (Paris Descartes Medical School, France)
15' CAVI as a Predictor of Coronary Artery Disease Piyamitr SRITARA (Mahidol Univ., Thailand)
15' Pulse Wave Velocity and Central Pressures in Offsprings of Diabetics and Hypertensives A. Rashid A RAHMAN (Cyberjaya Univ., Malaysia)
20' Novel and Classical Methods for Measuring Arterial Stiffness and Pulse Wave Reflection: Predictive Values Lucas VAN BORTEL (Ghent Univ. Hospital, Belgium)
15' Are All Beta Blockers the Same in Terms of Reduction of Central Blood Pressure? Sung Ha PARK (Yonsei Univ., Korea)

Panel Discussion : Raymond TOWNSEND (USA) , Seung Hwan LEE (Korea), Hung_I YEH (Taiwan), Hongyu WANG (China)

16:00-16:30 Coffee Break / Featured Moderator Poster Session V (CS-2)
Moderator : Mi-Seung SHIN (Korea), Chen-Huan CHEN (China)

Session VI. Vascular Aging and Its Perspective

Chair : Shung Chull CHAE (Korea) , Akira YAMASHINA(Japan)
20' IgG4-related Periaortitis: A New Clinical Spectrum in Oldies Duk-Kyung KIM (Sungkyunkwan Univ., Korea)
20' Vascular Aging and Pulsatile Function of Large Conduit Arteries Alberto AVOLIO (Macquarie Univ., Australia)

Future meetings and Award Presentation

5' 2013 Artery Society Lucas VAN BORTEL(President, Artery Society)
5' North American Artery (NAA) Society Raymond TOWNSEND (President, NAA Society)
5' POA 2014 Athens Akira YAMASHINA (Chair, POA 2014 Athens)
5' Journal PULSE Jeong Bae PARK (Kwandong Univ., Korea)
5' Best Presentation Award Byung Hee OH (President, Pulse of Asia Society)
5' Closing Remark Kee Sik KIM (Chair, Organizing Committee of POA 2013)
17:40-18:00 General Business Meeting



Featured Moderator Poster Session
Apr. 19 2013 (Fri)
13:30-14:00 Featured Moderator Poster Session I (BS)
Moderator: Moo Yong RHEE (Korea) , Jun TAO (China)
7' Abnormal Deformation of Endothelial Cells in Atherosclerotic Blood Vessels Eunseok SEO
7' Cystein-Rich Angiogenic Protein 61 Promotes Vascular Smooth Muscle Cell Calcification Via Metalloproteinase Activation Hae Young LEE
7' Vascular Calcifying Progenitor Cells Possess Bidirectional Differentiation Potentials and Regulate Ectopic and Atherosclerotic Calcification Hyun Ju CHO
7' Arterial Stiffness and Wave Reflections in Relation to Plasma Advanced Glycation End Products in a Chinese Population Qi-Fang HUANG
15:30-16:00 Featured Moderator Poster Session II (PS)
Moderator: Hyeon Chang KIM, Hae Ok JUNG (Korea)
7' Lower Leg Muscle Mass is Associated with Augmentation Index but not with Brachial Blood Pressure in an Elderly Population. Seung won LEE
7' Risk of the Metabolic Syndrome in Normal BMI Korean in Prospective Cohort Study Juneyoung YOON
7' Difference of Central Hemodynamic Parameters According to the Gender in General Population Hae Young LEE
7' Blood Hematocrit Level and Carotid Artery Intima Media Thickness in Men Sae Young JAE
Apr. 20 2013 (Sat)
10:00-10:30 Featured Moderator Poster Session III (D)
Moderator: Chang Gyu PARK (Korea) , Piyamitr SRITARA (Thailand)
7' A New Device, Enclosed Zone Flow-Mediated Vasodilation (ezFMD), is Useful for Assessment of Endothelial Function Masato KAJIKAWA
7' Impact of Diabetes Duration on the Severity and Extent of Coronary Atheroma Burden and Long-Term Clinical Outcome: Analysis by 128-Channel Coronary CT Angiography in Asymptomatic Diabetic Patients Jin Jin KIM
7' Comparison of Accuracy of Three Methods for Measuring Central Systolic Blood Pressure with A Brachial Pressure Waveform Hao-Min CHENG
7' The Effect of Mitral Regurgitation and Cardiac Fibrosis on Ventricular Remodeling and Exercise Capacity in a Murine Model of Left Ventricular Pressure Overload Kyung- Hee KIM
13:30-14:00 Featured Moderator Poster Session IV (CS-1)
Moderator: Byoung Kwon LEE (Korea) , Masanori MUNAKATA (Japan)
7' Arterial Stiffness/Central Hemodynamics, Renal Function, and the Development of Hypertension Hirofumi TOMIYAMA
7' Effects of Aging on Ascending Aortic Flow Waveform Michael O'ROURKE
(Australia )
7' The Mechanical Properties of Common Carotid Artery Accessed by Speckle Tracking were Associated with Ventricular Dysfunction and Incident Heart Failure Hao-Min CHENG
7' Different Clinical and Angiographic Characteristics according to Vessel Size in Patients undergoing Acetylcholine Provocation Test Se Yeon CHOI
16:00-16:30 Featured Moderator Poster Session V (CS-2)
Moderator : Mi-Seung SHIN (Korea), Chen-Huan CHEN (China)
7' A Randomized Controlled Study to Effects of Bisoprolol and Atenolol on Sympathetic Nervous Activity and Central Aortic Pressure in Patients with Essential Hypertension Weijun ZHOU
7' Widened Pulse Pressure in True Resistant Hypertension: An Observation from the Chinese Ambulatory and Home Blood Pressure Registry Yuan-Yuan KANG
7' The Parasympathetic Activity Modulating Arterial Stiffness is Associated with Orthostatic Hypotension Dai-Yin LU
7' Effects of Nifedipine and Valsartan versus High Dose Monotherapy on Central Hemodynamics in Patients with Inadequately Controlled Hypertension : FOCUS study Jeong Bae PARK
  Official evaluation time for all Posters (in Paper Form) : 13:30-14:00, April 19 and 20, 2013  
  All Poster Presentation and Featured Moderator Poster Session Judge:  
  James Sharman, Chen-Huan Chen, Masanori Munakata, A. Rashid A. Rahman, Sang Chol Lee, Ju Han Kim  
  Prize (5 persons) ; l from Best Oral, 2 from M. Poster, 2 from Poster