13th Asian-Pacific Congress of Hypertension
06 - 08 October 2017
Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre


Day 1: Friday (6 October 2017)

Date/Time Programme
0800 - 2000 Registration
  Room 331 (Level 3) Room 336 (Level 3)
0830 - 1130 APSH Executives' Meeting ISH Mentorship Programme
ISH YIA Oral Presentation
Poster Presentation
1130 - 1230

Tea Break (Level 3, Foyer 5)
Council Meeting

  Hall 406 CX (Level 4)
1230 - 1400 Lunch Symposium Sponsored by OMRON
(Hall 406 CX, Level 4)

Prof Kazuomi Kario (Japan)
1415 - 1515 Opening Ceremony
1530 - 1630

Keynote Session
(Hall 406 CX, Level 4)

Role of AT1 Angiotensin Receptors in Hypertension and End-Organ Damage
Prof Thomas Coffman (Singapore)

The Urgent Need to Reduce Salt Intake in the Asia Pacific Region
Prof Graham MacGregor (United Kingdom)

1630 - 1830 Welcome Reception @ Exhibition Area (Hall 405 EX, Level 4)

Day 2 : Saturday (7 October 2017)

Date/Time Programme
0800 - 1700 Registration
  Hall 406 CX (Level 4) Hall 406D (Level 4) Room 334 (Level 3) Room 335 - 336 (Level 3)
0800 - 0830

'How to' Session
Measurement of BP

Arterial Stiffness and Lack of Dipping Phenomenon in Hypertension - Its Effect on Cardiovascular Mortality
Dr Ashish Anil Sule (Singapore)

Meet the Experts Session
Treating Difficult Hypertension

What Causes Hypertension?
Using the Rare to Understand the Common
A/Prof Roger Foo (Singapore)

  Meet The Expert
0830 - 1000

Plenary Session 1
(Hall 406 CX, Level 4)

AGEing of the Arteries: The Bitter Legacy of Hyperglycaemia
Prof Merlin THOMAS (Australia)

Interactions between Hypertension, Biomarkers and Outcomes in Heart Failure
Prof Mark A Richards (Singapore)

Prof Mark Caulfield (United Kingdom)

1000 -1030 Tea Break (Poster Presentations : 10:30 to 12:00 Hrs)
1030 -1200 Oral Presentation 1 Oral Presentation 2 Oral Presentation 3

Allied-Health Track
Theme 1: Multidisciplinary, Collaborative and Team-based Models of Care

Telehealth Monitoring of Blood Pressure
Ms Margaret Choong (Singapore)

Multidisciplinary Approach in Chronic Disease Management
- Boon or Bane?
Dr Keith Tsou (Singapore)

Drug-Related Problems with Antihypertensive Medications - Experience from A Medication Therapy Management Clinic
Ms Nancy Yong (Singapore)

1200 - 1330 Sponsored
Lunch Symposium 2
Lunch Symposium 3
(A Menarini Asia-Pacific)
1330 - 1500

Symposium A
Epidemiology of Hypertension

Hypertension Using the Korean National Health Insurance Service Cohort Study
Prof Park Sungha (South Korea)

Hypertension in Thailand
Prof Apichard Sukonthasarn (Thailand)

Differences between Eastern and Western Countries in Hypertension
Prof Kim Cheol-Ho (South Korea)

Symposium B
Thresholds and Targets - Choice of Medication

Changing BP Targets: Eminence vs. Evidence-based
Prof A Rashid A Rahman (Malaysia)

ACCORD and SPRINT - What to do Next?
Dr Titus Lau (Singapore)

BP Control in Heart Failure - What to do?
Asst Prof Chai Ping (Singapore)

Symposium C
Resistant Hypertension

Issues Regarding the Definition of Resistant Hypertension
Dr Venkata Ram (United States of America)

Renal Artery Stenting for Hypertension - Where are we now?
Dr Julian Wong (Singapore)

Use of Central Blood Pressure Monitoring in Managing Hypertension
Prof Chen Huan Chen (Taiwan)

Allied-Health Track
Theme 2: Non-Pharmacological Management of Hypertension

Theory of DASH Diet (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension)
Ms Wei Lin Quek (Singapore)

Exercise: A Drug-Free Approach to Prevention and Management of Hypertension
Ms Sarah Goh (Singapore)

Managing Hypertension - A Traditional Chinese Medicine’s Perspective
Ms Alexia Chua Yu Chun (Singapore)

1500 -1530 Tea Break (Poster Presentation)
1530 - 1700

Symposium D
Complications of Hypertension & Special Groups

Pathophysiology of Preeclampsia
Dr Lynn Gomez (Philippines)

Hypertension in Low-Middle Income Countries
Prof Tazeen Jafar (Singapore)

BP Targets and Management in Acute Stroke
A/Prof Vijay Sharma (Singapore)

Symposium E
Prevention of Hypertension

Potassium Prevents Hypertension and Heart Disease
Prof Trefor Morgan (Australia)

The DASH Study
Dr Debajyoti Roy (Singapore)

Hypertension and Kidney Function Decline
Prof Chia Yook Chin (Malaysia)

Symposium F
Controversies & Future Trends

Salt Tax Policies to Impact the Hypertension Epidemic
Prof Joanne Yoong (Singapore)

What should be the BP Target in An Asian Population for Stroke Prevention?
Dr N V Ramani (Singapore)

Hypertension and Cognitive Function
Dr Yuda Turana (Indonesia)

Allied-Health Track
Theme 3: Blood Pressure Variability and Its Optimal Control

Blood Pressure Variability and Its Optimal Control
Prof Kazuomi Kario (Japan)

Evaluation and Management of Orthostatic Hypotension
Ms Selina Cheong (Singapore)

Drug Selection for BP Control in Different Disease States
Dr Ian Phoon (Singapore)

1930 - 2100 APCH 2017 Dinner (Gardens by the Bay)

Day 3: Sunday (8 October 2017)

Date/Time Programme
0800 - 1700 Registration
  Hall 406 CX (Level 4) Room 335 - 336 (Level 3) Room 335 (Level 3)
0800 - 0830

Meet the Experts Session B1
Hypertension Urgencies & Emergencies

Management of Aortic Dissection
Dr Andrew Choong (Singapore)

Meet the Experts Session B2
Secondary Hypertension -
Obstructive Sleep Apnea Obesity: Causative Mechanisms

HTN to Rule Out OSA - True or False
A/Prof Khoo See Meng (Singapore)


0830 - 1000

Plenary Session 2
Seeing the Sodium in Humans: A New Link to Cardiovascular Disease
Prof Jens Titze (Singapore)

Recent Clinical Trials and Their Impact on the Management of Hypertension in East Asia
Prof Zhang Yuqing (China)

Updated Concepts in Hypertensive Retinopathy
Prof Wong Tien Yin (Singapore)

1000 - 1030

Tea Break
1030 - 1200

Symposium G
Hypertension Guidelines

How to do An Asian-DASH Diet?
Ms Pek Yee Chow (Singapore)

Guidelines on Managing Resistant Hypertension

Controversies: Guidelines on BP Goals in CKD - For Kidney Function or Mortality?
Prof Tazeen Jafar (Singapore)

Symposium H
Updates & Trends

Retinal Imaging Technology in Hypertension
Prof Wong Tien Yin (Singapore)

PCSK-9 inhibitors: Do LDL targets matter?
Prof Peter SEVER

Sleep BP is the Most Important Determinant of Cardiovascular Complications
Prof Trefor Morgan (Australia)

APCH-KSH Symposium

1200 - 1330 Sponsored
Lunch Symposium 4
Lunch Symposium 5
Lunch Symposium 5
1330 - 1400 APSH Invited Lecture
Dr Low Lip Ping (Singapore)
1400 - 1500 Selected Oral Presentation for Young Investigator Award
1500 - 1530 Tea Break
1530 - 1600

Lecture by ISH President
Prof Neil Poulter (United Kingdom)

1600 - 1625 Lecture by APSH president
Prof Vernon Oh (Singapore)
1625 - 1645

Conferment of Best Poster Award, Young Investigator Award and APSH Best Oral Presentation Award
Conferment of 3 SHS Young Investigator Awards
Presentation of Certificate to Retiring Executive Members and President

1645 - 1650 Hand over of flag to China
"14th Asian-Pacific Congress of Hypertension 2018"
1650 - 1700 Presentation of invitation to the APSH meeting in Beijing 2018
by the Chinese Hypertension League, Beijing, China
  Closing Ceremony

Programme subject to change without prior notice.