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


Programme-at-a-Glance

Day 1: Friday (6 October 2017)

Date/Time Programme
07.30 - 16.00 Registration
  Room 331 (Level 3) Room 332 (Level 3)
08.30 - 11.30 APSH Executives' Meeting

ISH New Investigator Symposium
(0900 - 1300 Hrs)

Mentorship Keynote Presentation
Prof Mark Caulfield (United Kingdom)

ISH YIA Oral Presentations
ISH YIA Poster Presentations
 

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  Tea Break (Level 3, Foyer 5)
11.30 - 12.30 APSH Council Meeting
  Hall 406CX (Level 4)
12.30 - 14.00

Lunch Symposium Sponsored by OMRON Healthcare

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14.15 - 16.30

Opening Ceremony

Guest of Honour

Mr Amrin Amin
Parliamentary Secretary
Ministry of Home Affairs
 
Ministry of Health
Singapore

Keynote Session
Chairpersons:
Prof Trefor Morgan (Australia)

Prof Vernon Oh (Singapore)

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)
 

  Hall 405 EX, Level 4
16.30 - 18.30 Welcome Reception @ Exhibition Area

Day 2 : Saturday (7 October 2017)

Date/Time Programme
07.30 - 16.00 Registration
  Hall 406CX (Level 4) Hall 406D (Level 4) Room 332 (Level 3) Room 335 - 336 (Level 3)
08.00 - 08.30

'How to' Session
Measurement of BP

Chairperson:
Dr Debajyoti Roy (Singapore)

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

Meet the Expert Session
Treating Difficult Hypertension

Chairperson:
Dr Pankaj Handa (Singapore)

A/Prof Roger Foo (Singapore)

What Causes Hypertension? Using the 'Rare'
(Conn's syndrome) to Understand the Common

Dr Troy Puar (Singapore)

   
  Hall 406CX, Level 4
08.30 - 10.00

Plenary Session 1

Chairpersons:
A/Prof Jam Chin Tay (Singapore)
A/Prof Zhang Yuqing (China)

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)

PATHWAY Trials
Prof Mark Caulfield (United Kingdom)
 

10.00 -10.30 Tea Break / Poster Presentation*** (Exhibition Area, Hall 405EX, Level 4)
  Hall 406CX (Level 4) Hall 406D (Level 4) Room 332 (Level 3) Room 335 - 336 (Level 3)
10.30 -12.00

Oral Presentation 1**

Chairpersons:
Prof Merlin Thomas (Australia)
Dr Chee Tek Siong (Singapore)

Oral Presentation 2**

Chairpersons:
Prof Mark Caulfield (United Kingdom),
Dr Akira Wu (Singapore)

Oral Presentation 3**

Chairpersons:
Prof Trefor Morgan (Australia),
Dr Low Lip Ping (Singapore)

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

Chairpersons:
Prof Venkata Ram
(United States of America)
A/Prof Priscilla How (Singapore)

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)

12.00 - 13.30

Lunch Symposium Sponsored by Servier

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Lunch Symposium Sponsored by
A Menarini Asia-Pacific

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13.30 - 15.00

Symposium A
Epidemiology of Hypertension

Chairpersons:
Dr Lynn Gomez (Philippines)
Dr Debajyoti Roy (Singapore)

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 Cheol-Ho Kim (South Korea)
 

Symposium B
Thresholds and Targets - Choice of Medication

Chairpersons:
Prof Chia Yook Chin (Malaysia)
Dr Pankaj Handa (Singapore)

Changing BP Targets: Eminence vs. Evidence-Based
Prof Abdul Rashid (Malaysia)

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

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

Symposium C
Resistant Hypertension

Chairpersons:
Dr Yuda Turana (Indonesia)
Dr Sanmay Low
(Singapore)

Issues Regarding the Definition of Resistant Hypertension
Prof 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

Chairpersons:
A/Prof Vijay Sharma (Singapore)
Dr Ian Phoon (Singapore)

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

15.00 -15.30 Tea Break / Poster Presentation*** (Exhibition Area, Hall 405EX, Level 4)
15.30 - 17.00

Symposium D
Complications of Hypertension & Special Groups

Chairpersons:
Prof Park Sungha (South Korea)
Dr Titus Lau (Singapore)

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

Chairpersons:
Prof Apichard Sukonthasarn (Thailand)

Dr Chai Ping (Singapore)

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

Chairpersons:
Prof Mark A Richards (Singapore)

Dr Julian Wong (Singapore)

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

Chairpersons:
Prof Chen Huan Chen (Taiwan),
Dr Keith Tsou (Singapore)

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)

19.30 - 21.00 APCH 2017 Congress Dinner at Flower Field Hall, Gardens by the Bay

Day 3: Sunday (8 October 2017)

Date/Time Programme
07.30 - 12.00 Registration
  Hall 406CX (Level 4) Room 332 (Level 3) Room 335 - 336 (Level 3)
08.00 - 08.30

Meet the Expert Session B1
Hypertension Urgencies & Emergencies

Chairperson:
Dr Srinivas Subramanian (Singapore)


Management of Aortic Dissection
Dr Andrew Choong (Singapore)

 

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

Chairperson:
Dr Veerendra Chadachan (Singapore)

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

  Hall 406CX (Level 4)
08.30 - 10.00

Plenary Session 2

Chairpersons:
Dr Myeong Chan Cho (South Korea)
Dr Akira Wu (Singapore)

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

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

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

10.00 - 10.30

Tea Break (Exhibition Area, Hall 405EX, Level 4)
  Hall 406CX (Level 4) Room 332 (Level 3) Room 335 - 336 (Level 3)
10.30 - 12.00

Symposium G
Hypertension Guidelines

Chairpersons:
A/Prof Zhang Yuqing (China)
A/Prof Jimmy Teo (Singapore)

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

Guidelines on Managing Resistant Hypertension
Prof Bryan Williams (United Kingdom)

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

APCH-KSH Symposium

Chairpersons:
Dr Myeong Chan Cho (South Korea)
Prof Vernon Oh (Singapore)

Treatment of Low Risk Stage 1 Hypertension
Prof Park Sungha (South Korea)

Postural Variation of Parameters of Arterial Stiffness in Normotensives and Hypertensives on Different Anti-Hypertensive Medications
Dr Ashish Anil Sule (Singapore)

Chairperson:
A/Prof Jam Chin Tay (Singapore)


Metablic Syndrome, NAFLD and Cardiovascular Disease
Dr Ki-Chul Sung (South Korea)

Hypertension - THRESHOLDS & GOALS : ESH-ESC, JNC8, CHEP and NICE Guidelines
Dr Pankaj Handa (Singapore)

Symposium H
Updates & Trends

Chairpersons:
Prof Jens Marc Titze (Singapore)
Dr Srinivas Subramanian (Singapore)

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

PCSK-9 Inhibitors: Do LDL Targets Matter?
Prof Peter Sever (United Kingdom)

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

12.00 - 13.30

Lunch Symposium Sponsored by Pfizer

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  Hall 406CX, Level 4
13.30 - 14.00

APSH Invited Lecture 

Chairperson: A/Prof Jimmy Teo(Singapore)

Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare: The Future is Here
Dr Low Lip Ping (Singapore)

14.00 - 15.00

Selected Oral Presentation for Asian Pacific Society of Hypertension Young Investigator Award (APSH YIA)

Chairperson: A/Prof Jimmy Teo(Singapore)

Judges: Prof Trefor Morgan (Australia), Prof Vernon Oh (Singapore), A/Prof Zhang Yuqing (China)

15.00 - 15.30

Tea Break (Exhibition Area, Hall 405EX, Level 4)

15.30 - 16.00

Lecture by ISH President

Chairperson: Prof Vernon Oh (Singapore)

Prof Neil Poulter (United Kingdom)

16.00 - 1625

Lecture by APSH president
Chairperson: A/Prof Jam Chin Tay (Singapore)

From Knowing to Acting: Where Next for Blood Pressure Control?
Prof Vernon Oh (Singapore)

16.25 - 16.45

Conferment of APSH YIA,
APSH Best Oral Presentation Award,
International Society of Hypertension (ISH) YIA and
Singapore Hypertension Society (SHS) YIA
Presentation of Certificate to Retiring Executive Members and President

16.45 - 16.50

Hand over of flag to China
"14th Asian-Pacific Congress of Hypertension 2018"

16.50 - 17.00

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.
** Refer to Agenda in Congress Mobile App
*** Refer to Abstracts in Congress Mobile App