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21st EARINO PRE-CONFERENCIAL SEMINAR

34th Annual Panhellenic Medical Congress - 20-24 May 2008

Antihypertensive treatment in 2008: What should we change?

Program

09.10-09.15 Welcome - Opening
G. Stergiou
09.15-10.35 1st SESSION
09.15-10.15 ROUND TABLE
Common mistakes in antihypertensive drug treatment
Chairmen: T. Mountokalakis, E. Varsamis
  • IN DIABETES MELLITUS
    M. Elisaf
  • IN RENAL DISEASE
    D. Vlahakos
  • IN HEART DISEASE
    D. Papadogiannis
  • IN ACUTE CEREBROVASCULAR DISEASE
    K. Vemmos
10.15-10.35 Discussion
10.35-11.40 2nd SESSION
10.35-11.25 ROUND TABLE
New techniques for the assessment of large arteries damage: Application in clinical practice
Chairmen: I. Lekakis, D. Papadogiannis

CHARACTERISTICS OF THE AVAILABLE TECHNIQUES - WHAT DO THE GUIDELINES RECOMMEND
C. Vlahopoulos

PULSE WAVE VELOCITY AND AORTIC COMPLIANCE
T. Papaioannou

CENTRAL BLOOD PRESSURE - REFLECTED BLOOD PRESSURE WAVES
A. Protogerou

HOW TO APPLY IN CLINICAL PRACTICE
C. Vlahopoulos

11.25-11.40 Discussion
11.40-12.00 Coffee Break
12.00-13.30 3rd SESSION
Three critical questions for clinical practice: Answers from April 2008 data
12.00-12.30 QUESTION - 1
ACE inhibition, angiotensin receptor blockade or their combination?
Results of the only trial designed to answer this question with 25,000 patients and 4.5 years follow-up
Chairman: N. Karatzas
Data presentation: S. Voyaki
Comments: A. Karagiannis
Discussion
12.30-13.00 QUESTION - 2
Combination of renin-angiotensin system blockers with calcium channel blockers or diuretics?
Results of the only trial designed to answer this question with 11,500 patients and 3.5 years follow-up

Chairman: K. Siamopoulos
Data presentation: K. Tsioufis
Comments: A. Efstratopoulos
Discussion
13.00-13.30 QUESTION - 3
Benefit and harm of antihypertensive treatment in patients older than 80 years:
Results of the only trial designed to answer this question with 3,850 patients and 2 years follow-up

Chairman: K. Vemmos
Data presentation: T. Makris
Comments: E. Varsamis
Discussion
13.30-14.00 Lunch Break
14.00-15.30 4th SESSION
15.00-16.00 ROUND TABLE
2008 Practice Guidelines of the Hellenic Society for the Study of Hypertension:
Discussion of barriers in their application in clinical practice -
Which barriers are due to hypertension per se, which to the patient and which to the physicians
Chairmen: G. Stergiou, A. Achimastos
  • BLOOD PRESSURE EVALUATION, DIAGNOSTIC PROBLEMS
    N. Zakopoulos, I. Avramopoulos
  • DETECTION OF HIGH RISK HYPERTENSIVES
    K. Tsioufis, E. Varsamis
  • ESSENTIAL INVESTIGATION
    C. Vlahopoulos, D. Vlahakos
    ANTIHYPERTENSIVE DRUG MONOTHERAPY AND COMBINATIONS
    A. Karagiannis, E. Andreadis
  • DIFFICULT, RESISTANT AND URGENT HYPERTENSION
    A. Efstratopoulos, K. Vemmos
  • OPTIMAL BLOOD PRESSURE CONTROL AND LONG-TERM COMPLIANCE
    T. Makris, D. Papadogiannis

The 4th session will be recorded and published.

EARINO CONFERENCE
PREVIOUS YEARS

1st SEMINAR - 1988
Treatment of hypertension:
Up-to-date
2nd SEMINAR - 1989
Hypertension - Theory and practice
3rd SEMINAR - 1990
Antihypertensive pharmacotherapy
4th SEMINAR - 1991
Secondary hypertension
5th SEMINAR - 1992
Individualized pharmacotherapy
in hypertension
6th SEMINAR - 1993
Problems in hypertension management
7th SEMINAR - 1994
Management of hypertension: Practice guidelines
8th SEMINAR - 1995
Hypertension in the elderly
9th SEMINAR - 1996
Hypertension in women -
Drug induced hypertension
10th SEMINAR - 1997
Hypertension: implementation
of evidence in clinical practice
11th SEMINAR - 1998
Hypertension management 1998
12th SEMINAR - 1999
Hypertension management
in clinical practice
13th SEMINAR - 2000
New directions
in antihypertensive pharmacotherapy
14th SEMINAR - 2001
Hypertension: Case studies -
Problems in diagnosis and treatment
15th SEMINAR - 2002
Hypertension:
New issues and challenges
16th SEMINAR - 2003
Hypertension 2003:
New data and guidelines
17th SEMINAR - 2004
Hypertension 2004:
Strategy for management
in special conditions
18th SEMINAR - 2005
Hypertension 2005
19th SEMINAR - 2006
Hypertension 2006: Answers to Theoretical and Practical Questions
20th SEMINAR - 2007
Hypertension 2007: New evidence for the selection of the optimal treatment and the achievement of optimal control
21st SEMINAR - 2008
Antihypertensive treatment in 2008: What should we change?
LAST SEMINAR