Basic/Clinical Science Session

Developmental Origins of Hypertension

November 08, 2019 | 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM

Location: 202, Walter E. Washington Convention Center

Session Description

This session provides new information on how developmental programming causes hypertension and cardiovascular disease in adulthood. Presentations focus on the roles played by the sympathetic nervous system, transgenerational programming that affects nephron deficiency, low birth weight and hypertension, and renin-producing cells in nephron development.

Learning Objective(s)

  • Discuss mechanisms by which hypertension is mediated by adverse pregnancy and intrauterine growth restriction
  • Describe the role that the sympathetic nervous plays in the programming of hypertension

Learning Pathway(s)

  • Hypertension and CVD
  • Development and Pediatrics


  • Jennifer S. Pollock, PhD
  • Jennifer C. Sullivan, PhD