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Kidney Week

Basic/Clinical Science Session

Hypertension "Hands-On" Management

October 25, 2020 | 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Location: Live-Streamed

Session Description

Hypertension remains one of the most common clinical conditions seen in nephrology practice. This session reviews updates in BP measurement, new information about using genetic variations in selecting antihypertensive drug therapy, and the clinical effects of intensive lowering of blood pressure. New KDIGO hypertension guidelines are also reviewed.

Learning Objective(s)

  • Describe effective strategies for BP measurement in clinical practice
  • Compare the effects of intensive versus standard treatment goals for hypertension

Learning Pathway(s)

  • Hypertension and CVD


  • Michel Chonchol, MD, FASN
  • Paul E. Drawz, MD, MS


  • Role of Home and Ambulatory BP Measurements in the Evaluation of Hypertension
    10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    Jordana B. Cohen, MD, MS 
  • Intensive Management of BP: What More Have We Learned from SPRINT?
    11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    Srinivasan Beddhu, MD
  • Using Novel Technology to Improve BP Control in Large Healthcare Systems
    11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    Alan S. Go, MD
  • KDIGO Guidelines for Hypertension Management in CKD
    12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
    Alfred K. Cheung, MD