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Kidney Week

Translational Session

Stress and Origins of Hypertension, Including the Robert W. Schrier, MD, Endowed Lectureship

October 24, 2020 | 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Location: Simulive

Session Description

Hypertension is a multifaceted disease with many origins in adulthood. However, the origins of hypertension are also influenced from the lifespan through development, childhood, and adolescence. This session provides current knowledge on these origins of hypertension throughout the lifespan.

ASN gratefully acknowledges Otsuka America Pharmaceutical, Novartis, Astellas Pharma US, and several individuals for support of the Robert W. Schrier, MD, Endowed Lectureship.

Learning Objective(s)

  • Describe the novel origins of hypertension
  • Discuss potential strategies for prevention of lifespan hypertension

Learning Pathway(s)

  • Hypertension and CVD


  • Jennifer M. Sasser, PhD
  • Michael E. Seifert, MD, MS


  • Lifespan Hypertension Risk and Birth with One Kidney
    10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    Michiel F. Schreuder, MD, PhD 
  • Early Life Stress, Vascular Function, and Hypertension Risk
    11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    Jennifer S. Pollock, PhD 
  • How the Unknown Unknowns Cause Increased Peripheral Vascular Resistance: The Robert W. Schrier, MD, Endowed Lectureship
    11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    Friedrich C. Luft, MD, FASN
  • Translational Advances in Pediatric Hypertension
    12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
    Bonita E. Falkner, MD, APN