2015 Hypertension Research Day


The E. Eric Muirhead Hypertension Research Day (HRD) was first held in 1987 as a symposium honoring Dr. E. Eric Muirhead, commemorating his numerous contributions to  hypertension research and the medical community; since then, it has grown into an annual special event.  The HRD program provides front-line information in cardiovascular research, stimulating collaboration and leading us to new ideas for research, treatment, and drug design.  This year, four outstanding speakers will present the cutting-edge clinical and basic science lectures indicated on the program.  The HRD has been approved for continuing medical education credit and is open to all health science professionals and students.


The E. Eric Muirhead Hypertension Research Day is designed to allow primary care physicians, specialists, health science professionals, and clinical/basic scientists and trainees the opportunity to discuss recent advancements in the field of cardiovascular-renal and hypertension research and its clinical application. This will be accomplished through: 1) attendance at the lectures given by distinguished guest speakers who are frontier leaders in the field and 2) discussions with the lecturers and other participants during and after the presentations.

Upon completion of this activity, the participants should be able to:

  • Identify the current clinical problems in hypertension and kidney diseases, including diabetes and obesity, and discuss strategies for management and prevention
  • Define mechanistic bases for diagnostics and therapeutics for cardiovascular-hypertensive diseases, including metabolic/obesity syndrome
  • Describe the application of physiological, molecular and genomic approaches/tools in hypertension research
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Wednesday, November 18

E.P. and Kate Coleman North Auditorium
A117 Coleman Building
956 Court Avenue
Memphis, TN 38163 Map