Franz Gross Symposium

Franz Gross Symposium
11 December 2013
Location: Erbdrostenhof, Salzstraße 38, in Münster

Organized by the Deutsche Hochdruckliga e.V. DHL® – Deutsche Gesellschaft für Hypertonie und Prävention, Heidelberg, in cooperation with the German Institute for High Blood Pressure Research (DIB), Berlin.
This symposium, held on the occasion of the 37. Scientific Congress of the Deutsche Hochdruckliga e.V. DHL® in Münster, Germany, commemorates the 100th birthday of Franz Gross, co-founder of the DHL® and pioneer of hypertension research. It is open for anyone and free of charge.
The various scientific presentations are mostly held by friends, colleagues and disciples of Franz Gross. They will provide an overview on the decisive early days of hypertension research in particular with respect to the Renin-Angiotensin-Aldosterone system, the domain of Franz Gross‘ research activities, but will also cover current RAAS- and non RAAS-related hypertension and cardiovascular research including latest developments.

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8.30 – 8.50 Arrival and welcome
8.50 – 9.00 Introduction by Th. Unger
9.00 – 10.30 Renin
Chair: M. Paul, M. Schalekamp
9.00 – 9.30 Franz Gross: Pioneering RAAS Research
P. Corvol, Paris
9.30 – 10.00 Renin and erythropoietin producing cells of the kidney – two sides of the same coin
A. Kurtz, Regensburg
10.00 – 10.30 A novel murine model for metastatic glucagonoma
K. Gross, Buffalo
10.30 – 11.00 Discussion and coffee break
11.00 – 12.30 RAS basics
Chair: J. Ménard, U. Wenzel
11.00 – 11.30 Genetic aspects of the RAS
F. Soubrier, Paris
11.30 – 12.00 RAS and cardiac remodeling
Y. Pinto, Amsterdam
12.00 – 12.30 Protective RAS
U. Steckelings, Odense
12.30 – 13.30 Discussion and lunch buffet
13.30 – 15.00 HT and immune mechanisms unrelated to the RAAS
Chair: G. Schultz, M. de Gasparo
13.30 – 14.00 cGMP/cGMP kinase signaling in the cardiovascular system
F. Hofmann, München
14.00 – 14.30 Albumin is involved in blood pressure regulation
U. Hilgenfeldt, Heidelberg
14.30 – 15.00 Acetyl-Ser-Asp-Lys-Pro (Ac-SDKP), a Tetrapeptide:
Role in TOD, Hypertension, and Inflammation
O. Carretero, Detroit
15.00 – 15.30 Discussion and coffee break
15.30 – 17.00 Population studies and clinical trials
Chair: M. Stoll, K. Hofbauer
15.30 – 16.00 Franz Gross and beyond: Non-Communicable diseases at the World Health Summit
D. Ganten, Berlin
16.00 – 16.30 Clinical trials in the RAAS
H. Mann, München
16.30 – 17.00 Clinical trials with antihypertensives in children
W. Rascher, Erlangen
17.00 – 18.00 Aldosterone and salt
Chair: J. Peters, U. Kintscher
17.00 – 17.30 BK channel for flow-induced- and aldosterone-mediated K+secretion
P. Ruth, Tübingen
17.30 – 18.00 Aldosterone and Aldosteronism revisited
GP. Rossi, Padova
18.00 – 18.10 Concluding remarks
19.00 – 19.30 Drinks