2023 James Horner DVP - SPRINT Ahead

Memphis, TN US
September 22, 2023


James H. Horner was a medical student who died shortly before his expected graduation from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. His medical degree was awarded posthumously in June 1988. Dr. Horner’s family established this distinguished professorship in his name “to promote education, compassion, and academic excellence in the practice of medicine”. Join us as we welcome expert speakers who will discuss hypertension guidelines and treatment.

Target Audience

Internal Medicine Physicians, Family Medicine Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, Residents/Fellows, Nurses, and Medical Students

Learning Objectives


  • Describe the various guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of hypertension
  • Identify the importance of lifestyle factors in managing and controlling hypertension
  • Define the first, second, and subsequent line treatment options for patients with hypertension


This lecture is designed to provide interactive educational activities that discuss complicated case scenarios that have been shown to improve participant application of evidence based medicine for patients with hypertension.  Providing a format for adult learning that includes lectures, case-based studies, an interactive question and answer session, collaborative sharing of patient care issues, and networking with other healthcare professionals has shown to  improve participant knowledge and competency.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 3.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 3.00 Attendance
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
09/22/2023 - 11:30am CDT
Event ends: 
09/22/2023 - 3:40pm CDT
 James H. Horner, MD DVP Lecture - SPRINT Ahead - An Update in HypertensionFriday, September 22, 2023
11:30 AM - 12:25 PMLunch 
12:25 PM - 12:30 PMIntroduction / Opening RemarksKaren C. Johnson, MD, MPH
12:30 PM - 1:30 PMACC / AHA Hypertension Guidelines and Treating Under-controlled Blood Pressure (BP)Jackson T. Wright, MD, PhD
1:30 PM - 2:15 PMSPRINT and BP MeasurementKaren C. Johnson, MD, MPH
2:15 PM - 3:00 PMHow to Treat HypertensionWilliam Cushman, MD
3:00 PM - 3:30 PMPanel Discussion (Including all 3 speakers) 
3:30 PM - 3:40 PMClosing Remarks and AdjournmentKaren C. Johnson, MD, MPH
 Total CME3 hours
Memphis - Mooney Building
875 Monroe Avenue
Room 201
Memphis, TN 38163
United States

2023 James H. Horner Distinguished Visiting Professor

Jackson T. Wright, MD, PhD

Program Director, William T. Dahms Clinical Research Unit and Director Clinical Hypertension Program
UH Cleveland Medical Center Professor Emeritus, CWRU School of Medicine


Jackson T. Wright, MD, PhD, FACP, FASH, FAHA is Professor of Medicine and Program Director of the William T. Dahms MD Clinical Research Unit at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center. Also, he is Director of the Clinical Hypertension Program in the Division of Nephrology and Hypertension. He received both his MD and PhD (Pharmacology) from the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Wright completed his Internal Medicine residency at the University of Michigan. He is board certified in Internal Medicine and received subspecialty board certification in Clinical Pharmacology. 

Dr. Wright’s primary research interest is in the clinical pharmacology of antihypertensive and cholesterol lowering agents, especially in minority populations. He has published extensively in this area (over 300 articles, book chapters, and abstracts) and served on many national and international advisory panels. 

Dr. Wright was selected for service on the three latest U.S. national hypertension guideline panels. He co-chaired the treatment section for the previous joint National Committee on Prevention, Detection, Evaluation, and Treatment of  High Blood Pressure, served on the panel that generated the 2014 U.S. hypertension guideline report, and currently serves on the hypertension guideline panel convened by the American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology. 

Available Credit

  • 3.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 3.00 Attendance
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