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Live Continuing Medical Education Conference Hosted by Continuing Education Company Inc. Presents "What's Your Definition of Hypertension?" for Primary Care Physicians

Palm Coast, FL (PRWEB) April 02, 2013

A live Continuing Medical Education Conference (CME) hosted by Continuing Education Company Inc. presented "What's Your Definition of Hypertension?" which was a lecture specifically formulated for primary care physician education.

Considered a leader in live continuing medical education CME conferences, Continuing Education Company Inc. is an independent, non-profit, 501 (c)(3) continuing medical education organization who has been developing and presenting continuing medical education programs for over 21 years. Their mission is to develop and provide educational opportunities to improve the skills and knowledge of medical and healthcare professionals by offering American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) accredited CME lectures, symposia, and conferences. Their educational activities are developed with the guidance of Continuing Education Company’s Curriculum Advisory Committee. The committee is comprised of physicians, pharmacists, educators who have extensive clinical and CME experience.

Continuing Education Company Inc. hosted the 7th Annual Primary Care CME Spring Conference from March 25, 2013 to March 29, 2013 at the Hammock Beach Resort in Palm Coast, Florida. Among the many topics especially formulated for family physician, primary care and internal medicine physicians, physician assistants and nurse practitioners, was "What's Your Definition of Hypertension?" presented by Matthew R. Weir, MD. Dr. Weir is attending physician and Director of the Division of Nephrology in the Department of Medicine at the University of Maryland Hospital, Baltimore. He is also Professor of Medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Dr. Weir's primary research interests include the use of antihypertensive therapy for the treatment of diabetic nephropathy, hypertensive renal injury in African Americans and preventing allograft nephropathy in transplant recipients.

Dr. Weir's presentation discussed the primary care physician's definition of hypertension and how they should approach treatment. He discussed environmental influences in hypertension and why blood pressure is not constant. The risk of higher blood pressure in the morning and how it can lead to Mls and strokes is temporally related to the early morning rise in blood pressure when first assuming the upright position was considered an important "pearl" that the doctors should share with their patients. Dr. Weir also reviewed the regulatory systems that remain the major target of antihypertensive drugs. "Dr. Weir presented a very informative and succinct discussion on what is happening in the hypertensive field today as it relates to the primary care physician." said Barbara Lyons, VP of Continuing Education Company Inc.

Dr. Weir will also be presenting at Continuing Education Company's 21st Annual Primary Care Conference July 1-5, 2013 along with many other lecturers who are considered experts in their field. Registration for this event is available at Continuing Education Company's website,

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