Meeting 1: Committee on Public Health Priorities to Reduce and Control Hypertension in the U.S. Population

When: January 8, 2009 - January 9, 2009 (8:30 AM Eastern)
Where: Keck Center • 500 Fifth St. NW, Washington, DC 20001

Topics Diseases, Public Health
Activity: Public Health Priorities to Reduce and Control Hypertension in the U.S. Population
Board: Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice

10:30 Call to Order
Welcome and introduction of committee and staff, review statement of task
Howard Koh, Chair

10:40 Historical Perspective of Hypertension Control
Dr. Aram Chobanian, President Emeritus, Boston University

11:00 Discussion

11:20 Sponsor Perspective : Presentation of Charge by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Dr. Darwin Larbarthe, Director, Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention, CDC

11:40 Discussion

12:00 LUNCH

12:50 Call to Order

1:00 Current Strategies for Hypertension Education and Control
Dr. Eduardo Ortiz, Senior Medical Officer, NHLBI Lead, Hypertension Guideline Program, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health

1:20 Discussion

1:40 City Health Department Perspective
Dr. Sonia Angell, Director, Cardiovascular Disease Prevention and Control Program, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygeine

2:00 Discussion

2:20 American Heart Association
Dr. Daniel Jones, Herbert G. Langford Professor of Medicine, University of Mississippi School of Medicine and Mr. Mark Schoeberl, Executive Vice President-Advocacy, American Heart Association

2:40 Discussion

3:00 BREAK

3:10 Association of State and Territorial Health Officials
Dr. Susan Cooper, Commissioner of Health in Tennessee

3:30 Discussion

3:50 Opportunity for Public Comment (Sign Up Sheet)

4:05 Adjourn Open Session

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