Practitioners in areas related to hypertension and other
cardiovascular diseases as well as academic generalists should be interested in
a recording of the Webcast of a recent NHLBI-sponsored scientific conference
entitled, "Hypertension: From Gene to Community". It is available at
the following Web address:
The one-day conference occurred on August 25, 2000, as a satellite
symposium to the International Society of Hypertension 18th Scientific Meeting.
The co-chairmen of the symposium were Dr. Claude Lenfant, Director of NHLBI,
and Dr. Jeffrey Cutler, Director of the Clinical Applications and Prevention
Program, Division of Epidemiology and Clinical Applications, NHLBI.
In addition to a keynote talk by Dr. Lenfant, the conference highlights nine
speakers covering the broad spectrum of hypertension research and its
application, in which NHLBI has major involvement, from molecular genetics to
public health. Topics and speakers include:
- Medical Treatment: Evidence from Randomized Trials - Stephen MacMahon
- Adherence to Medical Treatment - Jacqueline Dunbar-Jacob, Ph.D., R.N.
- Medical Research: Translation into Clinical Practice - Jackson T. Wright,
Jr., M.D., Ph.D.
- Psychological and Social Factors in Etiology, Prevention, and
Control-Thomas Pickering, M.D., D.Phil.
- Molecular Genetics of Hypertension and its Complications - Donna K. Arnett,
- Hypertension and Associated End Organ Damage - H.J. Jacob et. al.
- Peripheral and Central Regulation of Cardiovascular Functions - Arthur D.
- The Renin-Angiotensin-Aldosterone System in Hypertension and Target Organ
Damage - Suzanne Oparil, M.D.
- Blood Pressure Levels in and Across Populations - Jeremiah Stamler, M.D.
The Webcast requires RealPlayer software and 33 kbps bandwidth to view.