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April 5, 2016 to April 6, 2016
On April 5-6, 2016, the NHLBI, DHHS/OASH, and FDA sponsored a meeting on Scientific Priorities in Pediatric Transfusion Medicine at NHLBI in Bethesda, MD. The goal of this meeting was to identify important research questions that could be answered in the next 5-10 years, and which would have the potential to transform the clinical practice of pediatric transfusion medicine.
September 25, 2015

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is the third leading cause of all deaths in the U.S., the most recent available data showing it was the primary cause of death for >76,000 women and >68,000 men 45 and over in 2013 (CDC Wonder accessed on September 24, 2015).

September 15, 2015 to September 16, 2015

The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) convened a working group meeting consisting of experts in multi-level intervention research on September 15 and 16, 2015. The purpose of the meeting was to provide recommendations that would be useful for designing and implementing multi-level interventions that target hard-to-reach, high risk or vulnerable populations and communities.

June 29, 2015

On June 29-30, 2015, the NHLBI, with co-funding from the NIH Office of Disease Prevention, sponsored a workshop in Bethesda, Maryland, on Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Disease and the Emergence of e-cigarettes. The goal of the meeting was to identify specific gaps in existing research evidence that, if closed, would clarify the acute and chronic pulmonary and cardiovascular health effects of e-cigarette use.

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