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Research Meeting Summaries
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At a joint NHLBI and FDA workshop in May 2015, participants proposed research and policy priorities to address the risk of thrombosis in patients with ventricular assist devices.
On March 25-26, 2015, the NHLBI sponsored a meeting on the state of the science in transfusion medicine on the NIH campus in Bethesda. The goal of this meeting was to identify important research questions that could be answered in the next 5-10 years and that have the potential to transform the clinical practice of transfusion medicine.
In January 2015, a working group recommended steps that can be taken to create a network of data about congenital heart defects.
In September 2014, a working group heard presentations on scientific evidence that sex is a major determinant for the development and progression of cardiovascular disease. Afterward, the group recommended actions that can be taken to promote more research into the impact of sex on cardiovascular health.
In August 2014, a working group identified research needs in the area of cancer-related thrombosis.
The Division of Lung Diseases of the NHLBI convened a workshop on September 25-26, 2014, to identify needed research to advance the targeted delivery of drugs and imaging probes for preventing and treating lung diseases.
During this November 2014 teleconference, federal agencies provided updates on their efforts to improve understanding, treatment, and awareness of COPD.
The NHLBI convened this November 2014 workshop to discuss the results of recent research on the effects of inorganic nitrate and nitrite on the cardiovascular system.
In September 2014, a working group identified challenges in the development and application of technologies for in-home care for older adults and those with chronic disabilities and recommended research priorities to advance the development of these technologies.