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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.

May 13, 2015

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.

March 24, 2015 to March 25, 2015

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.

September 25, 2014

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.

September 24, 2014 to September 25, 2014

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.

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