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June 10, 2016

The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) convened a working group of multidisciplinary researchers on June 10, 2016, in Bethesda, MD to share current scientific knowledge regarding the role of microbiota in blood pressure regulation, and to explore and identify scientific gaps and challenges.

The working group is responsive to NHLBI Strategic Plan Objectives 1, 2, 3, and 4.

June 6, 2016 to June 7, 2016

To support a transition towards a precision medicine approach to treatments, the NHLBI in partnership with the Cardiovascular Medical Research and Education Fund (CMREF) organized a workshop to address the barriers, gaps and opportunities to applying precision medicine to PVD including pulmonary hypertension. The workshop generated recommendations to the NHLBI for future research priorities in this area in line with NHLBI Strategic Vision Goals.

May 16, 2016 to May 17, 2016

The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, in partnership with the National Cancer Institute and Office of Disease Prevention, convened a Working Group in Bethesda, Maryland, to discuss the feasibility of and provide recommendations for testing the effects of a Mediterranean dietary pattern on cardiovascular and other disease morbidity and mortality in adults in the United States in a large lower-cost trial.

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.
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