Research Meeting Summaries
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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.
Committed to its mission of conducting and supporting research that addresses the health needs of all sectors of the nation’s population, the Division of Lung Diseases, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute of the National Institutes of Health (NHLBI/NIH) seeks to identify issues that impact the training and retention of underrepresented individuals in the biomedical research workforce, assess the effectiveness of its current approaches, and subsequently improve its strategies toward achieving this goal.
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.
To apply recent advances in sleep/circadian sciences to approaches leading to the development of biomarkers for studies of sleep/circadian function, point of care diagnosis of related sleep disorders, and assessing the risk of associated diseases of the heart, lung, blood, and aging.
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.
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.
In August 2014, a working group identified research needs in the area of cancer-related thrombosis.