Please plan to attend the May session of CDC’s Public Health Grand Rounds, “Hypertension: Detect, Connect, Control.” This session will be available via live webcast from CDC headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia on Tuesday, May 21, at 1 p.m. (EDT) at http://www.cdc.gov/about/
Janet Wright, MD, FACC
Executive Director, Million Hearts®
Division of Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention, CDC
“Hypertension: Where Public Health and Clinical Care Intersect”
Peter Basch, MD, FACP
Medical Director, MedStar Million Hearts™
Medical Director, Ambulatory EHR and Health IT Policy
MedStar Health, Columbia, MD
“What a Large Health System Can Do to Improve Hypertension Control”
Michael Rakotz, MD
Director of Population and Virtual Health. Northwestern Memorial Physicians Group
Former Vice Chair for Quality, Department of Family Medicine, North Shore University Health System, Northwestern University
“Improved Detection of Hypertension Using Electronic Screening Algorithms and Quality Improvement Measures”
Claudia Siegel, MA, MPA
Director, Office of Health Information and Improvement
Philadelphia Department of Public Health
“Surveillance of Hypertension and Blood Pressure Control: A Public Health Priority for Philadelphia”
E-mail your questions about this topic before or during the session.
Tanja Popovic, MD, PhD, Scientific Director, Public Health Grand Rounds
John Iskander, MD, MPH, Deputy Scientific Director, Public Health Grand Rounds
Susan Laird, MSN, RN, Communications Manager, Public Health Grand Rounds
Public Health Grand Rounds
The Public Health Grand Rounds is a monthly webcast created to foster discussion on major public health issues. Each session focuses on key challenges related to a specific health topic, and explores cutting-edge scientific evidence and potential impact of different interventions. The Grand Rounds sessions also highlight how CDC and its partners are already addressing these challenges and discuss the recommendations for future research and practice.
Next Grand Rounds Presentation:Hypertension: Detect, Connect, Control
Tuesday, May 21, at 1 p.m. - 2 p.m., EDT
This session of CDC Public Health Grand Rounds will explore hypertension, or high blood pressure. Having high blood pressure increases the risk for cardiovascular disease, the leading cause of death in the United States. Nearly 800,000 people die in the United States each year from cardiovascular disease, which is 1 out of every 3 deaths.
Some health conditions, as well as lifestyle and genetic factors, can put people at a higher risk for developing high blood pressure. An estimated 67 million United States adults have hypertension; almost 36 million of them have uncontrolled hypertension.
High blood pressure is called the "silent killer" because it often has no warning signs or symptoms, and many people don't realize they have it. It is estimated that high blood pressure cost the United States $47.5 billion annually in direct medical expenses.
Please join us to learn about public health and clinical approaches to better identify, treat, and control high blood pressure.
Future Grand Rounds topics include cancer screening.
Watch the live webcast with a broadband or slower connection. Note: The webcast links are only active during the date and time of the session, but all sessions are archived for future viewing.
Free Continuing Education OpportunitiesRegistration is not required to watch the live webcast of Grand Rounds; however, you must register for continuing education credits. Continuing education registration is only accessible after the event has concluded. The course code is PHGR10.
Thirty days from the initial session the course number will change to WD1640.
After you have registered, look for Grand Rounds under the “CDC Courses” link under “Search and Register." For technical issues regarding Continuing Education and CDC Grand Rounds, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Upcoming Public Health Grand Rounds Topics
- May 21 – Hypertension: Detect, Connect, Control
- July 16- Cancer Screening
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