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ISHIB2008

ISHIB, along with the scientific co-chairs Sandra A. Harris-Hooker, PhD and Janice P. Lea, MD, invites you to participate in this annual CME activity. The scientific co-chairs have assembled a multidisciplinary planning committee dedicated to developing a challenging, clinically practical, educational and networking experience. The scientific program will feature 3 plenary sessions, 4 workshops, 7 symposia, and poster and oral abstracts of new research on cardiovascular disease and other issues of importance to ethnic minority health. The wide range of programming will include findings from the most recent clinical trials, to proven approaches for cardiovascular disease treatment and prevention, to sessions emphasizing behavioral techniques to help patients modify behaviors that affect health.



ISHIB2008 Conference Co-Chairs

Sandra A. Harris-Hooker, PhD
Morehouse School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia

Janice P. Lea, MD
Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia



PLENARY SESSIONS

Plenary sessions will explore cardiovascular risk factors and their individual and collective impact on the health of ethnic minority populations. Sessions will be conducted in lecture and panel formats where presenters will address ethnic differences, analyze recent clinical trial data, and discuss the theme, "Emerging Public Health Challenges in Improving Cardiovascular Health in the Minority Population: Translating Clinical Practice to the Community." The sessions will evaluate the evolving, sometimes controversial, concepts such as true contributors and outcomes, prevalence and treatment, and components and pathophysiology.



WORKSHOPS

Workshops will cover all topics presented in plenary sessions with more in depth information in an interactive, peer-directed, topic-specific format.



SUPPORTED SYMPOSIA

Supported symposia will address a variety of topics in 90- to 120-minute meal sessions featuring panel and lecture formats.



CONFERENCE OBJECTIVES

AT THE COMPLETION OF ISHIB2008 PROGRAMMING, PARTICIPANTS SHOULD BE ABLE TO:
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TARGET AUDIENCE
Typical attendees include healthcare providers and advocates concerned with the quality of care and treatment of ethnic patients.
  • Medical Researchers
  • Public Health Professionals
  • Physicians
  • Medical Students
  • Physician Assistants
  • Social Workers
  • Nurses
  • Pharmaceutical Researchers and Professionals
  • Pharmacists
  • Federal and State Health Professionals
  • Dietitians and Nutritionists
  • Should this be more specific to also include, eg: Medical specialists in these areas:
    • internal medicine
    • cardiology
    • primary care
    • endocrinology


CONFERENCE PROMOTION PACKET

Tell your colleagues about ISHIB2008. Included in this area is a packet of information that provides: conference facts, program-at-a-glance, media news advisory, registration forms, and ads of various sizes for use in your newspapers, magazines, or newsletters.

Please consider sending the information packet to your colleagues interested in heart health and sending the ISHIB2008 ads to those in your public affairs office that develop your organization's communication pieces.

Click here to download CONFERENCE PROMOTION PACKET



ACCREDITATION

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint sponsorship of the American Society of Hypertension, Inc. and ISHIB. The American Society of Hypertension, Inc. is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.



DESIGNATION

The American Society of Hypertension, Inc. (ASH) designates this educational activity for a maximum of 26.5 hours AMA Physician's Recognition Award in category 1 credit(s). Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

CE CREDITS FOR NURSES, DIETITIANS, AND OTHER HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS requiring continuing education credits will be provided by ISHIB. ISHIB has been reviewed and approved as an authorized provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) and uses the criteria and guidelines designated by that organization as the basis for granting continuing education units (CEUs). Participants who successfully complete this activity can receive up to 2.65CEUs.

CE CREDITS FOR PHARMACISTS will be provided by the National Pharmaceutical Association.



DISCLOSURE POLICY

ASH, Inc. strives to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all of its educational activities. All presenters in such activities are expected to disclose to the program audience any real or apparent conflict(s) of interest that may have a direct bearing on the subject matter of the session in which they are participating. This pertains to relationships, in place at the time of the activity or in the twelve (12) months preceding the activity, with pharmaceutical companies, biomedical device manufacturers, or other corporations whose products or services are related to the subject matter of the presentation topic. Speakers are also expected to openly disclose any off-label, experimental, or investigational use of drugs or devices in their presentations.




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