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Keith C. Ferdinand, MD
Morehouse School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia
Keith C. Norris, MD
Charles R. Drew University Medicine & Sciences

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Public Health Policy: The Impact of City Health Departments in Shaping Policy - Dr. Terry Mason is Commissioner of the Chicago Department of Public Health
  • Healthy People 2010 Are We There Yet
  • Target Organ Damage and the importance of Staging: Cardiovascular Disease
    Can We Afford to Insure Everyone
  • Blood Pressure Management and Risk Reduction in African American Patients with Metabolic Syndrome: What are the Best Approaches?
  • Diabetes: New Age is it Beneficial or Harmful
  • Glycemic Targets in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes: A New Era?
  • Understanding Genomics: Basics and Beyond
  • Heart Failure
  • Oxidative Stress, Endothelial Function and Beta Blockade in Hypertensive Disease: A Fresh Look at African American Patients
  • Chronic Kidney Disease: Early Diagnosis and the Holding the Progression
  • Treatment of Anemia and Metabolic Derrangements and Chronic Kidney Disease What is Appropriate and What is Not
  • Imaging Subclinical and Identifying Patients at High Risk for Cardiovascular Disease
3 symposia, 3 plenary sessions, 6 workshops, Review lectures- Hypertension Academy & Lifestyle Modification Workshop, and 27 abstract presentations

  • Diagnosis and effectively treat hypertension in the presence of co-existing cardiovascular, renal and metabolic risk factors.
  • Describe the emerging plans President Barack Obama's Administration for Health Reform and how it can eliminate disparities by integrating basic science, clinical practice & community initiatives.
  • Recognize the association of high blood pressure, metabolic syndrome, kidney disease as key risk factors for cardiovascular events and premature mortality.
  • Describe our progress in achieving Healthy People 2010 goals for hypertension, metabolic diseases and diabetes, kidney and cardiovascular diseases.
  • Describe the staging for target organ damage in patients with cardio-metabolic diseases.
  • Recognize the strengths and limitations of the President Obama Administration's plan for Health Reform for universal health coverage.
  • Understand the importance of lifestyle modification and self/community empowerment for improving cardio-metabolic outcomes.