Medicine Grand Rounds at UPMC Shadyside

Medicine Grand Rounds at UPMC Shadyside: "Making Sense of the JNC 8 Hypertension Guidelines”



Date
August 27, 2015
Time
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Speaker(s)
James R. Johnston, MD
Professor of Medicine; Director, Clinical Services, Renal-Electrolyte Division; Director, Nephrology Training Program; Director, Academy of Master Educator; University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Location
West Wing Auditorium, UPMC Shadyside
Category
UPMC Shadyside, Department of Medicine
Contact
Justine Rubino
Certification Supervisor


412-647-8261
rubinoje@upmc.edu
Description
The purpose of this lecture is to review the current hypertension guidelines in the Eighth report of the Joint National Commission on Hypertension. The lecture will review the guidelines, discuss how they were developed and scenarios for application of the guidelines. Potential controversies in the report will also be discussed.