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Workshop and Meeting Summaries, and Other Scientific Reports (2000 to Present)

...Also see:  Announcements of NHLBI Meetings, Conferences, and Events
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General (crosscutting):  Topics listed Alphabetically

Atheroprotective Genes

NHLBI Working Group on Atheroprotective Genes  (2000)

Cell-Based Therapies

Translation of Cardiovascular Cell Based Therapies, NHLBI Working Group Interim Summary Report (2004)

Cell-Based Therapies for Regenerative & Reparative Medicine: Vision, Scope, and Directions  (2002)

Cellular Components

Resident Cellular Components of the Human lung: Current Knowledge and Goals for Research on Cell Phenotyping and Function, Executive Summary (2007)

Circadian Rhythm

Circadian-Coupled Cellular Function and Disease in Heart, Lung, and Blood, Workshop Executive Summary (2007)

Clinical Networks

Clinical Research Networks for the 21st Century, Working Group Executive Summary (2007)

Clinical Trials

Recommendations from NHLBI Workshop Improving Design and Conduct of Clinical Trials  (2001)

Computational Biology and Informatics

Mitochondrial Dysfunction Working Group, Executive Summary (2007)
Cardiovascular Ontologies Workshop Working Group, Executive Summary (2006)

Developmental Origins of Heart, Lung, Blood, and Sleep Disorders

The Influence of Early Programming in the Development of Cardiovascular, Lung, Blood, and Sleep Disorders, Working Group Executive Summary (2005)


Future Research Opportunities in the ARIC Study, Working Group Report (2008)

Future Research Opportunities in CARDIA, Working Group Report (2007)

Future Research Opportunities in Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA), Working Group Report (2007)

Working Group on Genome Wide Association in NHLBI Cohorts Meeting Summary (2005)

The Next Step Population Studies in the "-OMIC" Age, Working Group Summary (2005)

Research with Arctic Peoples: Unique Research Opportunities in Heart, Lung, Blood and Sleep Disorders (2004)
Oxidative Stress/Inflammation and Heart, Lung, Blood, and Sleep Disorders, Workshop Summary (2004)
Reporting Genetic Results in Research Studies, NHLBI Working Group Meeting Summary (2004)
NHLBI Working Group on Epidemiologic Research in Hispanic Populations: Opportunities, Barriers, and Solutions (2003)


Future of Genotyping, Working Group Executive Summary (2004)

Gene Therapy

Critical Resources for Gene Therapy in Heart, Lung, and Blood Diseases, NHLBI Working Group (2005)
RNAi for Gene Transfer Approaches to Heart, Lung, and Blood Diseases (2004)

Glycans in Health and Disease

The Roles of Glycans in Hemostasis, Inflammation and Vascular Biology, NHLBI Working Group Report (2008)


HIV-Associated Lung Infections: Bridging Innate and Acquired Immunity, NHLBI Working Group (2005)

Research Priorities for Cardiovascular Complications in HIV Infection/AIDS, Working Group Report (2004)

2002 Meeting for HIV RFA Programs (2002)


Menopause-Related Research

Morbidity/Mortality Trends

Morbidity and Mortality Chartbook


NHLBI Working Group Nanotechnology in Heart, Lung, Blood, and Sleep Medicine (2003)


Post-Resuscitation and Initial Utility in Life Saving Efforts (PULSE) (2000)

Recruitment – Underrepresented Minorities

Use of Genomic and Proteomic Resources at Minority-Serving Institutions, NHLBI Workshop (2005)

Workshop on Recruitment and Retention of African Americans, Hispanic Americans, and Native Americans in Scientific Research Careers Relevant to Heart, Lung, Blood, and Sleep Disorders  (2001)

Selenium Biochemistry

Celebrating 30 years of Selenoprotein Research -- Agenda (2003)

Stem Cell Transplantation

Workshop on Immune Reconstitution After Stem Cell Transplantation (2002)

Heart and Vascular

Acute Cardiac Ischemia

An Evaluation of Technologies for Identifying Acute Cardiac Ischemia in the Emergency Departments (2000)

Adult Congenital Heart Disease

Research in Adult Congenital Heart Disease, NHLBI Working Group Executive Summary (2004)

Aneurysmal Disease

Diseases of the Thoraco-Abdominal Aorta, NHLBI Working Group Summary (2005)

Cardiac Arrhythmias

Prevention of Atrial Fibrillation, Workshop Executive Summary (2008)

Recognition and Treatment of Rare Inherited Arrhythmias, NHLBI/ORD Workshop Executive Summary (2006)

Modifiers of Arrhythmias: New Targets for Therapy and Prevention, NHLBI Working Group Summary (2005)

Cardiovascular Challenges, Healthy People 2010

National Cardiovascular Health Conference 2002 (2002)

Cardiovascular Disease and Minority Communities

  • Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders

Asian American and Pacific Islander Workshops Summary Report on Cardiovascular Health (2000)

  • American Indians and Alaska Natives

Workshop on Mobilizing American Indian and Alaska Native Communities (2001)

Cardiovascular Disease, Patient Outcomes

Data Needs for CVD Events, Management, and Outcomes (2005)
Outcomes Research in Cardiovascular Disease, NHLBI Working Group Report (2004)

Cardiovascular Disease, Risk Factors

C-Reactive Protein: Basic and Clinical Research Needs, Workshop Report (2006)


Cerebrovascular Biology and Disease, Working Group Summary (2005)

Cholesterol Management

Advances in Cholesterol Management: Putting the New National Cholesterol Education Program Guidelines into Practice (2001)


Assessment and Treatment of Depression in Patients with Cardiovascular Disease, Working Group Report (2004)

Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease

Mechanistic and Pre-Clinical Studies of Diabetic Cardiovascular Complications, Working Group Executive Summary (2006)

Cardiovascular Complications of Type 1 Diabetes: Identifying New Opportunities for Prevention and Treatment (2003)

Early Detection of CVD

Integrative Approach to Identifying Patients at High Risk of a Cardiovascular Event in the Near Future, NHLBI Working Group Summary (2005)

Education:  Women and CVD

Women's Heart Health: Developing A National Health Education Action Plan, Workshop Report (2001)

Initiative Web Page

Epidemiology and Prevention Research

Working Group on Epidemiology and Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease, Activities to Address the Recommendations (2000)

Form and Function

Form and Function: New Views on Disease and Therapy for the Heart, NHLBI Workshop (2002)

Future Directions

NHLBI Cardiovascular Disease Thought Leaders Meeting Report: Research Translation, Dissemination, and Application--Moving Toward a New Vision and Strategic Framework (2005)

Heart Failure

Cardio-Renal Connections in Heart Failure and Cardiovascular Disease, Working Group Report (2004)

Clinical Heart Failure Research Network, NHLBI Working Group — Executive Summary (2003)

Strategic Directions in Congestive Heart Failure, Executive Summary (2003)

HIV and Substance Abuse -- See Crosscutting Topic: HIV/AIDS

Hypertension During Pregnancy

Hypertension During Pregnancy: Report of the Working Group on Research on Hypertension During Pregnancy (2001)

Hypertension Research

Target Organ Damage in Hypertension, NHLBI Working Group Executive Summary (2008)

Diuretic-induced Dysglycemia in Treatment of Hypertension: Research Needs, Working Group Report, Agenda, and Roster (2007)

Expert Panel on a Hypertension Treatment Trial Initiative Meeting, Working Group Report (Executive Summary and Full Report) (2007)

Long-term Plan for Research and Translation in Hypertension for Enhancing Public Health (2005)

Future Directions for Hypertension Research, NHLBI Working Group, Executive Summary (2004)

Hypertension Treatment Trials: Future Directions, NHLBI Workshop, Executive Summary (2003)

Hypertension: From Gene to Community -- A Satellite Symposium of the International Society of Hypertension 18th Scientific Meeting (2000) 

Infection and Cardiac Surgery

Antimicrobial Strategies and Cardiothoracic Surgery (2002)

Ischemic Heart Disease

Translation of Therapies for Protecting the Heart from Ischemia, NHLBI Working Group Meeting (2003)

Workshop on Women and Ischemia Syndrome Evaluation (WISE): Diagnosis and Pathophysiology of Ischemic Heart Disease (2002)

Lipids and Lipoprotein

Expert Panel on Lipid Trial, Executive Summary (2006)

Lipoprotein (a) and Cardiovascular Disease (2002)

Lymphatic Disease

Lymphatic Research: Trans-NIH Working Group Meeting, Executive Summary (2007)

Marfan Syndrome and Related Conditions

Research in Marfan Syndrome and Related Disorders, Working Group Executive Summary (2007)

MRI  (Agenda only)

NHLBI/AHA Workshop on Cardiovascular Interventional MRI (2002)

Mouse Cardiovascular Function and Development

NHLBI Symposium on Phenotyping: Mouse Cardiovascular Function and Development (2002)


Childhood Obesity Prevention and Treatment—Future Research Directions, Working Group Report (2007)

Preventing Weight Gain in Young Adults, NHLBI Working Group Report (2005)

Competencies for Overweight and Obesity Identification, Prevention, and Treatment, NHLBI Working Group (2005)

Summary of the Meeting and Recommendations
Full Report on Competencies for Overweight and Obesity

Predictors of Obesity, Weight Gain, Diet, and Physical Activity, Workshop Summary (2004)

Think Tank on Enhancing Obesity Research at the NHLBI (2003)

Omega-3 Fatty Acids

Omega-3 Fatty Acids and Their Role in Cardiac Arrhythmogenesis: Research Challenges and Opportunities, NHLBI Workshop Summary (2005)

Future Clinical Research Directions On Omega-3 Fatty Acids and Cardiovascular Disease, Full Report (2004)

Pediatric Cardiovascular Disease

Cardiomyopathies in Children with Rare Diseases, NHLBI Working Group, Executive Summary (2005)

Pediatric Cardiovascular Disease: NHLBI Task Force Report on Research (2001)

Peripheral Arterial Disease

Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) Coalition: Inaugural Meeting Summary (2004)

Workshop on Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD): Developing A Public Awareness Campaign (2003)


Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Task Force Report on Research in Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease (2001)

Determining the Role of Subclinical Disease Testing in Patients at Intermediate Risk, Working Group Report (2004)


Cardiovascular Consequences of Chronic Stress, NHLBI Working Group Executive Summary (2004)


NHLBI Drug Eluting Stent Working Group (2007)

Surgical Therapies for Heart Disease

Image-Guided Intervention, NHLBI Working Group, Executive Summary (2006)

Future Directions in Cardiac Surgery, NHLBI Working Group, Executive Summary (2004)

Neurocognitive Changes Following Cardiac Surgery Workshop (2002)

Systems Biology

Mitochondrial Dysfunction Working Group, Executive Summary (2007): see Computational Biology and Informatics, in General (crosscutting)

Systems Approach to Understanding Electromechanical Activity in the Human Heart, Workshop Executive Summary (2007)

Valvular Heart Disease

Report of the NHLBI Working Group on Valvular Heart Disease (2005)

Vascular Biology

Blood Vessel Maturation: Arteriogenesis, Working Group Executive Summary (2005)
Computational Modeling Approaches to Vascular Biology, NHLBI Working Group (2005)

Ventricular Assist Devices

Clinical Use of Ventricular Assist Devices, Working Group Executive Summary (2008)

Next Generation Ventricular Assist Devices for Destination Therapy, Working Group Executive Summary (2004)


Acute Lung Injury

Clinical Issues and Research in Respiratory Failure from Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome: Report of a NHLBI/CDC/NIAID Workshop (2003)

Future Research Directions, Workshop Summary (2002)


Building Partnerships towards a Global Approach to Genetics of Asthma and Other Lung Diseases, Working Group Executive Summary (2008)

Airway Smooth Muscle in Bronchomotor Tone, Inflammation, and Remodeling: Advancing from Basic Knowledge to Clinical Relevance, NHLBI Workshop Executive Summary (2006)

Investigative Bronchoprovocation and Bronchoscopy in Airway Diseases: Report of a NHLBI/NIAID Workshop (Am J Respir Crit Care Med Vol 172. pp 807–816, 2005) (2003)

Polymorphisms of the Beta-adrenergic Receptor Gene: Implications for the Pharmacotherapy of Asthma, NHLBI Working Group Executive Summary (2003)


Bronchiectasis Workshop, Executive Summary (2006)


Lung Cancer and COPD, Different Outcomes of a Common Etiopathogenetic Pathway? NHLBI Working Group Executive Summary (2007)

Cardiovascular Disease in COPD: Evidences from Epidemiology, Genetics, Bio-Markers, Animal Models, Clinical Studies & Pharmacological Treatments (2006)

Long-term Oxygen Treatment in COPD: Recommendations for Future Research: Report of an NHLBI/CMS Workshop (2004)

Long-Term Oxygen Treatment in COPD: Working Group Executive Summary (2004)

Clinical Research Needs and Opportunities, Workshop Summary (2002)

Future Research Directions, Workshop Summary (2001)

Cystic Fibrosis

Host Response to Persistent Bacterial Load in Cystic Fibrosis, NHLBI and ORD Workshop, Executive Summary (2005)
Brush Microvillous Cells in the Respiratory Tract and Other Organs, Workshop Executive Summary (2004)

Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis

Needs and Opportunities for Research in Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis: Report of a National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute/Office of Rare Diseases Workshop (Am J Respir Crit Care Med Vol 171. pp 792–798, 2005) (2004)

Needs and Opportunities to Study Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis, NHLBI Working Group Executive Summary (2004)

Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis

Future Research Directions, NHLBI Workshop (2001)

Lung Transplantation

Lung Allograft Transplantation: New Science and Clinical Advances, Working Group Executive Summary (2004)

Pulmonary Hypertension

Working Group on Cellular and Molecular Mechanisms of Right Heart Failure, Executive Summary (2005)
Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension: Future Directions, Report of an NHLBI/ORD Workshop (2003)


Future Directions in Sarcoidosis Research, NHLBI Working Group Summary (2002)

Stem Cell Research

Adult Stem Cells, Lung Biology, and Lung Disease: Report of a National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute and Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Workshop (2006)

Workshop on Adult Stem Cells, Lung Biology, and Lung Disease, Executive Summary (2005)


Progress and New Directions in Genetics of Tuberculosis, Working Group Report, (Am J Respir Crit Care Med Vol 172. pp 1491–1496, 2005) (2004)


Bleeding Disorders

Women with Bleeding Disorders, NHLBI Working Group Report (2004)

Blood Donors

Workshop on Maintaining Iron Balance in Women Blood Donors of Child-Bearing Age (2001)

Cord Blood (See Stem Cells)

Sickle Cell Disease

NHLBI Announcement: Institute to Realign its Sickle Cell Disease Research Program (2008)

Sickle Cell Disease: Health Objectives Working Group Report (2006)

PDF file Annual Sickle Cell Disease Clinical Research Meetings (2005) (PDF, 545 K, 85 pages—document contains some blank pages for two-sided printing)

Consultative Network for Sickle Cell Disease (NHLBI and Office of Rare Diseases) (2004)

Adults with Sickle Cell Disease, Meeting Unmet Needs (2002)

Nitric Oxide as a Potential Therapeutic Agent: Application to Sickle Cell Disease and Other Vascular Diseases (Agenda only) (2000)

Stem Cells

Allogeneic Unrelated Cord Blood Banking and Transplantation (Agenda only) (2000)

Current and Future Directions in Stem Cell Transplantation for Hemoglobinopathies  (Agenda only) (2000)

Stem Cell Plasticity (2000)

Thrombosis and Antithrombotic Therapies

The Interface between Thrombosis and Inflammation Working Group (2007)

NIH Conference on Dietary Supplements, Coagulation, and Antithrombotic Therapies, Executive Summary (2005)

Thrombophilia Thrombosis Working Group (2005)



PDF fileNeuroimaging In Sleep Research (2006) (PDF file, 30 K, 3 pages)

Adherence to Treatment Regimens

PDF fileWorkshop Report: Effects Of Sleep Disorders And Sleep Restriction On Adherence to Cardiovascular And Other Disease Treatment Regimens: Research Needs (2003) (PDF file, 70 K, 5 pages)

Health and Quality of Life

Frontiers of Knowledge in Sleep & Sleep Disorders: Opportunities for Improving Health and Quality of Life

Temporomandibular Disorders

PDF fileCardiovascular and Sleep-Related Consequences of Temporomandibular Disorders (TMD) (2001) (PDF file, 210 K, 11 pages)

Trans-NIH Sleep Research Coordinating Committee

Annual Report (2005)

Annual Report (2004)

Annual Report (2003)

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