Accurate Blood Pressure Measurement-Implications and Actions

Accurate Blood Pressure Measurement-Implications and Actions
Accurate Blood Pressure Measurement-Implications and Actions

We kindly invite you to participate, Wednesday, 29 June 2022, in the webinar "Accurate Blood Pressure Measurement-Implications and Actions", an event hosted by the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), through the HEARTS in the Americas Initiative and in collaboration with the Journal of Human Hypertension (JHH), the World Hypertension League (WHL), and the Lancet Commission on Hypertension Group.

This webinar will highlight the importance of Improving Blood Pressure Measurement Accuracy, emphasizing the use of automatic clinically validated blood pressure measuring devices (BPMD), and describing the global and regional market situation, the strategy adopted by HEARTS in the Americas, and the experiences of countries implementing HEARTS.

How to participate


  • DATE: Wednesday, 29 June 2022
  • TIME: 4:00 TO 5:30 p.m. EDT [check below the local time in other cities]
  • LANGUAGES: Spanish, English and Portuguese, with simultaneous interpretation in all languages. 
  • This webinar will issue a certification of attendance for the first 500 participants in the Zoom Room. Live transmission on YouTube channel will be available.




Primary health care teams, physicians, nurses, and pharmacists. Specialists in family medicine, internal medicine, cardiology, hypertension, nephrology and diabetes. Medicine, nursing and health science students. Health policymakers and managers. Representatives of regulatory authorities.




To address the critical problem of cardiovascular disease (CVD), the leading cause of death in the Region of the Americas, PAHO initiated the HEARTS in the Americas, a comprehensive CVD risk reduction initiative currently being implemented in nearly 1400 health facilities in 22 countries. A technical pillar of the Initiative is the accurate measurement of blood pressure.

Coordinated by the WHL, the JHH has dedicated a special issue to the accuracy of BPMD, with several global experts describing aspects such as validation standards, market situation, and practical issues useful to consumers. Two of the papers in the special issue focus on the efforts of the HEARTS Initiative, which has been highlighted as a global exemplar in activities to ensure the use of clinically validated BPMDs.




  • Pedro Ordunez,MD, PhD. Advisor, HEARTS in the Americas Initiative, PAHO/WHO

First segment: Special Issue of the Journal of Human Hypertension

  • Tammy M. Brady, MD, PhD. Medical Director. Hypertension Program, Division of Pediatric Nephrology, Johns Hopkins University. Baltimore, USA.

    • Panelists:
      • George S. Stergiou, MD, FRCP. Professor of Medicine and Hypertension. Hypertension Center STRIDE-7. Third University Department of Medicine, Sotiria Hospital. Athens, Greece
      • Alta Schutte, MD, PhD. Professor. School of Population Health, University of New South Wales Sydney, Australia. Immediate Past President. International Society of Hypertension
      • Jennifer Ringrose, MD, MSc. Associate Professor of Medicine. General Internal Medicine Residency Program Director, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada

    Second segment: HEARTS in the Americas and the pathway to improving the accuracy of BP measurement

    • Cintia Lombardi, ScD. PAHO International Consultant. HEARTS in the Americas Initiative, PAHO/WHO.

      • Panelists:
        • Estefanie Siqueira Vigato, MSc. Assistant Professor. School of Nursing, State University of Campinas (UNICAMP), Campinas, Brazil
        • Daniel Mola, MD. Technical Officer. Program of Control of Noncommunicable Diseases, Ministry of Public Health. Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
        • Yamile Valdes, MD. Head. Research Department. University Hospital "General Calixto García". Havana. Cuba.
        • Paula Silva Mendoza, Advisor. Department of Noncommunicable Diseases, Ministry of Health. Santiago de Chile, Chile.

      Closing: Keynote speaker. Call to action and the way forward.

      • James Sharman, MD, PhD. Professor of Medical Research. Deputy Director, Menzies Institute for Medical Research - University of Tasmania, Hobart, Australia.

      Third segment: 2022 World Hypertension League Awards

      • Introduction by Dr. Marcelo Orias, Vice-president, World Hypertension League
        • Awardees:
          • Donald DiPette, MD. Health Sciences Distinguished Professor. University of South Carolina and University of South Carolina School of Medicine. Columbia, South Carolina. USA. Consultant for the HEARTS in the Americas.
          • Ministry of Health. Quito. Ecuador.
          • Ministry of Health. Buenos Aires. Argentina.


        Time correspondence


        • 1:00 pm.– Los Angeles 
        • 2:00 pm. – Belmopan, Guatemala City, Managua, San Jose (CR), San Salvador, Tegucigalpa
        • 3:00 pm. – Bogota, Mexico City, Panamá City, Kingston, Lima, Quito
        • 4:00 pm. – Asunción, Bridgetown, Caracas, Castries, Georgetown, Havana, La Paz, Nassau, Ottawa, Port-au-Prince, Port of Spain, San Juan, Santiago, Santo Domingo, Washington DC
        • 5:00 pm - Buenos Aires, Brasilia, Montevideo, Paramaribo
        • 10:00 pm. – Geneva, Madrid

         For other cities, check the time in the following link




        HEARTS in the Americas

        HEARTS in the Americas