On Wednesday, May 17, 2017, the World Hypertension Day regional event will be held in Santiago, Chile, with the participation among other of the PAHO Representative in Chile, Dr. Paloma Cuchí, and of the Minister of Health of Chile, Dr. Carmen Castillo.

The event will be broadcast live via livestream on www.livestream.com/opsenvivo, from 8.30 am to 12.45 pm, Santiago time (see here the correspondence in your time zone).

Note: The audio will be either in English and Spanish, accordingly to the language of the speakers.

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Agenda

  • 8:30 am WELCOME AND OPENING REMARKS
    • Dr. Paloma Cuchi, PAHO/WHO Representative in Chile
  • 8:40 am HYPERTENSION IN CHILE: GENERAL REPORT ON THE SITUATION OF CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASES
    • Dr. Fernando Lanas, Cardiologist & Epidemiologist, Universidad de la Frontera (UFRO) Chilean Hypertension Society
  • 9:00 am CARDIOVASCULAR RISK REDUCTION IN THE AMERICAS
    • Dr. Gloria Giraldo, Specialist, Cardiovascular diseases prevention and control, PAHO/WHO
  • 9:20 am CONTROL OF HYPERTENSION IN CANADA
    • Dr. Norm Campbell, Libin Cardiovascular Institute of Alberta. Calgary University, Canada. Immediate Past President World Hypertension League
  • 9:40 am TREATMENT OF HYPERTENSION. WHAT DOES THE EVIDENCE SAY?
    • Dr. Donald DiPette, Health Sciences Distinguished Professor, University of South Carolina
  • 10:00 am KEY ELEMENTS IN THE MANAGEMENT OF HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE: EXPERIENCE OF KAISER PERMANENTE, NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
    • Dr. Marc Jaffe, Clinical leader, Kaiser Permanente of Northern California. Risk Reduction Program. Associated Professor California University, San Francisco
  • 10:20 am DISCUSSION
  • 10:30 am BREAK
  • 11:00 am PRESENTATION: "HEALTHY BAKERIES" BREAD WITH LESS SODIUM
    • Dra. Lorena Rodríguez, Head of Food and Nutrition Department, Ministry of Health
  • 11:15 am FORUM: THE CHALLENGE: HOW TO REACH THE GLOBAL HYPERTENSION GOALS IN CHILE?
    • Moderator: Dra. Mélanie Paccot, Ministry of Health
    • Participants:
      • Dr. Paloma Cuchi, PAHO/WHO Representative in Chile
      • Dra. Paula Margozzini, Departament of Public Health, Pontifical Catholic University of Chile
      • Dr. Antonio Infante, Director, South-East Metropolitan Health Service (SSMSO)
  • 12:00 pm DISCUSSION
  • 12:30 pm CLOSING REMARKS
    • Dr. Carmen Castillo, Minister of Health, Chile