Physicians Meet in Historic Charleston to Address Health Issues Problematic to the Southeastern United States

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The goal of this symposium from the Carolinas-Georgia-Florida Chapter of ASH is to address health issues that are particularly problematic in the southeastern United States.

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Sept. 29, 2018 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- The Carolinas-Georgia-Florida Chapter of the American Society

of Hypertension (ASH) has partnered with the Southern Medical Association (SMA) to offer you an outstanding accredited CME opportunity at the Charleston Marriott in Charleston, South Carolina, November 2, 2018. The goal of this symposium is to address health issues that are particularly problematic in the southeastern United States.

Symposium attendees will receive up to 6.75 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM designed to meet their medical licensing or professional requirements. The symposium, organized by Dr. Daniel T. Lackland of Charleston, South Carolina, and Dr. Donald DiPette of Columbia, South Carolina, will incorporate adult learning methods including lecture presentations supported by learner discussions. "This is an opportunity to meet with the opinion leaders in the cardiovascular field and to influence the future direction of hypertension treatment and control," they said.

Dr. Lackland is currently the Professor of Epidemiology at the Medical University of South Carolina. He is the principal investigator for the NIH-funded Black Pooling Project assessing the disparities in cardiovascular diseases and hypertension. Dr. DiPette is currently the Health Sciences Distinguished Professor at the University of South Carolina and the University of South Carolina School of Medicine in Columbia, South Carolina.

The symposium lectures will focus on improving identification and management of hypertension and diabetes problematic to the southeastern United States. Drs. Lackland and DiPette have assembled a world-class faculty of experts and leaders in the field of medicine including Souvik Sen, MD, Michael Moore, MD, Jan Basile, MD and Carlos Ferrario, MD discussing The Risk Profile of the Southern Patient; Anthony Viera, MD, MPH, Raymond Townsend, MD, Brent Egan, MD and Norman Campbell, MD discussing Monitoring Blood Pressure & Disease Risks; Robert Carey, MD, Leopoldo Raij, MD, William C. Cushman, MD and Daniel Jones, MD and John D. Bisognano, MD, PhD discussing Disease Risks Treatment and Control – Blood Pressure Management; Marc Jaffe, MD, Pedro Ordunez, MD, PhD, Kristy Joseph, MA, Kenneth Connell, MD, PhD, and Robert J. Adams, MD discussing Strategies and Interventions for Implementation; and, Michael Weber, MD and Eduardo Sanchez, MD, MPH discussing Where Do We Go in the Future: Protocol Implementation.

The symposium will be held at the Charleston Marriott which overlooks the Ashley River. The convenient location offers easy access to beautiful downtown historic Charleston, the old city market, the Citadel, great dining and entertainment. A group room rate of $215 per night, plus taxes and fees is offered to conference attendees. To learn more about the symposium, book your hotel, and register on-line, go to or call our meeting services provider, Southern Medical Association at 1-800-423-4992, ext. 620.

Accreditation is provided by Southern Medical Association.

Southern Medical Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Visit for organizational and membership information.


SOURCE Southern Medical Association

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