Blood Pressure Education Month Tweet Chat
May 26, 2016 | 3 p.m. EST
May is Blood Pressure Education month, and with that in mind, the AMA hosted a tweet chat about implementing self-measured blood pressure (SMBP) monitoring. Topics included tips, information and resources for physician practices interested in implementing their own SMBP monitoring program and for patients looking to play a more active role in controlling blood pressure.
Special guest experts included:
- Ian Kronish MD, MPH: assistant professor of medicine at Center for Behavioral Cardiovascular Health and director of ActiveBP Ambulatory BP Monitoring Service at Columbia University Medical Center
- Dusty Young, American Heart Association: health equities director for Central Texas, helps local organizations establish Check. Change. Control. blood pressure control programs
- Crystal Peralta, MD: third-year resident physician at Franklin Square, a practice that successfully implemented SMBP monitoring
Physician-in-Training Wellness Tweet Chat
April 28, 2016 | 3 p.m. EST
Burnout affects physicians across the continuum, including during training. The AMA hosted a tweet chat to discuss the importance of prioritizing the wellness of students and residents during their education, and what is currently being done to address the issue.
Featured participants included:
- Timothy P. Brigham, MD, PhD: chief of staff and SVP, Department of Education, ACGME
- Liselotte N. Dyrbye, MD, MHPE: professor of medical education, Mayo Clinic
- Toyin Okanlawon, MD: author of STEPS Forward™ module on resident burnout, Resident & Fellows Wellness committee member
Hypertension Newsmakers of 2015 Google Hangout
Feb. 25, 2016 | 2 p.m. EST
In honor of American Heart Month, the AMA convened a panel of experts to discuss the implications of the big stories in hypertension and heart health from 2015. Topics included newsmakers such as the SPRINT trial, USPSTF recommendations, and more. The panel was moderated by the AMA's Director of Chronic Disease Prevention, Michael Rakotz, MD.
- Harlan Krumholz, MD: cardiologist, editor-in-chief of NEJM Journal Watch Cardiology, health care researcher at Yale University and Yale-New Haven Hospital
- Janet S. Wright, MD: cardiologist and executive director of Million Hearts
- Ray Townsend, MD: nephrologist and director of the hypertension program at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania