ISN Middle East Regional Board Webinar: Hypertension in the Middle East Region
This webinar will address hypertension as a major disease of interest to the kidney care community, especially in the Middle East region. It is relevant to nephrologists, cardiologists, kidney fellows, kidney nutritionists and colleagues in public health.
In addition to short lectures, it will feature a panel discussion on how national societies can set agendas on hypertension.
1. Present the current state of hypertension in the Middle East region, including issues encountered in limited-resource settings
2. Highlight strategies for hypertension screening
3. Discuss the role of dietary sodium and potassium in blood pressure control
Ali Abu-Alfa (Moderator)
Shokoufeh Savaj (Moderator)
Lama Ghazi is an Assistant Professor of Epidemiology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She obtained her MD from the American University of Beirut Lebanon and her PhD in Epidemiology with a minor in population studies from the University of Minnesota. She then completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the Clinical and Translational Accelerator at Yale University. Her research interests lie at the intersection of chronic disease prevention, specifically hypertension and chronic kidney disease, health disparities, and digital health by leveraging real world data and using implementation science methods to transform chronic disease prevention and management.