Compassionate Allowances Outreach Hearing on Cardiovascular Disease and Multiple Organ Transplants

Baltimore, MD - November 9, 2010

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The hearing has now ended. Each individual panel may be viewed separately via the links below:

Opening Statements: (with captioning)

Overview of Adult Cardiovascular Disease: (with captioning)

Children and Cardiovascular Disease: (with captioning)

Living with Cardiovascular Disease or Organ Transplants:
Part 1: (with captioning)

Part 2: (with captioning)

Overview of Multiple Organ Transplants: (with captioning)

Closing Remarks: (with captioning)

9:00 - 9:30 a.m.

Opening Statements

  • Michael J. Astrue, Commissioner of Social Security Administration
  • Susan B. Shurin, M.D., Acting Director of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), National Institutes of Health
  • David A. Rust, Deputy Commissioner for Retirement and Disability Policy, Social Security Administration
  • Glenn Sklar, Deputy Commissioner for Disability Adjudication and Review, Social Security Administration

9:30 - 10:45 a.m.

Overview of Adult Cardiovascular Disease

  • Ileana L. Piña, M.D., MPH, Professor of Medicine, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Department of Cardiology at Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, Representative for the American Heart Association [testimony_pt1] [testimony_pt2]
  • Jennifer Ellis, M.D., Adult Cardiothoracic Surgeon, Washington Hospital Center [Ellis' testimony]
  • Gaby Weissman, M.D., Adult Cardiologist, Washington Hospital Center [Weissman's testimony]

10:45 - 11:00 a.m.

Morning Break 

11:00 - 12:15 p.m.

Children and Cardiovascular Disease

  • Geoffrey Rosenthal, M.D. Professor of Pediatrics and Director, Pediatric and Congenital Heart Program at UMMC [Rosenthal's testimony]
  • Allen Everett, M.D., Associate Professor, Pediatric Cardiology, Johns Hopkins Children’s Center [Everett's testimony]
  • Jane Crosson, M.D., Director of the Pediatric Electrophysiology Service and Co-Director of the Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program, Johns Hopkins Children’s Center [Crosson's testimony]

12:15 – 1:45 p.m.

Lunch Break

2:00 – 3:15 p.m.

Living with Cardiovascular Disease or Organ Transplants

  • Ralph Davis, June 2007 Heart Transplant recipient [Davis' testimony]
  • Lavinia Krech, Mother/Caregiver, October 2010 Heart and Liver Transplant recipient [Krech's testimony]
  • Ellen Rains Harris, Individual Diagnosed with Pulmonary Hypertension [Harris' testimony]
  • Erika Feller, M.D., Assistant Professor of Medicine, Medical Director, Heart Transplantation, Maryland Heart Center, University of Maryland Medical Center [Feller's tstimony]

3:15 - 3:30 p.m.

Afternoon Break

3:30 - 4:45 p.m.

Overview of Multiple Organ Transplants

4:45 - 5:00 p.m. 

Closing Remarks

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