Annual Women’s Heart & Vascular Symposium

January 26, 2019
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Annual Women’s Heart & Vascular Symposium

Program Overview

Heart and vascular disease remain the leading contributor to morbidity and mortality among both women and men. While the decrease in mortality among women is well documented, the decline still lags behind that of men, with an alarming tendency towards an increase mortality rate among younger women.

The Center for Women’s Heart & Vascular Health sponsors this important, annual symposium to provide updates on the most current issues concerning cardiovascular disease in women. First held in 2010, this program is an accredited, day-long symposium for all healthcare providers caring for women today.

A SYMPOSIUM FOR ALL PROFESSIONALS CARING FOR WOMEN TODAY

Course Director: Stephanie Coulter, MD
Credits Offered: 8.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

Learning Objectives:

  • Cite the identification of cardiac risk factors in women.
  • Review and clarify current guidelines for prevention, treatment and diagnosis of heart disease and stroke in women.
  • Discuss and clarify cardiovascular risk stratification of female patients, which will be used to guide preventative treatment strategies.
  • Discuss and implement current and new diagnostic tools and techniques.
  • Develop reliable diagnostic techniques that provide guidance to physicians in developing treatment.
  • Discuss challenges of healthcare related to cardiovascular treatment and research in women.
  • Review treatment and health promotion activities that typically require action from multiple parties, including clinicians, the broader healthcare team, and the system in which health care is delivered, as well as patients.

Target Audience

The goal of this symposium is to educate the physicians caring for women today including; cardiologists, obstetricians/gynecologists, internal medicine, family practice, endocrinologists, and nurse practitioners about prevention, early diagnosis and treatment strategies for heart disease in women.