The 11th Annual Women’s Cardiovascular Health Symposium

Date & Location
Friday, April 27, 2018, 12:00 PM - 5:30 PM, Prentice Conference Center, Chicago, IL

Target Audience
Cardiovascular Disease, Endocrinology, Family Practice, General Practice, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Nephrology, Nurse Practitioner, Nursing, Ob/Gyn, Physician Assistant


Many healthcare providers remain unaware that cardiovascular disease is the primary cause of death among women. Healthcare providers continue to underestimate cardiovascular risk for women with consequent underutilization of preventive therapies. Additionally, minority women are at an especially high risk of death from cardiovascular disease. However, healthcare providers lack the knowledge and strategies required to effectively convey this information to their patients in a meaningful way that can affect patient outcomes. Finally, since women are underrepresented in cardiovascular disease trials, providers lack understanding of optimal sex-specific treatment strategies. Over the past 10 years of holding the Women’s Cardiovascular Health Symposium there has been an explosion of new and emerging data on gender based findings in cardiovascular disease. The aim of the 11th annual symposium is to share this knowledge and best practices with all clinicians who care for female patients so as to improve the overall cardiovascular health of women.

References 1. Khamis YR, Ammari T, Mikhail GW, et al. Gender differences in coronary heart disease. Heart 2016; 0:1-8. doi: 10.1136/heartjnl-2014-306463 2. Steingart RM, Packer M. Hamm P. Sex differences in the management of coronary artery disease. Survival and Ventricular Enlargement Investigators. N Engl J Med. 1991 Jul 25; 325(4):226-30. doi: 10.1056/NEJM199107253250402

  1. The attendee will be able to explain the diagnostic process and management of valvular dysfunction
  2. The attendee will evaluate advancements in the diagnosis and treatment of aortic dissection
  3. Attendees will recognize evidence-based dietary factors associated with reduced CVD morbidity and mortality
  4. Develop an interdisciplinary plan of care between obstetricians and primary care for the pregnant patient with, or at risk for, cardiovascular complications
  5. Describe best practices in the treatment of arrhythmias in women including stroke mitigation strategies
  6. Describe gender specific issues faced by female patients with heart failure
  7. Explain the role of HIS bundle pacing and treatment options available
  8. The attendee will recognize options for left atrial appendage closure in patients with atrial fibrillation



Please contact Rana Khalifeh ( for onsite registration information.

Physicians $150

Industry $150

Residents, Fellows, Physician Assistants, Techs and Nurses $125


The Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation Statement

The Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 4.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.