Heart Health in Women Symposium

The Heart Health in Women 2021 Conference will be a half-day educational conference for health care professionals focused on promoting comprehensive understanding of heart disease in women. Topics will include risk factors, prevention, clinical presentation, treatments and outcomes of cardiovascular disease in women, highlighting areas where women have unique disease features and outcomes. The target audience will include physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses, technologists, and pharmacist. The ultimate goal of the conference is to improve the cardiac care for women in Central Virginia through education and awareness. Presented by the VCU Pauley Heart Center.

Target Audience

Specialties – Anesthesiology, Cardiovascular Disease, Emergency Medicine, Family Practice, General Practice, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Ob/Gyn, Oncology, Rheumatology


  1. To understand goal exercise recommendations for women to prevent or treat cardiovascular disease
  2. To understand that hypertension and diabetes during pregnancy can identify women at high risk for coronary artery disease later in life
  3. To list the potential cardiac causes of syncope and how to best diagnose them

Keynote Speaker

Featuring keynote speaker, Emelia J. Benjamin, M.D., ScM, FAHA, professor of medicine and epidemiology at Boston University Schools of Medicine and Public Health and recent award recipient of Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine 2020 Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Award. Her research focuses on atrial fibrillation and mobile health.

Saturday, February 6, 2021 – 07:00 am EST – Saturday, February 6, 2021 – 12:00 pm EST

Activity Type

Virginia Commonwealth University

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