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October 10-11, 2015 - Phillips Hall - Siebens Medical Education Building - Mayo Clinic 
Course Directors: Sharon L. Mulvagh, M.D., Sharonne N. Hayes, M.D., Martha Gulati, M.D., Virginia Miller, Ph.D.   

This interactive educational activity will provide an overview of the current status of cardiovascular disease in women, identifying risk categories, diagnostic testing tools and treatment options. The course will offer new paradigms in understanding the mechanisms of sex differences in cardiovascular disease, and provide participants with tools to translate new knowledge into gender-specific patient care.  Focus areas include novel approaches to prevention of cardiovascular disease, and diagnosis and treatment of ischemic heart disease syndromes in women, such as non-obstructive coronary disease, microvascular disease, spontaneous coronary artery dissection, and stress-induced cardiomyopathy. Areas of needed cardiac research in women and to determine sex-differences will be identified. Strategies to involve, engage and educate women in the community will be identified. Conference participants will be provided the latest information on heart disease in women by an internationally distinguished faculty.  Research opportunities will be identified.  Networking and collaborations will be fostered.   

Registration Fee:

Physician/Scientist $360.00
Residents, Physician Assistants and Nurse Practioners$270.00

Credit Information

Mayo Clinic College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Mayo Clinic College of Medicine designates this live activity, for a maximum of 12.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Other Health Care Professionals: A record of attendance will be provided to other healthcare professionals for requesting credits in accordance with state nursing boards, specialty societies, or other professional associations. 

Course Objectives

Upon conclusion of this program, participants should be able to:

  • Recognize the prevalence of heart disease in women
  • Describe the differences in epidemiology of cardiovascular disease in women compared to men
  • Identify cardiovascular risk categories and how to assess cardiovascular risk in women
  • Identify emerging risk factors that can be identified in young women and their implication on CVD risk.
  • Specify how to provide women with appropriate information for cardiovascular disease prevention.
  • Identify sex differences in cardiovascular physiology and pathophysiology and related impact on ischemic heart disease presentations in women.
  • Identify those diagnostic tools best used in women suspected of having ischemic heart disease.
  • Describe the treatment options available to women with cardiovascular disease.
  • Define the role of specialized care teams focused on Women’s Heart Health and Disease.
  • Identify methods to engage and educate women in the community to increase the impact of women-focused cardiac assessment and treatment programs.
  • Recognize opportunities in medical education to target awareness and teaching of sex-based differences in cardiovascular medicine.

Attendance at this Mayo course does not indicate nor guarantee competence or proficiency in the performance of any procedures which may be discussed or taught in this course.

Exhibit Opportunities

This course offers the unique opportunity for commercial companies to interact with health care providers and highlight their products and services. If you are interested in exhibit space during this course, please contact Kathleen Haase at 507-288-5620.

Course summary
Available credit: 12.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits

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