|5:45 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
||Welcome Reception and Dinner with Keynote Address|
Khurram Nasir, M.D.
||Keynote Address: Improving the Cardiovascular Health of Women in the Nation|
Martha Gulati, M.D.
• Address the persistent sex-specific gaps found in guidelines, recommendations and prevention of cardiovascular disease strategies for women, and recognize diagnostic and therapeutic adherence.
• Define the differences in coronary artery disease patterns in women and its impact on prognosis.
• Recognize sex-specific risk factors that affect women and identify that these risk factors are part of the risk assessment.
Martha Gulati, M.D., is a professor of medicine and the chief of cardiology at the University of Arizona (Phoenix). She held the Sarah Ross Soter Chair in Women’s Cardiovascular Health and was the section director for Women’s Cardiovascular Health and Preventive Cardiology at The Ohio State University until 2015. She is the author of the best-seller, “Saving Women’s Hearts”. She is the Editor-in-Chief of the American College of Cardiology “CardioSmart”, the patient education and empowerment initiative.
Dr. Gulati is passionate about the study of women and heart disease and prevention of heart disease. She is the principal investigator of the St. James Women Take Heart Project, a study examining cardiac risk factors in women, which set new standards for women’s fitness levels and heart rate response to exercise in women. She also is a co-investigator on the Women Ischemic Syndrome Evaluation (WISE) and previously served as a co-investigator on the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI).
She is a member of numerous advisory boards and societies, including the American Heart Association (AHA), the American College of Cardiology and the American Society of Preventive Cardiology (ASPC). She serves on the board of the ASPC, the Phoenix chapter of the American Heart Association and the board of WomenHeart. She has published articles in peer-reviewed publications, including The New England Journal of Medicine, Circulation, and Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). Her research has been featured in hundreds of newspapers across the world, including The New York Times and USA Today. She has also been featured on Oprah and been feature on CBS National News, The Today Show, Canada AM, in addition to many others. She recently was listed on the Marquis 2015 Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in the World, and Who’s Who in American Women.
Dr. Gulati completed medical school at the University of Toronto, Canada. She went on to complete her internship, residency, and cardiology fellowship at the University of Chicago. She received a Master in Science at the University of Chicago and is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association. She is board certified in cardiovascular disease.
Schedules are subject to change.
NOTE: Partial credits are not available. Where credits are approved on a session-by-session basis, participants must attend each session in its entirety to receive complete credit for the session. (This does not apply to M.D.s and D.O.s.)
Attire for the symposium is business casual and comfortable. Please bring a sweater or jacket to the educational sessions since meeting room temperatures and personal comfort levels vary.