News Release: Emory Healthcare , Research , School of Medicine

Feb. 4,  2010

National Cardiovascular Experts Gather to Discuss Women's Health and Research

News Article ImageThe event is co-hosted by the Office of Research on Women's Health (ORWH), group at the NIH with a focus on women's health research.

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is convening a special meeting on women's cardiovascular health and research on Feb.16 and 17 at Emory University. The meeting, co-hosted by the Office of Research on Women's Health (ORWH) and Emory University School of Medicine, will help shape the NIH women's health research agenda for the next decade.

The event, "Moving Into the Future: New Dimensions and Strategies for Women's Health Research," will feature public testimony, keynote addresses, working group sessions and panels of prominent researchers in women's health, as well as women's health advocates, public policy experts, healthcare providers and the general public. Atlanta's Mayor, Kasim Reed, will offer welcoming remarks and Rep. John Lewis will give a keynote address about the legislative role, locally and nationally, in advancing women's cardiovascular research.

This conference is the final in a series of five meetings held across the United States to help shape the strategic plan in women's health research at the NIH for the next decade. Topics to be addressed include:

  • Pregnancy and cardiovascular disease research and ethical considerations
  • Cardiovascular disease in elderly and frail elderly women - optimal management and research
  • Microvascular disease, biomechanics, and application of new technologies to cardiovascular research
  • Cardiovascular regenerative medicine Unmet needs in diagnostic testing for women with cardiovascular disease Issues of cardiovascular prevention across the lifespan with an emphasis on gender and underserved populations
  • Women's careers in the biomedical sciences

Individuals representing organizations with an interest in research related to women's health are invited to provide written and/or oral testimony on the above topics and/or on issues related to the sustained advancement of women in biomedical careers. A public hearing will be held during the meeting on Feb. 16 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. during which time public testimony will be taken. Testimony must be submitted on the meeting Web site by midnight Feb. 8 (Eastern Standard Time).

WHAT: "Moving Into the Future: New Dimensions and Strategies for Women's Health Research"

WHEN: February 16, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. - February 17, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

WHERE: Emory University School of Medicine, James B. Williams Medical Education Building, 1648 Pierce Dr, Atlanta, GA 30322

REGISTRATION INFO: There is no charge to participate in this event. After online pre-registration closes February 8 at 9:00am, you may register on site at the conference. For more information or to register, visit http://www.orwhmeetings.com/movingintothefuture/Emory/.

MORE INFO: For more information, please visit http://www.orwhmeetings.com/movingintothefuture/Emory/ or call 240-744-7205. If you are a member of the media and plan to cover this event, please contact Jennifer Johnson at 404.727.5696 or jennifer.johnson@emory.edu

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