Symposium to explore gender differences in heart disease, treatment

Heart experts will convene Feb. 24 to discuss the role gender differences play in the research and treatment of heart disease.

Heart experts from across the Stanford campus will speak at a conference on sex differences in cardiovascular health and disease Feb. 24 in Berg Hall at the Li Ka Shing Center for Learning and Knowledge.

The event, which is free and open to the public, will be held from 1 to 4:30 p.m. Lunch will be provided at 12:15 p.m. For more information and to register, visit http://tinyurl.com/wsdm2016.

The event kicks off with opening remarks from Marcia Stefanick, PhD, professor of medicine and co-founder of the Stanford Women and Sex Differences in Medicine Center, and Jennifer Tremmel, MD, assistant professor of cardiovascular medicine.

Eight Stanford faculty will make presentations, including Mintu Turakhia, MD, assistant professor of cardiovascular medicine, on gender differences in quality and outcomes of care for atrial fibrillation; Patricia Nguyen, MD, assistant professor of cardiovascular medicine, on sex differences in myocardial gene expression; and Sean Wu, MD, PhD, assistant professor of cardiovascular medicine, on estrogen in viral cardiomyopathy.

The event is sponsored by the Stanford Women and Sex Differences in Medicine Center, the Stanford Cardiovascular Institute and Stanford Women’s Heart Health Clinic.



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