Heart Disease in Women: A New Era of Understanding, Recognition, Prevention, Diagnosis and Treatment 2018

Heart Disease in Women

Heart Disease in Women: A New Era of Understanding, Recognition, Prevention, Diagnosis and Treatment 2018

Leighton Auditorium, Siebens Education Building, Rochester, MN

10/4/2018 - 10/5/2018

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$625 - $575 | Early registration saves $100 off these rates



This program will provide an in-depth assessment of the current status of cardiovascular disease in women, with a focus on risk assessment, diagnostic testing modalities 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 sex- and gender- specific patient care. Focus areas include cardiovascular conditions that present uniquely or differently among women. Novel approaches will be presented to optimize prevention, diagnosis treatment and outcomes for conditions such as heart failure, non-obstructive coronary disease, microvascular disease, spontaneous coronary artery dissection, and stress-induced cardiomyopathy.


•    Updates on prevention and treatment of cardiovascular conditions in women
•    Expert faculty presentations focused on advancing heart health and closing gaps in quality and equity
     among women
•    Discussions on sex and gender-specific diagnosis and management of heart failure, valve disease,     
     vascular disease, and arrhythmias
•    Awareness of  new advances for practicing evidence-based medicine

This course is appropriate for, but not limited to, cardiac and vascular specialists, general internists, family practitioners, exercise and nutrition specialists, women’s health care specialists, nurses  and nurse practitioners, hospital administrators and policy makers, and anyone interested in learning about women’s cardiovascular wellness and disease.

Upon completion of this symposium, participants should

  • Recognize the prevalence of heart disease in women
  • Describe differences in epidemiology of cardiovascular disease in women compared to men
  • Identify cardiovascular risk categories and how to assess cardiovascular risk in women
  • Identify sex differences in cardiovascular physiology, pathophysiology and related impact on ischemic heart disease presentations in women
  • Describe diagnostic and treatment options for women with heart failure
  • Recognize and treatment of acquired heart disease in women
  • Identify and manage heart disease in pregnancy


Thursday, October 4, 2018
7:45 a.m.
Registration and Continental Breakfast | Leighton Auditorium Foyer
8:15 a.m.
Welcome and Introductions
Ischemic Heart Disease I
Moderator(s): Rekha Mankad, MD
8:30 a.m.
The Change in the Landscape of Heart Disease in Women?
Nanette Wenger, MD
9:00 a.m.
Diagnosing IHD in Women: Functional testing
Sharon Mulvagh, MD
9:20 a.m.
Diagnosing Ischemic Heart Disease in Women: Anatomic Evaluations
Eric Williamson, MD
9:40 a.m.
Unique Considerations in CAD Presentation and Treatment in Women
Patricia Best, MD
10:00 a.m.
Questions and Answers
Patricia Best, MD, Sharon Mulvagh, MD, Nanette Wenger, MD, Eric Williamson, MD
10:15 a.m.
Refreshment Break
Ischemic Heart Disease II
Moderator(s): Sharonne N. Hayes, MD
10:35 a.m.
Update in Managing Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection (SCAD)
Marysia Tweet, MD
10:55 a.m.
Perspectives in SCAD Diagnosis and Management from the Interventionalist
Rajiv Gulati, MD, PhD
11:15 a.m.
Fibromuscular Dysplasia (FMD) and Non-inflammatory Arteriopathies
Ana Casanegra, MD
11:35 a.m.
Regenerative Medicine for Women with Heart Disease: Current and Future State
Atta Behfar, MD, PhD
12:00 p.m.
Questions and Answers
Atta Behfar, MD, PhD, Ana Casanegra, MD, Rajiv Gulati, MD, PhD, Marysia Tweet, MD
12:15 p.m.
Addressing Biases and Barriers to Optimal Heart Health in Women
Moderator(s): Rekha Mankad, MD
1:30 p.m.
Blind Spots and Biases: Let’s Start “Seeing” Them
Sharonne N. Hayes, MD
2:00 p.m.
Cardiovascular Health for Everyone: Equity for All Women with CVD
La Princess Brewer, MD
2:20 p.m.
Women Don’t Get Cardiac Rehabilitation: Breaking Down Barriers
Amanda Bonikowske, PhD
2:40 p.m.
Questions and Answers
Amanda Bonikowske, PhD, La Princess Brewer, MD, Sharonne N. Hayes, MD
3:00 p.m.
Refreshment Break
Preventive Cardiology
Moderator(s): Sharonne N. Hayes, MD
3:20 p.m.
Call to Action! The Scope and Burden of Women’s CVD Risk
Martha Gulati, MD
3:50 p.m.
“I Can’t (Won’t) Take Statins” An Approach to Statin Intolerance in Women
Stephen Kopecky, MD
4:10 p.m.
Pregnancy and Future Cardiovascular Risk
Andrea Kattah, MD
4:30 p.m.
Culturally and Medically Appropriate CVD Care for Transgender Women
Birgit Kantor, MD
4:50 p.m.
Questions and Answers
Martha Gulati, MD, Birgit Kantor, MD, Andrea Kattah, MD, Stephen Kopecky, MD
5:05 p.m.
Friday, October 5, 2018
7:30 a.m.
Continental Breakfast | Leighton Auditorium Foyer
7:55 a.m.
Selected Topics in Women’s Heart Health I
Moderator(s): Sharonne N. Hayes, MD
8:00 a.m.
Principles, Policies and Evidence to Advance CVD Health in Women
Rita Redberg, MD
8:30 a.m.
Cardio-Oncology for Women
Joerg Herrmann, MD
8:50 a.m.
Cardio-Rheumatology: Role of Inflammatory Conditions and Heart Disease
Rekha Mankad, MD
9:10 a.m.
Peripheral Arterial Disease in the Women: The Unrecognized Risk
Robert McBane, MD
9:30 a.m.
Questions and Answers
Joerg Herrmann, MD, Rekha Mankad, MD, Robert McBane, MD, Rita Redberg, MD
9:40 a.m.
Refreshment Break
Heart Failure Mini Symposium
Moderator(s): Rekha Mankad, MD
10:00 a.m.
Sex and Gender Considerations in Heart Failure
Eileen Hsich, MD
10:25 a.m.
Heart Failure with Preserved Ejection Fraction (HFpEF) in Women
Margaret Redfield, MD
10:45 a.m.
Stress Cardiomyopathy
Patricia Best, MD
11:05 a.m.
Peripartum Cardiomyopathy
Lori Blauwet, MD
11:25 a.m.
Advanced Heart Failure Therapies in Women
Alfredo Clavell, MD
11:45 a.m.
Lunch panel with patients.
12:00 p.m.
Lunch - Patient Perspective - Panel discussion with patients. Patients will share experiences in dealing with HD
Selective Topics in Women’s Heart Health II
Moderator(s): Sharonne N. Hayes, MD
2:00 p.m.
Call to Action! Better Sex and Gender Research in CVD
Virginia Miller, MBA, PhD
2:30 p.m.
Percutaneous Options for Valvular Heart Disease in Women
Charanjit Rihal, MD
2:50 p.m.
The Approach to the Pregnant Patient with Heart Disease
Carole Warnes, MD
3:10 p.m.
Unique EP Consideration in Women
Peter Noseworthy, MD
3:30 p.m.
Questions and Answers
Virginia Miller, MBA, PhD, Peter Noseworthy, MD, Charanjit Rihal, MD, Carole Warnes, MD
3:45 p.m.
Closing Remarks: Adjourn



Rekha Mankad, M.D.
Sharonne N. Hayes, M.D.


Atta Behfar, MD, PhD
Patricia J. M. Best, MD
Lori A. Blauwet, MD
Amanda R. Bonikowske, PhD
LaPrincess C. Brewer, MD, MPH
Ana I. Casanegra, MD
Alfredo L. Clavell, MD
Rajiv Gulati, MD, PhD
Joerge Herrmann, MD
Birgit Kantor, MD
Andrea G. Kattah, MD
Stephen L. Kopecky, MD
Robert D. McBane, MD
Virginia M. Miller, PhD
Sharon L. Mulvagh, MD
Peter A. Noseworthy, MD
Margaret M. Redfield, MD
Marysia S Tweet, MD
Carole A. Warnes, MD
Eric E. Williamson, MD


Eileen Hsich, MD
Nanette Wenger, MD
Martha Gulati, MD
Rita Redberg, MD

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In support of improving patient care, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

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Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science designates this live activity for a maximum of 13.25 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 certificate of attendance will be provided to other health care professionals for requesting credits in accordance with state nursing boards, specialty societies, or other professional associations. Attendees should ensure in advance that their credentialing or licensing organization accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ from the sponsor of this activity.

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 13.25 ABIM MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.


MD, PhD, DO, PharmD Early Bird Pricing $525 (after 9/4/2018 $625)
Resident, Fellow, NP, PA, RN Early Bird Pricing $475 (after 9/4/2018 $575)

The registration fee includes tuition, electronic course syllabus, continental breakfasts, break refreshments, and lunches. Although it is not Mayo Clinic Cardiovascular CME policy to limit the number of registrants for a course, conference room facilities may necessitate closing of enrollment; therefore, early registration is advised. Enrollment for this program is limited.

Mayo Clinic Cardiovascular CME has implemented an online conference registration system. If this is your first time using the online system, you will need to create a profile and login account.

The system will guide you through the profile and login process. An e-mail address is required upon registration. A letter of confirmation will be forwarded to this address upon receipt of payment and submitted registration. Present this letter of confirmation when checking in at the meeting registration desk.

The registration fee includes tuition, electronic course syllabus, continental breakfasts, break refreshments, and lunches. Although it is not Mayo Clinic Cardiovascular CME policy to limit the number of registrants for a course, conference room facilities may necessitate closing of enrollment; therefore, early registration is advised. Enrollment for this program is limited.

For additional information, contact:
Cardiovascular Continuing Education             
200 First Street SW - Gonda 6-472

E-mail:                                                                      cvcme@mayo.edu
Rochester, MN 55905                                               Phone:800-283-6296

If you cancel your participation in this course, your registration fee, less a $75 administration fee, will be refunded when written notification is received by Mayo Clinic CV CME before, Friday, September 21, 2018 (email: cvcme@mayo.edu). No refunds will be made on or after September 21, 2018. Canceled registrations are non-transferable.

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This course is intended to be a live learning experience. If you do not attend this course on-site as a live learner, you will not be allowed access to the materials/lectures during or after the course. No refunds will be given for no-show registrants.



Guest rooms have been reserved for attendees and their guests with special course
rates at each of the following downtown Rochester hotels. In order to receive the
special rate, reservations must be made before the room block is filled or before the
expiration date of Thursday, September 10, 2018 whichever comes first. Reservations
will be taken following this date based on space and rate availability. Please identify
yourself as a participant of the course when making your reservation.

Kahler Grand Hotel                                             Double Tree Hotel
20 Second Avenue SW                                      150 South Broadway
800-533-1655                                                      507-281-8000
Executive King:  $149                                         Run of House:  $229
Online Reservations                                            Online Reservations

You may wish to visit the Rochester Convention and Visitors Bureau website www.rochestercvb.org for
additional accommodation options and area information.

Lodging arrangements are the sole responsibility of the individual registrant.

Mayo Clinic Department of Cardiovascular Medicine is not responsible for expenses
incurred by an individual who is not confirmed and for whom space is not available
at the meeting. Costs incurred by the registrant such as airline or hotel fees or
penalties are the responsibility of the registrant.

Parking is available in hotel, city, and Mayo Clinic patient/visitor ramps. The cost for
parking is not included in the registration fee.                      

The Heart Disease in Women course will be held October 4-5, 2018.  The course will be held in Leighton Auditorium on the Second Floor of the Siebens Medical Education Building, Mayo Clinic, 100 Second Avenue Southwest, Rochester, Minnesota. Meeting facilities are easily accessible by skyway and pedestrian subway, which connect Mayo Clinic to shops, restaurants, and hotels.




Rochester, Minnesota is a friendly city that greets thousands of visitors from around the world each year. The city is serviced by a modern international airport with multiple flights daily via American Airlines, Delta Airlines, or United Airlines. Access to and from the airport is provided by taxi, shuttle service, and rental car. The airport is located approximately 10 miles from the Mayo Clinic campus.

Note to Travelers: Several cities in the United States are named Rochester. When you make airline reservations and check your baggage, be sure that your destination is Rochester, Minnesota (RST) and that your baggage has been properly tagged.  Flying through the Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport (MSP) is another option. (www.mspairport.com).

There are shuttle services to the Rochester area to your hotel from Minneapolis/St. Paul airport. Travel time is approximately 75 minutes.

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At the time of posting, a complete listing of commercial supports (financial or in-kind) was not available. Appropriate acknowledgement will be given to all supporters at the time of the meeting.

This course offers the 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 Char Tri. Exhibits will be available for viewing at all scheduled breaks.

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