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May 4, 2021

American Society for Preventive Cardiology to Partner with Vindico Medical Education for CE Educational Symposium: Saving the Hearts of Women with Prevention

 

The American Society for Preventive Cardiology (ASPC) is thrilled to partner with Vindico Medical Education on an educational symposium: Saving the Hearts of Women with Prevention during the ASPC 2021 Virtual Summit on CVD Prevention: Protecting the Heart of One and All.

This initiative is an important addition to the ASPC 2021 Virtual Summit, aligning with its overall theme of inclusion. The educational symposium will be led by world-renowned experts in preventive cardiology and women’s health, offering a comprehensive look into the field’s challenges, risk factors, primary and secondary prevention, and practical applications. The goal is to present critical information and clinical applications to health care professionals to provide the best care for their female patients.

“Some risk factors such as diabetes, smoking, and mental stress may impact women’s heart health more so than men. Additionally, women have unique risk factors for cardiovascular disease across their lifespan related to pregnancy, hormones, and menopause that men do not experience. It is important that clinicians recognize these ‘risk-enhancing factors’ that place certain women at higher risk” said Erin Michos, MD, MHS, FASPC, Co-Editor in Chief of the American Journal of Preventive Cardiology and one of the Chairs of this session.

“The cardiovascular health of women remains a priority for the ASPC. Mortality from cardiovascular disease is on the rise again in women, and this is partially related to an increase in maternal morbidity—with the most common cause of maternal death being the result of a cardiovascular complication. Our society continues to fail women in relation to their heart health, particularly the most vulnerable women. Discrimination based on sex leads to cardiovascular health disadvantages for women. In addition, social determinants of women's health further contribute to the poorer outcomes we see in terms of preserving the cardiovascular health of women. Therefore, this initiative is extremely important to bring awareness, define the challenges, and present treatment options for health care professionals to provide better clinical care of all women,” said Martha Gulati, MD, MS, FASPC, President-Elect, ASPC and Co-Chair of this educational activity.

We hope to see you at the ASPC 2021 Virtual Summit and look forward to your participation in this CE program.

About the American Society for Preventive Cardiology

The ASPC, founded in 1985, represents a multidisciplinary group of healthcare practitioners and researchers who share an interest in and a passion for preventive cardiology. A vision of the society is to interface with all other organizations involved with treatment and prevention of cardiovascular disease.

About Vindico Medical Education

Vindico Medical Education is accredited with commendation by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide CME for physicians, the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide CE for nurses, and the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) to provide CE for pharmacists.

Vindico Medical Education is solely dedicated to delivering learner-centered, performance improvement-based interventions, including educational activities, practice tools, and patient education materials in the US and worldwide. The design of these interventions is based on various learning theories, executed in a manner to address the educational gaps of health care professionals and aimed to improve patient health and experience. www.VindicoCME.com