Going Green 

To enhance the "green" nature of our symposium, paper materials will not be available. Copies of presentations and agendas will be available for download from this website before and during the conference. Please bring laptops, tablets, or other devices with you to access meeting materials as needed. 


Registrants and Faculty will be notified 2 weeks prior to the conference when materials are available for download.

Learning Objectives
At the conclusion of this symposium the participants should be able to:
*Identify emerging controversies in cardiovascular disease and treatments
*Apply current guidelines in the medical management of heart disease in women
*Review cardiac risk factors in women and opportunities for implementing new prevention strategies
*Describe the differences in risk, presentation, diagnosis, and treatment for women with atrial fibrillation
*Describe the trends, treatments, and intervention strategies of cardiovascular disease in women
*Cite emerging data in support of specific medical recommendations and surgical procedures in management of heart disease
*Utilize emerging novel approaches and strategies to treating heart, vascular, and valve conditions
*Understand the utilization of surgical techniques in the treatment of heart disease in women






Overview
Cardiovascular disease (CVD), including heart disease, hypertension, and stroke, is the number one killer of women in the United States.  Long thought to be a disease primarily affecting men, CVD kills more women than men on an annual basis.  In fact, more than 1 in 3 female adults has some form of CVD.

Although heart disease is a multifactorial, complex disorder, it is preventable.  Both patient and professional education about the prevention, recognition, and treatment of heart disease in women is essential and must be promoted across all health care disciplines encountering women in their practice.



The 2017 Louisville Symposium on Heart Disease in Women​ 

Joint Provider Statement
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the University of Louisville and Jewish Hospital/KY One Health. The University of Louisville is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing education for physicians.

Designation Statement
The University of Louisville Office of Continuing Medical Education & Professional Development designates this live activity for a maximum of TBD AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurses - This program has been approved by the Kentucky Board of Nursing for TBD continuing education credits through University of Louisville Hospital, provider number 4-0068-7-16-928. The Kentucky Board of Nursing approval of an individual nursing education provider does not constitute endorsement of program content.