Chief Executive Officer Mary McGowan
WomenHeart Sisters at Chicago FireHouse, celebrating our participation at the 2014 AHA Scientific Sessions
The American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions has the best science and leading cardiovascular conference for basic, translational, clinical and population science, in the United States. Scientific Sessions attracts more than 17,000 attendees, with a global presence from more than 100 countries. In addition to 1.5 million medical professionals who participated virtually in lectures and discussions about basic, translational, clinical and population science.
WomenHeart sisters are preparing for our extraordinary opportunity to share our HeartStories and our passion for HeartHealth at the AHA Scientific Sessions. WomenHeart was founded by three women who had heart attacks while in their 40s. In addition to being faced with many obstacles, including misdiagnosis and social isolation, they were each amazed how little information about or services for women with heart disease were available and how the issue seemed invisible within the women’s health community. But in March 1999 everything changed. Today their are 650 National WomenHeart Community Educators, Support Network Coordinators, and Spokespersons.
A few days ago! WomenHeart’s Interim Chief Executive Officer Mary McGowan attended the Hearst Magazines Master Class event in New York City that marks the launch of Fight the Ladykiller! Pictured on stage at the Hearst Master Class are Dr. Holly Andersen from the Ronald O. Perelman Heart Institute, WomenHeart Scientific Advisory Council member Dr. Noel Bairey Merz of Cedar Sinai Medical Center, and Barbra Streisand!
This weeks AHA Scientific Session Programming is designed to improve patient care by communicating the most timely and significant advances in basic, clinical, translational and population health research, spanning the full spectrum of cardiovascular disease from a variety of perspectives, from prevention, through diagnosis and through treatment. Sessions includes five days of comprehensive, unparalleled education through more than 5,000 presentations, with 1,000 invited faculty, and 4,000 abstract presentations; all from the world’s leaders in cardiovascular disease. It also includes more than 200 exhibitors showcasing the latest cardiovascular technology and resources.
Leading the way to discovery in the fight against cardiovascular disease and stroke.
“As Mayor and on behalf of the City of Chicago, it is my pleasure to welcome the members of the American Heart Association gathered for the 2014 Scientific Sessions.”
Read all of Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s welcome letter (PDF).
Nov 15-19, 2014