DATE: October 7-8, 2015 

LOCATION: The Graylyn International Conference Center, Winston-Salem, NC

ABOUT: This interactive symposium is solely focused on women’s cardiac health and will discuss factors beyond the traditional risk factors that predispose younger women (ages 20-40) to cardiovascular disease. These factors include reproductive, immunological, and psychosocial.






  • Noel Bairey Merz, MD, FACC, Director, Women’s Heart Center, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
  • Sarah Berga, MD, Professor and Chairman, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center
  • Jay Kaplan, PhD, Professor of Pathology, Translational Science & Anthropology,  Wake Forest University
  • Virginia M. Miller, MBA, PhD, Professor, Department of Surgery, Mayo Clinic
  • Pamela Ouyang, MD, Professor, Deputy Director of the Institute for Clinical and Translational Research, Johns Hopkins University
  • Meir Steiner, MD, Professor (Emeritus), Psychiatry & Behavioral Neurosciences and Obstetrics & Gynecology, McMaster University, Canada
  • Doris A. Taylor, PhD, Director of Regenerative Medicine Research, Texas Heart Institute
  • Nanette K. Wenger, MD, MACC, MACP, FAHA, Professor, Division of Cardiology, Emory University, School of Medicine

Click here for the symposium agenda.



Go Red and Go Red For Women are trademarks of the AHA. The Red Dress Design is a trademark of the U.S. DHHS.