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.



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*Sponsorship of this conference does not imply agreement with any content and/or comments presented by the faculty during conference proceedings.

If you are interested in sponsoring this event, please contact Paris L.A. Moore at paris@swhr.org or by phone at 202-223-8224.

REGISTRATION FEES:  $150.00 Regular, $75.00 Student. Click here to register now. REGISTRATION DEADLINE: SEPTEMBER 15.

CALL FOR POSTER ABSTRACTS: Submit an abstract and and present your poster for a chance to win $500! Submission deadline is September 15. Click here for more information.

MEAL SELECTION: The Graylyn International Conference Center offers special meals to meet specific dietary, medical and religious needs. To request your special meal, please contact science@swhr.org by September 15, 2015.


Graylyn International Conference Center (Symposium venue)
1900 Reynolda Rd., Winston-Salem, NC 27106
Room availability is limited.

Courtyard Marriott Winston-Salem University
3111 University Parkway, Winston-Salem, NC 27105
Distance from symposium venue: 2.2 miles
Reservations for the evenings of October 6th and 7th, 2015 can be made at the Courtyard Marriott Winston-Salem by calling 336-727-1277 or by making an online reservation here. In order to receive the discounted rate of $109 (plus applicable taxes), you must reserve room by 9/15/15 and mention the group name, Society for Women’s Health Research. Room availability is limited.

Click here for additional accommodation options.

Click here to register now. Registration deadline: September 15.

For general questions, please contact science@swhr.org or by phone at 202-223-8224.