Heart disease is a leading killer of Australian women, but it continues to be under-recognised, under-researched, and under-treated.
It can be an invisible killer – often going unnoticed and not openly talked about. In Australia, heart disease continues to take the lives of 22 women every day – with nearly three times as many women dying from heart disease as from breast cancer.
Bringing together Australia's leading heart health professionals
The 2019 national Women and Heart Disease Forum will bring together experts in cardiology, obstetrics & gynaecology, midwifery, emergency medicine, nursing, oncology, general practice, community and public health. It will also hear from women directly impacted by heart disease.
The one-day forum will once again highlight emerging research and clinical advances from across medical disciplines, to shine a light on the prevention, treatment and management of heart disease among women.
The 2019 Women and Heart Disease Forum will:
- Bring together leaders in clinical care, research, community health leaders and women who have experienced heart disease to describe issues and develop strategies to improve women’s heart health.
- Identify emerging opportunities to impact on women’s heart health trajectories using a life course approach.
- Assess the need for a gender and sex perspective in relation to the experience of heart disease in women as well as to research and cardiology professions.
|Professor Robyn Norton AO
Principal Director, The George Institute for Global Health
Change of Heart: a move to sex and gender disaggregated cardiovascular research and practice across the lifecourse.
Dr Clare Arnott
Prof John Beltrame AM
|Dr Will Parsonage
Senior Staff Cardiologist at The Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital.
Update on the final ROPAC [Registry of Pregnancy and Cardiac Disease] cohort – as presented to ESC
Keynote Presentation, Professor Robyn Norton: Change of Heart: a move to sex and gender disaggregated cardiovascular research and practice across the life course.
- What the data tells us about heart disease in Australian women
- Heart disease in women – What does it look like and how is it different?
- Who are the populations of women at risk?
- Vascular conditions of pregnancy and their impact on heart health of mother & child
- Psychosocial issues and their impact on women’s heart health
- Pregnancy among women with cardiac conditions
- Rheumatic Heart Disease and the impact on women
- Health system responses to gaps in knowledge and practice
- Women in Cardiology and why this is important to women’s heart health