Unraveling the Secrets of Women’s Cardiovascular Health

October 14, 2021
Limited gender specific information leads to impaired execution of diagnostic and treatment protocols for women. Additionally, socioeconomic, and other factors prevent some women from participating in trials and these women have access to some of the available tests and treatments. This course is designed to provide the most up to date clinical protocols for patient care with a special emphasis on protocols which are straightforward and encourage women to participate.

Target Audience

  • Family Medicine Physicians
  • General Internal Medicine Physicians

Learning Objectives

Participants in this educational intervention will be able to:

  • describe and identify gender specific cardiovascular risks.
  • apply the adherence guidelines directed therapies for treatment of cardiovascular disease in women.
  • employ motivational techniques to increase patient motivation to adopt cardiovascular prevention interventions.
Additional information


Anna Gibbs
Phone Number: 
+1 (414) 955-6708
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 6.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
    AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
  • 6.75 Hours of Participation
    Hours of Participation credit.
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
10/14/2021 - 8:00am CDT
Event ends: 
10/14/2021 - 6:00pm CDT



8:00 – 8:15 a.m.
Opening Remarks
8:15 – 9:00 a.m.
Introduction and Development of ACC /AHA
Guideline Statements on Women and
Cardiovascular Disease
Dr. Jackie Kulinski
Dr. Jennifer McIntosh
9:00 – 9:45 a.m.
Cardio-Oncology in Women
Dr. Sherry-Ann Brown
9:45 – 10:30 a.m.Weight Management in Everyday Clinical PracticeDr. Srividya Kidambi
10:30 – 11:15 a.m.Cardiovascular Imaging: What Women Need to KnowDr. Noelle Garster
11:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.Cardiac WellnessDr. Supreeti Behuria
12:00 – 12:30 p.m.
Live Q&A with Morning Speakers
12:30 – 1:15 p.m.
Depression & Cardiovascular Risk
Dr. Claire Drom
1:15 – 2:00 p.m.
Contraceptive Considerations for Women with
Cardiovascular Complexities
Dr. Allison Linton
2:00 – 2:45 p.m.
Menopausal Hormone Therapy (MHT) and the
Cardiovascular Benefits and Risks
Dr. Vanessa Barnabei
2:45 – 3:15 p.m.Introduction to Cardio-ObstetricsDr. Sarah Thordsen
3:15 – 4:00 p.m.
Pregnancy & Heart Disease
Dr. Joan Briller
4:00 – 4:30 p.m.
Live Q&A with Afternoon Speakers
4:30 - 4:40 p.m.Break 
4:40 – 5:30 p.m.
Sex Specific Risk Factors in the Assessment of 
Women’s Cardiovascular Risk
Keynote Speaker
Dr. Erin Michos
5:30 – 6:00 p.m.
Live Panel
Dr. Nicole Lohr
Dr. Sarah Thordsen
Dr. Jackie Kulinski
Dr. Jennifer McIntosh


Virtual Meeting
United States

Nicole Lohr, MD, PhD 
Associate Professor & Medical Director of Cardiovascular Clinical Trials, 
F&MCW and Division Chief of Cardiovascular Medicine, 
The Medical College of Wisconsin
Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center in Milwaukee

Jacquelyn Kulinski, MD
Associate Professor, 
Department of Medicine & Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences; 
Director of Preventative Cardiology Program; 
Director of Cardiology Grand Rounds; 
Associate Program Director of the Cardiovascular Medicine Fellowship, 
The Medical College of Wisconsin

Sarah Thordsen, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine & Director of Nuclear Cardiology, 
The Medical College of Wisconsin

Jennifer McIntosh, DO, MS
Associate Professor of Maternal Fetal Medicine, 
Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, 
The Medical College of Wisconsin

Svetlana Zaharova, PhD, FNP
Nurse Practitioner of General Cardiology & Cardio-Oncology, 
Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, 
The Medical College of Wisconsin
Kate Cohen, MD
Cardiovascular Medicine Fellow, 
Postdoctoral Fellow in Dr. Freed’s Lab,
The Medical College of Wisconsin

Jordan Hauck, DO
Obstetrics & Gynecology Fellow, 
The Medical College of Wisconsin


Accreditation Statement
The Medical College of Wisconsin is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians
Designation of Credit Statement
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity
Hours of Participation for Allied Health Professionals
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this activity for up to 6.75 hours of participation for continuing education for allied health professionals.

Available Credit

  • 6.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
    AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
  • 6.75 Hours of Participation
    Hours of Participation credit.


Please login or register to take this course.
Registration fee for physicians is $50.00
Registration fee for APPs, other healthcare professionals, fellows, residents is $30.00
There is no charge for students.  Students should contact Anna Gibbs to register.
The course expiration date and course contact person are listed on the overview tab of the course page. To claim credit after the course expiration, Click Here to pay and please notify the contact person listed on the overview tab to have your participation verified and complete the credit claiming process.
The Medical College of Wisconsin’s Office of Continuing Professional Development reserves the right to charge participants $25.00 to claim credit after course expiration date.
Note: January 15th is the deadline for claiming any credits from the previous calendar year.  Neither continuing education credits nor refunds for CME will be issued after January 15th for the prior year’s accredited activities.