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Jane Chen Represents Chapter at Regional Women-In-Cardiology Meeting

Tuesday, July 30, 2019   (0 Comments)
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MAY 31 – JUNE 1, 2019


Host: ACC Kentucky Chapter and Susan Smythe, MD, PhD; Jeff Gill Professor Chief of Cardiology Director, Gill Heart and Vascular Institute University of Kentucky
By: Jane Chen, MD, FACC, FHRS Professor, University of Minnesota Medical School

Symposium attendees

The Midwest Women in Cardiology Symposium was started last year by the ACC Missouri Chapter. The one-day symposium was held in St. Louis, Missouri, and was inspired by the Women in Cardiology (WIC) section of the American College of Cardiology to gather a group of women cardiologists and trainees in the Midwest for education and networking. The pilot symposium was so well received that a second annual symposium was planned. The Kentucky chapter of ACC kindly volunteered to host, and this year’s symposium took place in downtown Louisville, KY. There were 85 attendees, including practicing cardiologists in academic and private practice settings; cardiology fellows; Internal Medicine residents and medical students interested in cardiology.

The symposium began with a welcome dinner on Friday night. in addition to networking, four cardiologists gave brief overviews of their lives and lessons learned throughout their careers.

Social Hour at Distillery

Saturday’s symposium began with the keynote speaker, Dr. Claire Duvernoy, an interventional cardiologist at the University of Michigan. Topics presented throughout the day included cardio-oncology, cardiodiabetes, microvascular disease, radiation safety and pregnancy in the cath lab, and a debate on the pros and cons of hormone replacement therapy in cardiovascular disease. Additionally, there were talks on practice negotiations, unconscious bias, and improving social media presence.

After conclusion of the program, there was an optional social tour of a nearby distillery – we were in Kentucky after all!

The ACC Midwest Women in Cardiology Symposium expressed gratitude to the ACC Minnesota Chapter for its support of the program. Talks are already underway for next year’s program!

Thank you Sponsors


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