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October 2011 conference focuses on the role of gender in cardiovascular disease
Date:8/18/2011

not taught the different characteristics and symptoms, which causes women to be underdiagnosed," she said. She added that meetings like Physiology of Cardiovascular Disease: Gender Disparities are an important step in addressing the issue.

Featured Speakers and Topics - Confirmed

Researchers from leading universities and medical centers in the US and Canada will come together to share their research, theories and ideas about sex disparities in cardiovascular disease. The list of confirmed invited speakers includes:

Doris Taylor, University of Minnesota
Dr. Taylor will deliver Thursday's (10/13) plenary lecture, "From Stem Cells and Cadaveric Metric to Engineered Organs." She is widely acknowledged as a pioneer in cardiac regeneration, having developed a process called whole-organ decellularization and leading a team that created a beating rat heart in the laboratory. Dr. Taylor is Director, Center for Cardiovascular Repair; Medtronic Bakken Professor of Integrative Biology and Physiology; and Professor of Medicine at the University of Minnesota.

Pamela Ouyang, Johns Hopkins University
Dr. Ouyang will provide an update on the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis trial with her presentation, "Early Menopause and CVDInformation from MESA" at Thursday's (10/13) Symposia I: Aging and CVD. A recognized expert on heart disease in women, her research includes studies in ischemic heart disease and the effects of hormone replacement therapy in women with coronary artery disease and coronary bypass grafts. She is Professor of Medicine; Director, Women's Cardiovascular Health Center; and Deputy Director, Institute for Clinical and Translational Research at Johns Hopkins University.

Meir Steiner, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Dr. Steiner will present "Sex Differences in Depression and CVD" during Thursday's (10/13) Symposia IV: Neuro Mechanisms and Depression in Cardiovascu
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Contact: Donna Krupa
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American Physiological Society
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