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Distinguished Cardiologists and Scientists Honored With 2008 International Academy of Cardiology Award
Date:8/12/2008

ogy, International Academy of Cardiology.The Third H.J.C. Swan Memorial Lecture given at the Opening Ceremony on Sunday, July 27th, was delivered by Dr. Elizabeth L. Barrett-Connor (photo attached), Distinguished Professor and Chief, Division of Epidemiology/Family and Preventive Medicine, Cancer Prevention and Control Program of the University of California, San Diego.

As cardiovascular disease is one of the leading causes of death in the United States, claiming over 2.4 million lives each year, many of them women, Dr. Barrett-Connor chose to present and discuss "Women and Heart Disease in the Post-Women's Health Initiative Era." (Women's Health Initiative study of post-menopausal hormone replacement therapy).

Dr. Barrett-Connor's is an eminently respected physician whose research concerns healthy aging with a particular focus on gender differences and women's health. Her pioneering work spans many areas, including cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancer, osteoporosis, memory loss and exogenous and endogenous hormones.

The World Congress on Heart Disease is presented by the International Academy of Cardiology, dedicated to the advancement of global research in cardiovascular medicine through the support of scientific meetings and publications. The World Congress is attended by physicians and scientists worldwide, and provides a forum for innovative and comprehensive overview of the latest research developments in cardiovascular medicine, primarily in the areas of molecular biology, coronary artery disease, heart failure, cardiac arrhythmias and cardiac surgery.

Many distinguished cardiologists and scientists joined the faculty and took part in this year's Congress. Papers were presented in the form of plenary sessions, symposia and posters and included superb scientific material that was carefully selected by the Scientific Abstract Review committee from over 800 abstracts submitted for presentation at th
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