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ACC, SBC address role of women in cardiovascular practice, research in Brazil

Webinar is first in ongoing series hosted by leading cardiovascular societies

American College of Cardiology

Join the American College of Cardiology (ACC) and the Sociedade Brasileira de Cardiologia (SBC) for a webinar on Saturday, July 18, focusing on the challenges facing female cardiologists in Brazil as well as women's increased role in leading cardiovascular research in the region.

ACC leaders will participate in several sessions during the all-day webinar. ACC President Athena Poppas, MD, FACC, and ACC Board of Trustees member Roxana Mehran, MD, FACC, will participate in a session titled "Women in Cardiology: Leaders Overcoming Adversities #1" starting at 10 a.m. Brazil Time (BT)/9 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) discussing "Strategic Leadership" and "How to Support Women in Medicine."

ACC Vice President Dipti Itchhaporia, MD, FACC, and pioneering female cardiologist Nanette Wenger, MD, MACC, will participate in the 2 p.m. BT/1 p.m. EDT "Women in Cardiology: Leaders Overcoming Adversities #2" to discuss "Mentorship Beyond Borders" and "How to Ensure Vitality and Enthusiasm Across Your Career."

Other sessions include "How to Live with COVID-19," which addresses heart health and other risks associated with COVID-19, and "Cardiovascular Care in Women," which focuses on the unique cardiovascular care needs of women. Female researchers will also have the opportunity to submit and present new cardiovascular science to webinar participants to highlight the increasing participation of women in Brazilian scientific research.

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Learn more and register here: http://www.mulheresdocoracao.cardiol.br/

The American College of Cardiology envisions a world where innovation and knowledge optimize cardiovascular care and outcomes. As the professional home for the entire cardiovascular care team, the mission of the College and its 54,000 members is to transform cardiovascular care and to improve heart health. The ACC bestows credentials upon cardiovascular professionals who meet stringent qualifications and leads in the formation of health policy, standards and guidelines. The College also provides professional medical education, disseminates cardiovascular research through its world-renowned JACC Journals, operates national registries to measure and improve care, and offers cardiovascular accreditation to hospitals and institutions. For more, visit acc.org.

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