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    November 17, 2011

    Below is the latest bi-weekly email regarding the happenings at WIN. This email serves to provide you with updated information on events, news and opportunities through WIN, and I hope you will find it helpful..

    • Breaking News - The WIN lunch symposium at TCT was a great success. Over 120 people showed up for an engaging 1 hour session on atrial fibrillation and hypertension. WIN aims to bring education about relevant clinical issues to the interventional cardiology community, incorporating information on gender into each session and utilizing WIN members as key faculty. The TCT lunch was the final WIN CME program in 2011. To read more about the WIN Mission, and view the 2011 WIN Annual Review click HERE.
    • Upcoming Events - On December 8, 2011 WIN will host a Gender Data Forum in Washington, DC. The forum, hosted in partnership with the American College of Cardiology, will be a unique opportunity for trial investigators to gather and present the gender related data from major ACS/AMI trials around the world. Representatives from industry, regulatory bodies and patient/professional groups will attend to discuss how the data might impact their fields. The event will be the first of two forums, with the second focused on cardiovascular devices slated for next June. To view the agenda for the December 8 forum, click HERE.
    • World Tracker - The American Heart Association’s Annual Scientific Sessions just wrapped up in Orlando, FL. There were quite a few breaking stories from the meeting including a variety of late breaking trial results and new information on women and heart disease. For a summary of all stories, visit the AHA Scientific Sessions newsroom HERE.
    • Hot Topics from the WINExchange Blog - Niacin-statin combo shown ineffective in reducing cholesterol, and Medicare unveils plan to cover heart disease counseling. Read these and other stories on the WINExchange Blog HERE.

    Do you have something of interest to share with the WIN community? Please email me. And of course, please continue to spread the word about WIN in your own communities. We can only grow with your help!