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    September 06, 2012

    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 - Last week during ESC marked the first official meeting for the WIN TAVI Registry investigators. WIN leaders and representatives from interested centers came together to discuss details for the European registry for female patients undergoing TAVI. The goal is to suggest a new paradigm for the collection of data for female patients, publish extensively and possibly develop a risk score. Without any funding, nearly 25 major European centers have volunteered to participate in the investigator-driven study. Site packages will be developed and distributed later this fall, providing full instruction on how your center can become involved. To request a site package, complete the interest survey HERE
    • Upcoming Events - On Monday, September 24, SCAI WIN and the American College of Cardiology will host the 2nd Gender Data Forum. This closed forum will focus on discussing sex-based data from major device trials, with a goal of publishing a white paper. Representatives from the National Cardiovascular Data Registry (NCDR) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will be on site to present information on strategies for improving the design of clinical trials so that they can more appropriately address female patients. For the full agenda, click HERE. This is the first of several projects WIN hopes to work on with NCDR. You can read more about WIN’s work with the registry HERE.
    • World Tracker - Once again, WIN member Mirvat Alasnag, MD, FSCAI has organized a WIN session during the “Controversies in Cardiovascular Disease Conference” on Tuesday, November 20, 2012 in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. The session is titled “Role of Imaging in Detecting CAD in Women” and will be led by Dr. Alasnag and her colleagues. More information on this event will soon be posted HERE. We congratulate Dr. Mirvat on her efforts to help promote education on women and heart disease!

    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!