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    June 30, 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 - Two pieces of breaking news this week 

    1. SCAI announces the creation of its Structural Heart Disease Early Career Task Force.  The goal of this task force will be to provide a forum for interventional cardiologists seeking advanced training and networking with physicians who have recently completed SHD programs. The task force will meet by phone on the last Tuesday of every month. For more information, please contact SCAI staff member Joel Harder at jharder@scai.org

    2. WomenHeart: The National Coalition of Women with Heart Disease is making a call for application submissions for its 2011 Science and Leadership Symposium at the Mayo Clinic October 7-10. Do you know a woman living with heart disease who would like to help other women by becoming a trained WomenHeart Support Network Coordinator? If so, encourage them to apply today!

    • Upcoming Events - Don't miss it! WIN will host the 3rd Annual Women in Interventional Cardiology program in Chicago, IL, September 15-17, 2011. The all-women program will feature the latest information in interventional cardiology, hands-on simulation training and will serve as an excellent professional development platform for female interventional cardiologists. For a preliminary agenda, and to register, click HERE.
    • World Tracker - WIN member Mirvat Alasnag, MD has organized the first-ever gender disparities session as part of the 2011 Controversies in Cardiovascular Disease: The Great Debates, held November 22-24, 2011 in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. To learn more about this program, please click HERE, and congratulations to Dr. Alasnag for her efforts!
    • Hot Topics from the WINExchange Blog - New data suggests that bariatric surgery reduces long term MI risks in men, but not women. Read more 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!