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    December 02, 2010

    • Upcoming Events - JIM 2011 - Women  in Innovations will meet at the JIM program coming up February 10-12, 2011 in Rome, Italy. WIN will conduct a number of meetings while at JIM, including three topic-specific focus groups. If you are interested in participating, and for a full listing of the WIN events at JIM, click HERE.
    • Breaking News - Calling all European WIN members! WIN Co-Chair Alaide Chieffo, MD is conducting a survey in Europe related to radiation safety in the cath lab. This survey is a pilot survey aimed at collecting sample data to support a larger European study through EAPCI and the CERC organizations. The pilot survey is for both male and female cath lab operators, so please encourage those in your European cath labs to take this important survey. You can take the survey at www.winforsafety.com
    • World Tracker - Do you need resources for your female patients? There are many patient-based organizations around the world making great strides towards educating women on their risk of heart disease, providing them with prevention and treatment information, and organizing efforts to raise awareness. SCAI does it's part through the WIN initiative, but also through its patient website, Seconds Count. Elsewhere in the United States, WIN partners WomenHeart and AHA's Go Red for Women campaign are largely successful, as is the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute's Heart Truth campaign. Abroad, organizations like Her at Heart in the UK are doing similar work to advance this important cause. Please visit these sites and encourage your patients to visit these sites to learn more about improving women's cardiovascular health.