The seventh annual Healthy Hearts for Women virtual symposium will take place Friday, Feb. 5, 2021. A virtual round table hosted by Women in Medicine and Science (WIMS) will follow the symposium.

8:30 a.m.-Noon
Healthy Hearts for Women Symposium

Experts from across the globe will discuss topics related to cardiovascular disease and women's health. This event is sponsored by the department of pharmacology and nutritional sciences, the UK Gill Heart and Vascular Institute, and SAHA Cardiovascular Center.

Registration required for Zoom link:


  • 8:30 - 8:50 a.m.
    Healthy Hearts for Women Memories Slideshow,
    Welcome to Healthy Hearts for Women 2021 from Organizers
  • 8:50-9 a.m.
    Dr. Lisa A. Cassis
    Vice President for Research, University of Kentucky
  • 9 - 9:30 a.m.
    "Pathology of Woman and Coronary Heart Disease"   
    Dr. Renu Virmani
    CVPath Institute, USA
  • 9:30 - 10 a.m.
    "Deep Vascular Phenotyping in Female-specific Vascular Diseases"
    Dr. Rosa Maria Bruno
    INSERM, France
  • 10 - 10:30 a.m.
    "Menopause, Estrogen Receptors, and Vascular Stiffness"
    Dr. Sarah Lindsey
    Tulane University, USA
  • 10:45 - 11:10 a.m.
    "Placental Syndromes and Cardiovascular Risk: Who is Chicken, Who is Egg?"
    Dr. Christian Delles
    University of Glasgow, United Kingdom 
  • 11:10 - 11:30 a.m.
    "Sex, Gender and Cardiovascular Risk: A Focus on Transgender Health"
    Dr. Paul Connelly
    University of Glasgow, United Kingdom 
  • 11:30 a.m. - Noon
    "Hypertension Across Women’s Lifespan: A Translational Overview"
    Dr. Judith Zilberman
    University of Buenos Aires, Argentina

Noon-1 p.m.
WIMS Virtual Round Table

Experts in cardiology, fitness, and diet will provide advice and answer questions on everyday approaches to improve women's wellness. This event is sponsored by Women in Medicine and Science (WIMS).

Click here to request a Zoom link for the event.


  • Mary B. Fisher, MD
    Cardiology Fellow
    UK Gill Heart and Vascular Institute
  • Karen Bryla McNees, EdD, RDN, CHES
    UK Health and Wellness
  • Carrie Davidson, EdD, ACSM, EP-C, RYT 500
    UK Health and Wellness
  • Jackie Carroll, MS, TTS, NBC-HWC, RYT 500
    Nia White Belt, Koru
    Wellness Coach
    UK Health and Wellness

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