8th Annual Women's Heart Symposium

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The 8th Annual Women's Heart Symposium will be held virtually.

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The Women's Heart Center at Pacific Heart Institute along with Have a Heart, Save a Heart Charity invite you to the 8th Annual Women's Heart Symposium, held on Saturday, February 6, 2021. The event will be a webinar this year.

Please join us for a wonderful and informative program, covering topics including:

  • Supplements and heart disease
  • Safety of medication from outside of the U.S.
  • Questions for your doctor to ensure healthy living
  • Updates in cardiovascular disease

The first 200 guests to RSVP who live in Southern California will receive an awesome giveaway box delivered to your home.

This event is eligible for continuing education credits. Please scroll below for details.

Keynote Speaker, JoAnn E. Manson, MD, MPH, DrPH, FAHA, is Professor of Medicine and the Michael and Lee Bell Professor of Women’s Health at Harvard Medical School, Professor in the Department of Epidemiology, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and Chief of the Division of Preventive Medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH).

Dr. Manson is a physician epidemiologist, endocrinologist, and Principal Investigator of several research studies, including the Women’s Health Initiative Clinical Center In Boston (PI since study inception); the cardiovascular component of the Harvard Nurses’ Health Study, the VITamin D and OmegA-3 TriaL (VITAL; PI with Dr. J. Buring); and the COcoa Supplement and Multivitamin Outcomes Study (COSMOS, PI with Dr. H. Sesso). Her primary research interests include randomized clinical prevention trials of nutritional and lifestyle factors related to heart disease, diabetes, and other age-related disorders and the role of endogenous and exogenous estrogens as determinants of chronic disease.

Dr. Manson has received numerous honors, including the American Heart Association’s (AHA) Population Research Prize, the AHA’s Distinguished Scientist Award, The AHA’s Ancel Key’s Lectureship Award, AHA’s Research Achievement Award, election to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies (National Academy of Medicine), membership in the Association of American Physicians (AAP), fellowship in AAAS, the Woman in Science Award from the American Medical Women’s Association, the Bernadine Healy Award for Visionary Leadership in Women’s Health, and the Massachusetts Medical Society awards in both Public Health and Women’s Health Research. She served as the 2011-2012 President of the North American Menopause Society.

Dr. Manson has published more than 1,200 articles, is the author or editor of several books and textbooks, and one of the most highly cited authors in the world. She was also one of the physicians featured in the National Library of Medicine’s exhibition, History of American Women Physicians.

Dr. Manson received her BA from Harvard College, her MD from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, and an MPH and Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) from the Harvard School of Public Health.

Guest Speaker Alyssa Billingsley is on the GoodRx Team and has a decade of experience as a pharmacist. She graduated with a doctorate in pharmacy from St. Louis College of Pharmacy.

She is licensed to practice in Missouri and is a member of the National Council of Prescription Drug Programs (NCPDP) and the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS).

Prior to GoodRx, Alyssa worked in both clinical and administrative roles. She was recognized with the Distinguished Alumnus Outstanding Achievement Award in 2017 for her work in developing pharmacy programs to expand patient access to quality medications.

Guest Speaker, Richard Wright MD, FACC earned his medical degree from Harvard Medical School, and completed his medical residency and cardiology fellowships at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Dr. Wright served as Director of the Heart Institute at Saint John’s Health Center in Santa Monica and on clinical faculty at UCLA.

He is currently:

  • Co-Director of the California Medicare Contractor Advisory Committee
  • Chair, American College of Cardiology National Carrier Advisory Committee
  • Cardiology Advisor, Medicare’s Relative Value Update Committee.

He has served as President of the American College of Cardiology, California Chapter, and on the Medical Advisory Board at the Los Angeles Zoo, where he served as the cardiologist for the Great Apes.

Dr. Wright is a renowned lecturer and was a co-author of the U.S. guideline on management of patients with heart failure. A recipient of the Specialist of the Year Award from the American College of Cardiology, California, he continues to be listed in peer surveys as one of the top cardiologists in the state.

Guest Speaker Dr. Nicole Weinberg MD, FACC grew up on the East Coast in New Jersey. She attended Emory University in Atlanta where she graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Honors Biology. She received her medical degree from MCP Hahnemann University School of Medicine, now a part of Drexel University, and completed her residency at Thomas Jefferson School of Medicine -- both in Philadelphia. She moved to the West Coast for her cardiology fellowship at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center.

Dr. Weinberg has published extensively in subjects ranging from imaging modalities to evaluation of cardiac disease.  She has lectured locally on Preventative Heart Disease and Women's Heart Disease and is also part of the Women's Health Initiative at St. John's Hospital. Dr. Weinberg is board certified in Echocardiography and Nuclear Cardiology.

Through the Women’s Heart Center at the Pacific Heart Institute, she has been a co-director of the annual Women’s Heart Symposium which focuses on current cardiovascular topics. She helped found the Have A Heart, Save A Heart Charity in the hopes of increasing awareness and prevention to the community and beyond.

When not working, she enjoys spending much needed quality time with her husband and three children.  Although she misses her family in New Jersey, she loves the excuse to travel home for a visit.

This event is hosted by The Women's Heart Center at Pacific Heart Institute along with Have a Heart, Save a Heart Charity, and sponsored by Pacific Heart Institute, Providence, and St John's Health Center Foundation.

Have a Heart, Save a Heart was formed to raise awareness of women’s heart disease by employing cutting-edge technology, hosting creative education symposiums and encouraging community participation in health and wellness programs. The charity hopes to engage supporters who can help share its findings and passion to better prepare and inform women across the globe. For more information, visit


AMA Credit Designation

This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.

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Nursing Credit Designation

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