National Cardiovascular Conference To Be Held In San Francisco

February 06, 1998

The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute of the National Institutes of Health will co-sponsor a national cardiovascular conference February 19 to 21 in San Francisco at the Hyatt Regency Embarcadero Hotel. Leading scientists and public health experts will present at over 50 panel and 200 poster sessions on all aspects of cardiovascular health and disease.

About 1500 researchers and health care professionals will attend Cardiovascular Health: Coming Together for the 21st Century. Topics to be covered at the conference include new risk factors for cardiovascular disease, hormone therapy and heart health in women, and alternative medical therapies for heart disease.

The conference is also sponsored by the Cardiovascular Disease Outreach, Resources, and Epidemiology (CORE) program, a joint effort between the University of California Department of Health Services and the University of California, San Francisco's Institute for Health & Aging; the University of California, San Francisco; and the California Cardiovascular Disease Prevention Coalition.

Three press briefings have been scheduled for the conference. All briefings will take place in the conference press room -- Board Room B in the Hyatt Regency Embarcadero Hotel, 5 Embarcadero Center. The press room hours will be 8:30 - 5:30 on February 19-20 and 8:30 - 12:00 noon on February 21.

Schedule of press briefings:

February 19

Diet and Cardiovascular Health, 12:00 noon - 1:00 p.m.
Moderator: Linda Van Horn, Ph.D., R.D., Northwestern University Medical School

Topics/Speakers:New Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factors -- Are They Ready for Prime Time?
1:00 p.m-2:00 p.m.
Moderator: Jeffrey M. Hoeg, M.D., National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

Topics/Speakers:February 20

Women and Heart Disease: An Update, 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Moderator: Millicent Higgins, M.D., University of Michigan

Topics/Speakers:For more information on these briefings or the conference, or to request a copy of the abstract book, please call the NHLBI Communications Office at (301) 496-4236.

To register for the conference in advance, send an e-mail to Dale Martin at the University of California-San Francisco: DMARTIN@ITSA.UCSF.EDU.

Note: You may register onsite in the press room. You must wear a name badge to attend conference sessions and the exhibit area.

NIH/National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute

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