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WomenHeart Science & Leadership Symposium at Mayo Clinic

October 6-9, 2017, Rochester, MN

Make a Difference for Women Living With Heart Disease

Are you a woman living with heart disease? Would you like to help other women with heart disease find the support they need to take charge of their heart health? If so, please apply for the WomenHeart Science & Leadership Symposium!

WomenHeart is now accepting applications for the 2017 Science & Leadership Symposium at Mayo Clinic. The Symposium is the only national training program for women with heart disease who want to lead a patient support group in their community.


Attendees will learn critical heart disease information from the nation’s leading cardiology experts and will be trained to tell their personal heart stories, in order to educate and empower women to take charge of their heart health. Attendees choose between two volunteer tracks:

·         Support Network Coordinators: Lead monthly peer-to-peer support groups, providing critical psycho-social and emotional support for women heart disease patients. Please read this  for more information.

·         Community Educators: Educate women in the community on heart disease prevention and support through participation in health fairs, speaking engagements, media opportunities, and advocacy initiatives. Please read this for more information.

Note: training, meals, and hotel accommodations are provided at no cost to attendees. Attendees are responsible for their transportation costs to and from the conference at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN.


For an informational fact sheet, click here.

You Can Make a Difference for a Woman Living with Heart Disease

A recent survey of patients who attend WomenHeart Support Network meetings found that:

  • 93% of women support network participants believed they understood their heart disease better as a result of attending Support Network meetings.
  • 93% of respondents also said their their quality of life had improved.
  • 87% stated Support Network meetings helped them keep on track with medication and treatment.
  • 86% said they were better able to explain their heart disease to family members and friends.
  •  85% felt better able to communicate with their doctors about their heart disease.

These are just some of the positive changes you can bring to women living with heart disease--to improve their lives and the lives of those in their community.


Eligibility Requirements

  • You must be a woman who is living with heart disease.
  • To become a Support Network Coordinator, you must be sponsored by a WomenHeart National Hospital Alliance member. If you are not certain if your hospital is a member, click here.
  • To become a Community Educator, you do not have to be sponsored by a WomenHeart National Hospital Alliance member, but you must complete the questionnaire below to get started.

If you are a woman with heart disease interested in becoming a WomenHeart Champion, please take a moment to complete our short questionnaire. 

If you are already affiliated with a National Hospital Alliance member hospital, please email for the application link.

Application Deadline is July 31, 2017

We encourage you to apply and share this information with a friend. 

For more information, please contact or call (202) 728-7199.


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WomenHeart: The National Coalition for Women with Heart Disease is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) patient advocacy organization with thousands of members nationwide, including women heart patients and their families, health care providers, advocates and consumers committed to helping women live longer, healthier lives. WomenHeart supports, educates and advocates on behalf of the 47 million American women living with or at risk of heart disease. Our programs are made possible by donations, grants and corporate partnerships.

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