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2017 WomenHeart Science & Leadership Symposium

WomenHeart: The National Coalition for Women with Heart Disease is currently looking for dynamic, driven women with heart disease to apply to become WomenHeart Champions at the 2017 WomenHeart Science & Leadership Symposium. This is the nation’s only volunteer program that trains women with heart disease to be Community Educators and Support Network Coordinators for women heart patientsClick here for a detailed outline of the application process.


October 6 – 9, 2017

Mayo Clinic

Rochester, MN

Cost: Accommodations & meals are covered. Attendees are responsible for travel. Travel scholarships are available.

Deadline to apply: July 31st, 2017


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. Click here for a detailed description of responsibilities. 
  • 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. Click here for a detailed description of responsibilities.

 Application Materials:

  • Recommendation form. Must be submitted within two weeks of application submission. This ensures that your application can be processed and an interview can be scheduled in a timely fashion. Recommendation forms should be submitted directly from the recommender to
  • Copy of WomenHeart Champion Agreement. Please save this for your personal records. By completing and submitting the application, you agree to the responsibilities outlined in this agreement upon acceptance as a WomenHeart Champion.


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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 42 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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