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WomenHeart Science & Leadership Symposium at Mayo Clinic

October 5 - 8, 2018

The WomenHeart Science & Leadership Symposium is the nation’s only volunteer program that trains women with heart disease to be community educators and Support Network Coordinators solely for women heart patients. WomenHeart Champions are the "boots on the ground” in the fight against heart disease, the leading cause of death in women. They are real women living with heart disease, who share their stories and important messages about heart health—all in the mission to save lives.



Attendees learn critical heart disease information from the nation’s leading cardiology experts and are 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 (double occupancy) 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.


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 this questionnaire.

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 nearly 48 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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