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Type: Webinar
16 Aug, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM (AEST)


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Women & heart health

Webinar 16 Aug, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM (AEST)

Join Specialist Endocrinologist Professor Susan Davis and A/Prof Sarah Zaman to understand the women’s heart health in Australia, identify the differences in heart disease and preventative treatments. 

This session will support GPs to incorporate heart health in midlife assessments and resources for your practice. 

  • Key statistics on heart health and women in Australia
  • Differences in heart disease, preventative treatment, presentation between women and men
  • Heart health and menopause – changes in risk
  • How to incorporate heart health in midlife assessments
  • Key messages and education for women
  • Resources for your practice

Learning outcomes

  1. Recognise the differences in heart disease, preventative treatment, presentation between women and men
  2. Discuss the changes in risk when managing Heart health and menopause
  3. Incorporate key messages and education resources about heart health when conducting midlife assessments
This event attracts 2 CPD points

This event attracts 2 CPD points

This event is part of Women's Health Week webinar series 2022. Events in this series are:


Dr Anita Sharma

Dr Sharma is the Practice Principal at Platinum Medical Centre, and Senior Lecturer, Primary Care Unit, University of Queensland. She is a member of Education Committee, Royal College of General Practitioners(RACGP), co- author of the RACGP General Practice Management of type 2 diabetes handbook, and serves on the Editorial Board for Medicine Today. Dr Sharma’s professional interests include education of GPs registrars, medical students and fellow GPs and development of education modules in Heart Failure, Atrial Fibrillation, Venous Thromboembolism and Diabetes.


Professor Susan Davis AO

Prof Susan Davis is an NHMRC Senior Principal Research Fellow, Director, Monash University Women’s Health Research Program, Consultant Endocrinologist and Head, Specialist Women’s Health Clinic, Alfred Hospital Melbourne and consultant at Cabrini Medical Centre. Prof Davis is a past President of the Australasian Menopause Society and immediate past President of the International Menopause Society. She has over 435 peer-reviewed publications and has received numerous national and international prestigious research awards. In 2021 Prof Davis was appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia for distinguished service to medicine and to women's health, and in 2022 the Medal of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians for outstanding contribution and leadership in endocrinology and women’s health.

A/Prof Sarah Zaman
Academic Interventional Cardiologist

Associate Professor Sarah Zaman is an Academic Interventional Cardiologist at Westmead Hospital and the Westmead Applied Research Centre, University of Sydney, Australia. A/Prof Zaman has been recognized as a national leader in academic cardiology as a National Heart Foundation Future Leader Fellow. She has been recognized internationally within interventional cardiology; selected from a world-wide application process to be a United States’ SCAI-ELM Fellow. A/Prof Zaman has a PhD from the University of Sydney, targeting prevention of sudden cardiac death. She leads a Women’s Heart Disease Research Program at the University of Sydney. Her research program involves clinical trial and cohort studies, and she leads the Australian-New Zealand Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection Registry. She has received ~$3 million in competitive grant funding, ~$9 million in Industry support and has published >75 journal articles and 2 book chapters. She is regularly invited faculty to international scientific meetings (e.g. TCT, ACC and SCAI) and organizes the Australian/New Zealand Endovascular Therapies Scientific Sessions. A/Prof Sarah Zaman is an active advocate for women in cardiology, having co-founded the Women in Cardiology groups for Australia/New Zealand.


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