BioConferences International Release: Tailoring Cardiovascular Treatment Options For Women To Be Highlighted At 12th Annual Congress On Women's Health In Hilton Head, South Carolina, June 5-8, 2004

12th Annual Congress on Women's Health

LARCHMONT, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 13, 2004--Medications, surgery, and other interventional strategies for treating cardiovascular disease have largely been designed for and tested in men. Alexandra Lansky, M.D., Director of the Women's Cardiovascular Health Initiative at the Cardiovascular Research Foundation, will describe ongoing efforts to adapt these approaches specifically for women in a presentation entitled "Cardiovascular Disease: Tailoring Pharmacological, Interventional, and Surgical Strategies for Women," during the 12th Annual Congress on Women's Health at the Hilton Head Marriott Beach and Golf Resort in Hilton Head, SC, June 5-8, 2004.

Several other presentations at the congress address cardiovascular disease in women, including "Stress Testing: Does it Accurately Predict Cardiac Risk in Women?" and two sessions focusing on controlling cholesterol levels -- "Statins: The New Miracle Cure?" and "Raising HDL Levels in Women."

Also highlighting this year's Annual Congress on Women's Health is a focus on chronic pain and challenges in pain management, including state-of-the-art prevention, differential diagnosis, and effective therapeutic protocols for pain relief.

The Women's Health Congress will include Grand Plenary sessions on the battle against obesity and prevailing views on menopause and the role of hormone replacement therapy and will take a look into the future at novel techniques for breast imaging.

The Congress is sponsored by Journal of Women's Health and held in collaboration with the American Academy of Pain Management, American Chronic Pain Association, American Menopause Foundation, Inc., The Arthritis Foundation, Cardiovascular Research Foundation, The Lupus Foundation of America, National Eating Disorders Association, National Osteoporosis Foundation, National Stroke Association, National Women's Health Resource Center, North American Association for the Study of Obesity, Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome Association, and WomenHeart: The National Coalition for Women with Heart Disease.

Corporate sponsors for 2004 are The Alliance for Better Bone Health (Procter & Gamble Pharmaceuticals and Aventis Pharmaceutical), Daiichi Fine Chemicals, Inc., Pfizer Women's Health, Procter & Gamble, and Purdue Pharma.

The Congress offers 15 category 1 hours of Continuing Medical Education and 18 hours of Continuing Nursing Education credits sponsored by the University of South Florida.

For further information about the Congress or the Program please visit our website at, call 914-834-3100, ext. 608, 800-5-BIOCON, or send an email to


BioConferences International Harriet Matysko, 914-834-3100, ext. 608

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