Gender inequities prevail in the field of women’s cardiovascular health and women suffer adverse heart disease outcomes, including mortality.
What can the Federation of Medical Women do to action change? As an initial step, we are establishing a Women’s Cardiac and Cerebrovascular Health Advocacy Group to advocate for our CV health. Our mandate includes increasing awareness and partnering with women-friendly agencies and institutes to effectively translate evidence-based knowledge into practice, within our own profession and the broader community.
This group is lead by Dr. Shahin Jaffer, a Vancouver based Internist specializing in women’s cardiac and cerebrovascular health.
If you would like to share ideas and contribute to this committee, please contact the National Office at [email protected].