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  2003 Jan 16 Release.
  For Immediate Release.
  Contact: Rich Belanger 212-675-2658
  Bonnie Arkus 609-771-9600
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MEDICAL CONFERENCE ADDRESSING GENDER BIAS ASSOCIATED WITH CARDIAC ARRHYTHMIA AND MEDICAL INTERVENTIONS IN WOMEN PLANNED FEBRUARY 3 AT ROBERT WOOD JOHNSON MEDICAL SCHOOL



  Author and Lecturer Dr. Mehmet Oz Will Give Keynote

January 22, 2003, New Brunswick, NJ - The Women's Heart Foundation and Robert Wood Johnson Medical School will co-sponsor a medical conference, February 3, that addresses a range of critical issues about cardiovascular disease in women, including growing concerns of gender bias in disease management and critical care. According to the conference chair Lou-Anne Beauregard, MD, FACC and Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine, UMDNJ/ Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and a medical advisor to the Women's Heart Foundation, there is a critical a need to educate women about gender bias. "Women need to know about the manifestations of heart disease for us, as women, as well as to have a better understanding of epidemiological and clinical research that is taking place in these areas," she said.

The Conference, entitled Getting To The Heart Of It: Interventions To Improve Women's Outcomes, will include presentations on the incidence of cardiac arrhythmia in pregnancy which is of growing concern as the expectations of society demand that women have children and stay in the workforce.

Dr. Mehmet Oz, author of the critically acclaimed book, Healing from the Heart, will translate his "East-West" philosophy for healthcare delivery to the cardiac population as a whole. Other presentations include:

The UMDNJ - Robert Wood Johnson Medical School Clinical Academic Building is located at 125 Paterson Street in New Brunswick, New Jersey. Registration will take place in the lobby. The seminar will open with registration from 11:30 a.m. - 12:00 noon. The program will begin at 12:00 pm and adjourn at 7:00 pm.

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