World Healthy Life week. Improving heart health for women: Wednesday 3rd November 2021

Improving heart health for women

Wednesday 3rd November: 3pm UK time

Healthy heart charity the Cardiovascular Research Trust is organiser of World Healthy Life activities which complement its series of live webinars on healthy life and how to prevent heart disease and related illnesses.

The webinar is free and hosted on Zoom. Click here to register.

If you wish to make a donation to the healthy heart charity the Cardiovascular Research Trust you may do so on our EventBrite page or through our donations page.

This webinar is being held as one of a series of online sessions to mark the 2021 World Healthy Life Week which is organised by healthy heart charity the Cardiovascular Research Trust and partners around the world to raise awareness of the cardiovascular and broader benefits of a healthy life for everyone around the world. These are serious issues not just for wealthier countries but also for less developed countries around the world.

The session is intended for senior and junior health professionals as well as interested members of the public from anywhere in the world.

World Healthy Life week is supported by medical society the Fellowship of Postgraduate Medicine which promotes Medical Learning for Life through conferences, webinars and two journals: the Postgraduate Medical Journal and Health Policy and Technology.


Better heart health in women: important cardiovascular disease risk factors, including pre-eclampsia
Jeanine Roeters van Lennep – Internist and Specialist in Vascular Medicine
Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam


Improving recognition and outcomes for coronary heart disease in women
Aaysha Cader – Assistant Professor of Cardiology
Ibrahim Cardiac Hospital & Research Institute, Dhaka


Q & A with panel and audience

Donald Singer – Chair, Cardiovascular Research Trust

4:00 pm


Panel biographies

Jeanine Roeters van Lennep has been working since 2010 as an internist specialized in vascular medicine at the Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, the Netherlands.She is head of the vascular medicine clinic specialized in hereditary dyslipidemia. She combines this research interest with gender-specific medicine.

Her scientific research is dedicated to cardiovascular prevention, specifically diagnosis and treatment of familial hypercholesterolemia and sex-specific cardiovascular risk factors such as pre-eclampsia for which she obtained grants of e.g. the Dutch Heart Foundation and the Dutch Research Council. 

She is chair of the Dutch Society of Vascular Medicine, chair of the HORIZONSCAN committee of the Dutch National Healthcare Institute to review upcoming cardiovascular drugs, and board member of the Dutch Society of Gender&Health. She was also chair of the first Dutch Guideline on Dyslipidemia. She is also involved in the Scandinavian Society of Atherosclerosis Research for which holds the post of financial auditor.  She organized a Pediatric Familial Hypercholesterolemia Symposium as an official satellite symposium of the 87th European Atherosclerosis Society congress in 2019.

Dr F. Aaysha Cader, MBBS, MD, MRCP is an Assistant Professor of Cardiology with an interest in interventional cardiology and complex coronary interventions at the Ibrahim Cardiac Hospital & Research Institute, Dhaka, Bangladesh. She has research interests in acute coronary syndromes, sex disparities in cardiovascular disease, coronary intervention, population health and outcomes, and is undertaking a part-time MSc in Clinical Trials at the University of Oxford. She enjoys medical blogging, occasionally writes for the lay press, and is an American Heart Association Early Career Blogger. She is also passionate about medical education via social media and is a Social Media Editor of the European Heart Journal – Case Reports. She is the Assistant Editor of the Ibrahim Cardiac Medical Journal, and also serves on the editorial boards of BMC Cardiovascular Disorders and Minerva Cardiology & Angiology. Dr Cader is a World Heart Federation Emerging Leader and serves on committees of the AHA’s CLCD Leadership Committee, the QCOR Early Career Committee and the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Intervention (SCAI)’s Women in innovations Committee. A staunch advocate for women in cardiology, she is a co-founder of the Global Women in Cardiology (WIC) – Early Career collaboration and is 2021 Women as One Escalator awardee in the mentor-match category. 

Professor Donald Singer @HealthMed is Chair of the Cardiovascular Research Trust the Healthy Heart Charity and is President of the Fellowship of Postgraduate Medicine. He is a Clinical Pharmacologist interested in new approaches to personalising medicine and in public understanding of health and drugs. He is a member of the panel of experts of the European Medicines Agency. A member since 2013 of the Healthcare Professionals’ Working Party of the European Medicines Agency, he is involved in current EMA projects on minimizing risk from medicines. International consultancy includes advice on clinical pharmacology and safety systems for medicines as a Yale School of Medicine Faculty member within the 7 year Human Resources for Health US-AID and CDC supported programme in Rwanda. Singer is President of the UK Fellowship of Postgraduate Medicine, which publishes the Postgraduate Medical Journal (founded 1925) and Health Policy and Technology (founded 2012). He is a former Secretary of the European Association of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics which supports scientific and educational exchange for over 4000 clinical pharmacologists from 34 countries. He was previously also a member of the Council of the British Pharmacological Society and Panel Member of the NIHR Health Technology Assessment Programme.

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