Canadian Women’s Heart Health Summit 2021

We are excited to announce the 3rd Canadian Womens Heart Health Summit (CWHH Summit) to be held virtually on February 10, 11, 12, and 13, 2021.

The Summit is being hosted by the University of Ottawa Heart Institute and the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

This Summit is the only one of its kind in the world that brings together national and international health professionals and women with lived experience to share the latest knowledge in women’s heart health.

The Summit provides something for everyone.   From primary care providers, cardiologists, neurologists, gynecologists, pharmacists, nurses, cardiac rehabilitation providers, allied healthcare providers, researchers, policy-makers, community partners, and women with lived experience.

By attending the Summit you will be able to:

  • learn about emerging areas in research and clinical practice centered upon heart, brain and vascular conditions affecting women across their lifespan.
  • discuss the gaps in research and clinical practice for heart, brain and vascular disease in women, improving risk stratification, diagnosis, and therapy from a sex and gender perspective.
  • network among clinicians, scientists, policymakers and women with lived experience, facilitating translation of knowledge that will ultimately improve the health of women.

Registration is now open for the CWHH Summit. We hope that you will be able to attend.

For registration, agenda and guest speakers please go to our web site:

Here is what some of the women who attended the previous Summits had to say about the experience.

“These summits have shown me that as women we can support one another, which has ultimately reinforced that we are in this together. The summits have taught me how to advocate for women’s heart health with my loved ones, as a healthcare professional, and within our community”- Laura Avelar

It was so inspiring to learn from and talk with so many wonderful, committed clinicians, researchers and patients working together towards improving the state of womens heart health! As a patient, it is so refreshing to feel I have a voice, and to feel included as an important piece of the puzzle” Helen Robert