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Feb 6: Cafe Scientifique: Getting to the HEART of Preventing Cardiovascular Diseases

By attending this interactive discussion you will learn about ways to decrease the risks of heart disease and stroke.

When: February 6, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Where: The Wicklow Pub, 610 Stamps Landing, Vancouver
Cost:  The event is free, but please register here

Dr. Gordon Francis will present his research on the mechanisms that stimulate the formation of high density lipoproteins (HDL), the “good cholesterols”.  He will discuss the implications for developing therapies that prevent and treat cardiovascular diseases.

Professor Karin Humphries will discuss the early detection and treatment of heart diseases, with a focus on improving the outcome and incidence rates in young women and women of lower socio-economic status. She will present evidence indicating that women with heart diseases have poorer treatment outcomes and higher mortality, compared to men.

Click here for speakers’ biographies.

This event is organized by SCWIST, IWIS and CIHR Café Scientifique.

CIHR Cafe Scientifique

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