Her Heart Matters: Let’s Talk About Women’s Heart Health

February 23, 2023 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Maple Leaf Room, Lister Conference Centre (87 Ave & 116 Street, Edmonton AB)

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Every 20 minutes a woman in Canada dies from heart disease. Globally, cardiovascular diseases affect one out of three women, yet women everywhere are under-studied, under-diagnosed, under-treated, and under-aware when it comes to their heart health. No matter what age, women are just as likely to have heart issues as men, and heart attack and stroke are the number one cause of premature death for women in Canada. So why do more than half of women with heart attack symptoms go undiagnosed when they seek medical treatment?

The Faculty of Nursing invites you to join them in person or online as Colleen Norris discusses how to recognize the symptoms of heart disease, what to do in an emergency, and practical advice on communicating with health providers about prevention, screening, and treatment. You will also hear from Bobbi Jo Green who will share her lived experience with heart disease, education, self-advocacy, and navigating the healthcare system. 

This event is open to all alumni and their guests.

This event will be presented both in-person and online. Registration for virtual participation is free. Please ensure you select the virtual option in the 'activities' section of the registration page.

This webinar is being recorded and will be released on our On Demand page shortly after the event.


Colleen Norris, '78 Nurs(Dip), '82 Nurs(BSc), '92 MNurs, '02 PhD, is a Professor and Associate Dean of Research, Faculty of Nursing. She is the Cavarzan Chair in Mature Women's Health Research, and an adjunct professor with the Faculties of Medicine & Dentistry and the School of Public Health at the University of Alberta. Her research focuses on the sex and gender factors that impact women’s heart health. 

Bobbi Jo Green is a member of the Canadian Women’s Heart Health Alliance's (CWHHA) Advocacy Group. After being misdiagnosed for nearly a decade, Bobbi Jo was finally diagnosed with coronary artery spasm and a myocardial bridge at the age of 38. Now she uses her knowledge and experience to continue advocating for herself and other women while also staying up-to-date on the latest emerging research.

Note: In-person space is limited. Registration will close when the event reaches capacity, or on February 23.


$10 (Includes appetizers)
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