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Thank you to everyone who joined us at our 11th Annual Women’s Heart Symposium on February 3rd, both in-person and online - the event was a huge success and our biggest one yet! We also want to thank our keynote speaker, Dr. Barbara Natterson-Horowitz, all of our speakers, volunteers, in-kind donors, sponsors, exhibitors, donors, special guests Pawsitive Pets, and everyone working behind the scenes to make this event possible! 


The day was filled with nature and heart centered educational talks and enlightening panels, plus a charity donation to Jane Goodall Institute! Our theme this year was "Nature Speaks to the Heart" and through this gift, Have a Heart, Save a Heart will be powering ongoing efforts to create a brighter, more sustainable world for all creatures who share it. We believe that our hearts are connected to the world around us in so many ways — there is so much to be learned from Mother Nature, our non-human animal friends, and each other.


Did you miss the Symposium? Don’t worry, you can watch the video replay!




9:00am - WELCOME

KEYNOTE: Female Health Across the Tree of Life (Barbara Natterson-Horowitz, MD)

The Top 4 Women's Health Issues in Preventive Cardiology (Christiane Schaeffler, MD | Nicole Weinberg, MD)

10:30am - BREAK

Hypertension: A Universal Biomarker (Richard Wright, MD)

Research and New Programming at Pacific Heart Institute (Michael Broukhim, MD | Devin Kehl, MD | Seth Lichtenstein, MD)

12:00pm - LUNCH (With special guest: Pawsitive Pets)

Into the Tree of Life: Evolution, Genetics and Heart Health (Alexandra Lajoie, MD | Barbara Natterson-Horowitz, MD | Carol Ko, MS, CGC)


Hey Siri, Tell Me About Heart Health in Humans and Beyond (Christiane Schaeffler, MD | Rigved Tadwalkar, MD | Sarina van der Zee, MD)



This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the California Medical Association (CMA) through the Joint partnership of Providence Saint John’s Health Center and Have a Heart, Save a Heart Foundation. Providence Saint John’s Health Center is accredited by the CMA to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Providence Saint John’s Health Center designates this live activity for a maximum of 4.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in this activity.

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KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Dr. Barbara Natterson-Horowitz


Barbara Natterson-Horowitz, M.D., is a cardiologist and evolutionary biologist on the faculty of Harvard Medical School, Harvard University’s Department of Human Evolutionary Biology, and the UCLA School of Medicine. She studies a phylogenetically wide range of species for insights into human health and development. A leader in the field of evolutionary medicine, she co-chairs the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine Board on Animal Health Sciences, Conservation, and Research (BAHSCR) and is the immediate Past President of the International Society of Evolution, Medicine, and Public Health. Her New York Times bestseller, Zoobiquity, was a Finalist in the American Association for the Advancement of Science Excellence in Science Books Award. Wildhood, a New York Times Book Review Editor's Pick, was named Book of the Year by the Association for Science Education (UK). Her latest initiatives include Female Health Across the Tree of Life and Mental Health Across the Tree of Life.

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Past Symposiums

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