On Friday, May 11th, members of NETA Cares attended the Brigham and Women’s Hospital Annual Women’s Luncheon. The theme for this luncheon: Heart of the Matter: Insight into Women’s Cardiovascular Health. NETA Cares attendees had the privilege of hearing from the following speakers:

Hadine Joffe, MD, MSc
Executive Director, Mary Horrigan Connors Center for Women’s Health and Gender Biology
Paula A. Johnson Associate Professor of Psychiatry in the Field of Women’s Health, Harvard Medical School
Vice Chair for Research, Department of Psychiatry, Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Michelle O’Donoghue, MD
Cardiologist, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School

Anju Nohria, MD
Cardiologist, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Director of the Cardio-Oncology Program at Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center
Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School

Gregory Piazza, MD, MS
Cardiologist, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School

Katy, Business Office Manager, commented, “This was my second year attending the Brigham’s Annual Women’s Healthy Luncheon. Last year was such an eye-opening experience, and this year was no different. We, as women, face so many obstacles every single day in today’s society, and how our health is viewed and managed is no different. It was not only promising, but also encouraging, to hear all of the advancements in medicine and women’s health that BWH has been able to develop over these past years. And being surrounded by and spending time whit such a strong group of the Women of NETA was a beautiful way to go into Mother’s Day weekend!”

Leslie, Director of Patient Education + Western MA, said, “My work life pre-NETA was dedicated to women’s health. So it was an especial honor to be part of BWH’s luncheon supporting seminal research which will save women’s lives. The food and company were delicious too! Thanks NETACares!!”

Lisa, Brookline team lead, remarked, “The fact that women’s cardiovascular health takes a backseat to men’s is a sad truth. However, there is power in spreading knowledge. With a room that large of powerful smart women, if each person tells someone, who tells someone else and so on. Imagine the change.”