Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What does the Canadian Women’s Heart Health Education Course consist of?
  2. Who is the target audience for this course? 
  3. What are the learning objectives of the Canadian Women’s Heart Health Education Course? 
  4. Is this course accredited?
  5. Do I need to complete all 9 modules to receive credit? 
  6. Is there a cost to access the course?
  7. How do I register for the Canadian Women’s Heart Health Education Course? 
  8. Is this course available in French?
  9. Can I use the PowerPoint to present at my institution? 
  10. Where can I learn more about women and cardiovascular disease?
  11. Where can I find more information about the Canadian Women’s Heart Health Alliance?

1. What does the Canadian Women’s Heart Health Education Course consist of? 

The Canadian Women’s Heart Health Education Course consists of 9 modules. Each module includes a pre-recorded webinar ranging from 24min to 37min in length, a downloadable slide deck (PowerPoint) with speaking notes, a full reference list hyperlinking to the articles  (PDF), and a patient story (YouTube video). Interactive e-modules to come in Summer 2021.

The modules are: 

  1. Cardiovascular Risk Assessment in Women – The Role of Risk Factors and Scores
  2. Acute Coronary Syndromes (ACS) in Women
  3. Approaches to Chest Pain - A Sex & Gender Focus
  4. MI with Non-Obstructive Coronary Arteries (MINOCA)
  5. Stress-Induced Cardiomyopathy (SIC)
  6. Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection (SCAD)
  7. Contemporary Management of Women with Heart Failure
  8. Cardiovascular Risk In Women With Gestational Diabetes & Hypertensive Disorders Of Pregnancy
  9. Recovery and Cardiac Rehabilitation (CR) for Women

2. Who is the target audience for this course? 

The course was created to target trainees as well as healthcare professionals within cardiology, general internal medicine, and emergency medicine but is open to all.

3. What are the learning objectives of the Canadian Women’s Heart Health Education Course? 

The learning objectives of the Canadian Women’s Heart Health Education Course are to:

  • Describe cardiac risk assessment in women;
  • Discuss acute coronary syndrome in women;
  • Review the approach to chest pain in women;
  • Describe SCAD and Takotsubo syndrome which are more prevalent in women;
  • Describe contemporary management of women with heart failure;
  • Explain cardiovascular risk in women with gestational diabetes and hypertensive disorders of pregnancy;
  • Review the unique aspects of recovery and cardiac rehabilitation for women.

4. Is this course accredited?

Yes, the Canadian Women’s Heart Health Education Course is an accredited Group Learning Activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada and approved by the Canadian Cardiovascular Society. You may claim a maximum of 7 hours.

5. Do I need to complete all 9 modules to receive credit? 

No. You can receive credits for each module you complete. Modules 1 to 8 are each worth 0.5 CPD Credits. Module 9 is worth 0.75 CPD Credits. 

After you complete the module and the mandatory evaluation form, a certificate is issued to you via email. 

6. Is there a cost to access the course?

No. To reduce barriers to access, the Canadian Women’s Heart Health Education Course is completely free. 

7. How do I register for the Canadian Women’s Heart Health Education Course? 

Register by going to https://uohi.securedfilehosting.com/register-en.html. Once you have completed the registration form you will automatically have access to the Canadian Women’s Heart Health Education Course. 

If you have already registered, login by going to: http://cwhha.smarteru.com and enter your email and password.

8. Is this course available in French?

The French course is currently being created and will be available in Summer 2021. 

9. Can I use the PowerPoint to present at my institution? 

Yes, faculty can download the tools (PowerPoint, speaker scripts and resources list) to present content at your institutions (i.e. Grand Rounds). You are also welcome to contact us for invited talks.

10. Where can I learn more about women and cardiovascular disease?

To help clinicians recognize the unique aspects of women’s heart health care and provide policy-makers with the information they need to ensure equitable care for women with cardiovascular disease, the Canadian Women’s Heart Health Alliance is currently publishing a collection of chapters, the ATLAS, to report on the current state of cardiovascular disease in women. Visit the ATLAS page for more details. 

11. Where can I find more information about the Canadian Women’s Heart Health Alliance? 

Visit our website at: CWHHA.ca
Email us at cwhhc@ottawaheart.ca

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