Participant Webinar Series

We are excited to announce the 2022 WHI webinar series beginning January 2022 on Zoom. The webinars will occur quarterly on January 19, April 20, July 20, and October 19 at 11am PT/1pm CT/2pm ET. Tune in and learn more about WHI research, hear from experts, and ask questions! You can join via the Zoom link or by calling a toll-free number to listen. All webinars will be recorded and available to view on our website.

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Upcoming Webinar: Social Support and Your Health: What WHI has Taught Us


Date: Wednesday, October 19, 2022
Start Time: 11am PT/1pm CT/2pm ET

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The webinar recording will be posted about 2 weeks after the live session.


Past Webinars

Expand sections below by clicking on them to view the slides and agenda for that webinar. Videos can be viewed by clicking the camera icon () next to the webinar title.

2022 Webinars

Session Agenda

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Time (Pacific)TopicSpeakers
11:00Welcome remarks; previous webinar information; webinar topic introduction and ediquetteDr. Cyndi Thompson
11:03am
Introduction of PI of the WHI Clinical Coordinating Center Dr. Candyce Kroenke

Presentation Topic: Social Support and your health
Dr. Cyndi Thomson

Dr. Candyce Kroenke
Senior Research Scientist, Kaiser Permanente Northern California Division of Research
Co-Investigator, LILAC Study
11:05Social Support and Your Health PresentationDr. Candyce Kroenke
11:25Thanking Dr. Kroenke for presentingDr. Cyndi Thomson
11:26ALL with Moderator Cyndi Thomson
11:46Closing RemarksDr. Cyndi Thomson

Session Agenda

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Time (Pacific)TopicSpeakers
11:00Welcome remarks; previous webinar information; webinar topic introduction and ediquetteDr. Cyndi Thompson
11:01am
Introduction of PI of the WHI Clinical Coordinating Center Dr. Garnet Anderson

Presentation Topic: General data on WHI women
Dr. Cyndi Thomson

Dr. Garnet Anderson
Senior Vice President and Director, Public Health Sciences at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and the PI of the WHI Clinical Coordinating Center
11:02General data on WHI women PresetationDr. Garnet Anderson
11:15am
Introduction of PI Dr. Nancy Woods to discuss how we measure frailty and function

Presentation Title: Frailty - What Have We Learned from Women’s Health Initiative Participants?
Dr. Cyndi Thomson

Dr. Nancy Woods
Dean Emerita of the University of Washington School of Nursing
Co-Director, de Tornyay Center for Healthy Aging
Has been a WHI co-investigator for 30 years
11:16Frality and Function PresentationDr. Nancy Woods
11:29am
Introduction of PI Dr. Deepika Laddu to share what we have learned from WHI women about physical function and health

Presentation Title: Physical functioning--the cornerstone of healthy aging. Lessons learned from the WHI Participants
Dr. Cyndi Thomson

Dr. Deepika Laddu
Assistant Professor at University of Illinois at Chicago
WHI Co-Investigator
11:30Physical Function and Health PresentationDr. Deepika Laddu
11:43Panel discussion: Q&A from the audience
ALL
Moderator: Dr. Cyndi Thomson
11:53Closing Remarks: Next webinar scheduled for Wednesday, October 19Dr. Cyndi Thomson

Session Agenda

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Time (Pacific)TopicSpeakers
11:00WelcomeDr. Cyndi Thompson
11:05Summary of COSMOS Research
Dr. JoAnn Manson
Dr. Howard Sesso
11:30Summary of the COSMOS-MIND StudyDr. Laura Baker
11:40Panel discussionAll Speakers
11:55Closing remarksDr. Cyndi Thomson

Session Agenda

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Time (Pacific)TopicSpeakers
11:00amWelcomeDr. Cyndi Thomson
11:06amSummary of 2020 COVID survey focusing on papers from the supplementDr. Sally Shumaker
11:17amPreview of 2021 COVID survey resultsMs. Mary Pettinger
11:23amRemarks from Dr. Steven PergamDr. Steven Pergam
11:39amAll Speakers
11:54amClosing RemarksDr. Cyndi Thomson

2021 Webinars

Session Agenda

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Time (Pacific)TopicSpeakers
11:00amWelcoming remarks; navigation of BlueJeans, the webinar siteDr. Cyndi Thomson
11:10am
Dr. Marcia Stefanick

Dr. Janine Clayton
NIH Associate Director for Research on Women’s Health
Director, NIH Office of Research on Women’s Health
11:25amBrief Review of WHI's Purpose and Study DesignDr. Garnet Anderson
11:30amPanel Interview with Original WHI Investigators
Moderator:
Ms. Ruth Benet, WHI Participant

Panelists:
Dr. Jacques Rossouw
Dr. Barbara Howard
11:45amWHI Participant Video and Panel
Moderator:
Ms. Emily Wion
12:00pm
Introduction of WHI Website: www.whi.org and Participant Resources
Mr. Bill Carrick
12:05pmWHI COVID-19 Survey ResultsMs. Mary Pettinger
12:10pmConclusionDr. Cyndi Thomson

Session Agenda

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Time (Pacific)TopicSpeakers
11:00amWelcoming remarks; navigation of BlueJeans, the webinar siteDr. Cyndi Thomson
11:10am
Keynote Address from Dr. Gary H. Gibbons, Director of NHLBI
Dr. Jacques Rossouw

Dr. Gary H. Gibbons
Director, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute at the National Institutes of Health
11:25amFindings of WHI’s Hormone TrialDr. JoAnn Manson
11:30amPanel Interview with Women's Health Providers
Moderator:
Dr. Cyndi Thomson

Panelists:
Dr. Marian Limacher
Dr. Carolyn Crandall
Dr. Margery Gass
11:45amWHI Participant Panel
Moderator:
Ms. Sherrill Downey
12:00pmCOVID Survey UpdateMs. Mary Pettinger
12:05pmConclusionDr. Cyndi Thomson

Session Agenda

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Time (Pacific)TopicSpeakers
11:00amWelcoming remarks; navigation of BlueJeansDr. Cyndi Thomson
11:10amFindings of WHI's Diet Modification StudyDr. Marian Neuhouser
11:20am
11:25amInterview with Dr. Ross PrenticeDr. Cyndi Thomson
11:45amPanel interview with diet modification investigators
Beth Burrows
Susan Rauth
Linda Snetselaar
Ruth Hennies
Connie Smith
Billie Matthews
11:55amClosing remarksDr. Cyndi Thomson

Session Agenda

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Time (Pacific)TopicSpeakers
11:00amWelcoming remarks; navigation of BlueJeansDr. Cyndi Thomson
11:05amFindings of WHI's Calcium and Vitamin D TrialDr. Jane Cauley
11:25amInterview with Dr. Becky Jackson
Dr. Cyndi Thomson and
Dr. Becky Jackson
11:40amQ&A Session with Dr. Jane Cauley and Dr. Becky JacksonDr. Cyndi Thomson
11:50amCOVID-19 Survey ResultsDr. Joe Goveas
11:55amClosing remarksDr. Cyndi Thomson

Session Agenda

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Time (Pacific)TopicSpeakers
11:00amWelcoming remarks, navigation of BlueJeansDr. Cyndi Thomson
11:05amHallmarks of Cognitive AgingDr. Kate Hayden
11:15amContributions of WHI to the Study of Cognitive AgingDr. Steve Rapp
11:30amHow We Can Protect Our Brain HealthDr. Laura Baker
11:50amQ&A Session
Dr. Kate Hayden
Dr. Steve Rapp
11:55amClosing remarksDr. Cyndi Thomson

Session Agenda

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Time (Pacific)TopicSpeakers
11:00amWelcoming Remarks and AnnouncementsDr. Cyndi Thomson
11:05amThe OPACH Study: Overview and Benefits of Light Physical Activity on Heart HealthDr. Andrea LaCroix
11:15amSitting Patterns and Your HealthDr. John Bellettiere
11:30am

Dr. Purva Jain
Dr. Nicole Glass
11:40amQ&A Session
Dr. Andrea LaCroix
Dr. John Bellettiere
Dr. Purva Jain
Dr. Nicole Glass
11:55amClosing remarksDr. Cyndi Thomson