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News from the WHI Study

Upcoming webinar series to replace 2020 WHI Annual Investigator Meeting – begins April 27th!

General Interest

April 20, 2020

The Steering Committee has decided to postpone the May 6-7 meeting because of uncertainties regarding the COVID-19 outbreak. In lieu of an in-person meeting, there will be a series of webinars offered, which will include updates on some of the major WHI-affiliated studies. This series begins Monday, April 27th.  Please see below for a complete schedule of presentations and speakers.  If you have questions, please contact Ellen Kim at the Clinical Coordinating Center.

For those unable to attend, it is expected that videos of the presentations will be posted to the website.

Webinar Schedule 

All times Pacific Daylight Time

​Date and Time ​Presentations and Speakers
(slide decks posted, if available)
Videos and Chat Transcripts
​Monday, April 27th
11:00am-12:00 noon
​LILAC (Garnet Anderson, Bette Caan, and Electra Paskett)
Video (1:18:37)
Chat Transcript (PDF)
​Wednesday, May 6th
10:00am-11:30am
​WHIMS (Steve Rapp) and WHISPER (Laura Baker)*
Video (1:23:00)
Chat Transcript (PDF)
​Thursday, May 7th
10:00am-11:30am
​WHISH (Marcia Stefanick) and OPACH (Andrea LaCroix)*

Video (1:31:56)
Chat Transcript (PDF)
​Thursday, June 11th
10:00am-11:00am
​COSMOS (JoAnn Manson and Howie Sesso) and
WHI COVID-19 Study Update
(Garnet Anderson and Sally Shumaker)

Video (0:46:42)
Chat Transcript (PDF)

*These webinars will also incorporate poster presentations from abstracts originally submitted for the 2020 meeting.

Poster Abstracts Selected for Webinar Presentation

Please click here to read the selected poster abstracts.

Date of PresentationPresenterInstitutionTitle
April 27Tracy E. CraneUniversity of ArizonaDietary Patterns and Fatigue after a Cancer Diagnosis: Results for Women’s Health Initiative
April 27Mandana Kamgar, MD, MPHDepartment of Medicine, Division of Oncology, Medical College of WisconsinPeripheral Neuropathy after Breast Cancer: an Analysis of Data from the Women’s Health Initiative Life and Longevity After Cancer Cohort.
May 6Emily Gower and Jonathan FixUNCRisk Factors for Missed Influenza and Pneumococcal Vaccination amongst Participants in the Women’s Health Initiative
May 6Kathleen HaydenWake HealthClonal Hematopoiesis of Indeterminate Potential and the Risk of Mild Cognitive Impairment or Probable Dementia in the Women’s Health Initiative Memory Study
May 6Iris Leng, MD, PhDWake ForestIs there an association between baseline macro nutrients intake and changes in cognition? Results from the Women’s Health Initiative Memory Study (WHIMS)
May 6Margaret L. ScalesWake ForestWomen’s Health Initiative Sleep HyPoxia Effects on Resilience (WHISPER): Consent and Sleep Assessment Enrollment and Retention Success.
May 6Chrisandra Shufelt, MD, MS, FACP, NCMP Bilateral Oophorectomy vs Ovarian Conservation at the Time of Hysterectomy and All-cause Mortality: Women’s Health Initiative Observational Study (WHI-OS)
May 7Anna Batorsky / Nora FranceschiniNHLBI Trans-Omics for Precision Medicine (TOPMed) Consortium; TOPMed MESA Multi-Omics Working GroupDifferential DNA Methylation associated with kidney function across three ethnic groups.
May 7Bernhard HaringUniversity of Wurzburg, GermanyBlood Pressure Variability and Risk of Heart Failure in Postmenopausal Women. Results from the Women’s Health Initiative
May 7Purva JainUCSDStanding time with and without ambulation and mortality over 6 years of follow-up: the WHI OPACH Study
May 7Marian Neuhouser / Lesley TinkerFHCRCUnderstanding the role of nutrition in health promotion and disease prevention in the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) using biomarkers
May 7Benjamin T. Schumacher, MPH Accelerometer-Measured Daily Steps and Incident Fall Risk in Older Women: The OPACH Study
May 7Sylvia SmollerEinsteinDiastolic Blood Pressure Levels And Mortality Among Older Women: Results From The Women’s Health Initiative Long Life Study