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WHI Annual Investigator Meetings – 2016-2020

This page provides the videos, transcripts, slides and/or handouts for past WHI Annual Investigator Meetings. Please expand the year(s) of interest to view the relevant files. In addition, some years may include abstracts from accepted poster presentations.

2020

Due to public health concerns surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 Annual Investigator Meeting was replaced with a webinar series. See below for webinars.

​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.

2019
01 – Anderson – Welcome, overview and CCC update
02 – Ferrucci – (Not posted at speaker’s request) Searching for the new biomarkers of aging – the GESTALT study
03 – Chen – Emerging molecular biomarkers of aging
04 – Petkus – Cognitive reserve and brain health in older women – implications for future research in WHI sciences
05 – Bellettiere – (Not posted at speaker’s request) Lower extremity physical function
06 – Neuhouser – IGNITE 2019 introductions
07 – Beavers – IGNITE – Modification of the home environment for aging in place
08 – Desai – IGNITE – An analysis of shared attributes of aging and cancer in the Women’s Health Initiative
09 – Gower – IGNITE – Determining how vision and hearing affect health and aging
10 – Hayden – IGNITE – Subjective cognitive impairment – opportunities for using the Cognitive Change Index in the WHI
11 – Banack – IGNITE – Body Composition Prediction in WHI – Development and Validation, and Associations with Disease
12 – Peters – The link between germline and somatic variation and lifestyle risk factors in colorectal cancer
13 – Odegaard – Abdominal adipose tissue depots and cancer risk in WHI
14 – Thomson – Mobile technologies for cancer survivor interventions
15 – Cene – (Not posted at speaker’s request) Social isolation and incident heart failure in African American women in WHI
16 – Jones – Association of African ancestry with breast cancer incidence and outcomes in WHI
17 – Jimenez – Inequities in stroke among women of color in WHI
18 – Baker – WHISPER
19 – LaCroix – LLS and OPACH
20 – Caan – LILAC
21 – Rapp – WHIMS
22 – Manson – COSMOS
23 – Stefanick – WHISH
24 – Goff – Implementing the NHLBI strategic vision in the division of cardiovascular sciences
25 – Goff – Implementing the NHLBI Vision – accompanying article
26 – Bick – Clonal hematopoiesis (CHIP) and CVD
27 – Hart – Traffic-related air pollution exposures and risks of atrial fibrillation in the WHI
28 – LaMonte – Physical activity and heart failure
29 – Wright – Multiple sclerosis and fracture
30 – LaMonte – (Not posted at speaker’s request) Physical activity and fracture
31 – Orchard – (Not posted at speaker’s request) WHI osteoarthritis initiative
2018
01 – Anderson – Welcome and CCC report
02 – Baker – How Well We Sleep affects how well we age
03 – Stone – Utilizing actigraphy and multi-dimensional sleep domains
04 – Cauley – Falls, fractures, and sleep
05 – Redline – How we breathe during sleep affects health, wellness, and longevity
06 – Baker – Sleep affects how well brain resists cognitive decline and dementia
07 – Banack – Body composition and aging in post-menopausal women
08 – Pan – Insulin resistance and long-term all-cause mortality
09 – Laddu – SF-36 versus gait speed as predictors of pre-clinical mobility disability in older women
11 – Neuhouser – Nutritional biomarkers and disease association studies in the WHI
12 – Limacher – WHI CVD cohort
13 – Gomez – Social determinants and cancer
14 – LaCroix – OPACH
15 – LaMonte – Living longer later in life
16 – Buchner – Does moderate to vigorous physical activity reduce falls
18 – Johnson – A pragmatic falls prevention intervention
19 – Wells – Optimism interventions to reduce heart failure
20 – Rapp – Resilience session introduction
21 – Espeland – Trajectories of relative performance over 10 years
22 – Hayden – Cognitive resilience among APOE e4 carriers
23 – Resnick – Understanding mechanisms of cognitive resilience
24 – Boyle – Purpose in life and cognitive resilience
25 – Rapp – Modeling resilience in late life in WHI
26 – Stefanick – WHISH
27 – Manson – COSMOS
28 – Baker – WHISPER
29 – Kooperberg – Genomics
30 – Assimes – Update on the Million Veteran Program
31 – Eaton – CVD Update
32 – Perez – Silent atrial fibrillation in the WHI Strong and Healthy Trial (WHISH STAR)
33 – Tereshchenko – Global electrical heterogeneity and sudden cardiac death
2017
01 – Anderson – CCC update
02 – LaMonte – Introduction – Microbiome and metabolome in aging
03 – Foxman – The microbiome – definition, measurement, and role in epidemiologic research
04 – Genco – What is the metabolome and how can it improve understanding of disease mechanisms
05 – LaMonte – Microbiome studies in WHI and at the Buffalo WHI clinic
06 – Kooperberg – GWAS for all in WHI
07 – Cene – Food insecurity in the WHI
08 – Carroll – Insomnia symptoms and epigenetic age acceleration in the WHI
09 – Cauley – Sleep, fractures, and falls
10 – Keene – Pathological and resilient brain aging – lessons learned under the neuropathology microscope
11 – Baker – Neuropathology in WHI – from concept to possibility
12 – Austad – Opportunities for geroscience research – what can the WHI contribute
13 – Corrada – Aging and dementia in the oldest-old – lessons from the 90+ study
14 – Kritchevsky – The ups and downs of physical functioning in late life
15 – Tinker – This is my story
16 – Kuller – Subclinical disease as predictors of vascular, aging, cognition, and disability
17 – Shumaker – WHI Clinical Trial Working Group updates
18 – Stefanick – Lessons learned from WHISH
19 – Manson – Lessons learned from COSMOS
20 – Neuhouser – ALIVE
21 – Positivity, CHF and cognition
22 – Stefanick – WHISH 4 Muscle
23 – Van Horn – Long-term influence of the WHI DM trial intervention on chronic disease incidence and mortality
24 – Klein – A randomized trial of ubiquinone replacement in women with heart failure

2016

Speaker presentations

01 – Harris – Sarcopenia and osteopenia interplay with fracture risk
02 – Smagula – Personality, falls and fractures in older women in the WHI-OS
03 – Crandall – Challenging the current osteoperosis guidelines
04 – Thomson – Inflammation and cancer risk introduction
05 – Simon – Statins and cancer risk in the WHI
06 – Tabung – Can diet modulate inflammation and reduce cancer risk and improve survival
06.1 – Tabung – References
07 – Brasky – Are NSAIDs effective over the counter anti-cancer agents
08 – Stefanick – Women’s Healthy Initiative Strong and Healthy (WHISH)
09 – Manson – Cocoa Supplement and Multivitamin Outcomes Study (COSMOS)
10 – LaCroix – Objective Physical Activity and Cardiovascular Health Study (OPACH) and Long Life Study (LLS)
11 – Paskett – Life and Longevity After Cancer (LILAC)
12 – Baker – Women’s Health Initiative Sleep Hypoxia Effects on Resilience (WHISPER)
13 – Chen – Physical functioning among women aged 80 years and order with previous fractures
14 – Vaughan – Daily life function in WHI women – Environmental modifications to aid aging in place
15 – Buchner – Relationship of objectively measured physical activity to physical performance in older women – OPACH
16 – LaMonte – The association of accelerometer-measured PA and SB with predicted CVD risk
17 – Desai – Reproductive risk factors and risk of hematological malignancies
18 – Prentice – Established and potential new biomarkers in nutritional epidemiology
19 – Stefanick – Mixed session introduction
21 – Tinker – Feasibility of using spot urines for WHI CVD association studies
22 – Chlebowski – Low-fat dietary pattern and breast cancer mortality – secondary analysis in the WHI randomized trial
24 – Lamichhane – Insulin, insulin resistance, and exposure to ambient particulate matter air pollution

Poster abstracts

01 – Ma – Feasibility of obtaining hemoglobin A1c measurement by mail to assess glycemic status
02 – Hayden – Association of inflammatory diet with incident mild cognitive impairment or dementia
03 – Orchard – Association of dietary inflammatory index to BMD and fracture risk
04 – Garcia – Relationships between adiposity indices and mortality in a large multiethnic postmenopausal cohort
05 – Wang – Gene-hormone therapy interaction and fracture risk in postmenopausal women
06 – Wanigatunga – Association between structural changes in the brain and physical function in older women
07 – Simon – Relationship between features of metabolic syndrome and survival after a diagnosis of breast cancer
08 – Johnson – Sodium intake and osteoperosis. Findings from the WHI
09- Laddu – Trunk fat as a predictor of cardiovascular outcomes in postmenopausal women – WHI DXA cohort
10 – Sattari – Secondary prevention of osteoperosis in the WHI – another treatment gap
11 – Mai – Periodontal disease, the oral microbiome, and cancer risk in the OsteoPerio Study
12 – Gondalia – Genome-wide association study of susceptibility to particulate matter-associated QT prolongation
13 – Maharry – Hormone exposure and incidence of chronic lymphocytic leukemia in postmenopausal women
14 – Pan – Medication use trajectories of postmenopausal breast cancer survivors and matched cancer-free controls

Additional Presentations

2016 WHI Data Training
​Title ​Presented by ​Video
(length: mm:ss)
​Slides (PDF)
​Introduction to WHI, from inception to current extension study, and overview of WHI protocol and study components ​Garnet Anderson View
(35:51)
Download
​Data collected: What data has been collected when and on whom ​Mary Pettinger View
(25:32)
Download
​Orientation to the WHI SharePoint website ​Lesley Tinker View
(16:06)
Download
​Data currently available and how to access ​Chance Hohensee View
(14:26)
Download
​How to use the Virtual Data Enclave (VDE) ​Mike Tennyson View
(11:15)
Download
​Dietary nutrient data ​Marian Neuhouser View
(24:50)
Download
​Longitudinal data ​Aaron Aragaki View
(23:49)
Download
​Medication data and analysis methods ​Aaron Aragaki View
(27:11)
Download
​Outcomes data and changes in adjudication over time ​Rebecca Hunt View
(28:31)
Download
WHI biomarker data ​Jingmin Liu View
(23:28)
Download
​WHI GWAS data ​Mary Pettinger View
(9:08)
Download
​Medicare data ​Joe Larson, Roberta Ray,
and Mary Pettinger
View
(36:57)
Download
​Long Life Study (LLS) data ​Megan Herndon View
(12:41)
Download
​How to use the Query Builder ​Bill Carrick Please see the “Query Builder Basics” video for an orientation and demonstration on how to utilize the WHI Query Builder.