Fall Retiree MeetingDr. Amparo Villablanca

Gender differences in heart disease: what every retiree needs to know

Dr. Amparo Villablanca, UC Davis Medical Center

Open Enrollment highlights

Guerren Solbach UC Davis Health Care Facilitator

Women are not small men and when it comes to heart disease, women are not immune and often face higher risks and mortality than men. This talk will use an interactive format to discuss gender differences in heart disease, review symptoms and risk factors, dispel common myths and review effective evidence-based preventive interventions. While Dr. Villablanca’s research focuses on women, the information presented applies to men as well.

Dr. Villablanca's presentation will be followed by a brief overview of the upcoming highlights of Open Enrollment 2016 by Guerren Solbach, the UC Davis Health Care Facilitator.

The fall meeting is generously sponsored by Paradise Valley Estates, a continuing care retirement community in Fairfield, CA.

Dr. Amparo Villablanca is an academic cardiologist with expertise in heart disease in women. She is a professor of cardiovascular medicine in the Department of Internal Medicine and director of the Women’s Cardiovascular Medicine Program at UC Davis. She received her M.D. degree and completed her internal medicine residency and cardiovascular medicine fellowship training at UC Davis.

Guerren Solbach has been the UC Davis Health Care Facilitator for UC Davis since 2002. The Health Care Facilitator Program increases the value of UC health benefits by making them work for employees and retirees. Prior to becoming the health care facilitator, Guerren served as a benefits representative for UC Davis Employee Benefits from 1996-2002, and is a UC Davis alumnus.

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All other activities are held jointly with the UC Davis Retiree Center and the UC Davis Retirees' Association.