Cardiovascular Genetics in Clinical Practice
When: Saturday-Sunday, October 13-14, 2012
Where: Brigham and Women's Hospital, Bornstein Family Amphitheatre
Directors: Carolyn Y. Ho, MD; Neal K. Lakdawala, MD; Calum A. MacRae, MD, PhD; Christine E. Seidman, MD
Offered by: Brigham and Women's Hospital, Cardiovascular Medicine
This course is designed to provide a contemporary overview of the rapidly emerging field of clinical cardiovascular genetics. The planners of this course are internationally recognized for pioneering this emerging field and are dedicated to improving patient outcomes through education and patient care. This course will feature state-of-the-art discussions of disease management; covering inherited cardiomyopathies, arrhythmias and vascular disease. It will emphasize the practical implementation of genetic testing for cardiovascular disease in the clinical setting, including ethical and legal considerations. Pre and post-session tests will be used to stimualte interest and foster retention, and interactive methods will be used to maximize attendee learning.
Target Audience: Physicians who specialize in adult cardiovascular medicine; including sub-specialists in cardiac imaging, electrophysiology, and heart failure.