This free webinar, presented on September 7, 2016, is an exciting opportunity to hear from internationally recognized experts in SADS conditions. The webinar provides a comparison and discussion of how the diagnostic process typically differs in Canada and Europe from the United States. Each speaker present their approach for evaluating a patient with a SADS disease, including where genetic testing falls in the decision tree.
Speaker: Michael J. Ackerman, M.D., Ph.D.
Windland Smith Rice Cardiovascular Genomics Research Professor
Professor of Medicine, Pediatrics, and Pharmacology
Consultant, Pediatric Cardiology and Cardiovascular Diseases
Director of Mayo Clinic’s Long QT Syndrome Clinic and the Windland Smith Rice Sudden Death Genomics Laboratory Mayo Clinic
Dr. Ackerman is the Windland Smith Rice Cardiovascular Genomics Research Professor and Professor of Medicine, Pediatrics, and Pharmacology at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. He has published over 400 articles and chapters across the continuum of basic, translational, and clinical research focusing on the cardiac channelopathies, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, and sudden cardiac death in the young. Dr. Ackerman received his MD and PhD from Mayo Medical School and Mayo Graduate School and residency and fellowship training in Pediatric and Pediatric Cardiology in Mayo Clinic’s Graduate School of Medicine. Dr. Ackerman is also the president of the Sudden Arrhythmia Death Syndromes Foundation.
Speaker: Silvia Priori, M.D., Ph.D.
Scientific Director and Cardiology Division Head of the Fondazione Salvatore Maugeri Network
Professor of Cardiology, University of Pavia
Panel Member, Committee for the Horizon 2020 Program of the European Community
Professor of Medicine, New York University
Dr. Priori has been involved in the study of inherited arrhythmias and investigated the molecular basis of cardiac excitability both at clinical and experimental level. Her research laboratories, in Italy and New York, have contributed to define fundamental mechanisms of arrhythmogenesis and abnormalities of intracellular calcium that cause sudden cardiac death patients with inherited arrhythmias. More recently, Dr. Priori’s research has focused on the development of molecular therapies for inherited arrhythmias.
Speaker: Robert M. Hamilton, M.D., M.Sc.
Senior Associate Scientist, Hospital for Sick Children Research Institute
Professor of Pediatrics, University of Toronto
Senior Associate Scientist, Physiology & Experimental Medicine Program
Consultant Electrophysiologist, Toronto Congenital Cardiac Center for Adults, Division for Cardiology, University Health Network
Dr. Hamilton trained in Pediatric Cardiology in Canada and Cardiac Electrophysiology at Texas Children’s Hospital/Baylor College of Medicine under Dr. Tim Garson. He has 27 years of experience working as a Pediatric Cardiac Electrophysiologist with a focus on inherited cardiac conditions and has over 220 publications including peer-reviewed manuscripts, invited papers, books, and abstracts. Dr. Hamilton is a Professor and Senior Associate Scientist at The Hospital for Sick Children and Professor of Pediatrics (Cardiology) at the University of Toronto.
For more information on the SADS Medical Education Program contact Alice Lara at 801-272-3023 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.