Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Education Series

Diagnosis, Therapeutics & Enhanced Pathways

A comprehensive program providing valuable insights into evidence-based best practices, using artificial intelligence (AI) for HCM, multidisciplinary care coordination, quality improvement strategies, and development of HCM programs.

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Committed to increasing patient access to life-saving therapies, Viz is hosting the hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) education series. This series is designed in collaboration with leading experts in the management of HCM.

During this education series, we will:

  • Increase knowledge and awareness of HCM
  • Share best practices in the care of the patient with HCM
  • Promote multidisciplinary collaboration
  • Educate on Artificial Intelligence (AI) for HCM
  • Access resources to optimize HCM care

    Overview of Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy


    Matthew Martinez, MD

    In the first session, Matthew Martinez, MD, Director of HCM and Sports Cardiology Program, Morristown Medical Center/Atlantic Health System, covers the definition, epidemiology, pathophysiology and the clinical presentation of HCM. He discusses the challenges and complexity of the disease and highlights the importance of building an HCM program.

    July 25, 2023

    7-8pm ET

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    Innovation in HCM by Leveraging Artificial Intelligence (AI)


    Joshua Lampert, MD and Josh Cheema, MD, MSCI, MSAI

    Joshua Lampert, MD, Cardiac Electrophysiology, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Medical Director of Machine Learning for Mount Sinai Heart

    Josh Cheema, MD, MSCI, MSAI, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Advanced Heart Failure & Transplant Cardiology, Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute, Center for AI, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

    In this session, Dr. Josh Lampert and Dr. Josh Cheema provides an overview of AI vs. machine learning vs. deep learning; AI for prediction, diagnosis in medicine with specific examples from cardiology and HCM. They will also discuss using AI to detect HCM, and the impact of AI on the HCM workflow and referrals.

    August 30, 2023

    7-8pm ET

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    Diagnostic Approaches in HCM


    Carolyn Ho, MD

    Medical Director, Cardiovascular Genetics Center, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School

    This session aims to assist learners to identify the genetic factors that influence disease expression and clinical outcomes; understand the process to clinically implement genetic testing in HCM to develop more personalized, precise, and proactive management plans for patients and families with HCM; and understand the roles, advantages, and limitations of the clinical examination, ECG, echocardiography, Cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging (CMR).

    September 27, 2023

    7-8pm ET

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    Treatment Options for HCM


    Ronald Wharton, MD

    Director of HCM Program at NorthShore University Hospital (NSUH), Associate Professor, Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell

    Using a case review approach, this education session will cover pharmacological management in HCM and its implications for management of co-existing cardiovascular disorders.

    October 25, 2023

    7-8pm ET

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    Risk Stratification: HCM in Contemporary Sports Cardiology


    Eli Friedman, MD, FACC

    Medical Director of Sports Cardiology at the Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute, Baptist Health South Florida

    Dr. Friedman will cover the management of athletes with HCM in the contemporary sports cardiology era; The session will incorporate risk stratification tools and recommendations for physicians who care for athletes and highly active individuals with HCM.

    November 15, 2023

    7-8pm ET

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    Lifestyle Recommendations for Patients with HCM


    Matthew Martinez, MD

    Director of HCM and Sports Cardiology Program, Morristown Medical Center/Atlantic Health System

    Dr. Matthew Martinez will present an overview of current research and recommendations for exercise and overall lifestyle recommendations for HCM patients.

    December 13, 2023

    4:30-5:30pm ET

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    Fireside chat with patients with HCM

    Dr. Martin Maron will sit down with Lindsay Davis and Mike Papale to hear their personal stories about living with HCM and their impact on the HCM community.

    February 29, 2024

    7-8pm ET

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  • FAQs

    Who is the target audience for the HCM Education Series?

    The HCM education series is designed for healthcare professionals involved in the care of patients with HCM. This may include Cardiologists, Internists, Primary Care Physicians, Geneticists, Advanced Practice Providers, Nurses, Cardiac Imaging Technologists, Echocardiographers, Healthcare Administrators, Allied Health Professionals.

    How can one participate in the HCM Education Series?

    Register through the links above for each upcoming session.

    All sessions will be delivered in a webinar, instructor-led format which will offer opportunities for Q&A. Each session will also be recorded and a link will be shared with all registrants.

    Are the HCM Education Series materials available after the event?

    Presentation materials, job aids, and recordings will be made available to all attendees and registrants after the event.

    If a participant cannot attend the sessions, but would like to access the content later, is that possible?

    Yes. You can access all sessions on our website here.