Join The Baird Institute & The Centenary Institute for a practical, focussed discussion of the critical issues in Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy & the risk factors for sudden death in the young.
Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is a condition in which the heart muscle is abnormally thickened. HCM is the most common inherited heart condition, and is caused by a mutation in cardiac genes that affect muscle growth and organisation. HCM may cause weakening of the heart’s pumping capacity (heart failure); restrict blood flow to the aorta (“outflow tract obstruction”); and cause heart rhythm disorders that may lead to sudden death or to strokes.
The experts gathered for the 2014 Baird Institute Conference will present and discuss the different manifestations of this condition with the aim of passing on their knowledge and improving the quality of patient care. Their work is collaboration between the University of Sydney, Department of Anatomy, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, the Centenary Institute and of course The Baird Institute.
Date: Friday 10 October, 2014
Wetlab: Hosted by Edwards Life Sciences, North Ryde 8.30am – 11.30am followed by lunch from 12.00pm
Presentations: Doltone House, Hyde Park, Sydney 2.30pm – 6.00pm
Followed by Cocktails 6.30pm – 9.30pm With special guest – Monica Trapaga
Speakers: Professor Paul Bannon, Professor Chris Semsarian, Mr Peter Skillington, Dr Brian Bailey, Dr Raj Puranik, Dr Caroline Medi
For more information, the conference program, and booking form, please visit page.