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Virtual Medical Scholar Lecture: Characterizing the Uncharacterized: Models to Understand Unknown Genetic Variants Related to Ventricular Arrhythmia and Sudden Death

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Lee L. Eckhardt, M.D.

Associate Professor of Medicine
Gary and Marie Weiner Professor in Cardiovascular Medicine Research
Cellular and Molecular Arrhythmia Research Program
University of Wisconsin - Madison

Timothy A. Johnson Medical Scholar Lecture:  Characterizing the Uncharacterized: Models to Understand Unknown Genetic Variants Related to Ventricular Arrhythmia and Sudden Death

Nov. 12, 2021 

1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Virtual Access: Watch this lecture live via Zoom, or on our Live Webcast page

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About this Seminar

In this seminar Dr. Eckhardt will highlight some of the contemporary challenges regarding cardiac sudden death syndromes at all levels: syndrome diagnosis, determining arrhythmia mechanisms, and how to approach clinical management. The presentation will include research data on how high-through put methods for genetic variant classification can help with clinical diagnostics. She will also discuss how one of her patients inspired a pathway of research to characterize the mechanism of arrhythmia, previously unknown, that has assisted with treatment approach. And finally, the challenges of unexplained sudden death/ Idiopathic Ventricular Fibrillation (IVF) and implications for clinical management will be introduced in conjunction with some forward-looking research methodology.

Additional Details

This is a free event hosted by the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute and the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine. The Timothy A. Johnson Medical Scholar Lecture Series hosts clinician scientists who are exploring frontiers of medicine. These lectures are principally intended for Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine students and Virginia Tech students in Translational Biology, Medicine, and Health graduate program. Virginia Tech and Carilion Clinic faculty, staff, and students may also attend.

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