The year 2016 may have just begun, but Dr. Leslie Cooper is already scheduled to speak at many various conferences around the world on Myocarditis. This one in particular, “The International Society of Cardiomyopathies and Heart Failure” (ISCHF) will be in Kyoto, Japan, December 2-4, 2016. The theme of the ISCHF 2016 is Prevention, Diagnosis, and Treatment.

The ISCHF, established in 2007, has held regional and international congresses, and established working groups and task-forces to facilitate much-needed cooperative research in these fields among their members worldwide and with other societies and related groups in the fields of cardiomyopathies and heart failure.

Their goal is to advance the scientific understanding of cardiomyopathies and heart failure, clarify the etiology of these diseases, and promote and organize scientific activities through publications, symposia, workshops and seminars, and actively participate in other congresses.

It is an extra special conference for the Foundation as it is specific for Cardiomyopathy and Myocarditis. Dr. Cooper and Dr. Fairweather are speaking at this conference (both are on our Board of Directors), and Dr. Cooper is also on the Executive Committee.

The Chairman of this Conference is Dr. Matsumori, from Kyoto, Japan, an esteemed member of our Medical Advisory Board. Dr. Bruce McManus, from Vancouver, Canada, who is another esteemed member of our Medical Advisory Board, is also on the conference’s International Scientific Advisory Board, as is Dr. J. Hare, from Miami, Florida, a researcher and mentor of some of our past Fellowship Grant recipients.

With so many myocarditis specialists, collaborating in one place at the same time, we are sure to gain ground in our fight against myocarditis.

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