The Myocarditis Foundation actively supports international outreach to help educate physicians and the public about this deadly disease. In 2014 Dr. Cooper spoke or will speak on myocarditis at the Asia Pacific Heart Failure Society in Indonesia, the Indonesian Cardiovascular Society, the Samsung Medical Center in Seoul South Korea, the World Heart Federation Meeting in Melbourne Australia, and the European Society of Cardiology’s Myocardial and Pericardial Working Group meeting at the Dead Sea Israel. Dr. DeLisa Fairweather spoke on myocarditis at a scientific meeting in Berlin Germany. She also performed collaborative research in Seoul South Korea, Berlin Germany, and Marburg Germany.
In addition to outreach to the professional medical and scientific communities, Leslie Cooper and Katelyn Bruno spoke at a myocarditis family meeting in Melbourne Australia. Active scientific collaborations between the Myocarditis Foundation board members and international colleagues are ongoing in Pretoria South Africa and Brno in the Czech Republic. These are in addition to the research efforts ongoing in South Korea and Germany. During the rest of 2014 and 2015 these collaborations should result in a number of high impact publications. The results from these publications will form the basis for additional research grants to help prevent and treat myocarditis.