Myocarditis Foundation’s NYC Family Meeting June 21, 2019
The Warwick Hotel in New York City was the setting for our 7th Family Meeting which was held on Friday June 21, 2019.
Some of our families have attended our meetings before but there were four new families in attendance from various parts of the country, both survivors and sadly those who had lost a loved one. The setting was intimate and comfortable where all the attendees shared their stories of myocarditis freely and were supported by the Myocarditis Family.
Giustina Schiano, a Board Member and the Patient/Family Advocate for the Foundation organized and officiated at the meeting. Speakers on our Panel Discussion were Dr. Leslie Cooper and Candace Moose, (co-founders of the Myocarditis Foundation), Dr. Jack Price, (Pediatric Cardiologist at Texas Children’s Hospital), Dr. DeLisa Fairweather and Dr. Katelyn Bruno (Myocarditis Researchers from the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, FL), Joseph Rumore (President of the MF), and Genevieve Rumore, (Executive Director).
Topics for discussion included the Myocarditis Foundation, (past, present, and future), Research updates, Education updates, and specific questions about the various aspects of Myocarditis for the Panel.
All are looking forward to attending future meetings, especially the one we are having in September in conjunction with the Heart Failure Society of America (HFSA). This will be held the weekend of September 13 and 14, and more details will be posted on our website and Facebook page in the upcoming days.
The Myocarditis Foundation would like to say a big thank you to all of you who traveled distances to attend our meeting. We look forward to seeing you all at the meeting in September as well as those of you who could not attend our New York meeting.