16

Jun

2020

18:00

BST

Webinar

CCM® Around the World

Overview

This live online webinar is an educational program designed to share the latest updates on a breakthrough device-based therapy for the treatment of moderate to severe heart failure. While cardiac contractility modulation using the Optimizer® device has been well-studied, published and widely available in Europe for a number of years, it was only recently approved in the US. The use of CCM® therapy continues to expand rapidly – which makes now a perfect time to bring the world's most experienced investigators and providers with extensive clinical experience together to discuss the current and future place CCM® may take in the treatment of heart failure.

Faculty:


Thomas M Helms

Thomas M Helms


Karl-Heinz Kuck

Karl-Heinz Kuck


William T Abraham

William T Abraham


Daniel Burkhoff

Daniel Burkhoff


Frieder Braunschweig

Frieder Braunschweig


Jürgen Kuschyk

Jürgen Kuschyk

This webinar is supported by:

Agenda

6:00pm CEST

Opening - Dr Thomas M Helms, Hamburg, Germany

6:05pm CEST

A look behind the scientific curtain - clarifying the core operating principles of CCM® therapy (HFpEF/HFrEF) – Dr William T Abraham, Columbus, OH, US

6:20pm CEST

What's next for CCM® therapy and how might it influence our work? – Prof Daniel Burkhoff, New York, NY, US

6:30pm CEST

Finding the fit for CCM® therapy - Ensuring appropriate patient identification and selection? – Prof Frieder Braunschweig, Stockholm, Sweden

6:40pm CEST

Case studies – real world observations of CCM® in action – PD Dr Jurgen Kuschyk, Mannheim, Germany

6:55pm CEST

Closing – Prof Dr Karl-Heinz Kuck, Hamburg, Germany

Learning Objectives

  • Become aware of the history of Impulse Dynamics and it's founding by a renowned scientist inventor.
  • Appreciate the extensive scientific endeavours that resulted in the outcomes that have driven approval by the various regulatory authorities.
  • Learn about the mode of action that underpins CCM® therapy.
  • Understand the clinical path forward for CCM® therapy.
  • Gain an understanding of appropriate patient identification and selection.
  • Share patient experiences via case studies presented by the physician with the most extensive clinical experience in the world.

Faculty Biographies


Thomas M Helms

Thomas M Helms

Hamburg, DE (Co-Chair)
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Karl-Heinz Kuck

Karl-Heinz Kuck

Prof Karl-Heinz Kuck is the Medical Director at LANS Cardio Hamburg. For many years, he was head of the Department of Cardiology at the Asklepios Klinik St. Georg in Hamburg. In addition, Prof Kuck was President of the European Heart Rhythm Association and President of the German Society for Cardiology. 

He has earned several prizes for his work, including the Science Prize of the Gertrud Spitz Foundation and a silver badge of honor from the German Society for Cardiology – Heart and Circulatory Research. Prof Dr Kuck is also Section Editor –  Clinical Electrophysiology and Ablation at Arrhythmia & Electrophysiology Review.

Prof Kuck is on the AER editorial board.

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William T Abraham

William T Abraham

Prof Abraham is a College of Medicine Distinguished Professor. He has been recognized as one of the “Best Doctors in America” for 18 consecutive years.

His research has led to the approval/adoption of new heart failure therapies, including beta-blockers, natriuretic peptides, cardiac resynchronization therapy, ultrafiltration, implantable hemodynamic monitoring, transvenous phrenic nerve stimulation, cardiac contractility modulation, baroreflex activation therapy, and mitral valve repair.

Prof Abraham has authored more than 1,000 original works and has been named a Clarivate Analytics Highly Cited Researcher and one of The World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds.

He received the 2017 Distinguished Scientist Award from the American College of Cardiology.

With his permission, Prof Abraham is contactable here.

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Daniel Burkhoff

Daniel Burkhoff

New York, NY, US

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Frieder Braunschweig

Frieder Braunschweig

Stockholm, SE
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Jürgen Kuschyk

Jürgen Kuschyk

Mannheim, DE
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