Two Birds One Stone: Clinical Management of Cardiomyopathies and Neuropathies Related to Amyloid

Date:  December 5, 2023
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm ET

Location: Webinar

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Do you know what the "Red Flags" are in identifying patients with amyloidosis?   
On Dec 5, our speakers will discuss the new and emerging treatments in the interdisciplinary management of amyloidosis in this webinar sponsored by AstraZeneca.

By the end of this presentation participants shall be able to:

  • Provide an overview of infiltrative cardiomyopathies and peripheral neuropathies 
  • Review what 'Red Flags' may assist in identifying patients with disease 
  • Explore new and emerging treatments for amyloidosis 
  • Discuss interdisciplinary management of peripheral neuropathies 

About the presenters:

Spencer Martin
Spencer brings a wealth of pharmacy experience and enthusiasm to the table. He has his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Toronto and then completed his Pharmacy Residency at London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC).  
Spencer holds multiple roles within LHSC as Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Cardiology Pharmacist and Program Coordinator of one of the biggest Cardiac Amyloid Clinics in the country. His contributions extend beyond the hospital setting, as Spencer also serves as a community pharmacist, building positive patient relationships. 
Spencer's commitment to education is evident in his role as a preceptor for pharmacy residents and students and as a speaker at various educational events, including the Ted Rodgers Heart Failure Symposium and the Canadian Society of Hospital Pharmacists conference. He is a passionate educator who strives to improve patient outcomes through guideline-directed medical therapies. Additionally, he takes an active role in shaping the future of healthcare through his Clinical Pharmacy Consultant work, focusing on heart failure, diabetes, and rare diseases quality improvement initiatives. 
When Spencer is not in a pharmacy, he can be found road cycling or canoeing on the lake. He is grateful to speak with you today and hopes to share his excitement on enhancing patient care. 

Wilma Koopman
Wilma Koopman is a nurse practitioner working in the Neuromuscular Disease Clinic at London Health Sciences Centre. Since graduating as a registered nurse in 1973 (Hamilton, Ontario), neurology has been her area of practice. Embracing a lifelong love of learning, she has pursued university nursing degrees in undergraduate, graduate and post graduate programs (BScN, MScN, NP) at Western. Her clinical accomplishments include many publications, book chapters and speaking engagements focused on improving neuromuscular patient care. 
In 2015, she entered a PhD program in Health Professions Education at Western University with the desire of leaving a legacy that would centre the patients she had learned from over the years. Her thesis titled “Navigating, Negotiating, Narrating: Re-envisioning in Chronic Illness Care” explores how patient-centered care can be derailed and how the stories that unfold in health care encounters are often incomplete. 

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