Session 1 - The Future of Genetics and Heart Disease
SESSION 1
The Future of Genetics and Heart Disease
SEPTEMBER 24, 2020   |   12:00 PM – 1:30 PM ET

The inaugural session of the FH Foundation’s 2020 FH Global Summit will honor Dr. Robert A. Hegele with the 2020 FH Pioneer Award for his achievements in cardiovascular genetics including key discoveries of the genetic basis of several human lipid disorders. Dr. Hegele will give a keynote address on the drivers of inherited heart disease, which will be followed by a conversation with Drs. Daniel Rader and Joshua Knowles and audience Q&A.

Session topics:

  • Classification and screening for FH and severe hypercholesterolemia
  • How human genetic studies have led to important therapeutic advances
  • The role of patients as a driving force behind Dr. Hegele’s research

 
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Speakers
Robert A. Hegele, MD, FRCPC
KEYNOTE SPEAKER & PIONEER AWARDEE
Joshua W. Knowles, MD, PhD
CO-CHAIR & STEERING COMMITTEE MEMBER
Daniel J. Rader, MD
CO-CHAIR & STEERING COMMITTEE MEMBER
Katherine A. Wilemon
CO-HOST & STEERING COMMITTEE MEMBER

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Previous Pioneer Award Winners

Catherine Boileau, PharmD, PhD
2019 PIONEER AWARDEE
Nobel Laureates Michael Brown, MD & Joseph Goldstein, MD
2016 PIONEER AWARDEE
Roger Williams, MD
2018 PIONEER AWARDEE
Avedis K. Khachadurian, MD
2015 PIONEER AWARDEE
Nanette K. Wenger, MD, MACC, MACP, FAHA 2017 PIONEER AWARDEE