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Amyloidosis: Diagnosis to Treatment

When: Saturday May 30, 2020
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM EST
Where: The comfort of your own home!
United States
Contact: Jeana Hoffman

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Amyloidosis: Diagnosis to Treatment

Amyloidosis is a group of diseases in which abnormal proteins, known as amyloid fibrils, build up in the heart, liver, kidneys, gastrointestinal tract, lungs, and/or soft tissues. It represents an increasingly recognized but still frequently missed cause of heart failure. Despite increased awareness, diagnosis and management continue to be a challenge. Accurate and timely recognition of this disease has been shown to lead to a better prognosis, increased treatment options, and improved long-term survival. This virtual conference focused on Amyloidosis offers clinicians a comprehensive and multidisciplinary approach to effectively recognize, workup, and treat amyloid disease.


*The first 25 people to register and attend will receive A Guide for the Diagnosis and Management of Amyloidosis

Please Note: To register for this event, you will need to create a new account on the registration page. It is not linked to your AAHFN membership account. 

Registration Fees

Member - Free
Non-Member - Free

Please Note: 
To register for this event, you will need to create a new account on the registration page. It is not linked to your AAHFN membership account. 


Sponsored By: Pfizer, Inc.




All times are listed in Eastern Time.

Saturday, May 30, 2020

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
What is Amyloid and Types of Amyloid
Farooq Sheikh, MD
MedStar Health

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
How to Diagnose Cardiac Amyloidosis: Case Examples
Johana R. Fajardo, DNP, ANP-BC, CHFN, FHFSA
Medical University of South Carolina

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Management of TTR Amyloidosis
Farooq Sheikh, MD
MedStar Health

11:30 AM - 11:40 AM

11:40 AM - 11:55 AM

11:55 AM - 12:40 PM
Light Chain (AL) Amyloidosis: Making a Difference
Vanderbilt Medical Center

12:40 PM – 1:05 PM
Genetic counselor – Role of Genetics and How to Educate Your Patient about Amyloidosis?
Emily Brown, MGC, CGC
Johns Hopkins Hospital

1:05 PM - 1:15PM
Q&A / Wrap up



Accreditation Statement
This meeting is provided by the American Association of Heart Failure Nurses (AAHFN).The American Association of Heart Failure Nurses (AAHFN) is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's (ANCC) Commission on Accreditation.

Learners are advised that accredited status does not imply endorsement by the provider or ANCC of any commercial products displayed in conjunction with an activity.

Contact Hours
Attendees may earn (up to) *3.00 contact hours by attending the meeting and completing the evaluation.

How to Get Your Certificate 
Attendees can earn one nursing contact hour for every hour of educational time. Learners must complete an evaluation to receive contact hours. Evaluation forms should be submitted after the meeting.

  1. Once the session has ended visit the Evaluations tab on the event page HERE. **Please note you must be logged in to view this tab. 
  2. Click Take Evaluation button under the session
  3. Answer the questions and click Submit
  4. Once the evaluation is submitted the Take Evaluation button will change to Print Certificate
  5. Click Print Certificate to save or print for their records

Disclosure/Conflicts of Interest
The planners and faculty for this activity do not have any relevant relationships to disclose, unless listed below. Any resulting conflicts of interest have been resolved according to ANCC guidance.

Dr. Farooq Sheikh disclosed:
1, Alnylam: I received royalties for advisory board, educational development.
2. Akcea: I received royalties for advisory board, educational development.
3. Pfizer: I received royalty for serving on an advisory board

Disclosure of Commercial Support
AAHFN received commercial support from the following organization: Pfizer, Inc.


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