Departmental Seminar – October 14, 2016

Seminar Series: Fall 2016 ~~ Friday, October 14, 2016

2:00-3:00 PM


“Arrhythmogenic Cardiomyopathy: New Insights into Disease Pathogenesis


Jeffrey Saffitz, MD, PhD
Chair, Department of Pathology
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Mallinckrodt Professor of Pathology
Harvard Medical School


Location & Time:
670 Albany Street
Lobby Level #107/108

2:00-3:00 PM
Friday, October 14, 2016

Target Audience: Faculty, Students, Residents, Greater Boston Scientific Community (advertised in MIT’s Bulletin).

At the conclusion of this activity participants will be able to: 1) repeat that Arrhythmogenic cardiomyopathy (ACM) is characterized by frequent cardiac arrhythmias; 2) state that Arrhythmogenic cardiomyopathy (ACM) is a highly arrhythmic form of human heart disease and a significant cause of sudden death in the young and 3) recall that ACM is caused by mutations in genes that encode proteins in the desmosome, a specialized intercellular-junction complex.

Course Director: Barbara Slack, PhD

Boston University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Boston University School of Medicine designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.