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Speaker - Matha Grogan
Northwestern University Medical School, Chicago, USA

Dr Martha Grogan is a Consultant in the Department of Cardiovascular Diseases, and founder and director of the Cardiac Amyloid Clinic. Dr Grogan graduated from Northwestern University Medical School, Chicago, IL, USA and completed her internal medicine residency and cardiovascular diseases fellowship at the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA and joined the Mayo Clinic staff in 1998. Dr Grogan has developed a successful cardiac amyloid clinical trial research programme. Her research team has been a leader in recruitment, including having the highest US enrolment in the pivotal ATTR-ACT study of tafamidis. Dr Grogan was a co-lead for the Mayo Clinic Amyloid Team Science Award in 2023.


Mathew Maurer

Columbia University Irving Medical Center, New York, USA

Dr Mathew Maurer is a General Internist and Geriatric Cardiologist with advanced training in heart failure and cardiac transplantation. He is the Arnold and Arlene Goldstein Professor of Cardiology at Columbia University Irving Medical Center, New York, NY, USA and Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, NY, where he directs the Clinical Cardiovascular Research Laboratory for the Elderly (CCRLE). He is also a member of the Advanced Cardiac Care Center at New York Presbyterian Hospital – Columbia Campus, New York, NY.


Dr Maurer has published over 400 articles, including peer-reviewed manuscripts, reviews and book chapters. He was chair of the American College of Cardiology’s Geriatric Cardiology Member Section, which is the largest organisation dedicated to advancing the care of older adults with cardiovascular disease. He was the co-chair of the steering committee of the ATTR-ACT trial, showing tafamidis was an safe and effective therapy for transthyretin amyloid cardiomyopathy. Throughout his career, he has promulgated an approach to older adults with cardiovascular disease that offers the best of both geriatric and cardiovascular medicine in which a comprehensive holistic approach to enhance functional capacity and quality of life is at the forefront of emerging techniques to address cardiovascular physiologic derangement that disproportionately affects older adults.    

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