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2024 HCMS Scientific Sessions

Join us for an immersive experience where you'll:

  • Discover the latest updates from the 2024 HCM guidelines and learn to recognize their key features.
  • Gain insight into precision care for HCM, mastering the assessment of outcomes.
  • Explore upcoming therapeutic options on the horizon for HCM care.
  • Identify the fundamental principles of HCM care, tailored for fellows and APPs new to the field.
  • Develop hands-on skills by evaluating HCM patients using live cases and simulators, enhancing your clinical proficiency.

September 27 2024



7:00 AM - 7: 45 AM


Coffee, breakfast, and networking

7:45 AM - 8:00 AM

Opening Remarks 

Session I: The New HCM Guidelines

Moderated by Matthew Martinez, MD

8:00 AM - 8:15 AM 

Lecture: Guidelines Gossip! Top Takeaways

8:15 AM - 8:30 AM 

Guidelines Gaps: What DON’T the guidelines have data support or fail to address?

8:30 AM - 8:45 AM 

Cases that don’t fit the guidelines

8:45 AM - 9:15 AM

Facilitated Discussion: Questions about the Guidelines

9:15 AM - 9:45 AM

Morning Break

Session II: HCM management in 2024 

Main Session 

Moderated by Martin Maron, MD 

Stay tuned for upcoming breakout session announcements for fellows and allied health professionals!

9:45 AM - 10:00 AM

Myosin Inhibitors: have we reached the peak or do we have miles to go? 

Mariko Harper, MD 

10:00 AM - 10:15 AM

Novel therapies for oHCM: novel septal reduction approaches and new small molecules

Andrew Wang, MD & Iacopo Olivotto, MD 

10:15 AM - 10:30 AM

CMIs didn’t work for my oHCM patient - what’s next?

Michael Ayers, MD 

10:30 AM - 10:45 AM 

Society collaboration to improve HCM care: Advocacy, education and expanding access

Mark Drazner, MD 

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM 

Oral Abstract Presentations 

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM


Room 2

Industry Updates 

Room 3

Mingle in the main room 

Break bread with HCM Session faculty in an opportunity to ask questions and share your experiences in an informal setting.

Session III. Precision Care for HCM: What we have learned and

what do we need to learn?

Main Session 

Moderated by Carolyn Ho, MD

Stay tuned for upcoming breakout session announcements for fellows and allied health professionals!

1:00 PM - 1:15 PM

Lecture:  Rethinking precision HCM diagnosis from morphology to genetics

James Moon, MD 

1:15 PM - 1:30 PM

Lecture: What are the right clinical outcomes to study in nHCM?

Anna Axelsson, MD 

1:30 PM - 1:45 PM

Lecture: The role of genetics in HCM: Beyond family screening to precision prognostication and therapy

To be announced, stay tuned! 

1:45 PM - 2:15 PM

Panel Discussion: Priorities for study: High-impact areas of need in HCM

James Moon, MD 

Anna Axelsson, MD 

2:15 PM - 2:30 PM 

Afternoon Break

Session IV. The future of HCM care 

Moderated by Victoria Parikh

2:30 PM - 2:45 PM

Lecture: Gene Therapy - What is it and is it ready for prime time? 

Adam Helms, MD 

2:45 PM - 3:00 PM

Lecture: Who still needs access to expert HCM care and how do we get it to them? 

Omar Wever-Pinzon, MD

3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Panel Discussion: 

Designing the future of HCM care: How do we expand access and improve therapy? 

Adam Helms, MD 

Eric Adler, MD 

Omar Wever-Pinzon, MD 

Martin Maron, MD 

3:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Lecture: The future of care for Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy

Caroline Coats, MD 

4:00 PM -  5:00 PM

Closing Remarks & Poster Cocktail Reception 

HCMS Sessions Committee will provide closing remarks and reflections from the day's sessions. 

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