de Ridder Presents Patient-centered Pathology Sessions

Heart demonstration

"Affairs of the Heart"

Gustaaf de Ridder, MD PhD, Surgical Pathology Fellow focusing on Cardiovascular and Thoracic Pathology, led three breakout sessions during the “Affairs of the Heart: Living with Hypertrophic and Dilated Cardiomyopathy” patient-centered symposium. The event, held September 23 at the Durham Convention Center in Downtown Durham, NC, attracted over 200 participants, and was the largest to date of a series of events of its kind around the nation. “The opportunity to learn from patients about the experience of cardiomyopathy and health care, while teaching them heart anatomy and pathophysiology, was unique and touching. Patient-centered Pathology really brings home the value of what we do!” reports Dr. de Ridder.  Dr. Andrew Wang of Duke Cardiology was the faculty chair of the symposium. Funding came in part from the Children’s Cardiomyopathy Foundation, MyoKardia, and Boston Scientific.

AFFAIRS OF THE HEART:  LIVING WITH HYPERTROPHIC AND DILATED CARDIOMYOPATHY