Parent Heart Watch
After the sudden death of her seemingly healthy 10-year-old son in 2004 blindsided Martha, she immersed herself in education and training relating to the prevention and treatment of sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) in youth.
For a decade, Martha served as the Chair for the Board of Directors of Parent Heart Watch, the only national organization solely dedicated to the prevention of SCA and sudden cardiac death (SCD) in youth.
Now as Executive Director of Parent Heart Watch, Martha continues to advocate for primary and secondary prevention strategies. Her next challenge is to see that Parent Heart Watch's vision to eliminate preventable deaths and disabilities from SCA in youth by 2030 is achieved.
Martha serves on a multitude of committees, working groups and task forces. She speaks at state, national and international conferences that focus on youth health and safety to communicate the critical need for best practices and policy change on sudden cardiac arrest prevention in youth. Martha has co-authored several research papers on sudden cardiac arrest and death in the young with leading medical experts that have been published in medical journals.
Wednesday, December 11
4:05 PM – 4:55 PM
Thursday, December 12
10:35 AM – 11:25 AM
Friday, December 13
9:20 AM – 10:10 AM