PD Bettina Heidecker, MD, FESC is the Head of the Heart Failure and Cardiomyopathy Clinic at the Charité, Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Campus Benjamin Franklin. She trained as Post-Doctorate fellow at the Johns Hopkins University and completed residency training at the University of Miami and a cardiology fellowship at UCSF. She then established a myocarditis clinic at Zurich University Hospital. Her research areas include inflammatory cardiomyopathies, amyloidosis, biomarkers, and precision medicine. She received research awards including the Paul Dudley White International Scholar Award, AHA; the Jay N. Cohn New Investigator Integrative Physiology/Clinical Award, HFSA; and the Samuel A. Levine Clinical Young Investigator Award, AHA - as well as a grant from the Swiss National Science Foundation. She serves as member of the Board of Directors of the Myocarditis Foundation and collaborates in international research projects that focus on improved diagnosis and treatment of myocarditis.