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Cardiology Conference

RCPE Symposium Edinburgh

Date: Wednesday, 1 November 2017


Venue:

Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh,
9 Queen Street,
Edinburgh
EH2 1JQ

Overview

The 2017 RCPE Cardiology Symposium promises to deliver interesting and practical insights into commonly encountered clinical problems facing physicians in the emergency department, the outpatient clinic or on hospital wards.

The symposium will concentrate on the following areas:

  • Mitral and aortic valve disease.
  • An update on infective endocarditis.
  • Imaging in adult patients with congenital heart disease, their management during medical emergencies and assessment of shunts.
  • Separating reality from myth surrounding the relationship between elevated troponin concentrations and occlusion of epicardial coronary arteries.
  • Device treatment for heart failure and prevention of further cardiac embolisation in patients with stroke.
  • Myocarditis.
  • Cardio-oncology.

The symposium is aimed at consultants and trainees in cardiology and acute medicine but will also provide a useful overview of key areas in cardiology for GPs, allied health professionals and medical students.

Dr Abdallah Al-Mohammad
Chair, Organising Committee

 

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Programme

Wednesday 1 November 2017

09.00

Registration and Coffee

09.25

Welcome and introductory remarks
by President, Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh

Session 1 - Valvular disease - a global perspective

Chair: Dr Abdallah Al-Mohammad, Consultant Cardiologist, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

09.30

Mitral valve disease in the developing world
Speaker TBC
*age groups, *rheumatic fever: detection, treatment and prevention *mitral stenosis *management

10.00

Mitral valve disease in the developed world
Professor Simon Ray, Consultant Cardiologist, University Hospital South Manchester
*age groups *causes *mitral regurgitation *management

10.30

Update on infective endocarditis in 2017
Dr Susanna Price, Consultant Cardiologist and Intensivist, Royal Brompton Hospital, London
*early surgery *length of antibiotic therapy regimen *antibiotic prophylaxis

11.00

Coffee / tea

Session 2

Chair: President, Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh

11.30

DR ANDREW RAE GILCHRIST LECTURE
Cardiac complications of cancer therapeutics: the emergence of cardio-oncology
Dr Alex Lyon, Senior Lecturer in Cardiology at Imperial College London & Consultant Cardiologist, Royal Brompton Hospital, London
*chemotherapy and radiotherapy and the heart *prophylactic treatment *outcomes *screening *biomarkers

12.15

Breakout sessions (choose only 1 session A, B or C)

12.25

Session A
Chair: Dr Andrew Hannah,Consultant Cardiologist, Aberdeen Royal Infirmary
Echocardiographic evaluation of aortic stenosis
Dr Anne Scott, Consultant Cardiologist, Borders General Hospital, Melrose

Session B
Chair: Dr Ewan McKay, StR, University Hospital South Manchester
Device therapy in heart failure
Dr Nicholas Kelland, Consultant in Cardiology & Electrophysiology, Northern General Hospital, Sheffield

Session C
Dr Claire Brough, StR, Liverpool Heart & Chest Hospital
Myocarditis: treatment and long-term outcomes
Dr Simon Williams, Consultant Cardiologist, University Hospital South Manchester

13.00

Lunch

Session 3 - Current dilemmas in cardiology

Chair: Dr Peter Henriksen, Consultant Cardiologist, Edinburgh Heart Centre

13.45

The role of contemporary devices in the management of young patients with cerebral ischaemic syndromes
Dr David Northridge, Consultant Cardiologist, Edinburgh Heart Centre
*investigating cardiac sources of emboli *patent foramen ovale (PFO) closure devices *left atrial appendage (LAA) closure device

14.15

'Troponinitis' - when not to call a raised troponin an acute coronary syndrome? 
Dr Stuart Hutcheon, Consultant Cardiologist, Ninewells Hospital, Dundee
*use and abuse of serum troponin level *how to manage and prognosticate these patients?

14.45

Coffee/tea

Session 4 - Adult congenital heart disease (ACHD)

Chair: Dr Adelle Dawson, Consultant Cardiologist, Aberdeen Royal Infirmary

15.10

Imaging for the diagnosis and follow-up of ACHD
Dr Patrick Gibson, Consultant Cardiologist, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh
*role of echocardiography *role of magnetic resonance (cMR)

15.40

Medical emergencies in patients with ACHD
Dr Niki Walker, Consultant Cardiologist, Golden Jubilee National Hospital, Glasgow
*cardiac emergencies *non-cardiac emergencies *what needs to be done and what should be avoided

16.10

Investigation and management of patients with shunts
Dr Sara Thorne, Consultant Cardiologist, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham
*types of shunts *investigating shunts *interpreting the findings and managing these patients

16.40

Close

 

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Fees

Online booking for this event closes on Tuesday 31 October but places may still be available after that date - please contact the Education Co-ordinator for further information.

An early bird discount applies until Monday 2 October 2017

Registration fees

 

Early Bird Fee
until Monday 2 October 2017

Fee
from Tuesday 3 October 2017

Standard fee

£145

£175

RCPE Fellow

£85

£115

RCPE Collegiate / Associate / Foundation Member

£85

£115

Nurse / AHP / Pharmacist / Postgraduate student

£70

£100

Retired FRCPE, including lunch

£20

£20

Retired FRCPE, no lunch

£0

£0

Medical student (refundable deposit)

£15

£15


Medical student – deposit refunded to those who attend the event.

Long term / other leave – Fellows and Members, please contact the Event Co-ordinator as some discretion may be available.

Collegiate and Associate Members of the RCPE in clinical research posts may be eligible for funding - please contact the Event Co-ordinator for further information.

Trainees – Scotland Deanery medical specialty trainees can attend any number of eligible symposia for a one-off payment from their study leave budget (block grant scheme).

Free places

Unpaid post – if confirmation of status provided – please contact the Event Co-ordinator.

Refugee doctors – free places are available to refugee doctors who are Associate Members of the College. Associate Membership for refugee doctors is available free of charge. Please email g.mcalister@rcpe.ac.uk to join as an Associate Member, and then apply to the Event Co-ordinator for your free place.

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Further Info

This event is open to all grades of medical, health care and scientific staff and to students. If you are unsure about eligibility, or the correct fee category, please contact the RCPE member of staff responsible for the event (see Fees page).

All relevant events are approved for Continuing Professional Development (CPD). A certificate of attendance with CPD information will be issued electronically to individual delegates via email. Please note - certificates can only be issued to attendees who have signed against their name on the CPD Register/Delegate List available at each event and completed feedback forms have been received.

Please note that on occasion event programmes may be subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances.

A professional photographer may be in attendance at this event. Photographs may be used by the College in digital and printed publicity material. If you do not wish to be photographed, please let a member of staff know at the registration desk.

Access

As a listed building, the College has restricted disabled access. A wheelchair lift is provided at the rear of the College giving access to the main historic rooms, but not all of the smaller rooms used for educational events. For further information and assistance please contact the RCPE Co-ordinator responsible for the event.

An induction loop system is available in the Great Hall

Accommodation and Directions to the College

The College has negotiated special rates with a number of local hotels.

Download pdf map and directions

Bicycle racks are available for cyclists at the door to 8 Queen Street. For access to further bicycle racks, please ask at reception.

Local walking routes

Three short walks can be enjoyed from the College. So if you are visiting us, why not explore the local area. Details can be found at Medal Routes.

Commercial Sponsorship

Many events are supported by commercial companies taking stand space. Health professionals and NHS managers are invited to visit the company stands during the breaks. Companies interested in sponsoring this, or other events listed on the Calendar, should contact the Co-ordinator responsible for the event.

Exhibitors/sponsors play no part in the planning or delivery of the event and the College has developed an Ethical Sponsorship Policy to support organising committees and committee chairs in their negotiations with potential commercial partners for education and other events.

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