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Scottish Cardiac Society 25 Year Anniversary Meeting

SCS Annual Meeting Crieff

Date: Friday, 29 September 2017 - Saturday, 30 September 2017


Crieff Hydro Hotel
Strathearn House
Ferntower Road
Crieff, Perthshire



The Scottish Cardiac Society are celebrating their 25th Anniversary and have put together a fantastic programme of lectures and discussions.

The programme includes the following:

  • Dedicated training session
  • Cells and Assist Devices- the way forward in advanced heart failure by Professor Stephen Westaby
  • Scientific Sessions
  • Anniversary sessions including talks from the original presenters of the first SCS meeting
  • Case Presentations
  • The 2017 Guest Lecture will be delivered by Professor John McMurray


Discounted attendance fees are available for those who are members of the SCS. If you are interested in joining the SCS please visit http://scottishcardiac.org/


Stephanie Hough,
Society Administrator,
Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh,
9 Queen Street,

TEL: + 44 (0)131 247 3687
FAX: + 44 (0)131 226 6124

Email: scs.admin@rcpe.ac.uk

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Day 1 Friday 29 September 2017


Registration and Coffee


Welcome and Introductory Remarks
by Professor Stuart Pringle, President, Scottish Cardiac Society

Session 1 - Training

Chair: Dr Caroline Scally, Clinical Research Fellow, Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, Dr Russell Everett, Cardiology Registrar and BHF Clinical Research Fellow, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh


The FANS network: The challenge of screening in asymptomatic relatives in Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, who, when and for how long? 
Dr Anna Maria Choy, Senior Clinical Lecturer & Consultant Cardiologist, Ninewells Hospital, Dundee


Talk title
Mr Andrew McLean, Congenital Heart Surgeon, Royal Children's Hospital, Glasgow


Coffee / tea and exhibition viewing


Concomitant AF ablation: a drift in practice
Mr Kasra Shaikhrezai, Consultant Cardiac Surgeon, Golden Jubilee National Hospital, Clydebank


Cells and Assist Devices- the way forward in advanced heart failure
Professor Stephen Westaby, Professor of Cardiac Surgery, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford


Lunch and exhibition viewing

Session 2 - Scientific Abstracts

Chair: Dr Clare Murphy, Consultant Cardiologist, Royal Alexandra Hospital, Paisley and Dr Alan Robertson, Locum Consultant Cardiologist, Ninewells Hospital, Dundee


Long term outcomes in patients with type 2 myocardial infarction and myocardial injury
Dr Andrew Chapman, Dr Anoop Shah, Dr Kuan Ken Lee, Dr Oliver Francis, Dr David McAllister, Prof David Newby, Prof Nicholas Mills


Left ventricular thrombus in patients undergoing primary angioplasty for STEMI: incidence and 12 month clinical outcomes
ET Zuling, A Moss, PD Adamson, M Freestone, A Shah, NL Cruden


Computed Tomography Aortic Valve Calcium Scoring in Patients with Aortic Stenosis
Tania Ashwinikumar Pawade, Marie-Annick Clavel, Christophe Tribouilloy, Julien Dreyfus, Tiffany Mathieu, Lionel Tastet, Cedric Renard , Mesut Gun MS, William Steven Arthur Jenkins, Laurent Macron, Jacob W. Sechrist, Joan Lacomis, Virginia Nguyen, Laura Galian Gay, Hug Cuellar Calabria, Ioannis Ntalas, Timothy Richard Graham Cartlidge, Bernard Prendergast DM, Ronak Rajani , Arturo Evangelista, Joao Cavalcante, Philippe Pibarot, David Messika Zeitoun, David E Newby, Marc R Dweck MD.


AliveCor for Life
Dr Karen McLeod, Nicholas Martin, Helen Fulton and Ceilidh Dunn


Determinants of high-sensitivity cardiac troponin I among patients with suspected stable angina
James Henderson, Michelle C. Williams, Alastair Moss, Anoop S.V. Shah, David A. McAllister, Marc R. Dweck, Nicholas L. Mills, David E. Newby, Philip D. Adamson1


Coffee / tea and exhibition viewing

Session 3 - 25th Anniversary Session - Reflections from the 1992 contributors

Chair: Dr Nick Boon, Retired Consultant Physician, Edinburgh & Dr Alistair MacKay, Consultant Cardiologist, NHS Dumfries & Galloway


Extent of coronary artery disease and prognosis of the asymptomatic patient following a first myocardial infarction
Dr Stephen Cross, Consultant Cardiologist, NHS Highland


Detection of ischaemic but viable myocardium is improved by re-injection of thallium after re-injection of thallium after dipyridamole thallium tomography
Dr Anna Maria Choy, Senior Clinical Lecturer & Consultant Cardiologist, Ninewells Hospital, Dundee


A combined clinic for follow-up of congenital heart defects: a valuable or wasteful resource?
Dr Jan Burns, Consultant Cardiologist, Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Edinburgh


Performance of an established system of first responder out of hospital defibrillation. The results of the second year of the Heartstart Scotland project.
Dr Martin Sedgwick, Consultant Cardiologist, Countess of Chester Hospital


Coronary atherectomy: the cutting edge of cardiology
Dr Hany Eteiba, President Elect, Scottish Cardiac Society


Panel Discussion: General reflections and historical anecdotes
Led by: Professor Stuart Pringle, President, Scottish Cardiac Society


Close of meeting



Evening poster session
(drinks reception)


Society 25 Year Anniversary Gala Dinner


Day 2 Saturday 30 September 2017


Registration and Coffee


Scottish Cardiac Society Annual General Meeting
(SCS members only)

Session 4 - Scientific Abstracts

Chair: Dr Hany Eteiba, President, Scottish Cardiac Society & Professor Stuart Pringle, Past President, Scottish Cardiac Society


Uptitration of Beta-Blockers with a Subsequent Reduction in Heart Rate is Associated with Improved Survival in Patients with Heart Failure and Atrial Fibrillation
Ify Mordi, Adriaan Voors, Chim Lang


Impact of non-cardiac findings in patients undergoing CT coronary angiography: A sub-study of the Scottish COmputed Tomography of the HEART (SCOT-HEART) trial
Michelle C Williams, Amanda Hunter, Anoop S V Shah, John Dreisbach, Jonathan R Weir McCall, Mark T Macmillan, Rachael Kirkbride, Fiona Hawke, Andrew Baird, Saeed Mirsadraee, Edwin J R van Beek, David E Newby, Giles Roditi


Glasgow Arrhythmia Post STEMI Study (GAP-STEMI Study)
Dr A Imran, Dr S Dobbin, Dr S Beggs, Dr P Rocchiccioli, Dr H Eteiba, Prof K Oldroyd, Prof MC Petrie, Prof C Berry, Dr MM Lindsay, Dr MB McEntegart.


Exploring the impact of early rule out pathways on patient experience of chest pain
Amy Ferry, Fiona Strachan, Sarah Cunningham-Burley, Nick Mills


Should aspirin be stopped routinely before cardiac surgery?
Georgios Kaimasidis, Siobhan Bhirangi, Ann Cheng, Colin Moore, Renzo Pessotto, Vipin Zamvar


Coffee / tea and exhibition viewing

Session 5 - Guest Lecture


Chair: Dr Hany Eteiba, President, Scottish Cardiac Society

Heart failure: 25 years of successful treatment with more to come!
Professor John McMurray, Professor of Cardiology, University of Glasgow


Poster viewing and exhibition



Session 6 - Case Presentations

Panel: Dr Neil Anglim, Consultant Cardiologist, Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, Dr Lynn Miller, Consultant Cardiologist, NHS Fife


A case from the East
Dr Colin Stirrat, Specialty Registrar, Royal Informary of Edinburgh


A case from the West
Dr Caroline Coats, SNAHFS Fellow, Golden Jubilee National Hospital, Clydebank


A case from the North
Dr Peter Clarkson, Consultant Cardiologist, NHS Highland


SCS Awards Presentation


Close of meeting

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Online booking for this event closes on Tuesday 26 September but places may still be available after that date - please contact the Education Co-ordinator for further information.

Registration fees

Both days (Friday and Saturday):


Standard fee

Abstract Author**

SCS member*



Non-members (doctor)



Non-member (AHP)




Single day attendance (Friday or Saturday)


Standard Fee

Abstract Author**

SCS member*



Non-members (doctors)



Non-members (AHP)




Friday evening drinks reception


Friday evening dinner
Dress code: Black Tie


*And those applying for membership. For more information, please visit http://scottishcardiac.org/

**discounted rate for the accepted presenting author only

Medical Students

If you are an undergraduate medical student you are eligible for the SCS member Abstract Author rate. Please select this when booking your attendance.


The rates agreed are £144.00 per room based on single occupancy and £169.00 per room based on twin or double occupancy.  This rate includes a full Scottish breakfast. Any rooms unallocated at 4th August will be automatically released.

To book, contact our resort sales team on 01764 651670 and Quote the event and date - 'Scottish Cardiac Society' on 29th September.  Full non-refundable payment will be taken at time of booking.

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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 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 to individual delegates on the day. 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.


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The discounted rate for the Crieff Hydro Hotel has now ended. Please contact the venue for any other rooms available.

There are also a number of local hotels, bed and breakfasts and AirBnb options available. Please check external booking sites for more information.

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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.

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