2016 Delegate comments

2016 Attendee remarks from Faculty and Delegates:

“You can rely on the HEART UK meeting to provide you with the most recent and up-to-date information in the field of clinical Lipidology in the UK and an insight into what is on the horizon.”

“The conference allowed me to present a poster to an audience of experts in the field of lipidology… it was a fantastic learning opportunity.”

“All of it. It is the best source of reliable information on lipid medicine and provides excellent opportunities to network and understand what's happening all over the country.”

 “A good opportunity to update knowledge in the field of Lipidology and learn about things that could be applicable at the Clinic and are not just at a research level.”

 “Very informative, excellent networking opportunities, suitable for clinicians, nurses and AHP's.”

 “Probably best UK event for CPD in lipidology and related fields.”

"Having only been in post as British Heart Foundation Clinical Nurse Specialist in Familial Hypercholesterolaemia (FH) a couple of months, the prospect of attending a conference whereby experts in the field of lipidology, cardiology and FH are abundant was both daunting and exciting. I hoped to put names to faces, to gain a better understanding of the ‘bigger picture’ and to meet people who could stimulate my mind and trigger ideas. I am glad to say all those targets were exceeded but, not only that, the main heartfelt theme that all delegates, speakers and patients together had the same passion for the prevention of Coronary Heart Disease (CHD) was very evident. From professors to patients’, the message was clear, learning from each other and challenging practice for a better life for all, a message which was quite refreshing."

"...the HEART UK Conference taught me that everyone in the field is approachable, we all have the same aim and I look forward to the next conference where I hope to gain a better understanding of the genetics and science behind FH."

Conference Office

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Medical & Scientific Programme

"Cholesterol - a problem solved?"

Thursday 6 - Friday 7 July 2017


Presented by leading scientists and healthcare professionals including the keynote Myant lecture, oral abstracts and open and interactive discussion.

This section targets an audience such as hospital doctors, GPs, clinical lipidologists, biochemists and researchers in lipids.
 

Statement:
The conference is sponsored by various organisations.  These organisations have had no input into the development of the programme for the study day, Medical & Scientific and Healthcare programme’s, or influenced the choice of speakers. But excluding the sponsored symposia sessions where the programme is developed and speakers identified by the sponsor. View full sponsors list


CPD:
Accreditation via the Federation of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the United Kingdom for category 1 (external) CPD credits will be applied for the the New Year.

British Dietetic Association endorsement approved:
BDA endorsement applies only to the educational content of the learning activity’

PROGRAMME – Thursday 6 July


08:00  Registration opens

08:30–09:15  Refreshments, networking and exhibition

SESSION A: Dyslipidaemia – Progress, opportunities + challenges

09:10–09:20
Introduction
Mr Ray EDWARDS
, Chairman, HEART UK
Dr Alan REES, Medical Director, HEART UK

Co-chairs:  Nigel CAPPS + Elizabeth HUGHES

09:20–09:40
Improving outcomes through personalised medicine
Ms Fiona CARRAGHER
Deputy Chief Scientific Officer, NHS England, London

09.40–09:45  Discussion

09:45-10:05
Update on FH – the national view
Professor Huon GRAY

National Clinical Director for Heart Disease, NHS England
Consultant Cardiologist, University Hospital of Southampton

10:05–10:10  Discussion

10:10–10:30
Child screening for FH
Professor David WALD

Professor of Cardiology
Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry, QMUL, London, UK

10:30–10:35  Discussion

10:35 – 10:55
Paediatrics – a picture of inherited dyslipidaemias
Dr Uma RAMASWAMI

Consultant in Inherited Metabolic Disorders, Royal Free Hospital, London

10:55-11:00  Discussion

11:00-11:30   Refreshments, networking and exhibition 

SESSION B: 

Session B runs in parallel to Session C the Healthcare Programme
 
Co-chairs:  

11:30–12:00
Polygenic Familial Hypercholesterolaemia ? – the SNP score explained
Professor Steve HUMPHRIES

UCL, London, UK

12:00–12:05  Discussion

12:05–12:35
The future perspectives for care for patients with high Lp(a)
Professor Erik STROES

University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, THE NETHERLANDS

12:35–12:40  Discussion

12:40–13:10
Microbiome
Dr Claire Steves
Deputy Director (Clinical) and Consultant Physician
Department of Twin Research and Genetic Epidemiology, King's College London, London UK

13:10–13:15  Discussion

13:15-14:30  Lunch, networking and exhibition

14:30–16:00
CLINICAL LIPIDOLOGY LIVE!
Audience participation encouraged
Facilitator: Dr Dev DATTA

16:00–16:30
HEART UK walk
Everyone welcome - come and enjoy this heart healthy exercise

16:00–16:45 Refreshments, networking and exhibition

SESSION D:     

Chair: Ray EDWARDS, Chairman, HEART UK

16:45–17:00
HEART UK charity update
Miss Jules PAYNE

Chief Executive, HEART UK

17:00–18:00
Cholesterol and cardiovascular disease – is diet really relevant?
Professor Tom SANDERS

London, UK
This lecture will address the importance of reducing the intake of saturated and trans fatty acids for management of LDL cholesterol and what they should be replaced with in the diet in terms of type of unsaturated fatty acids carbohydrates. It will also explain how excess fat accumulation even in the normal weight ranges has adverse effects on lipids and how insulin resistance results in the atherogenic lipoprotein phenotype. It will conclude by discussing current dietary advice for the prevention of CHD and some recent controversies​.
 

18:00 – 18:30
HEART UK AGM

​19:15-20:00
Pre dinner drinks


20:00-24:00
Conference dinner and dancing

 

PROGRAMME  – Friday 7 July

08:30
Registration opens

08:45 – 09:45
Moderated Poster Session
Your chance to vote for your "People's Choice" best poster
Submit a poster abstract

SESSION E: 

09.45 – 09:50
Opening remarks
Dr Alan REES
, Medical Director, HEART UK

Co-chairs: 

09:50–10:35
Obesity
Professor Gary FROST
Imperial College, London, UK

10:35 – 10:50  Discussion

10:50 - 11:20  Refreshments, networking and exhibition

SESSION F:

Session F runs in parallel to Session G the Healthcare programme

11:20–11:40
CV outcome trials for anti-diabetic drugs – where are we now?
Professor Clifford J BAILEY

Professor of Clinical Science, Life and Health Sciences, Aston University, Birmingham, UK

11:35–11:45  Discussion

11.45–12:05
Research funding – what has been done and results
Professor Carol SHOULDERS  

London, UK

12:05–12:15  Discussion


SESSION H: Health & Primary Care Abstracts of Free Communications

Session H runs in parallel to Session I the Healthcare Programme

Co-chairs:

13:20–14:20
Abstracts of Free Communications

14:20-14:30  Comfort break

14:30-14:40
Presentation of prizes and awards

14:40-15:40
CLOSING DEBATE - an interactive session:

Sanofi have sponsored this session as part of their premium sponsorship.  They have had no input into the content, the speaker selection or topic selection.


Judge:  Professor Elizabeth HUGHES, Birmingham

Panel tbc:

15:40  Conference close

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