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UK Paediatric Services for Familial Hypercholesterolaemia - Workshop by British Heart Foundation and HEART UK

Kings Fund, 11-13 Cavendish Square, London W1G 0AN

Wednesday 18th April 2018

From 09.30 - 16.30


We are delighted to announce the forthcoming British Heart Foundation and HEART UK workshop: UK Paediatric Services for Familial Hypercholesterolaemia at the King’s Fund, London on Wednesday 18 April 2018.

This interactive event aims to advance the ambition for paediatric FH services, set the current scene and explore approaches to overcome the barriers to implementation.

Join an audience of commissioners, STP representatives, metabolic paediatricians and adult lipidologists, as well as attendees from the RCPCH, BIMDG, NHS England and Public Health England.

The workshop will be your opportunity to hear from both renowned healthcare professionals and researchers in the field as well as patient/parent speakers who will lead discussions on:

- current paediatric FH services within the UK

- the latest NICE guidelines

- considerations for future provision

- commissioning of FH child services

- effective transition from paediatric to adult FH services


Speakers already confirmed include:

Professor Steve Humphries, Emeritus Professor Cardiovascular Genetics, Institute Cardiovascular Sciences, University College London

Dr Uma Ramaswami, Consultant in Inherited Metabolic Disorders, Clinical Lead, Lysosomal Disorders Unit, Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust

Ms Kate Haralambos, Familial Hypercholesterolaemia Research Officer, Cardiff University

Dr Anupam Chakrapani, Consultant in Paediatric Metabolic Medicine, Great Ormond Street Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Dr Saikat Santra, Consultant in Clinical IMD, Birmingham Women’s and Children’s NHS Foundation Trust

Dr Melanie Watson, Consultant Genetic Counsellor, Wessex Clinical Genetics Service, University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust

Ms Margaretha Vanmourik, Genetic Counsellor, West of Scotland Genetic Services

Ms Suzanne Sheppard, FH patient parent 

Mr Steve Boley, FH patient

The event also provides an opportunity to develop your network and share innovative ideas with your peers in order to advance paediatric FH services and provide improved patient outcomes.

You can see the full programme and book your free place now at tthe eventbrite website

We look forward to seeing you on the 18th April.