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Cardiology Conference, Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, November 2017

RCPE Symposium:

Date: Wednesday 1st November 2017


Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh,
9 Queen Street,


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 

Dr Rick Steeds, Consultant Cardiologist, University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
*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


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, Consultant Cardiologist, Countess of Chester Hospital, 
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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