About this event

  • Date and time Mon 21 Oct 2019 from 9:00am to 5:00pm
  • Location Royal Society of Medicine
  • Organised by Cardiology

This meeting aims to provide a broad overview of the diagnosis and management of atrial fibrillation.

A one-day educational session on atrial fibrillation, including diagnostic and treatment approaches. The programme will explore the history of AF, its clinical and ECG diagnosis, epidemiology, pathophysiology and management strategies. The latter will include stroke prevention, rate and rhythm control, the role of interventional therapies such as catheter ablation and cardiac devices.

By the end of this meeting, you will be able to:

  • Have a basic understanding of the epidemiology and pathophysiology of AF
  • Diagnose AF via ECG recordings, and differentiate from other arrhythmias
  • Assess thrombotic risk and choose optimal stroke prevention strategies in AF
  • Consider rate and rhythm control options for AF, and understand referral pathways
  • Have a basic understand of non-pharmacological approaches to managing AF

Please ensure you book in advance up until 12:00 am the day before, as moving forward future Cardiology events will be subject to a price increase should you book on arrival.

Agenda

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AF: a brief history and introduction

Dr David Gareth Jones, Consultant Cardiologist, Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust

Preventing stroke in AF

Dr Evangelos Vasileiadis, Consultant in Stroke Medicine & Care of the Elderly, The Hillingdon Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Epidemiology of AF and a glimpse into the future

Dr Rui Providencia, Consultant Electrophysiologist, Barts Heart Centre & Farr Institute of Health Economics Research

Pathophysiology of AF: nature and nurture

Dr Haseeb Valli, ST7/EP Fellow, Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust

Rate and rhythm control

Dr Syed Ahsan, Consultant Cardiologist, North Middlesex University Hospital & Barts Heart Centre

Round-up and Q&A
Tea and coffee break
AF in the District General Hospital: case-based examples

Dr Gareth Rosser, Consultant Cardiologist, The Hillingdon Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Rapid access AF clinics

Arrhythmia Nurse Specialists, Harefield Hospital, Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust

Cardiac devices and AF

Dr Amal Muthumala, Consultant Cardiologist, North Middlesex University Hospital & Barts Heart Centre

Round-up and Q&A
Lunch
AF ablation: does it work?

Dr Matthew Wright, Consultant Cardiologist, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust

AF and heart failure

Dr Ali Vazir, Consultant Cardiologist, Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust

Clinical case presentations & panel discussion

EP fellows and faculty

Tea and coffee break
ECG quiz: not just AF…
Ask the experts - Q&A session

Audience and panel

Evaluation forms
Close of meeting

Location

Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole St, Marylebone, London, W1G 0AE, United Kingdom