About this event

  • Date and time Tue 7 Jan 2020 from 8:00am to 5:00pm
  • Location Royal Society of Medicine
  • Organised by Cardiology

This is a one-day educational session for sub-speciality interventional electrophysiology trainees on ventricular tachycardia (VT), including diagnostic and treatment approaches, with a particular focus on VT mapping and ablation.

Topics will include:

  • Management of VT occurring in normal hearts as well as various forms of structural/electrical cardiac disease, medical management options and approaches to catheter ablation of VT.

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.


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Registration, tea and coffee
Welcome and introduction
Acute management of VT and electrical storm

Dr David Gareth Jones, Consultant Cardiologist, Harefield Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

The electrocardiogram in VT

Dr Zhong Chen, Consultant Cardiologist, Ashford/St. Peter’s and Harefield Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Mapping and ablating ventricular ectopy and idiopathic VT

Dr Vias Markides, Consultant Cardiologist, Royal Brompton Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Ventricular stimulation and introduction to entrainment

Dr David Gareth Jones

Panel discussion
Tea and coffee break
How to start a VT ablation
When to stop a VT ablation

Dr John Silberbauer, Consultant Cardiologist, Royal Sussex County Hospital NHS Trust

Management of VT without ablation

Dr Anthony Li, Consultant Cardiologist, St George’s University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Panel discussion
Management of VT occurring in inherited channelopathies

Dr Rachel Bastiaenen, Consultant Cardiologist, St Thomas’ Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Epicardial VT ablation: patient selection, access, mapping, and complications

Prof Pier Lambiase, Consultant Cardiologist, St Bartholomew's Hospital, Barts Health NHS Trust

The future of VT ablation

Dr John Silberbauer

Panel discussion
Tea and coffee break
VT ablation – case-based examples - faculty and EP fellows

Brighton& Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust (Dr Jack McCready)

St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (Dr Anthony Li)

Barts Health NHS Trust (Dr Pier Lambiase)

Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust (Dr David Gareth Jones/Dr Zhong Chen)

Q&A Session


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