About this event

  • Date and time Wed 15 Jul 2020 from 3:00pm to 5:00pm
  • Location Online
  • Organised by Cardiology

This webinar will update doctors in minimally invasive percutaneous techniques in treating valvular heart disease. 

Experts will provide up to date evidence and guidance on the treatment of aortic, mitral and tricuspid valves non surgically.There will be a focus on novel techniques to perform the interventions and benchmark best practice. The key learning objectives are as follows: 

  1. Know current guidelines and evidence base for percutaneous aortic and mitral and tricuspid valve intervention
  2. Learn alternative methods to treat valvular disease
  3. Reducing complications and treating concurrent disease  

A CPD certificate with CPD credit will be issued to those joining the webinar live as well as those who watch the recording afterwards. Certificates will be issued 7 days after the webinar to those who watch it live and after 30 days for those that watch the recording. 

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Special rates for difficult times 

The RSM wishes to offer healthcare professionals continued learning opportunities during the coronavirus pandemic. The RSM’s COVID-19 online events are available free of charge, while there will be small charges to register for other online education. These fees will enable the RSM to continue its programme of activities and will apply during the course of the pandemic. 

Webinar recordings will be available for registered delegates up to 30 days after the live webinar, via Zoom. The link will be sent 24 hours after the webinar takes place. 

This webinar will be recorded and stored by the Royal Society of Medicine and may be distributed in future on various internet channels. 

Key speakers

Dr Paul Williams

Consultant Cardiologist, James Cook University Hospital, South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Speaker's biography

Dr Paul Williams is a Consultant Interventional Cardiologist at James Cook University Hospital, performing both structural and coronary procedures, including TAVI and MitraClip.

Dr Williams has a major interest in evolving TAVI into a minimally invasive procedure with a very short length of hospital stay. His unit was the first in the UK to introduce the percutaneous axillary approach as an alternative access for TAVI and it has an established daycase TAVI programme for selected patients. He has proctored both nationally and internationally for TAVI implantation.

Professor Andreas Baumbach

Chair of Device Innovation and Consultant Interventional Cardiologist, Queen Mary University of London and Barts Heart Centre, Barts Health NHS Trust

Speaker's biography

Professor Andreas Baumbach is Chair of Device Innovation and Consultant Interventional Cardiologist at the Barts Heart Centre and Queen Mary University of London.


Professor Baumbach is active in coronary and structural intervention, and has published extensively in the field of interventional research covering preclinical, first in man, pivotal and post market studies. He has an interest in device innovation and regulatory pathways.


Professor Baumbach has a strong commitment to training and education. He is on the board of directors of the largest interventional congress EuroPCR and PCR London Valves. He is the Immediate Past President of the European Association of Percutaneous Cardiovascular Interventions (EAPCI).

Dr Mick Ozkor

Consultant Cardiologist, Clinical Director and Cath Lab Lead, Barts Heart Centre and North Middlesex University Hospital

Speaker's biography

Dr Ozkor, MBBS, BSc, FRCP, MD, qualified at Imperial College School of Medicine, in 1997.

In 2005, Dr Ozkor took a three year sabbatical to complete his MD at Emory University in Atlanta, USA. He was awarded a British Cardiovascular Society Research Fellowship to undertake a National Institute of Health funded translational research study, focusing on vascular and endothelial function.

Dr Ozkor was appointed as Consultant Cardiologist to The Heart Hospital, University College Hospitals and North Middlesex University Hospital, in November 2010 and since the merger in 2015 now works at Barts Heart Centre.

Dr Ozkor is a Consultant Cardiologist is Cath Lab Director at Barts Heart Centre and Clinical Director at NMUH. He specialises in minimally invasive interventional procedures for heart valves, TAVI and complex coronary treatments. He also has a keen interest in patient management and driving patient safety.

Dr Michael Mullen

Consultant Cardiologist, Barts Heart Centre, Barts Health NHS Trust

Associate Professor, University College London

Speaker's biography

Dr Michael Mullen is a Consultant Cardiologist and the Clinical Lead for Structural Heart Intervention at Barts Heart Centre in London. He is internationally recognised for his expertise in the transcatheter treatment of structural heart disease, with nearly 20 years of experience in this field. He has played a key role in the development of new technologies for the treatment of congenital and acquired structural heart conditions and their introduction into the UK, including transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI), MitraClip, Cardioband and suture closure of patent foramen ovale. Dr Mullen has a broad research portfolio, leading and participating in numerous clinical trials and is frequently invited to give lectures and live demonstrations at national and international conferences.

Dr Simon Kennon

Consultant Cardiologist, Barts Heart Centre, Barts Health NHS Trust

Editor in Chief, Interventional Cardiology Review


Dr Michael Michail

Interventional Cardiology Registrar, Barts Heart Centre, Barts Health NHS Trust


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Welcome and introduction

Dr Mick Ozkor, Consultant Cardiologist and Cath Lab Lead, Barts Heart Centre, Barts Health NHS Trust

Low risk TAVI evidence, fast TAVI, benchmark

Dr Mick Ozkor

The large centre experience

Dr Michael Mullen, Consultant Cardiologist and Structural Lead, Barts Heart Centre, Barts Health NHS Trust

Alternative access

Dr Paul Williams, Consultant Cardiologist, James Cook University Hospital, South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Stroke prevention

Prof Andreas BaumBach, Consultant Cardiologist, Barts Heart Centre, Barts Health NHS Trust, Adjunct Professor, Yale School of Medicine and Past President, European Association of Percutaneous Cardiovascular Interventions

Questions and answers
Should we intervene on coronaries?

Dr Michael Michail

Questions and answers
Mitral valve: The new frontier

Dr Michael Mullen

Questions and answers
Tricuspid valve: The percutaneous solution

Dr Simon Kennon, Consultant Cardiology, Barts Heart Centre, Barts Health NHS Trust

Questions and answers
Closing remarks

Dr Michael Mullen