About this event

  • Date and time Tue 24 Nov 2020 from 4:00pm to 6:00pm
  • Location Online
  • Organised by Cardiology

The aim of this webinar is to provide cardiology trainees with core knowledge on inherited cardiac conditions as appropriate to the training curriculum. The learning objectives will be as follows: 

  • To develop a framework for assessing a patient with suspected ICC: making the diagnosis (including the role of imaging and advanced electrophysiology), risk stratification, family screening
  • To understand genetic concepts likely to be encountered in managing patients with ICC
  • To be able to draw a family pedigree, understand how to interpret a genetic testing report, and understand the role of a genetic counsellor in the cardiology clinic
  • Gain an overview of cardiomyopathies likely to be encountered in clinical practice and how to apply the assessment framework

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. 

We would like to thank our sponsor Takeda for their support of this webinar. Please note that the scientific programme and content has not been influenced in any way by the sponsor.

This activity has been supported by Boston Scientific, Health Education England and Medtronic in the form of educational grants.

Please note that the companies listed above have had no input into the arrangement or educational content of this activity.

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Key speakers

Professor Perry Elliott

Professor in Inherited Cardiovascular Disease, Clinical Science, Institute of Cardiovascular Science

Speaker's biography

Prof. Perry M. Elliott is Research Lead of the Inherited Cardiovascular Disease Unit at the Bart’s Heart Centre, London, UK, and Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine at University College London (UCL). He studied medicine at St. Thomas’s Hospital Medical School, London. After qualifying in 1987 he trained in general medicine, gaining membership of the Royal College of Physicians in 1991, and completed his general cardiology training at St. George’s Hospital Medical School, London. He was appointed as Senior Lecturer first at St. George’s Hospital in 1999 and then at UCL in 2003. He was promoted to Reader in Inherited Cardiac Disease in 2005 and became a full Professor at UCL in 2012. He is cardiovascular lead for the North Thames NHS Genomic Medicine Centre, and a member of the Cardiovascular GeCIP [Cardiomyopathy subgroup] and Genomics England Pilot Steering Committee. 

Over the past 20 years, Prof. Elliott has established an international reputation in the field of heart muscle disease, authoring more than 300 peer-reviewed papers on the subject. He was elected as a Fellow of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) in 2005, is past Chairman of the ESC Working Group on Myocardial and Pericardial Diseases (2010–2012), and chairs the ESC Guideline Task Force on Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy and the Executive Committee for the European Outcomes Research Programme registry on cardiomyopathies. He has edited two books: Principles and Practice of Clinical Cardiovascular Genetics (Kumar & Elliott) ISBN13: 9780195368956. Mar 2010, Oxford University Press & Inherited Cardiac Disease (Oxford Specialist Handbooks in Cardiology) Elliott, Lambiase, Kumar. Oxford University Press. ISBN-13: 978-0199559688. July 2011. (Shortlisted BMJ Medical Books Award, 2012). 

From 2009 to 2013, he was Deputy Editor of The Heart Journal and is currently Deputy Editor for the International Journal of Cardiology and an associate editor for the Journal of American College of Cardiology. He is President of the Cardiomyopathy Association. 


Professor Riyaz Patel

Professor of Cardiology, UCL Hon Consultant Cardiologist, Barts Health & UCLH NHS Trusts

Speaker's biography

Professor Riyaz Patel is a BHF funded clinical academic who conducts research into the causes of coronary artery disease (CAD), with a focus on cardiovascular risk and genetics. He developed and led one of the largest biobanks of patients undergoing coronary angiography at Emory University in Atlanta, USA, as a fellow training in advanced phenotyping of coronary disease and surrogate cardiovascular risk markers (FMD, arterial stiffness, biomarkers). On returning to the UK he focussed on understanding secondary prevention of CAD, establishing the GENIUS-CHD consortium (www.genius-chd.org), a global collaboration of over 180 investigators, recruiting a quarter of a million patients with established CAD, to investigate the molecular basis of subsequent CHD event risk. Currently his research revolves investigating and understanding CVD risk using large scale electronic health records, and -omic phenotyping. Clinically, he leads the Barts CVD prevention program, translating his research expertise into the management of patients at high CVD risk including patients with or at risk of premature CAD and those with heritable lipid abnormalities such as Familial Hypercholesterolaemia.

Ms Ellie Quinn

Genetic Counsellor, Royal Brompton Hospital

Speaker's biography

Ellie trained in Human Sciences at University College London (UCL), before gaining a Master's in Genetic Counselling at the University of Manchester. She has since worked in a research role at Great Ormond Street Hospital before specialising in Inherited Cardiovascular Conditions (ICCs); firstly at Barts Heart Centre, and then moving to the Royal Brompton Hospital. She has recently expanded her role to include providing genetic counselling for patients with inherited respiratory conditions, establishing a new service within this directorate.

Ellie's research interests include the genetics of ICCs, with particular focus on cardiomyopathies. She is also a proponent of the modernisation of the genetic counselling profession through utilising technologies such as videoconferencing, apps and online platforms.


View the programme

Welcome and introduction
Approach to a patient with ICC

Dr Saidi Mohiddin

Introduction to genetics

Dr Paz Tayal

Genetic screening and testing: what a cardiologist needs to know

Ms Ellie Quinn

Cardiomyopathies: Overview

Prof Perry Elliott

Complex disorders and polygenic inheritance

Professor Riyaz Patel

Discussion: Genetics in the clinic
Closing remarks




*Registration for this webinar will close 2 hours prior to the start time. You will receive the webinar link 2 hours before the meeting. Late registrations will not be accepted. 

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.