About this event

  • Date and time Wed 30 Jun 2021 from 1:30pm to 5:00pm
  • Location Online
  • Organised by Cardiology

This webinar will provide a comprehensive review on the management of pulmonary hypertension for trainees. Delegates will learn from experts based at National pulmonary hypertension centres in the UK covering a wide range of topics. 

Topics that will be addressed include the practical aspects of managing emergencies in pulmonary hypertension, expert teaching on right heart catheterisation and echocardiography, specialist insights into specific PH subtypes and much more. 

During this webinar you will:

  • Know the definition, classification and contemporary management of pulmonary hypertension
  • Be able to evaluate cardiopulmonary haemodynamics by right heart catheterization 
  • Understand the role and limitations of echocardiography in screening for pulmonary hypertension 
  • Know the common emergency presentations of patients with pulmonary hypertension 

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

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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Key speakers

Dr John Cannon

Consultant Respiratory Physician, Director National Pulmonary Hypertension Service, Cambridge

Speaker's biography

Dr John Cannon is a Respiratory Physician and Director of the Pulmonary Vascular Diseases Unit at Royal Papworth Hospital. This is a designated pulmonary hypertension specialist centre and the only nationally designated centre for pulmonary endarterectomy surgery and balloon pulmonary angioplasty. His respiratory medicine training was in Cambridge and during this he undertook research leading to his PhD. He has published a number of articles, both scientific and clinical, in the area of pulmonary hypertension.

Dr Gerry Coghlan

Consultant Cardiologist, Director of National PH Service, Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust

Speaker's biography

Dr J Gerry Coghlan is the lead for the pulmonary hypertension service at Royal Free Hospital. His specialist interest is in connective tissue disease-associated pulmonary hypertension and chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension.

Professor Konstantinos Dimopoulos

Consultant Cardiologist Specialising in Adult Congenital Heart Disease (ACHD) and Pulmonary Hypertension (PH), Royal Brompton Hospital

Speaker's biography

Professor Kostas Dimopoulos, is a consultant cardiologist specialising in Adult Congenital Heart Disease (ACHD) and Pulmonary Hypertension (PH). He has a PhD in ACHD and an MSc in modern epidemiology obtained from Imperial College, London. He has been working at the Royal Brompton Hospital and Imperial College since 2003. He is a busy clinician leading ACHD and PH clinics and caring for inpatients.

He has produced over 290 papers in prestigious peer-reviewed journals, as well as authoring numerous book chapters in ACHD, PH and exercise physiology. He has also edited a book on pulmonary hypertension in ACHD. Kostas is a reviewer and associate editor for major cardiovascular journals and regularly lectures at national and international centres. His main areas of interest are exercise physiology, epidemiology, and prognostication in ACHD and PH, as well as promoting education and research in areas such as Eisenmenger syndrome.

He has been a nucleus member of the ESC working group for Pulmonary Circulation and Right Ventricular Function (2014-18). He is a member of the steering committee for the CHAMPION group, an initiative promoting education and research in PH associated with ACHD.

Agenda

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Welcome and introduction

Dr Dan Knight, Consultant Cardiologist, Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust

PH: Definition, classification and treatment overview

Dr Rachel Davies, Consultant in PH, Hammersmith Hospital, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust

Questions and answers
Who to refer to a PH centre: a referrer’s guide

Dr Jay Suntharalingam, Consultant in PH, Royal United Hospital, Bath

Questions and answers
Echocardiography in PH: What cardiologists should know

Dr Dan Knight, Consultant Cardiologist, Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust

Questions and answers
Comfort break and Sponsor Presentation

‘How to use echocardiography to asses the probability of pulmonary hypertension’

Video presentation sponsored by Janssen and given by Dr. Simon Gibbs.

PH acute presentations and emergencies: a CRASH guide for registrars

Dr Laura Price, Consultant in PH, Royal Brompton Hospital

Questions and answers
Right heart catheterisation: an expert’s guide

Dr Gerry Coghlan, Consultant Cardiologist, Director of National PH Service, Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust

Questions and answers
PH due to ACHD: how to manage common presentations

Professor Konstantinos Dimopoulos, Consultant Cardiologist Specialising in Adult Congenital Heart Disease (ACHD) and Pulmonary Hypertension (PH), Royal Brompton Hospital

Questions and answers
CTEPH: medical, interventional and surgical treatments

Dr John Cannon, Consultant Respiratory Physician, Director National Pulmonary Hypertension Service, Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Questions and answers
End of the webinar

Sponsors

Location

Online

*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.