About this event

  • Date and time Thu 23 Sep 2021 from 9:00am to 1:00pm
  • Location Online
  • Organised by Cardiology

This webinar will provide an update on key issues in inherited cardiac conditions relevant for the electrophysiology trainee. Expert speakers will provide an update on key topics in inherited cardiac conditions and cover important curriculum topics where teaching is often limited. 

During this webinar you will:

  • Be able to describe the approach and investigations required in the workup of a sudden cardiac arrest survivor and their family 
  • Understand when genetic testing may be of use in the management of patients with inherited cardiac conditions 
  • Know what a molecular autopsy is and when it is used
  • Understand the indications for device selection in patients with cardiomyopathy 
  • Describe the approach to the workup of syncope in a patient with a structurally normal heart 
  • Understand the role of EPS in patients with inherited cardiac conditions 

This webinar is available for on-demand viewing. The webinar recording will be available for registered delegates up to 30 days after the live webinar broadcast via Zoom. The link will be sent 24 hours after the webinar takes place. 

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 Medtronic for their support of this webinar. Please note that the scientific programme and content has not been influenced in any way by the sponsor.

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Key speakers

Dr Lynne Williams

Dr Lynne Williams

Consultant Cardiologist in ICC and Echocardiography at Papworth Hospital

Speaker's biography

Dr Williams is a Consultant Cardiologist in Echocardiography and Heart Muscle Diseases at Royal Papworth Hospital. Her clinical interests include hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, inherited cardiac diseases, cardiac sarcoidosis, neuromuscular conditions, and echocardiography in ACHD.

Dr Greg Mellor

Consultant Cardiologist & Cardiac Electrophysiologist at Royal Papworth Hospital, Cambridge

Speaker's biography

Dr Mellor is a consultant electrophysiologist at Royal Papworth Hospital, Cambridge where he leads the Inherited Arrhythmia service. 

His clinical and research expertise in the investigation of cardiac arrest and sudden unexplained death were developed through his training in Cambridge, London and Vancouver, Canada.

Professor Pier Lambiase

Professor of Cardiology and lead for inherited arrhythmia service, Barts Heart Centre

Speaker's biography

Professor Lambiase graduated from Oxford University in 1992 and initially trained in General Medicine and Cardiology at St Georges Hospital, London and the Hammersmith Hospital. He undertook a PhD examining myocardial protection at St Thomas’ Hospital where he was awarded the Young Investigator Award of the British Cardiac Society for his research in 2002 and was a finalist in the NASPE (North American Society of Pacing and Electrophysiology) Young Investigator. 

He became a Consultant Cardiologist and Senior Lecturer in Electrophysiology at UCL in 2006 & Professor of Cardiology in 2015. He conducts specialist arrhythmia clinics and a nationally recognized clinic studying families with inherited arrhythmia syndromes and SADS (Sudden Arrhythmic Death Syndrome). He received the British Cardiovascular Society Michael Davies Early Career Award in 2015. He is the British Heart Rhythm Society Research Committee Chair & is Chief Investigator for an International Registry of the Subcutaneous ICD. He is on the current new ESC Ventricular Arrhythmias and Sudden Death Guidelines committee.  

His research group focuses on ventricular arrhythmogenesis in inherited arrhythmia syndromes and cardiomyopathic disease supported by MRC, Welcome Trust, BHF, Heart Research UK, Barts Charity and UCL CBRC. 

He has co-written Heart Rhythm UK Guidelines on genetic testing and the management of these conditions, ESC Guidelines SVT 2019, SCD 2022 and published over 300 peer-reviewed papers in Cardiology. He is an Editor of the Oxford Handbook of Inherited Cardiovascular Disease & an EHRA Postgraduate Electrophysiology Course Director, Associate Editor European Heart Journal. He is now CV Research Co-Director at the Barts Heart Centre. 

Dr Jan Till

Consultant in congenital electrophysiology at Royal Brompton Hospital

Speaker's biography

Dr Jan Till works at the Royal Brompton and St Georges Hospital, London UK as a consultant in congenital electrophysiology. She led the initial work building an inherited cardiac conditions unit at the Royal Brompton Hospital and now leads in Channelopathies, caring for both adults and children with channel dysfunction. Her major interest is in channelopathies and arrhythmia in the young and is also president of the Association for Inherited Cardiac Conditions, UK.

She has a passionate interest in raising the profile of arrhythmia, preventing sudden cardiac death in the young and identifying ways in which we can improve the care of patients and families living their lives with Inherited Cardiac Conditions. She has been Co-Director of Children’s services at the Royal Brompton for the last decade and presently has the joint chairmanship of the Children’s Cardiac Services Joint Leadership Group with Guys and St Thomas NHS Trust.


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Dr Upasana Tayal, ST7 and Clinical Lecturer in Cardiology, Imperial College London.

Dr Greg Mellor, Consultant Cardiac Electrophysiologist, Royal Papworth Hospital.

Dr James Ware, Consultant Cardiologist, Royal Brompton Hospital and Reader in Genomic Medicine Imperial College 

Welcome and introduction

James Ware, Reader in Genomic Medicine at Imperial College London

The work up of the sudden cardiac arrest survivor

Greg Mellor, Consultant Cardiologist & Cardiac Electrophysiologist at Royal Papworth Hospital, Cambridge

Genetics for the electrophysiologist

James Ware, Reader in Genomic Medicine at Imperial College London

Genetics and Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) work up discussion

Greg Mellor and James Ware

How to approach the cardiomyopathy patient with a risk of Sudden Cardiac Death (SCD)

Lynne Williams, Consultant Cardiologist in ICC and Echocardiography at Papworth Hospital

Syncope in a structurally normally heart

Jan Till, Consultant paediatric electrophysiologiat Royal Brompton Hospital

Questions and answers
The role of Electrophysiology Studies (EPS) / ablation in Inherited Cardiac Conditions (ICCs)

Pier Lambiase, Professor of Cardiology and lead for inherited arrythmia service, Barts Heart Centre

Questions and answers
Clinical case discussion

Rachel Bastiaenen, Consultant in ICC, St Thomas’ Hospital, with Jan Till, Pier Lambiase, Lynne Williams, William Young

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.