About this event

  • Date and time Tue 20 Oct 2020 from 4:30pm to 6:00pm
  • Location Online
  • Organised by Cardiology

The webinar is focused on valvular aetiology in chronic and acute heart failure. Attendees will be able to identify red flags for prompt interventional and surgical referral and/or optimize conservative management. The aim is also to provide a clear diagnostic approach for this subgroup of heart failure patients.

The key learning objectives will be: 

  • Diagnose confidently HF of valvular aetiology, understanding the pathophysiological mechanism
  • Therapy optimization
  • Role of echocardiography in medical and pre-surgical management
  • Timely identification of invasive and surgical candidates
  • Understand the main invasive and surgical procedures.

There will be dedicated lectures on:

  • Medical management and role of echocardiography
  • Minimally invasive intervention
  • Surgical intervention
  • The learning purpose is improve understanding of optimal medical management and timely referral for invasive and surgical strategies.

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 Valeria Pergola

Consultant Cardiologist, Associate Professor Padua University Hospital

Dr Pierluigi Costanzo

Consultant interventional and structural Cardiologist Royal Papworth Hospital

Prof Luca Paolo Weltert

Heart Surgeon at the European Hospital in Rome, Italy, Head of Experimental Surgery Research laboratory, Professor of Medical Statistics at the San Camillus International University for Health Sciences

Dr Arjun K Ghosh

Consultant Cardiologist at Barts Heart Centre (BHC), St. Bartholomew’s Hospital, London and at University College London Hospital (UCLH)

Speaker's biography

He is the first consultant cardiologist in the UK to be appointed specifically in cardio-oncology and helped establish and grow cardio-oncology services at both institutions.

Arjun is also actively involved in developing Cardio-Oncology curricula and guidelines and changing practice through the British Society of Echocardiography, British Cardio-Oncology Society (BCOS) and International Cardio-Oncology Society (ICOS) and UK Specialist Advisory Committee (SAC). He is the Lead for Education for BCOS and on the Education Committee of ICOS.

He runs the UK’s only national Cardio-Oncology Study Day and organises the only pan-European Cardio-Oncology Symposium.

Outside of the interesting world of cardiology’s newest subspecialty, Arjun is involved in cardiac MRI (CMR) and cardio-oncology echocardiography and has several international, national, regional and local leadership and management positions at Barts Health NHS Trust, the British Cardiovascular Society, the Royal Society of Medicine, BCOS, ICOS and the American College of Cardiology.




*Registration for this webinar will closed 2 hours before the start time.

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.