About this event

  • Date and time Thu 25 Nov 2021 from 8:55am to 4:30pm
  • Location Online
  • Organised by Cardiology

This general day will educate doctors in the management of chest pain and promote awareness and understanding of the role of imaging modalities in chest pain treatment.

In this online session, you will:

  • Understand the best evidence for chest pain management 
  • Demonstrate techniques of revascularisation in coronary disease 
  • Stress the importance of a multidisciplinary approach to the management of Chest pain 

This virtual event is available for on-demand viewing. The recording will be available for registered delegates up to 60 days after the session broadcast. The link will be sent 24 hours after the event takes place.

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

Please note that the company(s) listed above have had no input into the arrangement or educational content of this activity.

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Key speakers

Dr Ian Webb

Consultant Cardiologist, King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Nik Patel

Professor Nik Patel

Consultant Cardiologist, East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust and Chairman Academic Board, Royal Society of Medicine

Speaker's biography

Professor Nikhil Patel is an experienced Senior Consultant Cardiologist, practising at East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust (ESHT).

He studied medicine at the Guy’s Hospital Medical School, part of the University of London, qualifying in 1989 with an MB BS. Professor Patel conducted his cardiology training at King’s College Hospital in London (1992-1993), followed by the William Harvey Hospital in Ashford (1993), Guys Hospital (1994-96), St Thomas’ Hospital (1997-98), and Eastbourne District General Hospital (1998).

In 1999, he was appointed as the youngest Consultant Cardiologist in the country and now works mainly as a consultant at ESHT where he is the Deputy Chief of Medicine and Cardiovascular lead (stroke, diabetes and cardiology). He is a visiting Consultant Cardiologist at both Guy’s and St Thomas Trust and the Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton.

Professor Patel specialises in general cardiology including chest pain, heart failure, hypertension and cardiac arrhythmias (atrial fibrillation and syncope). His sub-speciality expertise lies in complex pacing including cardiac resynchronisation therapy (CRT), internal cardiac defibrillators (ICD) and coronary intervention (coronary angioplasty and stenting). He has pioneered new technologies with his eminent colleagues in East Sussex and many of these have been featured in the media.

Professor Patel undertakes a range of educational roles, overseeing training programmes in the Kent Surrey and Sussex School of Medicine. He has co-supervised higher research degrees at MSc and PhD level and continues to undertake research into cardiac devices management, heart valve disease, exercise heart function, and areas of clinical cardiology. In 2013 he was awarded a National Silver Award in recognition of his contribution to the health service.

He was elected as Chair of the Royal Society of Medicine’s Academic Board in 2019.

Dr Francesca Pugliese

Dr Francesca Pugliese

Reader (Associate Professor), Consultant at William Harvey Research Institute, Queen Mary University of London and Barts Heart Centre, Barts Health NHS Trust.

Speaker's biography

Dr Francesca Pugliese is a Consultant and Reader (Associate Professor) in Cardiovascular Imaging at the Barts NIHR Cardiovascular Biomedical Research Centre (Barts Health NHS Trust and Queen Mary University of London).


Francesca trained in Genoa (Italy), Uppsala (Sweden), Rotterdam (the Netherlands) and London before taking up her current position in 2010.


Francesca has been an executive committee member of the European Association for Cardiovascular Imaging (EACVI) Section Nucleus (Nuclear Cardiology and Cardiac CT), a Board Member of the European Society of Cardiac Radiology (ESCR) and a Specialist Committee Member of the NICE Diagnostic Assessment Program. Francesca is a Fellow member of the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (FSCCT).


Francesca’s main research interests include aspects related to the technical optimization, clinical implementation, quality aspects and economic evaluation of non-invasive cardiac imaging, with a focus on cardiac computed tomography in a range of heart conditions.

Dr Rebecca Sally Schofield

Dr Rebecca Sally Schofield

Consultant Cardiologist at North West Anglia Foundation Trust

Speaker's biography

Appointed as a Cardiology Consultant in NWAngliaFT in 2017. Trained in Manchester, Ireland and London.


Multi-modality Cardiac Imager and general Cardiologist.  My clinical focus is medically managed coronary disease, valvular heart disease, heart muscle disease and cardio-oncology. Interested in pathway redesign, collaborative working with Primary Care and training/education. On the executive committee of the BCS Imaging Council, elected BSCI Committee Member, BSE Educational Committee and BNCS Secretary. Honorary Lecturer University of Leicester Medical Students. Co-Lead for East of England Cardiac Network.


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Welcome and introduction

Professor Nik Patel, Consultant Cardiologist, East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust and Chairman Academic Board, Royal Society of Medicine

Trial evidence for revascularisation strategies in coronary disease

Dr Kalpa DeSilva, Consultant Interventional Cardiologist, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust

Cardiac computerised tomography (CT): Role in investigation and management of chest pain

Dr Francesca Pugliese, Consultant/Reader (Associate Professor) at Queen Mary, University of London

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI): Role in investigation and management of chest pain

Professor Amedeo Chiribiri, Chair of Cardiovascular Imaging and Consultant Cardiologist, Guy's and St Thomas' Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and King’s College London

Panel discussion
Comfort break
Nuclear medicine: Role in investigation and management of chest pain

Dr Rebecca Schofield, Consultant Cardiologist, North West Anglia Foundation Trust

Stress echo: Role in investigation and management of chest pain

Dr Panagiotis Spanos, Consultant Cardiologist, East Sussex Healthcare Trust

Angiography: Views and anatomy

Professor Nik Patel

Panel discussion

Unstable coronary syndromes

Chest pain pathways at the front door

Dr Rupert Williams, Cardiologist, Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Vulnerable plaque – pathology value of intracoronary imaging and FFR in management

Dr Ian Webb, Consultant Cardiologist, King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Management of NSTEMI and STEMI: Pharmacology

Dr Tiffany Patterson, Consultant Cardiologist in Structural and Coronary Intervention (Locum), Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust

Management of NSTEMI and STEMI: Intervention in the catheter lab

Dr Tiffany Patterson

Panel discussion
Close of meeting



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