About this event

  • Date and time Wed 8 Dec 2021 from 4:00pm to 5:30pm
  • Location Online
  • Organised by Cardiology

Join this online session that aims to improve the leadership and management skills of Cardiology SpR imaging Trainees.

This meeting is unique in offering trainees insight into the skills and challenges in leading cardiac imaging services and will help them prepare for their leadership roles as Consultants.

During this meeting, you will:

  1. Know the basics of leadership theory 
  2. Understand the steps needed in setting up imaging services 

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

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Key speakers

Dr Daniel Sado

Consultant in cardiology at King's College Hospital.

Speaker's biography

Dr Sado is a consultant in cardiology at King's College Hospital. He leads the Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging Service (MRI) and also works in the fields of myocarditis, long Covid-19 and heart failure. He is a training program director for South Thames Cardiology and leads on the new cardiology curriculum heart failure subspecialty.

Dr Ketna Patel

Consultant Cardiologist at The Royal London Hospital and Barts Heart Centre.

Speaker's biography

Dr Ketna is a Consultant Cardiologist at The Royal London Hospital and Barts Heart Centre. She has a specialist interest in echocardiography, cardiovascular computed tomography (CT) and valve disease.

Professor Roxy Senior

Professor of Clinical Cardiology at the Imperial College London and Director of Echocardiography at the Royal Brompton Hospital London, UK

Speaker's biography

Professor Senior is an internationally recognised authority in echocardiography. He is the Professor of Clinical Cardiology at the Imperial College London and Director of Echocardiography at the Royal Brompton Hospital London, UK. He is also the Director of Cardiac Research at the Northwick Park Hospital, Harrow, UK. He has led three large multicentre trials in myocardial contrast echocardiography which were instrumental in this technique being in guidelines in both Europe and USA. He is also instrumental in popularising stress echo through major publications and is regarded as an international authority on this technique. He is one of the first to show the cost-effectiveness of portable echo for screening for heart failure in the community. At present, he is leading a large multicentre trial in the UK funded by National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI USA) through New York University and instrumental in making the UK the third largest country to contribute to this trial which is likely to change the way patients with Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) is managed. He developed the concept of transaortic flow rate for the assessment of the severity of aortic valve stenosis. He has recently been awarded a grant by the British Heart Foundation to develop high frame rate contrast echocardiography. He graduated from the University of Calcutta in 1980, obtained his Medical Doctor (MD) in Medicine in 1983, followed by Doctor of Medicine (DM) in Cardiology in 1987 from the same University. He migrated to the UK in 1989 and obtained his Membership of the Royal Colleges of Physicians (MRCP) in 1989 and a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (FRCP) in 1999 from the Royal College of Physicians London. He was awarded the ”Edler Lecture” Award by the University of Lund, Sweden for pioneering work in Echocardiography in 2007. He was awarded the honorary Fellowship of the American Society of Echocardiography (FASE) for his leadership and contributions to Echocardiography. Over the course of his research career (1995-till date) he has attracted more than 10 million GBP in funding. He has published over 400 peer-reviewed manuscripts with an h-index of 64. Of these, he is a senior author > 50%. He has published in leading journals with publications in NEJM (The New England Journal of Medicine), Lancet, Circulation, Journal of the American College of Cardiology and European Heart Journal. He has also written book chapters relating to this area. He was also invited to write a major chapter on “Echocardiography in Chronic Coronary Artery Disease” in Braunwald’s book on Coronary Artery Disease published in 2017.

Dr Edward Nicol

Consultant Cardiologist at the Royal Brompton and Chelsea & Westminster Hospitals.

Speaker's biography

Dr Ed Nicol is a consultant cardiologist who works at both the Royal Brompton and Chelsea & Westminster Hospitals. He is an Honorary Senior Lecturer at both Kings College London (Cardiac Imaging) and Keele University (Healthcare Leadership) where he gained his Doctorate and Masters in Business Administrator (MBA) respectively. He has published over 200 original papers, book chapters and books covering cardiovascular computed tomography (CT), cardiology, and healthcare leadership.

He is the Vice-President of the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT), previous Chair of the SCCT Education Committee and sits on the SCCT Board of Directors. He is past Chair of the UK Cardiovascular Imaging Council, is a former Royal College of Radiologists’ Travelling Professor of Cardiovascular Imaging, Past President of the British Society of Cardiovascular Imaging and British Society of Cardiovascular CT.


View the programme

Welcome and introduction

Dr Dan Sado, Cardiology Consultant, King's College Hospital,
NHS Foundation Trust

What I wish I knew when I started as a consultant?

Dr Ketna Patel, Barts Health NHS Trust

Making yourself into a leader in cardiac imaging – How to build the skills you need?

Dr Ed Nicol Consultant Cardiologist, Honorary Senior Clinical Lecture, Imperial College London School of Medicine       

Setting up and leading a new magnetic resonance imaging service

Dr Dan Sado, Cardiology Consultant, King's College Hospital,
NHS Foundation Trust 

Setting up and leading an academic echocardiography service

Professor Roxy Senior, Clinical Cardiology, National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College London, Consultant Cardiologist, Royal Brompton Hospital and Northwick Park Hospital

Questions and answers
Close of meeting



Disclaimer: All views expressed in this webinar are of the speakers themselves and not of the RSM.

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. 

Special rates for difficult times
The RSM wishes to offer healthcare professionals continued learning opportunities during the coronavirus pandemic. The RSM’s ​weekly COVID-19 Series ​webinars remain free of charge, while there will be small charges to register for other online education. These fees will enable the RSM to continue its programme of activities and will apply during the course of the pandemic.

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