About this event

  • Date and time Wed 18 Jan 2023 from 1:00pm to 5:00pm
  • Location Online
  • Organised by Cardiology

An event designed to introduce core cardiology trainees to inherited cardiac conditions. We will cover key curriculum topics and provide an overview of other areas not often covered elsewhere such as genetics and training in ICC.

Join the second General day focused on congenital heart disease by reviewing basic principles of patient assessment, imaging and lifestyle concerns, and give an introduction to emergency care management.

Participants will learn about:

  • The epidemiology, natural history, presenting features, examination findings, appropriate investigations, management and referral to specialist services of simple congenital heart defects
  • Understand the physiology and anatomy of congenital heart problems including ASD, VSD, AVSD, coarctation, congenital aortic valve, and LV outflow tract disease, pulmonary stenosis, PDA, anomalous pulmonary venous drainage and transposition of the great artery
  • Know about the range of operations which are done for cardiac surgical interventions and understand the sequelae in adult life
  • Know about the evidence underpinning appropriate investigations, acute management of complications, and referral to specialist services for complex congenital heart defects

Can’t attend in person on the day? This event is available seven days after the in-person event up to 60 days after receiving the link. Please register for the pre-recorded webinar here.

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

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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Welcome and introduction
What the integrated cardiopulmonary exercise testing nine plots can reveal

Mr David Bruce, Chief Cardio-Respiratory Physiologist, Bart's Health NHS Trust 

Emergencies in congenital cardiology

Dr Bejal Pandya, Consultant Cardiologist, Bart's Health NHS Trust 

The role of a cardiac clinical nurse specialist

Ms Anna Dinsdale, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Bart's Health NHS Trust 

Comfort break
Clinical assessment of septal defects

Professor Kostas Dimopoulos, Consultant Cardiologist, Royal Brompton Hospital

Surgical management of septal defects

Mr Barnaby Rocha, Locum Consultant Cardiac Surgeon, Royal Brompton Hospital


Dr Yaso Emmanuel, Consultant Cardiologist, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust 

Close of meeting




Registration for this event will close on 17 January 2023 at 12:00pm (GMT). Late registrations will not be accepted. 

The agenda is subject to change at any time  

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This event will be recorded and stored by the Royal Society of Medicine and may be distributed in future on various internet channels. 

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