About this event

  • Date and time Thu 23 Feb 2023 from 9:15am to 4:00pm
  • Location Royal Society of Medicine
  • Organised by Cardiology

Join the third general day of the academic year aimed at Cardiology Specialty trainees in their first three years of training. The day aims to provide an overview of the contemporary management of heart failure and will cover classification, investigation and management from the point of diagnosis through to advanced heart failure therapies and palliative care. 

Talks will cover the diagnosis and classification of heart failure, acute and chronic heart failure management and the role of advanced therapies including transplantation and the use of palliative care in end-stage heart failure. Talks will focus on recent advances and potential avenues for future innovation.

This event is primarily aimed at trainees in the first three years of higher speciality training in Cardiology but will also be of interest to trainees in Internal Medicine and other medical specialities, Consultant physicians and all other members of the multi-professional team involved in the care of patients with heart failure.

Participants will be able to:

  • Improve knowledge and confidence in the delivery of optimal management for patients with heart failure
  • Increase awareness of novel therapies and the role of integrated management strategies
  • Improve skills in the clinical management of patients with advanced heart failure, including when to consider referral for advanced heart failure therapies

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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Registration, tea and coffee
Welcome and introduction
Definition and classification of heart failure

Dr Nina Karia, Consultant Cardiologist, Royal Free Hospital

Diagnostic pathways in heart failure

Dr Chris Primus, Consultant Cardiologist, Barts Heart Centre and University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Optimising use of diagnostic imaging in heart failure

Dr Dan Sado, Consultant Cardiologist, King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust 

Questions and answers
Tea and coffee break
Acute heart failure

Dr Paul Scully, Consultant Cardiologist, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust 

What’s new in the pharmacological management of chronic heart failure?

Mr Paul Wright, Heart Failure Pharmacist, Barts Heart Centre

Delivering heart failure specialist care in the digital age, the london north west university healthcare NHS trust virtual heart failure ward experience

Jaymin Shah, Consultant Cardiologist, London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust

Question and answers
Delivering a modern cardiac rehabilitation service for our heart failure patients and their caregiver

Professor Rod Taylor, Professor of Health Services Research, University of Exeter Medical School

What should the future of palliative care look like?

Dr Jeanine Gambin, Specialist Registrar in Palliative Care, St Christopher’s Hospice and Ms Fiona Hodson, Clinical Nurse Specialist in Palliative Care, St Christopher’s Hospice

Question and answers
Tea and coffee break
Advanced heart failure, circulatory support and transplantation

Dr Andrew Morley-Smith, Consultant Cardiologist, Harefield Hospital 

Device therapy in heart failure

Dr Fillip Zemrak, Consultant Cardiologist, Barts Heart Centre 

Question and answers
Closing comments
Close of meeting


Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole St, Marylebone, London, W1G 0AE, United Kingdom


Registration for this event will close on 22 February 2023 at 1:00am (GMT). Late registrations will not be accepted. 

The agenda is subject to change at any time  

All views expressed at this event are of the speakers themselves and not of the Royal Society of Medicine, nor the speaker's organisations. 

We are only able to share presentations that we have received permission to share. This is at the presenter and the RSM’s discretion. 

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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