About this event

  • Date and time Thu 20 Apr 2023 from 9:00am to 5:00pm
  • Location Royal Society of Medicine
  • Organised by Cardiology

Join this general day 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. 

Participants will be able:

  • To develop a framework for assessing a patient with suspected ICC: making the diagnosis (including the role of imaging and advanced electrophysiology), risk stratification, family screening 
  • To understand genetic concepts likely to be encountered in managing patients with ICC 
  • To be able to draw a family pedigree, understand how to interpret a genetic testing report, and understand the role of a genetic counsellor in the cardiology clinic 
  • Gain an overview of cardiomyopathies likely to be encountered in clinical practice and how to apply the assessment framework 

This event is available to attend in person or virtually. Please select your preference below.  

A recording will be available for all registered delegates for up to 60 days after the event. The link will be sent 24 hours after the meeting. 

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We would like to thank our sponsor Bristol Myers Squibb for their sponsorship of this meeting. This meeting 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

Dr Paz Tayal, Consultant Cardiologist, Royal Brompton Hospital and Medical Research Council Clinician Scientist, Imperial College London  

Approach to a patient with inherited cardiovascular conditions

Dr Sam Mohiddin, Consultant Cardiologist, St Bartholomew's Hospital

Case 1: Sudden death in first degree family member

Dr Greg Mellor, Consultant Cardiologist, Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Genetic screening and testing: What a cardiologist needs to know

Ms Sinead Horgan, Genetic Counsellor, St Bartholomew's Hospital

Discussion: Genetics in the clinic

Dr Upasana Tayal, Dr Sam MohiddinDr Eleanor Wicks, Consultant Cardiologist, John Radcliffe Hospital and Dr Greg Mellor

Tea and coffee break
Case 2: Chest pain, elevated troponin – but it’s not acute coronary syndrome

Dr Eleanor Wicks

Inherited cardiovascular conditions: Cardiomyopathies

Professor Gerry Carr-White, Consultant Cardiologist, Inherited Cardiovascular Disease Unit, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust 

My hypertrophic cardiomyopathy: Lifestyle, livelihood, life events

Dr Amanda Varnava, Consultant Cardiologist, Hammersmith Hospital   

An overview of risk stratification in cardiomyopathy

Dr Upasana Tayal

Discussion: Cardiomyopathy management by non-inherited cardiovascular conditions specialists

Dr Upasana Tayal, Dr Sam Mohiddin, Dr Eleanor Wicks, Professor Gerry Carr-White and Dr Amanda Varnava

Case 3: What to do about the funny looking electrocardigram a young fit person?

Professor Michael Papadakis, Consultant Cardiologist, Inherited Cardiovascular Disease Unit, St George's Hospital  

Inherited cardiovascular conditions: Channelopathies and sudden cardiac death

Dr Chris Miles, NIHR Clinical Lecturer, University of London

Case 4: Pregnant and breathless – is there more to it?

Professor Maite Tome, Consultant Cardiologist, St George’s Hospital

Inherited cardiovascular conditions and cardio-obstetrics 

Dr Antonio de Marvao, Consultant Cardiologist, King's College London  

Panel Discussion

Dr Upasana Tayal, Dr Sam Mohiddin, Dr Chris Miles, and Professor Michael Papadakis

Tea and coffee break
Inherited cardiovascular conditions: Vascular - aortopathies

Dr Kate Von Klemperer, Consultant Cardiologist, St Bartholomew's Hospital

Drugs you may not have heard of… yet

Professor Perry Elliot, Research Lead, Inherited Cardiovascular Disease Unit, University College London

Inherited cardiovascular condition training

Dr Daniel Sado, Consultant Cardiologist, Kings College Hospital  NHS Foundation Trust

Training question and answers

Dr Daniel Sado

Questions and answers

Dr Upasana Tayal and Dr Sam Mohiddin

Close of meeting



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


Registration for this event will close on 19 April 2023 at 1:00am (GMT). Late registrations will not be accepted. 

The agenda is subject to change at any time  

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