About this event

  • Date and time Thu 18 May 2023 from 9:00am to 5:00pm
  • Location Royal Society of Medicine
  • Organised by Cardiology

Join this general day designed to provide an overview of the causes, investigation and management of systemic hypertension (both primary and secondary)

This training day in hypertension is targeted mainly at senior cardiology postgraduate trainees but is suitable for any clinician who is involved in the management of patients with hypertension. It will be delivered by senior clinicians who are specialists in hypertension and will focus on the practical aspects of diagnosis, target organ damage, resistant hypertension, procedure and device therapy, hypertension in special situations and ethnicity and cardiovascular risk. Lectures will be supported by features to promote interaction

Participants will be able:

  • To assess for end-organ damage of hypertension 
  • To interpret investigations for secondary hypertension
  • To discuss drugs for hypertension, resistant hypertension and emergencies (including pharmacology)
  • To deliberate on genetics and racial variation; ECG interpretation, athlete’s heart vs LVH vs HCM 

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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

Professor Michael Okorie, Professor of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics, Consultant Physician, Brighton and Sussex Medical School, University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust

Hypertension diagnosis: Measurement and guidelines

Dr Philip Lewis, Consultant Cardiologist and Director of Cardiovascular Research, Stockport NHS Foundation Trust

Hypertension diagnosis: Investigating for secondary causes

Professor Michael Okorie

Hypertension treatment: Resistant hypertension

Dr Vikas Kapil, Clinical Senior Lecturer, Clinical Pharmacology & Therapeutics, Honorary Consultant, Cardiovascular & Internal Medicine, Queen Mary University of London, Barts and the London NHS Foundation Trust

Tea and coffee break
Hypertension treatment: Procedure and device therapy update

Dr Vikas Kapil

Hypertension target organ damage: CKD and SGLT2 inhibitors

Professor David Wheeler, Professor of Kidney Medicine, Honorary Consultant Nephrologist, University College London, Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust

Hypertension in special situations: Complex presentations 1

Dr Tehreem Butt, Consultant in Acute Medicine, Clinical Pharmacology, Hypertension, Mid and South Essex University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Hypertension in special situations: Hypertensive crises

Dr Louise Abrams, Consultant, Clinical Pharmacology, The Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Ethnicity as a cardiovascular risk factor

Dr Luca Faconti, Clinical Lecturer, Honorary Consultant, Cardiovascular Clinical Pharmacology, Kings College London, St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust

Tea and coffee break
Hypertension in special situations: Orthostatic hypotension with supine hypertension

Dr Gurvinder Rull, Consultant Clinical Pharmacology, General Internal Medicine, Barts and The London NHS Foundation Trust

Hypertension in special situations: Complex presentations 2

Dr Luca Faconti

Question and Answers
Closing remarks


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


Registration for this event will close on 17 May 2023 at 1:00am (GMT). Late registrations will not be accepted. 

The agenda is subject to change at any time  

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