About this event

  • Date and time Tue 27 Feb 2024 from 9:15am to 4:00pm
  • Location Royal Society of Medicine
  • Organised by Cardiology

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Key speakers

Dr Teresa Castiello

Dr Teresa Castiello

Cardiology President, Royal Society of Medicine

Speaker's biography

Dr. Teresa Castiello is a dedicated clinician with over 20 years of experience in Italy, the United Kingdom, and Developing Countries. She graduated with a Medical Degree with honours from La Sapienza University of Rome in 2001 and later specialised in Cardiology at University Campus Bio-Medico, Rome in 2009. Following her specialisation and a humanitarian mission in Africa, she became a consultant at San Raffaele in Rome before moving to London. Dr. Castiello is currently an NHS Consultant Cardiologist and leads the heart failure and cardiomyopathy services at Croydon Health Service. Her expertise lies also in Cardiac MRI and she is internationally certified with the CMR level 3 accreditation performing at King's College London. In addition to her clinical work, Dr. Castiello is a member of the Patient Care and Digital Health committee of the Heart Failure Association (HFA) of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) and holds positions as the Cardiology President and HF Educational Lead of the Royal Society of Medicine. She is also members of the Heart Failure Policy Network, a multidisciplinary group which advocates for changes in heart failure policy at national and international level.  She is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians, a Fellow of the Heart Failure Association, and a member of numerous other associations. Finally, Dr. Castiello is the founder and CEO of MIAL Healthcare (Medici Italiani A Londra), a hospital-based service that provides multidisciplinary care with a personalised and holistic approach. The vision of MIAL is to optimise care pathways and enhance the quality of patient care and physician workflow through digital health innovations


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Registration, tea and coffee
Welcome and introduction

Chair Dr Teresa Castiello, Cardiology President, Royal Society of Medicine

Dyslipidaemia - what’s new and how to manage it: Primary and secondary prevention

Professor Riyaz Patel, Consultant Cardiologist, Barts Health NHS Trust

Primary and secondary hypertension: Diagnosis and management according to latest guidelines

Dr Ajay Gupta, Senior Clinical Lecturer, Queen Mary University of London

Tea and coffee break
Diabetes and cardiovascular disease - shared physiopathology and treatment

Dr Giuseppe Maltese, Consultant in Diabetes and Endocrinology, Epsom and St Helier university Hospitals NHS Trust

Panel discussion
Lunch break


Epidemiology and aetiology of sudden death in athletes

Dr Gherardo Finocchiaro, Consultant Cardiologist, St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

The importance of an expert cardiac pathologist assessment

Professor Mary Sheppard, Head of the Cardiovascular Pathology Unit, St George's University of London

Differential diagnosis between “athlete’s heart” and cardiomyopathies

Dr Gherardo Finocchiaro

Questions and answers
Tea and coffee break
Exercise in athletes with cardiomyopathies: End of the road?

Professor Michael Papadakis, Senior Lecturer in Cardiology, St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Assessment of veteran athletes: What every cardiologist should know

Professor Michael Papadakis

Questions and answers
Closing remarks
Close of meeting


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


Registration for this event will close on 26 February 2024 at 1:00am (GMT). Late registrations will not be accepted. 

The agenda is subject to change at any time  

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