About this event

  • Date and time Thu 28 Mar 2024 from 9:00am to 4:00pm
  • Location Royal Society of Medicine
  • Organised by Cardiology

Register now for our General Day 5 for core training in cardiac tumours and diseases of the aorta and pericardium.

This event aims to:

  • Provide a program focused on the cardiologist's perspective
  • Provide up-to-date knowledge on the diagnosis, management, and treatment of diseases of the aorta, cardiac masses, and the pericardium

Information will be updated closer to the date, including the addition of a programme. Timings are subject to change.

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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 Maite Tome, Consultant Cardiologist, Professor of Practice Cardiology, St George's Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

The aetiology of aortic diseases

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

Genetics of aortopathy

Dr Matina Prapa, Consultant Geneticist, St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Tea and coffee break
Imaging: Role of echocardiography in aortopathies

Dr Anna Marciniak, Consultant Cardiologist and Imaging, St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Imaging: Role of computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging in aortic disease

Dr Kristian Mortensen, Consultant Cardiologist and Imaging, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust 

Acute aortic syndrome and elective surgery in aortopathy

Mr Pouya Youssefi, Consultant Cardiac Surgeon, St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Descending aorta and beyond: Lesson from the vascular surgeons

Mr Iain Roy, Consultant Vascular Surgeon, St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Panel discussion
Lunch break


Acute pericarditis: Diagnosis and treatment

Dr Alina Hua, Specialty Registrar in Cardiology, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust

Surgical intervention on masses and the pericardium

Miss Alia Noorani, Cardiothoracic Surgery Consultant, King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust 

Constrictive pericarditis: Invasive assessment

Mr Kevin O'Gallagher, Cardiology Consultant, King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust 

Panel discussion
Tea and coffee break
Constructive pericarditis: Imaging

Dr Daniel Sado, Consultant Cardiologist, King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Assessment of cardiac massess

Dr Mohammed Khanji, Cardiology Consultant, Barts Health NHS Trust 

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 27 March 2024 at 1:00am (GMT). Late registrations will not be accepted. 

The agenda is subject to change at any time  

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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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