About this event

  • Date and time Thu 23 May 2024 from 9:30am to 4:00pm
  • Location Royal Society of Medicine
  • Organised by Cardiology

Register now for our General Day 7 on the management and mechanisms of acute and chronic breathlessness, including when to involve other specialties. The content is aligned to the core curriculum requirements. Delegates will understand the pathophysiology, causes, and investigation of breathlessness.

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 companies listed above have had no input into the arrangement or educational content of this activity.


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Morning session

Registration, tea and coffee
Welcome and introduction

Meeting chair: Dr Hiten Patel, Consultant Cardiologist, East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust

Echocardiographic assessment of breathlessness 

Professor Guy Lloyd, Consultant Cardiologist, Barts Health NHS Trust 

Physiological assessment of breathlessness using CPET 

Mr David Bruce, Chief Cardio-Respiratory Physiologist, Barts Health NHS Trust

Clinical cases

Dr Sveeta Badiani, Consultant Cardiologist, Barts Health NHS Trust and Dr Selda Ahmet, Cardiology Registrar, Barts Health NHS Trust

Panel discussion
Tea and coffee break
MDT-style round table discussion

Morning speakers

Shortness of breath: Pleural Effusions: To drain or not to drain?

Dr Burhan Khan, Respiratory Consultant, Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust

Lunch break

Afternoon session

Mechanisms of breathlessness and Pulmonary Hypertension

Dr Dan Knight, Consultant Cardiologist, Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust

Breathlessness in acute and chronic heart failure 

Dr Hiten Patel

Panel discussion
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 22 May 2024 at 1:00am (BST). Late registrations will not be accepted. 

The agenda is subject to change at any time  

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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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