About this event

  • Date and time Fri 26 Jun 2020 from 8:30am to 5:00pm
  • Location Royal Society of Medicine
  • Organised by Cardiothoracic

This event will present the evidence behind the management (surgical or otherwise) of patients who have complex heart valve disease.

Although heart valve disease is increasing in prevalence, most of the available postgraduate meetings only deal with single heart valve pathology. Increasingly, many patients who present with this condition are elderly and have multiple complex problems with their heart. 

This meeting will help Senior Trainees as well as Junior Consultant cardiac Surgeons, manage patients with difficult to treat single and multiple heart valve diseases.

Topics include: 

  • The evidence behind decisions to manage functional regurgitation in the mitral or tricuspid positions.
  • The role of modern transcatheter technology to manage difficult cases of heart valve failure.
  • Confidence building in the management of these patients with complex cardiac needs with confidence.

Case Presentation Prize

Submit a 250-word abstract on a case presentation. The abstract can include figures, diagrams and scans. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to present their paper at a Cardiothoracic meeting.


  • Oral presentation: One year’s free RSM membership and a bottle of champagne
  • Poster presentation: One year’s free RSM membership and a bottle of wine

Submission deadline: Friday 1 May 2020

Open to: All pre-clinical and clinical cardiothoracic students and trainees.


Early bird pricing available until 01 April 2020.


RSM Fellow RSM Associate RSM Retired Fellow RSM Trainee RSM Student
£95.00 £55.00 £55.00 £55.00 £30.00

Non - Member

Consultant / GP AHP / Nurse / Midwife Trainee Student
£150.00 £75.00 £75.00 £45.00


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Registration, tea and coffee
Welcome and introduction

Mr Norman Briffa, Consultant Cardiac Surgeon, Northern General Hospital

How do surgeons make decisions?
Tea and coffee break

Session one: Aortic valve disease

Chair: Mr Neil Cartwright, Cardiothoracic Surgeon, Northern General Hospital, Dr Nigel Artis, Cardiologist, Pinderfields Hospital and Miss Marjan Jahangiri, Cardiothoracic Surgeon, St Georges Hospital

Aortic valve replacement - patient and valve choice

Mr Norman Briffa, Cardiothoracic Surgeon, Northern General Hospital

How to deal with the degenerating aortic bioprosthesis

Mr Clinton Lloyd, Cardiothoracic surgeon, Derriford Hospital

The small aortic root

Mr Serban Stoica, Cardiothoracic surgeon, Bristol Children's Hospital

Aortic regurgitation- repair or replace?

Mr Mario Pertrou, Cardiothoracic surgeon, John Radcliffe Hospital

MDT discussion of cases

Cases presented by mentors in an MDT style and delegates encouraged to discuss decision making 


Session two: Mitral valve disease

Chair: Dr Benoy Shah, Cardiologist, University Hospital of Southampton, Miss Gill Hardman, Cardiothoracic surgeon, Freeman Hospital and Ms Karen Booth, Cardiothoracic surgeon, Freeman Hospital 


Mr Narain Moorjani, Cardiothoracic surgeon, Royal Papworth Hospital

Ischaemic mitral valve- repair, replace, or do nothing?

Mr Yassir Abu Omar, Cardiothoracic surgeon, Royal Papworth Hospital

Concomitant surgery for AF

Mr Samer Nashef, Cardiothoracic surgeon, Royal Papworth Hospital


Mr Steve Bolling, Cardiothoracic surgeon, University of Michigan, Ann Arbour

Tea and coffee break
MDT discussion of cases

Cases presented by mentors in an MDT style with delegates encouraged to discuss decision making 

Conclusions and closing remarks
Close of meeting


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