About this event

  • Date and time Thu 17 Sep 2020 from 6:00pm to 7:20pm
  • Location Online
  • Organised by Cardiothoracic, Cardiology

This webinar is a unique opportunity to understand how cardiac surgery was managed during the COVID-19 crisis in both the UK and the USA. Two expert presenters will discuss their experiences managing cardiac patients who required emergency cardiac surgery during the pandemic and how processes have changed within that time. 

Topics include:

  • Current best practice to manage cardiac patients requiring urgent surgery in the COVID-19 crisis
  • Evolution of the cardiac patient preparation for surgery in pre COVID-19 and post COVID-19 era
  • Understanding the role of the heart team in achieving best outcome for cardiac surgical patients

An interactive Q&A session will be held after the presentations.

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Key speakers

Dr John Doty

Chief of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, Intermountain Healthcare

Speaker's biography

Dr. Doty specialises in aortic surgery, adult congenital heart disease, and valvular heart disease.

Mr Alex Shipolini

Consultant Cardiac Surgeon, Barts Heart Centre

Speaker's biography

Alex Shipolini has been a consultant cardiac surgeon at Barts for over 20 years. Clinical interests on hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and aortovascular surgery. Lifelong engagement to training and education of junior surgeon, nursing professionals and medical students. Fully committed to improving clinical outcomes by interacting and closely working with non-surgical colleagues.


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Welcome and introduction

Professor Nikhil R Patel, Consultant Cardiologist, Cardiovascular Director and Deputy Chief of Medicine, East Sussex NHS Healthcare Trust and Mr Aziz Momin, President, Cardiothoracic Section, Royal Society of Medicine

COVID-19 and cardiothoracic surgery - a salt lake Utah USA experience

Dr John R DotyChief of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, Intermountain Healthcare

COVID-19 - the London experience

Mr Alex Shipolini, Consultant Cardiac Surgeon, Barts Heart Centre

Peri-operative cardiac surgery - a very personal point of view

Mr Alex Shipolini

Panel discussion

Chairs: Professor Nikhil Patel, Mr Aziz Momin and Mr Mark Jones, Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon

Close of meeting



Disclaimer: All views expressed in this webinar are of the speakers themselves and not of the RSM. 

Registration for this webinar will close 2 hours prior to the start time. You will receive the webinar link 2 hours before the meeting. Late registrations will not be accepted.

Webinar recordings will be available for registered delegates up to 30 days after the live webinar, via Zoom. The link will be sent 24 hours after the webinar takes place.  

This webinar 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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