About this event

  • Date and time Fri 25 Nov 2022 from 9:00am to 4:30pm
  • Location Royal Society of Medicine
  • Organised by Cardiothoracic

This Symposium in Structural Heart Interventions: Mitral Valve and Concomitant Procedures is an opportunity to enhance your knowledge and share experience with an Internationally Renowned Faculty. The didactic dialogue is unprecedented and we are pleased to be joined by National and international speakers and delegates. This meeting will be a share and learn event, experts will discuss and debate tips and tricks not described in any book.

The purpose of this meeting is to provide an update on recent advances in the treatment of mitral valve and concomitant procedures with didactic interactive lectures simulation workshops and panel discussions. 

Benefits of attending:

  • Familiarise with recent advances in the management of diseases of the mitral valve and concomitant procedures
  • Actively contribute in didactic discussions on the merits and demerits of various surgical procedures on cardiac rhythm management and valves
  • Explore and learn specialised techniques by taking part in a simulation skills lab 


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We would like to thank our sponsor AtriCure for their support of this meeting.
Please note that the main scientific programme and content has not been influenced in any way by the sponsors.


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Registration, tea and coffee
Welcome and introduction

Session 1

Clinical anatomy of the mitral valve and its surgical correlation

Professor Vishy Mahadevan, Emeritus Professor of Anatomy, Royal College of Surgeons of England

Surgical imaging of the mitral valve pre and post-intervention

Dr Alison Duncan, Associate Specialist in Cardiology and Transcatheter Valve Therapies, The Royal Brompton Hospital

Tips and tricks to perform a mitral valve repair

Professor Gebrine El Khoury

Panel discussion
Tea and coffee break

Session 2

Tips and tricks to do a minimally invasive mitral valve intervention

Mr Gianluca Lucchese 

Durability of mitral valve repair and re-repair

Professor Gilles Dreyfus 

Concomitant AF ablation for every mitral valve intervention

Dr Niv Ad

Panel discussion

(Poster viewing)

Session 3

AF ablation: Tips and tricks: Workshop

Mr Aziz Momin and Dr Riyaz Kaba

Royal Society of Medicine – Case Presentation Prize
How operable is inoperable: the future of cardiac surgery

Dr Arian Arjomandi Rad, The University of Oxford, Clinical Graduate School

Approaching the hostile mediastinum: importance of strategic planning in complex redo procedures

Mr Koray Potel, Medical student, Queen's University Belfast

Successful repair of right ventricular free wall dissection post mitral valve repair; A complication not previously reported

Dr Fadi Al-Zubaidi, Junior Clinical Fellow, Royal Papworth Hospital

Panel discussion
Close of meeting



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

Registration for this event will close on Thursday 24 November 2022 at 01:00am. Late registrations will not be accepted. 
The agenda is subject to change at any time.  
All views expressed at this event are of the speakers themselves and not of the Royal Society of Medicine, nor the speaker's organisations. 
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.