About this event

  • Date and time Fri 23 Jun 2023 from 9:15am to 5:00pm
  • Location Online
  • Organised by Cardiothoracic

Tune in to this on-demand recording as we consider current practice, recent developments and future possibilities in surgical treatment for heart failure. The role of conventional cardiac surgery for heart failure patients, ECMO support for post cardiotomy cardiogenic shock as well as transplantation and mechanical circulatory support will all be highlighted.

This on-demand recording will present a comprehensive series of presentations on the surgical management of heart failure. The presentations will provide information about the role of conventional cardiac surgery in the treatment of heart failure, and assist non transplant surgeons to appreciate what is involved in setting up an ECMO support service within a department for post cardiotomy cardiogenic shock treatment. For cardiac surgeons and cardiologists working within transplantation/MCS units the conference will enable them to be up to date with the surgical/MCS strategies available, and review the current position of heart transplantation and its future potential.

Benefits of attending:

  • Appreciate when conventional cardiac surgery should be considered to treat heart failure 
  • Understand the role of mechanical support in post cardiotomy cardiogenic shock 
  • To be clear of the indications for mechanical support in acute and chronic heart failure and the possible surgical management strategies 
  • To comprehend the current state of heart transplantation and novel technologies in organ donation

This conference will appeal not just to cardiac surgeons and cardiologists who work in transplant/MCS units but also to those who don’t. Having a clear understanding of how to assess when heart failure patients should have conventional treatment or be referred for transplant assessment, and how ECMO can be used for post cardiotomy cardiogenic shock will be of significant interest to general cardiac surgeons and cardiologists.  

This is a pre-recorded event that will be available within seven days after the in-person event on Friday 16 June 2023. Delegates can access the recording for up to 60 days after the link has been made available.


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Welcome and introduction

Session 1

Session introduction

Chair: Mr Aaron Ranasinghe, Consultant Cardiac Surgeon, Queen Elizabeth Hospital

Assessment and decision making: Conventional cardiac surgery for heart failure patients

Mr Moninder Bhabra, Consultant Cardiac Surgeon, University Hospital of Birmingham 

Treatment of cardiogenic shock

Dr Sern Lim, Consultant Cardiologist, University Hospital of Birmingham

Panel discussion
Comfort break
The practicalities of supporting patients on extracorporeal membrane oxygenation

Mr Steven Tsui, Consultant Cardiac Surgeon, Papworth Hospital 

Heart transplantation: Is it still the gold standard?

Dr Anna Kydd, Consultant Cardiologist, Papworth Hospital 

Panel discussion

Session 2: Prize presentations

Oral presentation 1
Oral presentation 2
Oral presentation 3
Close of presentations and voting

Session 3

Session introduction

Mr Simon Messer, Consultant Cardiac Surgeon, Golden Jubilee National Hospital 

Left ventricular assist device support

Dr Steven Shaw, Consultant Cardiologist, Wythenshawe Hospital 

Destination therapy

Professor Stephan Schueler, Consultant Cardiac Surgeon, Freeman Hospital

Panel discussion
Comfort break

Session 4

Session introduction
The developmental coordination disorder heart retrieval programme

Mr Simon Messer, Consultant Cardiac Surgeon, Golden Jubilee National Hospital 

The history and future of Xenotransplantation

Professor Bruno Reichart, Co-Chairman and Professor, Cardiac Surgery, University of Munich

Panel discussion
Closing remarks
Close of meeting





Registration for this webinar will close 1 hour prior to the start time. You will receive the webinar link 1 hour before the meeting. Late registrations will not be accepted.

Webinar recordings will be available for registered delegates up to 60 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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