About this event

  • Date and time Mon 11 May 2020 from 6:00pm to 8:30pm
  • Location Royal Society of Medicine
  • Organised by Critical Care Medicine

Join top experts to review the pathology of acute cardiology, and explore the processes and advanced management of the failing heart. 

Cardiothoracic intensive care combines fundamental principals of physiology with advancing technology to implement the use of mechanical assists. The meeting will cover this niche area of intensive care medicine that many clinicians may only rarely encounter - end-stage and extreme central organ dysfunction.

With lectures and discussions, this session will cover the spectrum of cardiac pathology through mechanical assists and advanced cardiothoracic management.

This meeting is a must for trainees, those doing exams, consultants who wish to refresh their understanding of devices and assists, and allied healthcare professionals involved in the care of patients with cardiac pathologies.

Meeting topics

  • Severe acute cardiology and advanced cardiac failure
  • The underlying pathophysiology that necessitates cardiac support
  • The pathways to advanced cardiac management
  • Types of cardiac support and devices, how they work, and when they're used


Early bird pricing available until 10 March 2020.


RSM Fellow RSM Associate RSM Retired Fellow RSM Trainee RSM Student
£48.00 £28.00 £28.00 £28.00 £15.00

Non - Member

Consultant / GP AHP / Nurse / Midwife Non Healthcare Professional Trainee Student
£79.00 £46.00 £46.00 £46.00 £25.00


View the programme

Registration, tea and coffee
Welcome and introduction
Acute cardiology for the intensivist

Dr Nick Lees, Cardiothoracic Intensivist, Harefield Hospital

Question and answer session
Refreshment break

Wine and nibbles

Mechanical support and devices in cardiac intensive care

Dr Ian McGovern, Consultant in Critical Care Medicine, Harefield Hospital 

Question and answer session
Close of meeting

Drinks reception and networking


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