About this event

  • Date and time Mon 14 Sep 2020 from 6:30pm to 8:05pm
  • Location Online
  • Organised by Critical Care Medicine, Cardiothoracic

Join us on this webinar to hear out expert opinions and to 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 webinar will cover this niche area of intensive care medicine that many clinicians may only rarely encounter - end-stage and extreme central organ dysfunction.

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

Meeting topics include:

  • Advanced cardiac failure management
  • 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

This webinar 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.

A certificate of attendance and CPD certificate with 1 CPD credit will be issued to those joining the webinar live. Certificates of attendance for CPD will be automatically issued after 7 days, but only where a delegate watches the webinar live in its entirety. 

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

Special rates for difficult times 
The RSM wishes to offer healthcare professionals continued learning opportunities during the coronavirus pandemic. The RSM’s COVID-19 online events are available free of charge, while there will be small charges to register for other online education. These fees will enable the RSM to continue its programme of activities and will apply during the course of the pandemic. 

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.

This webinar will be recorded and stored by the Royal Society of Medicine and may be distributed in future on various internet channels. 


Key speakers

Dr Nicholas James Lees

Consultant in Anaesthesia and Critical Care, Harefield Hospital

Ms Karen Booth

Consultant Cardiac and Cardiothoracic Transplant Surgeon

Speaker's biography

Fresh faced, enthusiastic North East Consultant appointed as the youngest consultant appointment in the unit’s history.  As one of only two cardiac surgeon’s in the UK to specialise in Major Aortic and Cardiothoracic Transplantation, my research work includes donor organ utilisation and frailty and outcomes in cardiac surgery. I am the SCTS Student engagement lead and am heavily involved in training and encouraging future leaders in our specialty.


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Welcome and introduction

Dr Gráinne Gallagher, Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust

End stage cardiac failure and icu management

Dr Nicholas James Lees, Consultant in Intensive Care, Harefield Hospital, Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Foundation Trust 

Mechanical support and devices

Ms Karen Booth, Consultant Cardiac and Cardiothoracic Transplant Surgeon 

Panel discussion
Close of meeting



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