General day 6: Cardio-oncology


Monday 18 September 2017


Venue Royal Society of Medicine
1 Wimpole Street
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Cardiology Section


6 CPD Points

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The aim is to highlight the potential cardiac complications related to cancer therapy, the guideline recommendations for cardiac screening and the value of a dedicated cardio-oncology service.


At the end of this meeting the participants will be able to:

  • Understand the risk of cardiac complications with cancer treatment
  • Know the guideline recommendations for screening for and management of cardiotoxicity in cancer patients
  • Understand the cardiovascular effects of androgen deprivation therapy for prostate cancer
  • Understand the cardiovascular effects of tyrosine kinase inhibitors
  • Understand the cardiovascular effects of breast cancer treatments


Advanced registration is advised for this meeting. Lunch is only provided to those who have registered in advance of the day, please be aware food purchased outside of the RSM cannot be eaten on the premises. 

The programme and speaker line up will be updated regularly.



8.30 am

Registration, tea and coffee

9.00 am

Why blood pressure is important and how best to measure it

Dr Melvin Lobo, Director Barts BP Clinic, William Harvey Research Institute, Barts Health NHS Trust

9.40 am

Investigation and management of adult hypertension

Dr Fu Ng, NIHR Senior Lecturer in Clinical Pharmacology, William Harvey Research Institute, Barts Health NHS Trust

10.20 am

What BP level to target – what the guidelines tell us

Dr Omar Mukhtar, Honorary Consultant Physician, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Trust

11.00 am

Tea and coffee break

11.30 am

Hypertensive urgencies and emergencies

Dr Gurvinder Rull, Consultant Clinical Pharmacology, Barts Health NHS Trust

12.10 pm

New approaches to treating resistant hypertension

Dr Vikas Kapil, NIHR Senior Lecturer in Clinical Pharmacology, William Harvey Research Institute, Barts Health NHS Trust

12.50 pm


2.00 pm

Cardio-oncology – Introduction and the scope of the problem

Dr Mark Westwood, Consultant Cardiologist, Barts Heart Centre

2.15 pm

Imaging for cardio-oncology and guidelines update

Dr Charlotte Manisty, Clinical Lead in Cardio-oncology, Barts Heart Centre Senior Lecturer, University College London

2.45 pm

Developing a cardio-oncology service – the Yale experience

Dr Lauren Baldassarre, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Yale Cancer Center, USA

3.10 pm

Tea and coffee break

3.30 pm

Clinical cases

3.45 pm

Cardiovascular complications of Tyrosine Kinase inhibitors

Dr Arjun Ghosh, Consultant Cardio-oncology, Barts Heart Centre and UCLH, Honorary Senior Lecturer, UCL and QMUL

4.05 pm

Cardiovascular toxicities of breast cancer treatment: An oncologist’s perspective

Dr Bhawna Sirohi, Consultant Oncologist, Barts Health NHS Trust

4.30 pm

Cardiac outcomes of ADT in prostate cancer

Dr Stuart Rosen, Consultant Cardiologist, Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK

4.50 pm

Completion of evaluation survey

4.55 pm

Close of meeting

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For information on this event, contact Beilul KahsaiTel: 0207 290 3859 Email: arrow