About this event

  • Date and time Wed 5 Oct 2022 from 6:30pm to 8:00pm
  • Location Online
  • Organised by Medicine and Me

Attend this webinar to understand how to accurately recognise symptoms of myocarditis in patients - especially those who repeatedly visit - whilst remaining aware of similarities with other conditions. We will look at key areas of diagnosis and treatment for myocarditis, including what advice to share with patients regarding exercising with the condition. 

Since the COVID-19 pandemic, we have seen an increase in patients with myocarditis. In this webinar, we will explore this trend in more depth with a detailed talk by Leslie Cooper on COVID-19, the heart and the implications of vaccines.   

Our event will seek to improve relationships between patients and healthcare professionals, with a view to making testing and diagnosis a more streamlined process.

Aims of the webinar include:

  • For healthcare professionals to be able to identify the symptoms of myocarditis, understand the steps involved in making a diagnosis and provide the correct advice   
  • For patients to be aware of key aspects of myocarditis they should raise to healthcare professionals and understand the testing process
  • To increase awareness of myocarditis  
  • To explain the impact of COVID on the heart post-pandemic 


We would like to thank our anonymous donor for their generous support enabling this platform for patient focused charities and free access to the Medicine and Me series.

This webinar is available for on-demand viewing. The webinar recording will be available for registered delegates up to 60 days after the live webinar broadcast via Zoom. The link will be sent 3 days after the webinar takes place. 

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Welcome and introduction
Diagnosis, epidemiology and treatment of myocarditis

Dr Amrit Lota, Consultant Cardiologist, Royal Brompton Hospital

COVID 19 and the heart

Dr Leslie Cooper, Professor of Internal Medicine, Chair, Department of Cardiovascular Medicine

Returning to exercise after (COVID-19 related) Myocarditis

Dr Sabiha Gati, Consultant Cardiologist, Royal Brompton Hospital

Latest research insights – what is new?

Professor Sanjay Prasad, Consultant, Cardiology and Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance and Professor of Cardiomyopathy

Case examples and patient voice

Ms Sheron Williams, Dr Gautam Sen, Cardiology Research Fellow/Registrar, King's College Hospital and Dr Daniel Bromage, Consultant Cardiologist, King's College Hospital

Closing remarks

Professor Sanjay Prasad

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.

The agenda is subject to change at any time 

If the event is recorded, we are only able to share presentations that we have received permission to share. There is no guarantee that all sessions will be available after the event, this is at the presenters and RSM discretion. 

All views expressed at this event are of the speakers themselves and not of the Royal Society of Medicine, nor the speaker's organisations. 

This event 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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