About this event

  • Date and time Wed 23 Oct 2019 from 8:30am to 5:00pm
  • Location Royal Society of Medicine
  • Organised by Paediatrics and Child Health

This one day meeting is to provide an understanding of common congenital cardiac conditions, basic cardiac physiology and an introduction into interpretation of ECGs.

Topics include: 

  • Learn the pathophysiology of 'left to right' shunts and cyanotic heart diseases
  • Recognising and managing acute presentations of heart diseases in childhood
  • Understand the basics of ECG interpretation and recognising and treating common paediatric arrhythmias
  • Understand the pathway for career in paediatric cardiology


Standard pricing available until 22 October 2019.


RSM Fellow RSM Trainee
£54.00 £33.00

Non - Member

Consultant / GP Trainee London School of Paediatrics
£90.00 £55.00 £50.00


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Welcome and introduction

Dr Beverly Tsai Goodman, Consultant Fetal and Paediatric Cardiologist, Royal Brompton Hospital and Dr Nathaniel Barber, Paediatric Cardiology Registrar, Great Ormond Street Hospital

Session one

Stabilisation and transfer of patients with new and known cardiac diagnosis

Dr Ben Griffiths, Consultant Paediatric Intensivist, Evelina London Children's Hospital

Understanding shunts and saturations

Dr Ajay Desai, Consultant Paediatric Intensivist, Royal Brompton Hospital

Family experience

Ms Francesca Damant, Cardiac Nurse Specialist and Guest Family

Tea and coffee break

Session two

Patent arterial duct, when and how to close

Dr Carles Bautista, Consultant Interventionalist, Royal Brompton Hospital

Paediatric arrhythmias

Dr Leonie Wong, Consultant Paediatric Cardiologist and Electrophysiologist, Royal Brompton Hospital


Session three

Interactive workshops
ECG workshop 1

Dr Leonie Wong, Consultant Paediatric Cardiologist and Electrophysiologist, Royal Brompton Hospital

Clinical case workshop 1

Dr Liaqath Muhammmad Najih, Paediatric Cardiology Registrar, Royal Brompton Hospital

ECG workshop 2

Dr Ariana Spanaki, Paediatric Cardiology Registrar, Evelina London Children's Hospital

Clinical case workshop 2

Dr Ivan Bermejo Altamar, Paediatric Cardiology Registrar, Royal Brompton Hospital

Tea and coffee break

Session four

Kawasaki disease

Professor Giovanni Di Salvo, Lead Consultant, Paediatric Echo Lab, Royal Brompton Hospital

Inherited cardiovascular diseases

Dr Juan Kaski, Consultant Paediatric Cardiologist, Inherited Cardiovascular Diseases, Great Ormond Street Hospital

Close of meeting
Paediatric cardiology SPIN module and national training


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