About this event

  • Date and time Wed 24 Nov 2021 from 9:00am to 4:40pm
  • Location Online
  • Organised by Paediatrics and Child Health, London School of Paediatrics

This one-day meeting aims to provide an overview of common congenital cardiac conditions in the neonatal and paediatric population. We will cover the basic physiology of cyanotic and acyanotic conditions and the common features of these that may present in an acute setting, and to promote understanding of the principles of management of a sick child with cardiac pathology in a district general hospital setting.

This meeting has an exciting line-up of expert speakers discussing a wide variety of paediatric cardiac conditions affecting all age groups, including those specific to neonates.

Participants will be able to:

  • Understand the physiology and pathophysiology of congenital heart diseases (CHD)
  • Understand the principles of stabilising an unwell child with a cardiac condition in a district general hospital
  • Understand the common structural and electrical abnormalities in neonates with CHD
  • Understand the cardiac manifestations of SARS-CoV-2 and PIMS-TS
  • Interpretation of a 12-lead electrocardiogram in the neonatal and paediatric population
  • Develop an awareness of the journey of a patient with CHD, and the role of a cardiac liaison nurse
  • Provide an overview of SPIN modules and sub-specialty training in paediatric cardiology

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 24 hours after the webinar takes place. 

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Welcome and introduction

Dr Apoorva Aiyengar, Specialty Training 5 Paediatric Cardiology, East Midlands Congenital Heart Centre, Dr Ronel Talker, Specialty Training 4 Paediatrics Imperial College NHS Healthcare Trust and Dr Zhia Lim, Specialty Training 2 Paediatric Academic Clinical Fellowship, Royal London Hospital Barts Health NHS Trust

Session one

Part I: Common paediatric cardiology presentations
Part II: Genetic syndromes related to coronary heart disease

Dr Anshoo Dhelaria, Consultant Paediatrician with Expertise in Cardiology, Lister Hospital, East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust

Neonatal cardiac conditions and congenital heart disease

Dr Hannah Bellsham-Revell, Consultant Paediatric Cardiologist, Evelina London Children’s Hospital

Tea and coffee break

Session two

Stabilisation of a baby with a suspected cardiac condition in a District General Hospital

Dr Tobias Mitchell, Specialty Training 8 General Paediatrics, Paediatric Intensive Care Unit, Evelina London Children’s Hospital Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust

The role of the children’s cardiac nurse specialist

Linda O’Hare, Children's Cardiac Nurse Specialist, East Midlands Congenital Heart Centre, Leicester Royal Infirmary University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust 


Common rhythm problems in childhood

Dr Vinay Bhole, Consultant Paediatric Cardiologist, Birmingham Women and Children’s Hospital Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust and East Midlands congenital Heart Centre

Post-operative complications presenting to the Children’s Emergency Department

Dr Umar Mahmood, Specialty Training 7 Paediatric Cardiology, Leicester Royal Infirmary University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust

Myocarditis and dilated cardiomyopathy

Dr Craig Laurence, Adult Congenital Heart Disease Fellow, Great Ormond Street Hospital Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust

Tea and coffee

Session four

PIMS-TS and Kawasaki disease

Dr Saravanan Durairaj, Consultant Paediatric Cardiologist, East Midlands Congenital Heart Centre

Careers Session: Paediatric Cardiology and SPIN Cardiology (PEC)

Dr Irina Luca, Specialty Training in Paediatrics Year 8, Ipswich Hospital East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust and Dr Chris Oakley, Specialist Registrar in Fetal and Paediatric Cardiology, Evelina Children’s Hospital Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust

Concluding remarks



Disclaimer: All views expressed in this webinar are of the speakers themselves and not of the RSM nor the speaker's organisations. 

Special rates for difficult times  

The RSM wishes to offer healthcare professionals continued learning opportunities during the coronavirus pandemic. The RSM’s weekly COVID-19 Series webinars remain 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.  

Webinar recordings will be available for registered delegates up to 60 days after the live webinar, via Zoom. The link will be sent 24 hours after the webinar takes place. 

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