About this event

  • Date and time Thu 12 Oct 2023 from 8:00am to 13 Oct 2023 at 12:20pm
  • Location Royal Society of Medicine
  • Organised by Partner Symposium

Cardiovascular medicine is a rapidly evolving discipline, with continuous advances applicable in primary, secondary and tertiary care. Research studies and clinical trials continually extend the evidence base addressing cardiovascular disease recognition, diagnosis and treatment while new technologies, drugs and devices relentlessly expand the therapeutic choices available to clinicians and their patients.

Stay at the forefront of cardiovascular medicine with our two-day seminar in partnership with Cleveland Clinic and its Heart, Vascular and Thoracic Institute. Join experts from the UK and the USA as they comprehensively review recent changes in the field, offering critical updates and recommendations. Guests will have access to a complimentary drinks reception with canapés to network with fellow attendees and well-renowned speakers from the event.

By attending this event, you will learn:

  • Optimal management of dyslipidemia, hypertension, kidney disease, diabetes, obesity, diet, and lifestyle for cardiovascular risk reduction
  • Primary prevention challenges in specific populations like cancer patients, females, and the elderly
  • Diagnosis and management essentials for stable angina, acute coronary syndromes, and peripheral vascular disease
  • Integrate advances in the diagnosis and management of heart valve disease
  • Identifying suitable patients for structural heart interventions and when to refer them for advanced therapies
  • Recommendations for heart failure diagnosis and management
  • New options for preventing, detecting, and managing heart rhythm disorders

Target Audience

This course is designed for general practitioners, general physicians, cardiologists, cardiac surgeons, nurses, and other medical professionals interested in cardiovascular medicine.

Cleveland Clinic has been ranked the No. 1 heart care program for 28 consecutive years in the annual “America’s Best Hospitals” survey done by U.S. News & World Report, as well as the No. 2 hospital in the world by Newsweek’s World’s Best Hospitals 2022 list.

Caring for life. Researching for health. Educating those who serve.


In support of improving patient care, Cleveland Clinic Center for Continuing Education is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Credit Designation

American Medical Association (AMA)

Cleveland Clinic Foundation Center for Continuing Education designates this internet live activity for a maximum of 7.75 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Certificate of Participation

A certificate of participation will be provided to other healthcare professionals for requesting credits in accordance with their professional boards and/or associations

Faculty Disclosure

The Cleveland Clinic Foundation Center for Continuing Education has implemented a policy to comply with the current Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education Standards for Integrity and Independence requiring mitigation of all faculty conflicts of interest. Faculty declaring a relevant financial relationship will be identified in the activity syllabus.

Sponsorship and exhibit

For exhibiting or sponsoring this event, please contact Heather Muirhead by emailing muirheh@ccf.org

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Standard pricing available until 11 October 2023.


RSM Fellow
Day 1 Day 2
£150.00 Day 1
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RSM Retired Fellow
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£50.00 Day 1
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RSM Associate
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£50.00 Day 1
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RSM Trainee
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£50.00 Day 1
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RSM Student
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£0.00 Day 1
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Non - Member

Consultant / GP / SAS Doctors
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£150.00 Day 1
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AHP / Nurse / Midwife
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£50.00 Day 1
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Day 1: View the programme

Registration and breakfast
Welcome and Introduction

Lars Svensson, MD,PhD, Thoracic and Cardovascular Surgery, Cleveland Clinic and Olaf Wendler, MD, PhD, Consultant Cardiac Surgeon, Cleveland Clinic London

Session 1: Detection and prevention of cardiovascular disease

Chairs: Leslie Cho, MD, Cardiovascular Medicine, Cleveland Clinic and Bernard Prendergast, DM, Consultant Cardiologist, Cleveland Clinic London

Panel: Milind Desai, MD, MBA, Cardiovascular Medicine, Cleveland Clinic, Ruth Whitby, BSc, MBBS, DRCOG, General Practice, Cleveland Clinic London, Michael Papadakis, MBBS, MD (Res), Consultant Cardiologist, Cleveland Clinic London, Barbara McGowan, MA, MBBS, MRCP, PhD, Professor, Diabetes and Endocrinology, Cleveland Clinic London and Venugopal Menon, MD, Cardiovascular Medicine, Cleveland Clinic

Who is at risk? The dawn of precision medicine

Charis Antonaides, MD, PhD,  Chair, British Heart Foundation, Professor, Cardiovascular Medicine, University of Oxford and Director, Acute Multidisciplinary Imaging and Interventional Centre 

Prevention and management of cardiovascular disease in women throughout their lifespan

Leslie Cho 

Exercise and sport: couch to 10K and beyond

Sanjay Sharma, BSc(Hons), MB ChB, MD, Consultant Cardiologist, Cleveland Clinic London

Prevention in the very elderly: Too little, too late?

Alex Wu, MB, BS, Consultant Physician, General Internal Medicine, Cleveland Clinic London

Cancer and the heart: A new group at risk

Ali Vazir, 

Panel discussion

Session 2: Vascular risk factors new and old

Chairs: Venu Menon and Tap Pakrashi

Panel: Raj Sharma, BSc (Hons), MBBS, Consultant Cardiologist, Cleveland Clinic London, Arvind Vasudeva, MA, Consultant Cardiologist, Cleveland Clinic London, Joan Pattel, MBBS, MRCGP, MBA, BSBA (Finance), General Practice, Cleveland Clinic London, George Amin-Yousseff, MB BCh, MSc, MRCP, Consultant Cardiologist, Cleveland Clinic London and Leslie Cho

Modern lipid management: Latest drugs, latest targets, latest strategies

John Deanfield

Hypertension: An old disease with new treatment options

Venu Menon 

Diabetes and the obesity epidemic: time for action

Dorota Dworakowska, MD, PhD, MRCP UK, Consultant, Diabetes and Endocrinology, Cleveland Clinic London

Hormone replacement and the heart: Beyond oestrogens

Leslie Cho 

Kidneys and the cardiovascular system: Between a rock and a hard place

Peter Hill, BSc, MBBS, Consultant Nephrologist and General Physician, Cleveland Clinic London

Panel discussion
Tea and coffee break

Session 3: Heart failure

Moderators: Randy Starling, MD, MPH, Cardiovascular Medicine, Cleveland Clinic and Bushra Rana, MBBS, Consultant Cardiologist, Cleveland Clinic London

Panel: George Amin-Yousseff, Arvind Vasudeva, George Auzinger, MD, AFICM, Consultant Intensive Care Medicine, Cleveland Clinic London, Jim Newton, MB ChB(Hons), MD, Consultant Cardiologist, Cleveland Clinic London and Milind Desai

A disease with many faces: The new universal definition of heart failure

Randy Starling 

Diagnosis beyond echocardiography and BNP: The role of advanced imaging

Dudley Pennel, BA, MB Bchir, MA, MD, Consultant Cardiologist, Cleveland Clinic London

Acute heart failure: Where cardiology and critical care collide (and collaborate)

Venu Menon   

Chronic heart failure: Drugs, devices and end-of-life care

Raj Sharma

Long COVID syndrome: New disease or urban myth?

Guy Lloyd, MD, Consultant Cardiologist, Cleveland Clinic London

Panel discussion

Session 4: Valve Disease 1 - diagnosis and surveillance

Moderators: Brian Griffin, MD, Cardiovascular Medicine, Cleveland Clinic and Bernard Prendergast  

Panel: Jim Newton, Tap Pakrashi, Raj Sharma, BSc (Hons), MBBS, Consultant Cardiologist, Cleveland Clinic London, Mike Bellamy, BSc (Hons), MBBS (Hons), MD, Consultant Cardiologist, Cleveland Clinic London and Marc Gillinov, MD, Thoracic and Cardovascular Surgery, Cleveland Clinic

The scale of the problem: Early diagnosis, early referral, early intervention

Brian Griffin

Echocardiographic assessment: Anatomy, physiology and indicators for intervention

Kelly Victor, Lead Physiologist for Electrophysiology, Cleveland Clinic London

Valve clinics: More than just watchful waiting

Bushra Rana 

Don’t forget the right heart: Under-assessed and easily over-looked

Jonathan Byrne, MB ChB, Consultant Cardiologist, Cleveland Clinic London

Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy: Muscle or mitral?

Milind Desai 

Panel discussion
Tea and coffee break

Session 5: Valve Disease 2 - transcatheter intervention and surgery

Moderators: Jon Byrne and Aung Oo, MBBS, MD, Consultant Cardiac Surgeon, Cleveland Clinic London

Panel: Andreas Baumbach, MD, Consultant Cardiologist, Cleveland Clinic London, Cesare Quarto, MD, PhD, Consultant Cardiac Surgeon, Cleveland Clinic London, Max Baghai, BSc, MBBS, MRCS, PhD, Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon, Cleveland Clinic London, Simon Kennon, MD, Consultant Cardiologist, Cleveland Clinic London and Brian Griffin  

Transcatheter aortic valve replacement: Innovation, evolution and new indications

Simon Redwood, MBSS, MD, Interventional Cardiology, Cleveland Clinic London

Aortic valve repair: Large roots and re-implantation techniques

Lars Svensson 

Mitral and tricuspid edge-to-edge repair: Ready for lift off

Sam Dawkins, MBBS, BSc, MRCP, DPhil, Consultant Cardiologist, Cleveland Clinic London

Mitral valve surgery: Repair, replace or robot?

Marc Gillinov

Emerging technologies: Necessity is the mother of invention

Samir Kapadia, MD, Cardiovascular Medicine, Cleveland Clinic

Panel discussion
Drinks reception
Day 2: View the programme

Registration and breakfast

Session 6: Coronary artery and peripheral venous disease

Moderators: Venu Menon and Simon Redwood 

Panel: Carole Ridge, MB BCh, BAO, MRCPI, Consultant Radiologist, Cleveland Clinic London, Gianluca Lucchese, MD, PhD, Consultant Cardiac Surgeon, Cleveland Clinic London, Simon Kennon, Julian Strange, MB ChB, MD, Consultant Cardiologist, Cleveland Clinic London and Lars Svensson

Investigation of chest pain: Towards personalized "precision" testing

Milind Desai 

Angina and normal coronary arteries: The role of the microcirculation

Ramzi Khamis, MBChB, DIC PhD, Consultant Interventional Cardiologist, Cleveland Clinic London

Revascularization for stable angina: Who, where and how?

Ian Webb, PhD, MA, Consultant Cardiologist, Cleveland Clinic London

Coronary bypass grafting: Old treatment, new approaches

Olaf Wendler 

Acute coronary syndromes: What do we know, and what do we need to know?

Andreas Baumbach, MD, Consultant Cardiologist, Cleveland Clinic London

Chronic venous disease: New approaches and treatment options

Chung Lim, MBBS, PhD, Consultant Vascular Surgeon, Cleveland Clinic London 

Panel discussion
Tea and coffee break

Session 7: Heart rhythm management

Moderators: Niraj Varma, MA, DM, Consultant Cardiac Electrophysiologist, Cleveland Clinic London and Aldo Rinaldi, MBBS, MD, Consultant Cardiologist, Cleveland Clinic London

Panel: Manav Sohal, BSc, MBBS, MRCP, PhD, Electrophysiology, Cleveland Clinic London, Sabine Ernst, MD, PhD, Consultant Cardiologist, Cleveland Clinic London, Sanjay Sharma and Tom Wong, MB ChB, MRCP, MD, Consultant Cardiologist, Cleveland Clinic London

Medical and interventional options for atrial fibrillation: Who wins?

Simon Sporton, BSc, MBBS, MRCP, MD, Electrophysiology, Cleveland Clinic London

Left atrial appendage closure in atrial fibrillation patients: Stroke prevention without anticoagulation

Narbeh Melikian, BSc(Hons), MBBS(Hons), MD(Res), Consultant Cardiologist, Cleveland Clinic London

Sudden death: Who is at risk?

Pier Lambiase, Consultant Cardiologist, Cleveland Clinic London

Beyond atrial fibrillation: Ablation for ventricular arrhythmias

Magdi Saba, MB BCh, MSc, MD, Consultant Cardiologist, Cleveland Clinic London

Syncope and autonomic dysfunction: Difficult diseases, difficult patients

Nick Gall, MSc, MD, Consultant Cardiologist, Kings College London 

Pacemakers and defibrillators: New implant and explant approaches

Aldo Rinaldi 

Advances in electrophysiology: New and emerging approaches

Niraj Varma 

Panel discussion
Closing remarks
Close of meeting


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


Registration for this event will close on 11 October 2023 at 1:00am (BST). Late registrations will not be accepted. 

The agenda is subject to change at any time  

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