About this event

  • Date and time Fri 13 Sep 2019 from 8:00am to 1:30pm
  • Location Royal Society of Medicine
  • Organised by RSM Professionals

Cleveland Clinic London will bring a faculty of speakers in global nursing leadership to share evidence-based best practices in cardiac nursing across the continuum of care, including surgical care and psychological components and how technology is utilised to support nurses in the delivery of high quality care throughout the patient journey. This event will highlight advances in the nursing profession based on foundations of patient safety, teamwork and leadership.

This conference for cardiac nursing will run in parallel with cardiac consultants and surgeons conference, emphasising the value of teamwork in the care setting and providing you with an interprofessional networking opportunity to share best practices and lessons learned in cardiac specialties. If you book for this conference you can, in addition, attend some of the Friday afternoon and Saturday lectures of the physicians' conference (subject to space) - click here to view the programme.

Learning objectives:

- Disseminate research and evidenced-based practice guidelines around the care of the Heart and Vascular Patient

- Share and  collaborate on interprofessional care strategies in a global market

- Share Cleveland Clinic's model of nursing

Cardiology event

About the organisers:

Cleveland Clinic London

Cleveland Clinic is one of the leading providers of specialised medical care in the world, providing clinical excellence and superior patient outcomes. Its London hospital, opening in 2021, will offer a new model of private healthcare in the UK, with a doctor-led, research-driven approach and the very latest technology. Cleveland Clinic London will offer a broad range of clinical services, with particular focus on cardiology, neurology, orthopaedics and digestive disease.

Cardiology event


Standard pricing available until 12 September 2019.

Non - Member

AHP / Nurse / Midwife

Key speakers

Myra King


Clinical Nurse Specialist, Cardiovascular ICU; Heart and Lung Transplant Step-down Unit. Cleveland Clinic.

Speaker's biography

Myra King DNP, APRN, ACNS-BC, CCRN-CSC is an adult clinical nurse specialist in the Heart and Vascular Institute and an APRN Coordinator within the Office of Advanced Practice Nursing at Cleveland Clinic, Ohio. She has over 20 years' experience in critical care, with a focus on postoperative care of cardiothoracic surgical patients, and has focused on initiatives to reduce hospital-acquired infections, improve quality outcomes, patient safety, and patient experience. Myra has spoken nationally and internationally on the care of postoperative cardiac surgery patients, ventricular assist devices, extracorporeal membrane oxygenation therapy, shared governance and pain management. She has received numerous honours and awards, including the March of Dimes' Ohio Nurse of the Year in Advanced Practice Award, Nancy M Albert Excellence in Nursing Research Award (2014 and 2018) and Employee Recognition Award from Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery at Cleveland Clinic.  

Deborah Klein


Clinical Nurse Specialist - Coronary ICU, Heart Failure ICU, Cardiac Short Stay/PACU/CARU. Cleveland Clinic

Speaker's biography

Deborah Klein, MSN, APRN, ACNS-BC, CCRN, FAHA, FAAN is a Clinical Nurse Specialist in the Coronary and Heart Failure Intensive Care Units, and Cardiac Post-Anesthesia Care Unit at Cleveland Clinic, Ohio. She has more than four decades' experience in cardiovascular and critical care practice, education, consultation and research, and is known for her work in heart failure, targeted temperature management post-cardiac arrest, cardiac assist devices, and end-of-life care.  Deborah has presented nationally and internationally, and published more than 50 book chapters and articles on cardiovascular and critical care topics. She is also second editor of the book "Introduction to Critical Care Nursing" now in its 7th edition.  She is the recipient of numerous awards including Fellow, American Academy of Nursing and the Circle Of Excellence Award from the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses.

Prof Lis Neubeck

Professor Lis Neubeck, PhD, BA (Hons), RN, FESC

Head of Cardiovascular Health in the School of Health and Social Care at Edinburgh Napier University

Kelly Hancock

Dr Kelly Hancock

Executive Chief Nurse, Cleveland Clinic

Speaker's biography

K. Kelly Hancock, DNP, RN, NE-BC, is Executive Chief Nursing Officer for Cleveland Clinic globally. Kelly leads the organisation’s nearly 22,000 nursing team members, overseeing nursing practice, development and education in inpatient, outpatient, rehabilitation and home care fields. She also oversees the daily nursing activity and long-term strategy for Cleveland Clinic’s main campus location in Ohio. Throughout her more than 20 years at Cleveland Clinic Kelly has served in various senior positions, including leading nursing practice in the renowned Heart and Vascular Institute (ranked number one in cardiac care in the U.S.). She has received numerous awards, including the 2011 Circle of Excellence Award from the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses, and is a two-time recipient of Cleveland Clinic’s Abbie Porter Leadership Award, which highlights excellence in nursing leadership. Kelly was honored with an endowment in her name for the annual Cleveland Clinic Nursing Excellence Awards, in 2012.

Professor Julie Sanders

Director of Clinical Research, St Bartholomew’s Hospital and Clinical Professor Cardiovascular Nursing, Queen Mary University of London.

Speaker's biography

Julie Sanders, BSc (Hons), RGN, MSc, PhD is Director of Clinical Research at St Bartholomew’s Hospital, one of the largest cardiac centres in Europe, and Clinical Professor of Cardiovascular Nursing at the William Harvey Research Institute, Queen Mary University of London (QMUL). Julie has over 20 years clinical research experience, with a particular interest in outcomes after cardiac surgery. At St Bartholomew’s Hospital and QMUL Julie is responsible to leading the development of nursing and allied health professional clinical academic careers and research in clinical practice. Julie is also the Society of Cardiothoracic Surgery (SCTS) of Great Britain and Ireland Nursing and AHP academic lead, Executive Officer (Treasurer) for the Association of Cardiovascular Nursing and Allied Professions (ACNAP) and steering group member of the Royal College Nursing (RCN) Research Society.


View the programme

Registration and breakfast
Welcome and introduction

Ms Deb Small, Chief Nursing Officer, Cleveland Clinic London and Ms Kelly Hancock, Chief Executive Nurse, Cleveland Clinic

Clinical updates in cardiac care


Ms Kerry-Ann Gordan-Watson, Cardiac Catheter Manager, Cleveland Clinic London

Arrhythmias after cardiac surgery

Ms Myra King, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Cardiovascular ICU; Heart and Lung Transplant Step-down Unit, Cleveland Clinic

Cardiac assist devices 2019

Ms Myra King, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Cardiovascular ICU; Heart and Lung Transplant Step-down Unit, Cleveland Clinic

Fluid management in acute heart failure

Ms Deborah Klein, Clinical Nurse Specialist - Coronary ICU, Heart Failure ICU, Cardiac Short Stay/PACU/CARU, Cleveland Clinic

Palliative care in heart failure

Ms Deborah Klein, Clinical Nurse Specialist - Coronary ICU, Heart Failure ICU, Cardiac Short Stay/PACU/CARU, Cleveland Clinic

Panel discussion
Tea and coffee break

Post cardiac surgery patient outcomes and telehealth

Nursing clinical informatics

Ms Suzanne Fink, Clinical Applications, Enterprise Data Management, Cleveland Clinic London and Ms Sonia Kelly, Head of Clinical Informatics, Cleveland Clinic London

Post cardiac surgery morbidity outcomes and transition care

Ms Julie Sanders, Director of Clinical Research, and Clinical Professor Cardiovascular Nursing, St Bartholomew’s Hospital

Digital health - Mobile health, social media and wearable sensors - do they improve health outcomes in cardiac patients?

Ms Lis Neubeck, Head of Cardiovascular Health in the School of Health and Social Care, Edinburgh Napier University

Panel discussion
Guest speaker: Patient story
Closing remarks

Ms Tiina Thornton, Director or Nursing Quality, Education & Professional Practice, Cleveland Clinic London



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