About this event

  • Date and time Tue 27 Apr 2021 from 6:00pm to 7:00pm
  • Location Online

Discover the role of health professionals in the climate change emergency.

This fourth episode of the Health emergency of climate change series will explore the links between climate change and cardiovascular health.

The increase in extreme heat events, temperature variability, and air pollution as a result of climate change has a detrimental impact on cardiovascular health around the world. The worst affected people are those over-65, in lower socioeconomic brackets, and with pre-existing conditions. Last year, The Lancet Countdown on Health and Climate Change reported that between 2000 and 2018, heat-related mortality in people over-65 had increased by 53%.

This episode will cover the scale of this cardiovascular crisis, the range of conditions affected, and the groups who are most at risk. It will also outline the implications for health professionals treating these diseases, their role in communicating with patients about these health threats, and the benefits of a healthy, sustainable lifestyle.

During this webinar speakers will:

  • Describe the impact that climate change has on cardiovascular health and the range of conditions affected
  • Outline the implications for health professionals treating these diseases and conditions
  • Advise healthcare professionals on how to promote good cardiovascular health to their patients, and sustainable practices in their profession

We will be joined by Professor Annette Peters, Director of the Institute of Epidemiology at the Helmholtz Zentrum and Professor of Epidemiology at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in Munich, Germany, and Dr Leslie Cho, Section Head, Preventive Cardiology and Rehabilitation and Chief Quality Officer, Robert and Suzanne Tomsich Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Cleveland Clinic. 

The webinar will be chaired by Dr Ali Yazdi, Cardiology Registrar at Royal London Hospital, and the discussion run by Dr Nikhil Ahluwalia, Cardiology Registrar at Barts Health NHS Trust, and Dr Krishnaraj Rathod, Senior Interventional Cardiology Registrar at Barts Heart Centre.

Don't miss other episodes in this series:

Episode 5: Tuesday 11 May 2021 from 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Do you have a question for our panelists? If so, please submit your questions here and they will be answered during the webinar.

We would like to thank Michael Rapp for his generous support enabling free access to this webinar series.

In this 10-part Health emergency of climate change series, experts from across the health community will unite to address the impact that climate change is having on human health. By positioning health and wellbeing at the centre of the climate change discussion, the Royal Society of Medicine will give healthcare professionals the opportunity to understand the links between climate change and health and recognise how they can help combat climate change and its effects.

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Key speakers

Annette Peters

Professor Annette Peters

Helmholtz Centre Munich, Research Centre for Environmental Health, Munich Heart Alliance, Centre for Cardiovascular Research

Leslie Cho

Dr Leslie Cho

Professor of Medicine, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine and Section Head, Preventive Cardiology, Cleveland Clinic

Speaker's biography

Leslie Cho, MD, is Director of the Cleveland Clinic’s Women’s Cardiovascular Center. She is also Section Head, Preventive Cardiology and Rehabilitation and Chief Quality Officer in the Robert and Suzanne Tomsich Department of Cardiovascular Medicine at Cleveland Clinic. She is a professor of Medicine at Cleveland Clinic Lerner School of Medicine Case Western Reserve Medical School and the Chief Quality Officer for Heart, Vascular Thoracic Institute at Cleveland Clinic.

Dr. Cho is board-certified in interventional cardiology, cardiovascular medicine, and internal medicine. Dr. Cho received her undergraduate degree in interdisciplinary studies from the University of California, Los Angeles and medical degree from the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, and took her residency in internal medicine at the University of Washington Medical Center and her fellowship in cardiology, interventional cardiology and peripheral vascular disease at Cleveland Clinic.  She has published extensively and is currently the co-principle investigator of a multinational trial Lp(a) Horizon. 

Dr. Cho is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology (FACC), Fellow of the Society of Angiography and Cardiac Intervention, Fellow of the European Society of Cardiology and currently serves on ACC women Cardiovascular disease writing group as well as the National Quality Forum Cardiovascular Steering Committee and is a special consultant to the FDA. 

Krishnaraj Rathod

Dr Krishnaraj S Rathod

Interventional Cardiology Registrar, Honorary Senior Lecturer and NIHR Academic Clinical Lecturer, Queen Mary University of London

Speaker's biography

Krishnaraj Rathod MBBS, BMedSci(Hons), MRCP, PhD, FHEA completed medicine at Barts School of Medicine with two distinctions and an intercalated degree in Molecular Therapeutics (1st Class Hons). He is currently a senior interventional cardiology registrar at Barts Heart Centre and an NIHR Academic Clinical Lecturer at Queen Mary University of London and Senior Lecturer at the William Harvey Research Institute. His PhD was funded by a highly prestigious NIHR Doctoral Research Fellowship based on the investigation of the effect of dietary nitrate in patients with stable angina under the supervision of Professors Anthony Mathur and Amrita Ahluwalia. His primary research interests are based around translational interventional clinical trials, including phase I & II clinical trials. He is currently completing an MSc in clinical trials. Other interests include the cost-effectiveness of therapies in cardiovascular disease, the treatment of reperfusion injury following myocardial infarction and observational studies of long outcomes following percutaneous coronary intervention.

Ali Yazdi

Dr Ali Yazdi

Cardiology Registrar, Royal London Hospital

Speaker's biography

Dr Ali Yazdi attended medical school at University of Liverpool as a graduate after a brief career as a pharmacist. He completed his core training in North West London, where developed a particular interest in primary prevention of cardiovascular disease while working in the Imperial College Department of Primary Care & Public Health and has presented nationally on this topic.

Following core training, he worked as a cardiology clinical teaching fellow at St Helier hospital, London. He held post as an honorary clinical lecturer at St George's medical school where he completed a PGCert in medical education while navigating the transition to online education for undergraduate medical students during the COVID-19 pandemic. He currently holds a national training number in cardiology in North East Thames.

Dr Nikhil Ahluwalia

Cardiology Registrar, Barts Health NHS Trust

Agenda

View the programme 27 April 2021

Welcome and introduction

Dr Ali Yazdi, ST3 Cardiology, Royal London Hospital

Professor Annette Peters, Helmholtz Centre Munich, Research Centre for Environmental Health, Munich Heart Alliance, Centre for Cardiovascular Research

Cardiovascular disease prevention and the environment

Dr Leslie Cho, Professor of medicine Cleveland clinic Lerner College of Medicine and Section Head of Preventive Cardiology at Cleveland Clinic

Q&A session

Panel discussion lead by

Dr Krishnaraj S Rathod, Interventional Cardiology Registrar (ST7), Honorary Senior Lecturer at Queen Mary University of London, NIHR Academic Clinical Lecturer at Queen Mary University of London and Dr Nikhil AhluwaliaCardiology Registrar at Barts Heart Centre in London

 

Closing remarks

Dr Ali Yazdi, ST3 Cardiology, Royal London Hospital

Location

Online

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