“Fully refreshed and updated for 2013, this essential one day course will give you the confidence to correctly diagnose, investigate and manage a wide range of common problems in cardiology. All sessions complement recent guidelines, and using case examples, our speakers will show you how to put the evidence into practice helping you improve your practice and patient outcomes.”
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- Location: London
- Audience: Physicians, consultants and trainees, junior doctors, cardiologists, GPs with specialty interests
Do you have the confidence to correctly diagnose, treat and manage different types of heart conditions from the common to extremely rare?
The BMJ Masterclass for Physicians: Cardiology is designed to keep you up to date with the latest advances, evidence based medicine and best practice for consultants tackling this challenging condition.
- Fully updated content for 2013 with take home tips that will help you change your practice
- Earn six CPD credits for your revalidation portfolio or appraisal
- Accredited by the Royal College of Physicians (RCP)
- Approved by the British Cardiovascular Society (BCS)
- Network with your peers and get your questions answered by our expert speakers
> Comprehensive course handbook to take away your learning points for easy reference
> Track Your Learning document to reflect on sessions to help change your practice
> 6 months subscription to Best Practice - your online second opinion at the point of care
> Certificate of attendance as evidence of your learning to add to your apprasial portfolio
Chaired by Dr Iqbal Malik, Consultant Cardiologist, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, London and National Clinical Lead for Web-based Systems for the Heart Improvement Programme.
Cardiology Programme: Wednesday 27th February, London
Welcome and Introduction by the Chair
9.25 - 10.15:
Atrial fibrillation with Professor Richard Schilling
Assessing stroke risk and guidance on the choice of anticoagulants, a comparison of established treatments with the new anticoagulants and an overview of new antiarrhythmic treatments.
10.35 - 11.25:
Acute coronary syndrome with Dr Iqbal Malik
Case based discussion reviewing the approach to your patient with chest pain and address questions you may have relating to their management.
11.25 - 12.15:
Valve disease – what to do with a murmur with Dr Bernard Prendergast
An update on the assessment and management of a patient who has a murmur including epidemiology of valve disease, practical assessment of a murmur, treatment advances, assessment by echocardiography and management of the asymptomatic patient.
13.15 - 14.00:
A non-promotional medical symposium organised and funded by Bristol-Myers Squibb and Pfizer with Dr Matthew Fay and Dr Derek Connelly
Atrial fibrillation related stroke – putting patients at the heart of the matter
14.00 - 14.50:
Rare conditions with common symptoms with Professor Sanjay Sharma
Interactive session discussing red flags and how you should investigate and manage rare conditions such as hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, long QT syndrome and Brugada's syndrome.
15.10 - 16.00:
Arrhythmias with Dr P Boon Lim
Practical discussion on the diagnosis and management of arrhythmias with examples of classification and mechanism, how to approach an ECG to make a diagnosis, management options and who to refer to an electrophysiologist.
16.00 - 16.50:
Heart failure with Professor Darrel Francis
Interactive session that covers challenging issues in the modern management of heart failure and practical summaries of reliable research based clinical management and case examples.
16.50 - 17.00:
Summary and Closing Remarks
London – BMA House
Tavistock Square, London, WC1H 9JR
Wednesday 27 February 2013
|Fee (Incl. of VAT)||Early bird fee||Full fee|
|BMA member/Previous BMJ Masterclass attendee*||£195||£220|
|GP trainee/Recently qualified GP||£170||£195|
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Dr Iqbal Malik
Consultant Cardiologist, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, London and National Clinical Lead for Web-Based Systems for the Heart Improvement Programme
Iqbal Malik is a consultant at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, London. He trained at Peterhouse College, Cambridge and then at Guy's and St Thomas' Hospital, London. After further training in West London, Dr Malik was appointed as a consultant cardiologist at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, London in 2001. At Hammersmith Hospital, he is director of the catheter laboratories and lead for primary angioplasty. He is lead clinician for revascularisation for North West London Cardiac Network and national clinical lead for web transfer systems. His research interests are in stroke prevention (patent foramen ovale closure and carotid stenting), coronary revascularisation and transcatheter aortic valve implantation.
Professor Richard Schilling
Professor of Cardiology and Electrophysiology, St Barts Hospital and Queen Mary University of London and Trustee, Atrial Fibrillation Association
Richard Schilling graduated from St Thomas' Hospital, London in 1989. After training in cardiology in Hull and London, he was appointed as consultant at St Bartholomew's Hospital in 2000. He became chair in cardiology and electrophysiology in 2009. Professor Schilling is the lead of cardiac research and has an interest in cardiac rhythm management and treatment of complex cardiac arrhythmia with catheter ablation - the cardiac unit at Barts is one of the largest pure cardiac rhythm units in the country.
Dr Bernard Prendergast
Consultant Cardiologist, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust, Oxford and Honorary Secretary, British Cardiovascular Society
With experience in local, national and international cardiology, Bernard Prendergast became a senior consultant in Oxford in 2007. He is a principal UK contributor to European Society of Cardiology (ESC) guidelines for the management of valve surgery and an expert adviser to NICE on valve disease and endocarditis. Dr Prendergast is principal investigator of the OxVALVE project, a research programme investigating the epidemiology and preclinical natural history of valve disease. He is director of Oxford catheter laboratories, and leader of Oxford primary angioplasty (PPCI) and percutaneous aortic valve (TAVI) programmes and has been an annual contributor to national and international meetings throughout the past decade.
Dr Prendergast is clinical director of cardiology, Oxford Radcliffe University Hospitals NHS Trust, honorary secretary British Cardiovascular Society (BCS), chairman UK CLRN valve disease research group, and president-elect ESC valve disease working group, EuroPCR programme committee.
Professor Sanjay Sharma
Professor of Clinical Cardiology and Consultant Cardiologist, St George's University Hospital, London
Professor Sanjay Sharma qualified from Leeds University in 1989. He trained in cardiology at St Mary's (Paddington) and St George's hospitals. He has been professor of cardiology since 2010. Specialist interests include inherited cardiac diseases, sudden cardiac death and athlete's heart. He was medical director for the London Marathon and lead cardiologist for the London 2012 Olympics. Professor Sharma also leads the largest (CRY) screening programme for cardiac diseases in young individuals in the UK and is cardiology advisor for the English Institute of Sport, Lawn Tennis Association and Rugby Football. Professor Sharma has an international reputation in medical teaching.
Dr P Boon Lim
Consultant Cardiologist and Electrophysiologist, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, London
Boon Lim is a consultant Cardiologist and Electrophysiologist, and is the clinical lead for the syncope service at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust. He currently performs ablation for all arrhythmias, and pacing. He is actively involved in research, leading on projects exploring the role of the autonomic nervous system in arrhythmogenesis and syncope. He graduated from Cambridge University in 2000, and has trained in Oxford, Imperial College, and University College London. He obtained a PhD from Imperial College in 2010 and has over 17 publications and 70 abstracts.
Dr Darrel Francis
Professor of Cardiology, National Heart and Lung Institute and Consultant Cardiologist, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, London
Darrel Francis is a consultant cardiologist at St Mary's Hospital and clinical academic at Imperial College London. His aim is to develop and apply better tools for doctors and patients to improve diagnosis and treatment of heart disease. His research interests in heart failure include diagnostic imaging, the physiology of exercise, new treatments including biventricular pacing, and developing ways for patients to evaluate risks and benefits in terms that are meaningful to them as well as valid.
Dr Matthew Fay (symposium speaker)
General Practitioner, Westcliffe Medical Practice
Dr Fay is a General Practitioner principal at Westcliffe Medical Practice. He is currently the National Clinical Lead for Atrial Fibrillation for NHS Improvement Heart and Stroke, an Executive of the Atrial Fibrillation Association, STARS (the Syncope Trust), Arrhythmia Alliance, the West Yorkshire Stroke Research Network, executive of the Bradford Districts CCG
Dr Derek Connelly (symposium speaker)
Consultant Cardiologist, Glasgow Royal Infirmary and Golden Jubilee National Hospital, Glasgow
Dr Connelly qualified in medicine at the University of Glasgow in 1984. After early training in medicine and cardiology in Glasgow, he moved to the Royal Brompton Hospital, London, in 1989, for a research post in cardiac electrophysiology. He then moved to the Cardiothoracic Centre in Liverpool, in 1992, as senior registrar in cardiology. He was appointed senior lecturer and consultant cardiologist there in 1997, and moved back to a consultant cardiologist post in Glasgow in 2004. His main interests are radiofrequency ablation for cardiac arrhythmias, particularly for atrial fibrillation, and device implantation, particularly biventricular devices (cardiac resynchronisation therapy). From 2005 to 2008 he was president of Heart Rhythm UK, and he has been a trustee of the Arrhythmia Alliance since its foundation in 2004 until 2012.