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Cardiology Update London 2017

Royal Society of Medicine, London, UK
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Dear Colleagues

It is a real pleasure to announce the 1st Postgraduate Course of the Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Foundation Trust & Imperial College, the Cardiology Update London.

Cardiology and cardiovascular medicine in general is a rapidly expanding field with impressive developments and innovations over the last years. For physicians, be it general practitioners, cardiologists or cardiac surgeons, it is therefore important to keep pace with a challenging environment. To that end, we have designed a Christmas course, the Cardiology Update London, to summarize at the end of the year the most important new developments, innovations, but also failures that will all affect cardiovascular diagnosis and management in our everyday practice.

We have selected an international Faculty of high standing experts both from the Trust and worldwide covering the entire spectrum of cardiovascular medicine from prevention to intervention, from valvular heart disease to heart failure and from conservative management to intervention and surgical operations. Thus, the course will give an up-to-date overview about current diagnosis and management of the most important cardiovascular conditions during two days during the Christmas season in London.

We would be most happy to welcome you at the Royal Society of Medicine in central London to enjoy two days of interactive education for the benefit of your practice and your patients.

Yours sincerely,

Prof. Thomas F. Lüscher

Dr. Richard Grocott-Mason

Prof. Kim Fox

Ruth Amstein



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Program Monday
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Monday, December 18th, 2017

Venue: Royal Society of Medicine, London

08:30 - 09:00 | Welcome Address
08.30 The Royal Brompton & Harefield Hospital Trust Kim Fox, London and Thomas F. Lüscher, London
08.40 The Future of Cardiovascular Medicine Jeroen Bax, Leiden


09:00 - 10:00 | Opening Lectures: From Past to the Future
Chair: John Deanfield, London and Richard Grocott-Mason, London
09:00 Opening Lecture 1
Restorative device therapy for coronary & structural heart disease; the dream for the future?
Patrick W. Serruys, London
09:30 Opening Lecture 2
From cholesterol to inflammation: Novel therapeutic targets in atherosclerosis
Thomas F. Lüscher, London
10:00-10:30 Coffee Break  


10:30 - 13:00 | Session 1: Risk Factors and Prevention
Chair: Kim Fox, London and Thomas F. Lüscher
10:30 Prevention of cardiovascular disease – principles and practice David Wood, London
10:50 How can exercise training and diet influence risk management? Sanjay Sharma, London
11:10 Lifetime Risk: From a shortsighted to a long-term view John E. Deanfield, London
11:30 Lipid management: From statins to PCSK-inhibitors Kausik Ray, London
11:50 Improving diabetes outcomes: beyond glucose metabolism Naveed Sattar, Glasgow
12:10 Microbiome: A new window for prevention? Thomas F. Lüscher, London
12:30 Discussion  
13:00-14:00 Lunch Buffet  


14:00 - 16:00 | Session 2: Angina and ACS
Chair: Richard Grocott-Mason, London and Magdi Yacoub, London
14:00 Stable CAD: diagnosis: from symptoms to imaging Jeroen Bax, Leiden
14:20 Stable CAD: drugs, stent or bypass? Carlo Di Mario, London
14:40 Management of STEMI patients according to the ESC Guidelines Anthony Gershlick, Leicester
15:00 Takotsubo, an often-unrecognized acute heart disease Thomas F. Lüscher, London
15:20 DAPT therapy: how long for whom? Gabriel Steg, Paris
15:40 Discussion  
16:00-16:30 Coffee Break  


16:30 - 18:00 | Session 3: Atrial Fibrillation
Chair: A. John Camm, London and Panos Vardas, Heraklion
16:30 Diagnosis, classification and assessment of atrial fibrillation Vias Markides, London
16:50 Medical therapy of atrial fibrillation A. John Camm, London
17:10 Catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation Sabine Ernst, London
17:30 Stroke Prevention in patients with AF: What is new in 2017? Paulus Kirchhof, Birmingham
17:50 Discussion  
18:30 Cocktail Reception  


Tuesday, December 19th, 2017

Venue: Royal Society of Medicine, London

08:30 - 10:30 | Session 4: Valvular Heart Disease
Chair: Patrick Serruys, London and Christoph Nienaber, London
08.30 TAVI: state of the art Miles Dalby, London
08.50 An interesting patient with aortic stenosis / live in-a-box Erik Holy, Zurich
09.00 The role of imaging Jeroen Bax, Leiden
09:20 Patient selection for TAVI Simon Davies, London
09:40 Percutaneous mitral valve repair Robert Smith, London
10:00 Discussion  
10:30-11:00 Coffee Break  


11:00 - 12:30 | Session 5: Heart Failure 1
Chair: Susanna Price, London and Theresa McDonagh, London
11.00 The new HFA ESC Guidelines on heart failure John Cleland, Glasgow
11.20 An interesting patient with chronic HF Simon Stämpfli, Zurich
11.30 Treatment of heart failure: Drugs and Devices Martin Cowie, London
11.50 Heart failure with preserved systolic function Karl Swedberg, Gothenburg
12:10 Discussion  
12:30-13:30 Lunch Buffet  


13:30 - 14:45 | Session 6: Heart Failure 2
Chair: John Cleland, Glasgow and Milton Packer, Dallas
13.30 Comorbidities in heart failure and their implications Theresa McDonagh, London
13.50 Congenital heart disease as a cause of heart failure Michael Gatzoulis, London
14.10 Genetics in the management of cardiomyopathies James Ware, London
14:30 Discussion  
14.45-15:15 Coffee Break  


15:15 - 17:00 | Session 7: Heart Failure 3
Chair: Stuart Cook, London and Karl Swedberg, Gothenburg
15.15 Advanced heart failure and assist devices Susanna Price, London
15.35 An interesting patient with acute HF Kalliopi Keramida, London
15.45 The way to heart transplantation Magdi Yacoub, Harefield
16:05 The future of stem cell therapy and cardiac regeneration Ulf Landmesser, Berlin
16:25 Discussion  
16:30 The Philip Poole-Wilson Lecture: The Horizons of Heart Failure Milton Packer, Dallas
17:00 Wrap-up and Close Thomas F. Lüscher, London


Jeroen J. Bax
Leiden, NL

A. John Camm
London, GB

John Cleland
Glasgow, GB

Martin Cowie
London, GB

Miles Dalby
Harefield, GB

Simon Davies
London, GB

John E. Deanfield
London, GB

Carlo Di Mario
Firenze, IT

Sabine Ernst
London, GB

Kim Fox
London, GB

Michael A. Gatzoulis
London, GB

Anthony Gershlick
Leicester, GB

Richard Grocott-Mason
London, GB

Erik Walter Holy
Zürich, CH

Kalliopi Keramida
London, GB

Paulus Kirchhof
Birmingham, GB

Ulf Landmesser
Berlin, DE

Thomas F. Lüscher
London, GB

Vias Markides
London, GB

Theresa A. McDonagh
London, GB

Christoph A. Nienaber
London, GB

Milton Packer
Dallas, US

Susanna Price
London, GB

Kausik Ray
London, GB

Naveed Sattar
Glasgow, GB

Patrick Serruys
Rotterdam, NL

Sanjay Sharma
London, GB

Robert Smith
London, GB

Simon Stämpfli
Zurich, CH

Philippe Gabriel Steg
Paris, FR

Karl B. Swedberg
Göteborg, SE

Panos Vardas
Heraklion, GR

James Ware
London, GB

David Wood
London, GB

Sir Magdi Yacoub
London, GB



Category Price
Registration fees  
Regular fee GBP 300
Early registration fee (before November 25, 2017) GBP 250
Residents, students <35 years (ID proof required)  
Regular fee GBP 150
Early registration fee (before November 25, 2017) GBP 100
Day ticket GBP 150

Registration will be confirmed upon receipt of payment.

Modification & Cancellation

All modifications or cancellations must be notified in writing (by mail, fax or e-mail) to Zurich Heart House. For each modification requested by the participant, GBP 50 will be charged for administrative costs. In case of cancellation up to 20 November 2017, deposits will be refunded less 35% for administrative costs. After this date, no refund will be possible.


Zurich Heart House, Foundation for Cardiovascular Research
Ruth Amstein, PhD
Kathrin Reber
Esther Willi
Hottingerstrasse 14, CH-8091 Zurich, Switzerland
Phone +41 (0) 44 250 40 83, Fax +41 (0) 44 250 40 90


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


Cardiology Update is recognised by the following medical societies and associations as accredited continuing education:

  • British Cardiovascular Society: submitted
  • Royal College of Physicians UK: submitted
  • EACCME: 13 European CME credits

The Cardiology Update London, London, United Kingdom, 18/12/2017–19/12/2017 has been accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME®) with 13 European CME credits (ECMEC®s). Each medical specialist should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.