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Cardiology Update London 2021

Virtual Meeting
Type of event


VIRTUAL Conference

Dear Colleagues

It is a real pleasure to announce the 5th Christmas 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 postgraduate 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 broad 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 in London.

We would be most happy to welcome you online to enjoy three half 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

Dr. Bernard J. Gersh

Prof. Peter Libby

Dr. Ruth Amstein


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Programme Overview

Virtual Event (UK)

Sun, 12 December Mon, 13 December Tue, 14 December
15:00 Welcome Address
Opening Lectures
• Frontiers in cardiovascular science
13:00 Session 2
Acute and Chronic Coronary Syndromes
13:00 Session 5
Artial Fibrillation & Arrythmias
15:55 Coffee Break 15:00 Coffee Break 14:30 The Paul Hamilton Wood Lecture
16:00 Session 1
• Risk Factors and PreventionGuidelines
15:15 Industry Sponsored Symposium 15:00 Coffee Break
17:30 End of day one 16:00 Session 3
Covid-19: Impact on
Heart and Lungs
15:15 Industry Sponsored Symposium
    17:15 Coffee Break 16:00 Session 6
Chronic Heart Failure
    17:30 Session 4
Valve Disease
17:15 Coffee Break
    18:45 End of day two 17:30 Session 7: Cardiomyopathies
        18:30 End of course


Scientific Programme

Sunday, December 12th, 2021

Virtual Event (UK)

Live Moderation: Thomas F. Lüscher, London and Jürg Hans Beer, Baden
15:00-15:15 | Welcome Address
15:00 Thomas F. Lüscher, London


15:15 - 15:55 | Opening Lectures: Frontiers in Cardiovascular Science
Chair: Thomas F. Lüscher, London
15:15 Opening Lectures 1:
Heart age and lifetime risk – a new view on prevention
John Deanfield, London
15:30 Q&A  
15:35 Opening Lecture 2:
From herbs to pills to nucleic acid-based therapies

Ulf Landmesser, Berlin

15:50 Q&A  
15:55- 16:00 COFFEE BREAK  


16:00 - 17:30 | Session 1: Risk Factors and Prevention
Chairs: Bernard J. Gersh, Rochester and Ulf Landmesser, Berlin
16:00 The changing landscape of atherosclerosis Peter Libby, Boston
16:10 Q&A  
16:15 The new 2021 ESC Prevention Guidelines François Mach, Geneva
16:25 Q&A  
16:30 Managing residual risk: triglycerides and Lp(a) Ulrich Laufs, Leipzig
16:40 Q&A  
16:45 How to reach new lipid targets with new drugs François Mach, Geneva
16:55 Q&A  
17:00 Diabetes management for cardiologists – an update Naveed Sattar, Glasgow
17:10 Q&A  
17:15 Panel Discussion All
17:30 End of Day One  


Monday, December 13th, 2021

Virtual Event (UK)

Live Moderation: Thomas F. Lüscher, London and Franz Eberli, Zurich
13:00 - 15:00 | Session 2: Acute and Chronic Coronary Syndromes
Chairs: Peter Libby, Boston and Vasileios Panoulas, London
13:00 The spectrum of ACS Thomas F. Lüscher, London
13:10 Q&A  
13:15 My patient with acute ACS Maria Bougiakli, London
13:25 Q&A  
13:30 Novel approaches in the acute management of ACS Adrian Banning, Oxford
13:40 Q&A  
13:45 Intracoronary imaging: How does it guide management? Lorenz Räber, Berne
13:55 Q&A  
14:00 How to diagnose and manage MINOCA Filippo Crea, Rome
14:10 Q&A  
14:15 Insights from ISCHEMIA: which treatment approach? Bernard Gersh, Rochester
14:25 Q&A  
14:30 Patient-tailored antithrombotic therapy after PCI    Philippe Gabriel Steg, Paris
14:40 Q&A  
14:45 Panel discussion All
15:00-15:15 COFFEE BREAK  


15:15 - 16:00 | Industry Sponsored Symposium


16:00- 17:15 | Session 3: Covid-19 – Impact on Heart and Lungs
Chairs: John Deanfield, London and Richard Grocott Mason, London
16:00 The acute impact of Covid-19 on the cardiovascular system Susanna Price, London
16:10 Q&A  
16:15 Covid-19 and thromboembolism Diana Gorog, London
16:25 Q&A  
16:30 Treatment options for Covid-19 Clemens Wendtner, Munich
16:40 Q&A  
16:45 The Long Covid Syndrome Betty Raman, Oxford
16:55 Q&A  
17:00 Panel discussion All
17:15 - 17:30  COFFEE BREAK


17:30 - 18:45 | Session 4: Valve Disease
Chairs: Miles Dalby, London and Michael Gatzoulis, London
17:30 The 2021 ESC Guidelines on valvular heart disease Alec Vahanian, Paris
17:40 Q&A  
17:45 TAVI in aortic stenosis from inoperable to low-risk patients Bernard Prendergast, London
17:55 Q&A  
18:00 Mitral valve disease: knife or clip? Francesco Maisano, Milano
18:10 Q&A  
18:15 Tricuspid regurgitation, the new frontier Jeroen J. Bax, Leiden
18:25 Q&A  
18:30 Panel discussion All
18:45 End of day two  


Tuesday, December 14th, 2021

Virtual Event (UK)

Live Moderation: Thomas F. Lüscher, London and N.N.
13:00 - 14:30 | Session 5: Atrial Fibrillation & Arrhythmias
Chairs: Sabine Ernst, London and Bernard J. Gersh, Rochester
13:00 My patient with asymptomatic AF (interactive voting) Shouvik Haldar, London
13:10 Q&A  
13:15 AF ablation: What do we achieve in patients
with and without HF
Gerhard Hindricks, Leipzig
13:25 Q&A  
13:30 Drug treatment of AF: current practice A. John Camm, London
13:40 Q&A  
13:45 The 2021 ESC Guidelines on Cardiac Pacing Jens Cosedis Nielsen, Aarhus
13:55 Q&A  
14:00 Changing indications for ICD treatment Lars Køber, Copenhagen
14:10 Q&A  
14:15 Panel discussion All


14:30 - 15:00 | The Paul Hamilton Wood Lecture
Chairs: Bernard Gersh, Rochester and Thomas F. Lüscher, London
14:30 Universal definition and classification of heart failure:
Clinical relevance and global application
Giuseppe Rosano, London
14:50 Q&A  
15:00 - 15:15 COFFEE BREAK  


15:15 - 16:00 | Industry Sponsored Symposium


16:00 - 17:15 | Session 6: Chronic Heart Failure
Chairs: Paul Kalra, Portsmouth and Giuseppe Rosano, London
16:00 The 2021 ESC Guidelines on Heart Failure Theresa McDonagh, London
16:10 Q&A  
16:15 Hemodynamics of heart failure Barry A. Borlaug, Rochester
16:25 Q&A  
16:30 SGLT2 inhibitors in HF and kidney disease Milton Packer, Dallas
16:40 Q&A  
  Debate: Towards a universal definition of HF – small or giant steps?
16:45 Pro John Cleland, Glasgow
16:55 Con Marc A. Pfeffer, Boston
17:05 Rebuttals  
17:15-17:30 COFFEE BREAK  


17:30 - 18:15 | Session 7: Cardiomyopathies
Chairs: Bernard Gersh, Rochester and Sanjay Prasad, London
17:30 Diagnosing hypertrophic cardiomyopathy:from genes to imaging Perry Elliott, London
17:40 Q&A  
17:45 Cardiac myosin inhibition in HOCM Iacopo Olivotto, Florence
17:55 Q&A  
18:00 Panel discussion All
18:15 Wrap-up and Close Thomas F. Lüscher, London
18:30 End of course  


Updated: 08.12.2021



Category Online
Registration fees  
Regular fee GBP 200
Early registration fee (until November 12, 2021)  
ESC / Association Members  
Regular fee GBP 170
Early registration fee (until November 12, 2021)  
Trainees/Residents, Research fellows, Nurses, Students <35 years (ID proof required)*  
Regular fee GBP 100
Early registration fee (until November 12, 2021)  
Day Ticket  
Group Registration (For group registrations a minimum of 10 participants is required)**  
Regular fee  
Early registration fee (until November 12, 2021)  

*For the reduced registration (Trainees/Residents, Research fellows, Nurses, Students <35 years) please send a copy of your ID to Ms. Nadine-Estelle Kaltheuner at

**Please contact Ms. Nadine-Estelle Kaltheuner ( at the Zurich Heart House to obtain further information.

Registration will be confirmed upon receipt of payment.
Please note that UK banks may charge high fees for international bank transfers. We therefore recommend payment by credit card.

Modification & Cancellation

All modifications or cancellations must be notified in writing (by mail, fax or e-mail) to the Zurich Heart House. For each modification requested by the participant, GBP 50 will be charged for administrative costs. In case of cancel-lation up to 1st of November 2021, deposits will be refunded less 35 % for administrative costs. After this date, no refund will be possible.


Zurich Heart House, Foundation for Cardiovascular Research
Dr. Ruth Amstein
Nadine-Estelle Kaltheuner
Hottingerstrasse 14, CH-8032 Zurich, Switzerland
Phone +41 (0) 44 250 40 95, Fax +41 (0) 44 250 40 90


The Cardiology Update London has been submitted to:
- Federation of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the United Kingdom for CPD credits
13 category 1 (external) CPD credits
- EACCME-UEMS European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME®)
Each medical specialist should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.
- British Cardiovascular Society