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Cardiology Update London 2022

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Dear Colleagues

It is a real pleasure to welcome you the 6th 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 are delighted 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

Dr. Bernard J. Gersh

Prof. Peter Libby

Dr. Ruth Amstein

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Programme Overview

Monday , December 12th (UK Time) Tuesday, December 13th (UK Time)
8:30 Welcome Address
Opening Lectures
  • Frontiers in cardiovascular science
8:30 Session 4
Arrhythmias, Sudden Cardiac Death
  • ESC Guidelines on Ventricular Arrhythmias and SCD
  • Myocardial fibrosis and SCD
  • Long Covid, PODS
  • Atrial fibrillation 2022
9:45 Coffee 10:30 Coffee
10:15 Session 1
Risk Factors and Prevention Guidelines
  • Dyslipidaemias
  • Lipoprotein(a)
  • Heart age
11:00 Session 5
Valve Disease
  • Advanced imaging in aortic stenosis
  • TAVI, the default option in AS?
  • Mitral valve disease
  • Tricuspid regurgitation
12:30 Satellite Symposium 12:30 Satellite Symposium
13:15 Lunch Break 13:15 Lunch Break
    14:00 The Paul Hamilton Wood Lecture
The HF Saga (M. Packer)
14:00 Session 2
Acute and Chronic Coronary Syndromes
  • Diagnostic procedures and imaging
  • What is predictive in CCS?
  • Acute management of ACS
  • Antithrombotic therapy
14:30 Session 6
Heart Failure: Established and Novel Drugs / Advanced Stage
  • Guideline-directed medical therapy
  • New and emerging therapies
  • Mechanical circulatory support for destination therapy
16:15 Coffee 15:45 Coffee
16:45 Satellite Symposium    
17:15 Session 3
The new ESC Guidelines
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Cardiovascular Management of patients with non-cardiac surgery
  • Cardio-Oncology
16:00 Session 7
Heart, Kidney and Amyloidosis
  • Kidney protection by SGLT2 Inhibitors
  • Clinical use of biomarkers in HF
  • Transthyretin amyloidosis
18:15 Networking Reception 17:15 Adjourn


Scientific Programme

Monday, December 12th, 2022 (UK time)

Venue: The Royal Society of Medicine

08:30-09:00 | Welcome Address  
08:30 Welcome by the ESC President:
The future of Cardiology in Europe
Thomas F. Lüscher, London


08:45 - 09:45 | Opening Lectures: Frontiers in Cardiovascular Science
Chair: Thomas F. Lüscher, London and Filippo Crea, Rome
08:45 Opening Lectures 1:
The vulnerable patient: Imaging residual inflammatory cardiovascular risk
Charalambos Antoniades, Oxford
09:15 Opening Lecture 2:
Digital health in current clinical practice

Martin Cowie, London

09:45- 10:15 COFFEE BREAK  


10:15 - 12:30 | Session 1: Risk Factors and Prevention
Chairs: Mahmoud Barbier, Harefield and Ulf Landmesser, Berlin
10:15 Mischief in the marrow: A root of cardiovascular diseases Peter Libby, Boston
10:35 RNA interference to treat hyperlipidaemia Ulf Landmesser, Berlin
10:55 Novel antilipidaemic drugs François Mach, Geneva
11:15 Lipoprotein(a) – the Cinderella of lipid management (Apollo Trial) Børge Nordestgaard,Copenhagen
11:35 Heart age: A new concept to implement prevention John Deanfield, London
11:55 Panel Discussion All


12:30 - 13:15 | Industry sponsored symposium
13:15-14:00 Lunch Buffet  


14:00 - 16:15 | Session 2: Acute and Chronic Coronary Syndromes
Chairs: Richard Grocott-Mason, London and Peter Libby, Boston
14:00 Which imaging modality to diagnose ischemia?
Ibrahim Danad, Amsterdam
14:15 What is predictive in CCS: Ischemia or coronary anatomy? Bernard J. Gersh, Rochester MN
14:30 Patient case TBD Majid Akhtar, London
14:45 Inflammation and ACS Filippo Crea, Rome
15:00 Acute management of ACS: What we think we know and what we would like to know in the future Adrian Banning, Oxford
15:15 Effects of PCSK9 inhibition on coronary atherosclerosis and AMI (PACMAN AMI Trial)    Lorenz Räber, Berne
15:30 Towards personal antithrombotic management in ACS Thomas F. Lüscher, London
15:45 Panel Discussion All
16:15- 16:45 COFFEE BREAK  


16:45 - 17:15 | Industry sponsored symposium


17:15 - 18:45 | Session 3: The new ESC 2022 Guidelines
Chairs: François Mach, Geneva and Bernard J. Gersh, Rochester MN
17:15 Pulmonary Hypertension Stephan Rosenkranz, Cologne
17:30 Q&A  
17:40 Cardio-Oncology Alexander Lyon, London
17:55 Q&A  
18:05 Cardiovascular management of patients with non-cardiac surgery Julinda Mehilli, Landshut-Achdorf
18:20 Q&A  
18:45    Get Together Reception  


Tuesday, December 13th, 2022

Venue: The Royal Society of Medicine

08:30 - 10:30 | Session 4: Arrhythmias, Sudden Cardiac Death
Chairs: John Camm, London and Vias Markides, London
08:30 2022 ESC Guidelines on Ventricular Arrhythmias and SCD Jacob Tfelt-Hansen, Copenhagen
08:50 My patient with ventricular arrhythmias Shouvik Haldar, London
09:10 Myocardial fibrosis and SCD    Sanjay Prasad, London
09:30 Long Covid, PODS and other conditions Betty Raman, Oxford
09:50 Atrial fibrillation 2022    Gerhard Hindricks, Leipzig
10:10 Panel discussion All
10:30-11:00 COFFEE BREAK  


11:00- 12:30 | Session 5: Valve Disease
Chairs: Miles Dalby, London and Volkmar Falk, Berlin
11:00 Advanced imaging in aortic stenosis Jeroen J. Bax, Leiden
11:20 TAVI, the default option in aortic stenosis?    Stephan Windecker, Berne
11:40 Mitral valve disease: Knife or clip? Francesco Maisano, Milano
12:00 Tricuspid regurgitation, a new therapeutic target Georg Nickenig, Bonn
12:20 Panel discussion All


12:30 - 13:15 | Industry Sponsored Symposium
13:15-14:00    Lunch Buffet


14:00 - 14:30 | The Paul Hamilton Wood Lecture
Chairs: Bernard J. Gersh, Rochester MN and Thomas F. Lüscher, London
The Heart Failure Saga Milton Packer, Dallas


14:30 - 15:45 | Session 6: Heart Failure: Established and Novel Drugs / Advanced Stage
Chairs: Paul Kalra, Portsmouth and Giuseppe Rosano, London
14:30 Guideline-directed medical therapy in HFrEF Theresa McDonagh, London
14:50 New and emerging therapies in HF: Cyclic GMP activation and beyond Piotr Ponikowski, Wrozlaw
15:10 Mechanical circulatory support for destination therapy Volkmar Falk, Berlin
15:30 Panel discussion All
15:45 - 16:00 COFFEE BREAK  


16:00 - 17:15 | Session 7: Heart, Kidney and Amyloidosis
Chairs: Bernard J. Gersh, Rochester and Antonis Pantazis, London
16:00 Kidney protection by SGLT2 inhibitors Christoph Wanner, Würzburg
16:20 Clinical use of biomarkers in HF    Alan Maisel, San Diego
16:40 New treatment options in transthyretin amyloid Martha Grogan, Rochester MN
17:00 Panel discussion All
17:15 Wrap-up and Adjourn Thomas F. Lüscher, London


Updated: 22.11.2022



Registration fees  
Regular fee GBP 300
Early registration fee (until November 11, 2022) GBP 250
ESC / Association Members  
Regular fee GBP 250
Early registration fee (until November 11, 2022) GBP 200
Trainees/Residents, Research fellows, Nurses, Students <40 years (ID proof required)*  
Regular fee GBP 150
Early registration fee (until November 11, 2022) GBP 100
Day Ticket GBP 150
Group Registration (For group registrations a minimum of 10 participants is required)**  
Regular fee GBP 260
Early registration fee (until November 11, 2022) GBP 210

*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 2022, 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 is recognised by the following institutions as accredited continuing education:

  • Federation of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the United Kingdom for CPD credits 13 category 1 (external) CPD credits

The Cardiology Update London is submitted to the following institutions as accredited continuing education:

  • EACCME-UEMS European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME® ) 13 European CME credits (ECMEC®s)