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London Shock 2021

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Dear Colleagues

In spite of major advances in emergency cardiac care, significant numbers of patients suffer cardiac arrest and circulatory failure with a high subsequent mortality in spite of timely revascularisation when appropriate. Resuscitation and the management of circulatory shock therefore represent a key unmet need.

The objective of the course is to bring together an expert faculty and to focus on clinical networks and pathways of care for the management of cardiogenic shock

With best regards. Yours sincerely

Miles Dalby
Course Director

Thomas F. Lüscher
Course Director

Shouvik Haldar
Course Director

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Venue: Royal Society of Medicine, London | Tuesday, October 12th, 2021

08:30-08:45 Registration and coffee  
8:45-09:00 Introduction Miles Dalby
09:00-10:30 Session 1: What is cardiogenic shock and how prevalent is it?
Chairs: Diana Gorog, Richard Grocott-Mason, Thomas F. Lüscher
09:00-09:30 Definition and epidemiology of cardiogenic shock
From SCAI to the new 2021 ESC HF Guidelines
Alexandre Mebazaa
09:30-10:00 Understanding the pathogenesis of cardiogenic shock Divaka Perera
10:00-10:30 Discussion  
10:30-11:00 COFFEE BREAK  
11:00-12:30 Session 2: Does mechanical support improve outcomes?
Chairs: Seth Bilazarian, Nilesh Pareek, Vas Panoulas


11:00-11:20 Does ARREST change the landscape for MCS in cardiac arrest? Demetris Yannopoulos
11:20-11:40 Current trials with Impella: how much benefit in which patient?
The 2018 ECS/EACTS Myocardial Revascularisation Guidelines in the context of recent data
Christian Hassager
11:40-12:00 Update on trials of ECMO: from ARREST to EURO-SHOCK Marcus Flather
12:00-12:30 Discussion  
13:30-15:00 Session 3: Practical session: when, when not and how to deploy MCS
Chairs: Jonathan Hill, Richard Trimlett, Ulrich Stock


13:30-13:50 Cardiovascular disease during the Covid-19 pandemic
The UK experience and the ESC Guidance for the Diagnosis and Management of CV Disease during the Covid-19 Pandemic
Vas Panoulas
13:50-14:10 Unloading the heart in acute myocarditis
The Berlin experience and the ESC 2021 HF Guidelines
Carsten Tschöpe
14:10-14:30 How to incorporate ECMO in a shock programme
The NICE 2014 and ESC 2021 HF Guidelines
Alex Rosenberg
14:30-15:00 Discussion  
15:00-15:30 COFFEE BREAK  
15:30-17:00 Session 4: Networks and delivering a joined-up service
Chairs: Nick Curzen, John Greenwood, Shouvik Haldar
15:30-16:00 A model for regional cardiogenic shock networks Susanna Price
16:00-16:30 Reaching consensus on pathways of care Alistair Proudfoot
16:30-17:00 Discussion  


Teaching Faculty


Seth Bilazarian, MD
Vice President Abiomed
Danvers, US

Nick Curzen
Southampton University Hospital NHS Trust
Southampton, UK

John Greenwood
Univeristy of Leeds
Leeds, UK

Diana Gorog
University of Herfordshire & Imperial College
Herfordshire & London, UK

Richard Grocott-Mason
Royal Brompton & Harefield Hospitals
at Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust
London, UK

Shouvik Haldar
Royal Brompton & Harefield Hospitals
Imperial College
London, UK

Jonathan Hill
Royal Brompton & Harefield Hospitals
Imperial College
London, UK

Thomas F. Lüscher
Royal Brompton & Harefield Hospitals
Imperial College and King's College
London, UK

Vas Panoulas
Royal Brompton & Harefield Hospitals
Imperial College
London, UK

Nilesh Pareek
Kings College Hospital
London, UK

Ulrich Stock
Royal Brompton & Harefield Hospitals
London, UK

Richard Trimlett
Royal Brompton & Harefield Hospitals
London, UK


Miles Dalby
Royal Brompton & Harefield Hospitals
Imperial College
London, UK

Marcus Flather
University of East Anglia
Norfolk, UK

Christan Hassager
Copenhagen, DEN

Alexandre Mebazaa
Hopital Lariboisière
Paris, FR

Divaka Perera
King's College
London, UK

Susanna Price
Royal Brompton & Harefield Hospitals
Imperial College
London, UK

Alastair Proudfoot
Barts Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
London, UK

Alex Rosenberg
Royal Brompton & Harefield Hospitals
London, UK

Carsten Tschöpe
Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin
Berlin, DE

Demetris Yannopoulos
University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, US




Registrations can be made exclusively online on our website

Registration fees Regular registration Virtual
Non ESC-Members GBP 80 GBP 60
ESC-Members (please provide ESC-ID number) GBP 60 GBP 40
Paramedics, Residents & Students (age<35)   GBP 25 GBP 20

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 15 will be charged for administrative costs. In case of cancellation up to 12th September 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
Christine Lohmann
Hottingerstrasse 14, CH-8032 Zurich, Switzerland
Phone +41 (0) 44 250 40 95, Fax +41 (0) 44 250 40 90


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



London SHOCK 2021 has been approved by the Federation of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the United Kingdom for 7 category 1 (external) CPD credits.


London SHOCK 2021 has been send for endorsement by the European Society of Cardiology.