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LONDON SHOCK Cardiac Arrest, Resuscitation & Circulatory Support 2019

The Royal Society of Medicine, London, UK
Type of event
on site


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 course has been organised by The Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust and administered by Zurich Heart House in partnership with Imperial College London and the British Cardiovascular Society. It is endorsed by the European Society of Cardiology.

We have brought together an expert faculty to focus on the following learning objectives: Understanding the causes and management of cardiogenic shock, developing networks of care including simulated scenario training and enhancing the patient pathway. The course will also address mechanical circulatory support strategies in high risk percutaneous coronary intervention and the management of pulmonary embolism complicated by cardiogenic shock. The course will incorporate ESC guidelines on the management of ST Elevation myocardial infarction, heart failure, revascularisation and pulmonary embolism..

Delegates are invited to submit short (10 minute) case presentations raising key management and training issues for consideration of presentation at the course. Please submit an abstract about your case (max. 1 page) to

We would be happy to welcome you on October 15th this year at the Royal Society of Medicine in London and look forward to seeing you.

With best regards.

Yours sincerely

Miles Dalby
Course Director

Thomas F. Lüscher
Course Director

Shouvik Haldar
Course Director

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London Acute Coronary Syndrome NHS Advisory Group

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Venue: Royal Society of Medicine, London | Tuesday, October 15th, 2019

08:30 Registration and coffee  
08:45 Managing cardiogenic shock: A call to action Miles Dalby
  Session 1: Identifying patients and treatment approaches
Chairs: Simon Ray and Richard Grocott-Mason
09:00 Recognizing cardiogenic shock and management strategies Holger Thiele
09:30 The spectrum of acute syndromes and cardiogenic shock Thomas F. Lüscher
10:00 Networks of care for cardiogenic shock in Germany Bernhard Schieffer
10:30 COFFEE  
  Session 2: Running a percutaneous left ventricular support program
Chairs: John Pepper and Christian Hassager


11:00 Logistics of emergency support and the cardiogenic shock team André Simon
11:20 Filmed live cases: Percutaneous LV support in the cath lab  
11:40 Managing percutaneous LV support beyond the cath lab Susanna Price
12:00 Managing the inflammatory response in shock Nandor Marczin
12:30 LUNCH  
  Session 3: Trial updates and emerging indications for mechanical circulatory support
Chairs: Alastair Proudfoot and Shouvik Haldar


13:30 Ongoing trials update Anthony Gershlick
14:00 Circulatory support in pulmonary embolus Olivier Sanchez
14:30 Non-shock indications for Mechanical LV support Jonathan Hill
15:00 COFFEE  
  Session 4: Cardiogenic Shock: How should we move forward?
Moderator: Theresa McDonagh
15:30 Interactive Case Based Discussions selected from delegate submissions
16:30 Developing networks of care and pathways: Protocols for implementation Faculty Panel
17:00 Summary and closing remarks Miles Dalby



Richard Grocott-Mason, Royal Brompton and Harefield Hospitals, London, U.K.
Shouvik Haldar, Royal Brompton and Harefield Hospitals, London, U.K.
Christian Hassager, University Hospital Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen, Denmark
Theresa McDonagh, King's College Hospital, London, U.K.
John Pepper, Royal Brompton and Harefield Hospitals, London, U.K.
Alastair Proudfoot, St Bartholomew's Hospital, London, UK
Simon Ray, University Hospital of South Manchester, Manchester, U.K.


Miles Dalby, Royal Brompton and Harefield Hospitals, London, U.K.
Anthony Gershlick, Leicester University Hospital,Leicester, U.K.
Jonathan Hill, Royal Brompton and Harefield Hospitals, London, U.K.
Thomas F. Lüscher, Royal Brompton and Harefield Hospitals, London, U.K.
Nandor Marczin, Royal Brompton & Harefield Hospitals, London, UK
Susanna Price, Royal Brompton and Harefield Hospitals, London, U.K.
Olivier Sanchez, Hôpital Européen Georges Pompidou, University Paris Descartes, Paris, France
Bernhard Schieffer, Universityhospital Giessen/Marburg, Marburg, Germany
André Simon, Royal Brompton and Harefield Hospitals, London, U.K.
Holger Thiele, University of Leipzig Heart Centre, Leipzig, Germany



Registration fees Price Registration
Non ESC-Members GBP 80  
ESC-Members GBP 60 please provide ESC-ID number when registering
Paramedics and allied healthcare professionals  GBP 25  

Online registration is closed. You may sign up at the venue on the day of the event. Please pay the fee in exact cash on-site.

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 15 will be charged for administrative costs. In case of cancellation up to 15th September 2019, 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 2019 - Cardiac Arrest, Resuscitation and Circulatory Support has been approved by the Federation of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the United Kingdom for
6 category 1 (external) CPD credits.