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London Shock 2023

London, UK
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Dear Colleague

In spite of major advances in emergency cardiac care, significant numbers of patients suffer circulatory failure with a high and over the years unchanged mortality in spite of timely revascularisation when appropriate. Immediate and effective resuscitation and successful management of circulatory shock therefore represent a key unmet medical need.

Indeed, although mortality for heart attack patients presenting in a  stable condition has declined significantly in the last decades from over 50% to around 3-5%, patients presenting with cardiogenic shock after resuscitation still have a poor outcome with an in-hospital mortality of 40-50% and a significant rate of major cardiovascular events during follow up.

Thus, education and research in the field of cardiogenic shock are of paramount importance, starting at the first onset of symptoms to hospital arrival and acute interventional and medical management. The London Shock meeting now in its 6th edition has aimed since inception to bring together an international faculty of experts with a particular focus on clinical networks and pathways of care as well as on the most recent therapeutic options in the management of cardiogenic shock.

We look forward to welcome you at the Royal Society of Medicine in central London this coming October.

Miles Dalby
Thomas Luescher
Shouvik Haldar
Susanna Price



Tuesday, October 10th, 2023 (UK time)

Venue: The Royal Society of Medicine

08:45  |  Registration and coffee  
09:15  |  Introduction: Miles Dalby  


09:30-11:00 | Session 1: Haematological and inflammatory mechanisms in cardiogenic shock
Chair: Thomas F. Lüscher, Diana Gorog, Michael Marber
09:30 Haematology in the pathology and treatment of cardiogenic shock

Christophe Vandenbriele

09:55 Inflammation and novel neurohumoral targets in cardiogenic shock   

Florian Wenzl

10:20 Will regenerative medicine help us? Mauro Giacca
10:45 Panel discussion: Novel therapeutic targets in cardiogenic shock  
11:15 | COFFEE  


11:45-13:15 | Session 2: Medical and supportive therapy
Chairs: Susanna Price, Mark Mason, Vas Panoulas
11:45 The 2023 ESC Guidelines on ACS: What do they say about cardiogenic shock? Robert Byrne

Lessons learned from the BOX trial post cardiac arrest

Christian Hassager
12:40 Panel discussion: Medical and supportive therapy in cardiogenic shock  
13:15  |  LUNCH and Interactive Industry Exhibition  


14:15-16:00 | Session 3: Mechanical support and networks of care
Chairs: Seth Bliazarian, Divaka Perera, Richard Grocott-Mason
14:15 Trials of mechanical circulatory support in cardiogenic shock       Jan Bělohlávek
14:40 Mechanical circulatory support: Can we do better with combined approaches/unloading? Benedikt Schrage
15:05 Networks of care in cardiogenic shock and global perspectives Susanna Price
15:30 Panel discussion: What is the contemporary role for mechanical
circulatory support in cardiogenic shock?


16:00 Summary and Closing Remarks Miles Dalby


Teaching Faculty

Jan Bělohlávek, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic

Seth Bilazarian, Chief Medical Officer, Abiomed, Denvers, USA  

Robert Byrne, Mater Private Network – Dublin, Dublin,Ireland

Miles Dalby, Royal Brompton & Harefield Hospitals, Guys and St Thomas, London, UK

Mauro Giacca, King’s College, London, UK

Diana Gorog, Royal Brompton & Harefield Hospitals, Guys and St Thomas, London, UK

Richard Grocott-Mason, Royal Brompton & Harefield Hospitals, Guys and St Thomas, London, UK

Christian Hassager, Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen, Denmark

Thomas F. Lüscher, Royal Brompton & Harefield Hospitals, Guys and St Thomas, London, UK

Michael Marber, King’s College, London, UK

Mark Mason, Royal Brompton & Harefield Hospitals, Guys and St Thomas, London, UK

Vas Panoulas, Royal Brompton & Harefield Hospitals, Guys and St Thomas, London, UK

Divaka Perera, King's College London, London, UK

Susanna Price, Royal Brompton & Harefield Hospitals, Guys and St Thomas, London, UK

Benedikt Schrage, University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany

Christophe Vandenbriele, Universitair Ziekenhuis Leuven, Leuven, Belgium

Florian Wenzel, Center for Molecular Cardiology, University of Zurich, Switzerland



General Information


Registrations can be made exclusively online on our website: here

Registration fees Fee
Regular fee GBP 80
Paramedics, Residents & Students (age<35)   GBP 25

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 10th September 2023, 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 2023 - Cardiac Arrest, Resuscitation & Circulatory Support' has been approved by the Federation of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the United Kingdom for 5 category 1 (external) CPD credit(s).

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