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Cardiology Update London 2023

London, UK
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Dear Colleagues

It is a real pleasure to welcome you the 7th 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 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.

Prof. Thomas F. Lüscher

Dr. Peter Libby

Prof. Bernard J. Gersh   

Dr. Richard Grocott-Mason

Dr. Ruth Amstein


Programme Overview

Programme Overview

Monday , December 11th (UK Time) Tuesday, December 12th (UK Time)
8:30 Welcome Address
Opening Lectures
  • Frontiers in cardiovascular science
8:30 Session 4
Arrhythmias and Sudden Cardiac Death
  • Atrial fibrillation
  • Cardiogenic shock and effect of assist devices (Impella)
  • Personalised indication for ICD
9:45 Coffee 10:30 Coffee
10:15 Session 1
Risk Factors and Prevention
  • Dyslipidaemias
  • siRNA therapeutics
  • 2023 ESC Diabetes Guidelines
  • Obesity
  • Vaccination
11:00 Session 5
Valvular Heart Disease
  • Aortic, mitral and tricuspid valve disease
  • Multiple heart valve disease
12:30 Satellite Symposium 12:30 Satellite Symposium
13:15 Lunch Break 13:15 Lunch Break
14:00 Session 2
Acute and Chronic Coronary Syndromes
  • Intracoronary Imaging
  • ESC 2023 ACS Guidelines
  • Challenges in PCI
  • From plaque rupture to erosion
  • PCI for ischemic cardiomyopathy








The Paul Hamilton Wood Lecture

Session 6
Heart Failure: Established and Novel Drugs/Advanced Stage

  • Update of ESC Guidelines
  • Management of HFpEF
  • Iron deficiency in HF
    16:15 Coffee 15:45 Coffee
    16:45 Satellite Symposium    
    17:15 Session 3
    Practical Implications of the new ESC Guidelines
    • Cardiomyopathies
    • Endocarditis
    16:15 Session 7
    Heart, Kidney and Cardiomyopathies
    • The cardiorenal axis
    • HF and CKD
    • Update in Cardio-oncology
    18:15 Networking Reception 17:30 Adjourn



    Monday, December 11th, 2023 (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:
    From managing to cure: Genetic therapy for cardiomyopathies

    Hugh Watkins, Oxford

    09:15 Opening Lecture 2:
    Lipoprotein (a) a risk factor for CAD and aortic stenosis?

    Børge G. Nordestgaard,   Copenhagen

    09:45- 10:15 COFFEE BREAK  


    10:15 - 12:30 | Session 1: Risk Factors and Prevention
    Chairs: Mahmoud Barbier, Harefield and John E. Deanfield, London

    Development of nucleic-acid based therapies to
    lower atherogenic lipoproteins

    Ulf Landmesser, Berlin
    10:35 Novel antilipidaemic drugs: Novel trials and clinical outcomes Alberico L. Catapano, Milan
    10:55 The 2023 ESC Guidelines on Cardiovascular Disease and Diabetes Nikolaus Marx, Aachen
    11:15 Obesity: New options for a rising issue in cardiovascular medicine Naveed Sattar, Glasgow
    11:35 Vaccination as a new form of cardiovascular prevention Thomas F. Lüscher, 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 Intracoronary imaging and clinical outcomes    Lorenz Räber, Bern
    14:20 ESC 2023 Guidelines on Acute Coronary Syndromes Borja Ibáñez, Madrid
    14:40 Challenges in PCI: high-risk and complex lesions (CHIP) Jonathan Hill, London
    15:00 Patient case TBD (interactive voting) Mohammed Majid Akhtar, London
    15:20 From plaque rupture to erosion: A step towards precision medicine? Filippo Crea, Rome
    15:40 PCI for ischemic cardiomyopathy: The Revived Trial Divaka Perera, London
    16:00 Panel Discussion  
    16:15- 16:45 COFFEE BREAK  


    16:45 - 17:15 | Industry-Sponsored Symposium


    17:15 - 18:45 | Session 3: Practical Implications of the new ESC 2023 Guidelines
    Chairs: Divaka Perera, London and Eleanor Wicks, Oxford
    17:15 Cardiomyopathies Juan Pablo Kaski, London
    17:30 Q&A  
    17:40 Endocarditis Victoria Delgado, Badalona
    17:55 Q&A  
    18:15    Cross-functional Networking Reception

    Tuesday, December 12th, 2023 (UK Time)

    Venue: The Royal Society of Medicine

    08:30 - 10:30 | Session 4: Arrhythmias, Sudden Cardiac Death
    Chairs: Vias Markides, London and Tom Wong, London
    08:30 Pulse field ablation of atrial fibrillation: A revolution?    Gerhard Hindricks, Berlin
    08:50 Upstream therapy for the prevention of AF: Is it realistic? Bernard Gersh, Rochester
    09:10 My patient with AF and ischemic heart disease (interactive voting) Shouvik Haldar, London
    09:30 Cardiogenic shock and effect of assist devices Susanna Price, London
    09:50 Personalized indication for ICD? Genetics, fibrosis and LVEF Lars Køber, Copenhagen
    10:10 Panel discussion All
    10:30-11:00 COFFEE BREAK  


    11:00- 12:45 | Session 5: Valvular Heart Disease
    Chairs: Miles Dalby, London and Simon Davies, London
    11:00 Multimodality imaging in transcatheter aortic valve replacement Alison Duncan, London
    11:20 TAVI versus SAVR: moving indications? Stephan Windecker, Berne
    11:40 Secondary mitral regurgitation: Medication, TEER or surgery? Francesco Maisano, Milano
    12:00 TEER for tricuspid regurgitation: ILLUMINATE and beyond Georg Nickenig, Bonn
    12:20 Panel discussion  


    12:30 - 13:15 | Industry-Sponsored Symposium

    13:15-14:00    Lunch Buffet


    14:00 - 14:30 | The Paul Hamilton Wood Lecture
    Chairs: Thomas F. Lüscher, London Bernard Gersh, Rochester
    14:00 Is targeting inflammation ready for prime time? Peter Libby, Boston


    14:30 - 15:45 | Session 6: Heart Failure: Established and Novel Drugs / Advanced Stage
    Chairs: Owais Dar, Harefield and Bernard Gersh, Rochester
    14:30 Focused update on the 2021 ESC HF Guidelines Marco Metra, Brescia
    14:50 HFpEF: From hemodynamics to management Barry Borlaug, Rochester
    15:10 Iron deficiency in heart failure    Paul Kalra, Portsmouth
    15:30 Panel discussion  
    15:45 - 16:15 COFFEE BREAK  


    16:15 - 17:30 | Session 7: Heart, Kidney and Cardiomyopathies
    Chairs: Paul Kalra, Portsmouth and Alexander Lyon, London
    16:15 Is LVEF still important for HF management? Pardeep Jhund, Glasgow
    16:35 The cardiorenal axis: new treatment targets Christoph Wanner, Wuerzburg
    16:55 Cardio-oncology - a rapidly evolving field Sohaib Nazir, London
    17:15 Panel discussion  
    17:30 Wrap-up and Adjourn Thomas F. Lüscher, London


    Satellite Symposia


    Teaching Faculty

    Mohammed Majid Akhtar
    London, UK

    Mahmoud Barbir
    Harefield, UK

    Barry A. Borlaug
    Rochester MN, USA

    Alberico L. Catapano
    Milan, IT

    Filippo Crea
    Rome, IT

    Miles Dalby
    Harefield, UK

    Simon Davies
    London, UK

    Owais Dar
    Harefield, UK

    John E. Deanfield
    London, UK

    Victoria Delgado
    Badalona, ES

    Alison Duncan
    London, UK

    Bernard J. Gersh
    Rochester MN, USA

    Richard Grocott-Mason
    London, UK

    Shouvik Haldar
    London, UK

    Jonathan Hill
    London, UK

    Gerhard Hindricks
    Berlin, DE

    Borja Ibáñez Cabeza
    Madrid, ES

    Pardeep Jhund
    Glasgow, UK

    Paul Kalra
    Portsmouth, UK

    Juan Kaski
    London, UK

    Lars Køber
    Copenhagen, DK

    Ulf Landmesser
    Berlin, DE

    Peter Libby
    Boston, USA

    Thomas F. Lüscher
    London, UK

    Alexander Lyon
    London, UK

    Francesco Maisano
    Milan, IT

    Vias Markides
    London, UK

    Nikolaus Marx
    Aachen, DE

    Marco Metra
    Brescia, IT

    Sohaib Nazir
    London, UK

    Georg Nickenig
    Bonn, DE

    Børge Nordestgaard
    Herlev, DK

    Divaka Perera
    London, UK

    Susanna Price
    London, UK

    Lorenz Räber
    Berne, CH

    Naveed Sattar
    Glasgow, UK

    Christoph Wanner
    Wuerzburg, DE

    Hugh Watkins
    Oxford, UK

    Stephan Windecker
    Berne, CH

    Eleanor Wicks
    Oxford, UK

    Tom Wong
    London, UK




    Registration fees  
    Regular fee GBP 300
    Early registration fee (until November 10, 2023) GBP 250
    Trainees/Residents, Research fellows, Nurses, Students <40 years (ID proof required)*  
    Regular fee GBP 150
    Early registration fee (until November 10, 2023) 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 10, 2023) GBP 210

    *For the reduced registration (Trainees/Residents, Research fellows, Nurses, Students <40 years) please send a copy of your ID to Ms. Nadine-Estelle Abea 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 2023, deposits will be refunded less 35 % for administrative costs. After this date, no refund will be possible.


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


    Zurich Heart House, Foundation for Cardiovascular Research
    Dr. Ruth Amstein
    Nadine-Estelle Abea
    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

    European Accreditation Council for Continuing
    Medical Education (EACCME®)
    12 European CME credits (ECMEC®s)



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