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BACPR Annual Conference 2014 New Frontiers in Cardiovascular Prevention & Rehabilitation

2 -3 October 2014 - City Hotel, Derry/Londonderry

Registration NOW OPEN!

Abstracts are invited for submission for oral and poster presentation by 27 June.


9th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Cardiorenal Forum Cardiorenal disease - glucose, gender, rhythm and risks

3 October 2014 - Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists, London

Session 1. Diabetes and cardiorenal disease

• Diet and cardiometabolic risk: prevention in EPIC proportions
Kay Tee Khaw, Professor of Clinical Gerentology (University of Cambridge)
• Future options for glycaemic management in type 2 diabetes
Cliff Bailey, Professor of Clinical Science (Aston University, Birmingham)
Are new diabetes and renal drugs really cost-effective?
Phil McEwan, Director (Swansea Centre for Health Economics)
Discussion: so now, how do we best prevent diabetic nephropathy?
John Holian, Consultant Nephrologist (St Vincent’s University Hospital, Dublin)

Session 2. Advances in diagnosis and assessing cardiovascular risk

New approaches to assessing CV risk – JBS3 onwards
John Deanfield, Consultant Cardiologist (University College Hospital, London)
• The future of hyperlipidaemia management

Anthony Wierzbicki, Consultant in Metabolic Medicine (Guy’s & St Thomas’ Hospital, London)
Sleep disordered breathing and cardiorenal disease
Mike Polkey, Consultant Physician (Royal Brompton Hospital, London)
Hyperphosphataemia and CVD risk in CKD
David Goldsmith, Consultant Nephrologist, Professor of Cardiorenal Medicine (Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital, London)
Clinical trials in cardiology – reviewed
Iain Squire, Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine (University of Leicester)
Clinical trials in renal medicine – reviewed
David Wheeler, Professor of Kidney Medicine (Royal Free Hospital, London)

Session 3. New considerations in cardiorenal risk

Gender differences and cardiorenal disease
Peter Collins, Professor of Cardiology (Imperial College, London)
Future therapeutic strategies in CKD
Professor Adelbert Schiller. Professor of Nephrology (Timisoara, Romania)
Session 4. Interactive cases
Atrial fibrillation: anticoagulant options
Diana Gorog, Consultant Cardiologist (East & North Hertfordshire NHS Trust)
Ultrafiltration for decompensated heart failure
Daniel Sado, Cardiologist (University College Hospital, London)
Management of heart failure in advanced CKD
Andrew Clark, Professor of Cardiology (University of Hull)

For further information please contact Richard Bazneh ads@bjcardio.co.uk

SADS Awareness Conference

14 October 2014 - Leicester Tigers Rugby Stadium, Leicester

A GROUNDBREAKING conference for healthcare practitioners is returning for a second year to examine issues around sudden heart deaths in young people.
The second annual SADS Awareness Conference is being organised by local charity the Joe Humphries Memorial Trust (JHMT) in conjunction with the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust.

It will take place on Tuesday 14th October at the Leicester Tigers rugby stadium, Aylestone Road, Leicester.
SADS stands for sudden arrhythmic death syndrome. It’s part of a group of subtle heart diseases that claim the lives of 12 teenagers and young adults, aged 12-35, every week in the UK. Some conditions causing SADS affect whole families.

Steve Humphries, chairman of the Joe Humphries Memorial Trust, said: “JHMT has taken great strides forward in such a short space of time since the loss of our beloved son, Joe, to SADS in 2012.

“We’re lifting the lid on these heart diseases and we are encouraged that key medical practitioners are taking steps to tackle this silent killer. The annual SADS Awareness Conference in Leicester gives them the perfect platform to do so.”

Dr Ffion Davies, consultant in A&E at Leicester’s Hospitals, said:  “It’s vital that we increase awareness of this condition and its warning signs amongst NHS staff. This conference will allow us to share key messages about SADS, and I’m pleased to give it my full support.”

The conference opens at 10am with an address by Martin Johnson, ex-rugby international player and Patron of the charity, and features a range of speakers, including Professor Charles Deakin, professor of resuscitation and pre-hospital emergency medicine at the University of Southampton NHS Trust, who will talk about how good we are in the UK at detecting SADS and reacting to cardiac arrest compared with other countries.

Workshops will cover topics such as recognising patterns in ECGs, the role of pre-hospital ambulance staff and setting up diagnostic services for suspected patients or bereaved families.

Online bookings is now open. The registration fee for the event is £40 for nurses, technicians and paramedics, and £70 for doctors. To book a place, please apply online at http://www.jhmt.org.uk

For all enquiries, please contact Vicky Wills, fundraising and events co-ordinator, on vickywills.jhmt@hotmail.co.uk



'Introduction to Cardiothoracic Nursing'

BSc (Hons) 20 credit module AU3S052
accredited by: University of South Wales : University of Glamorgan
Courses : May and October
6 Study days over 6 weeks.

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For more information or to book a place, contact:

Andrew Meates


Education and Practice Development Nurse

Cardiothoracic Services

02920 7445356

Bleep 6437



Cardiovascular Imaging

22 October 2014 - The British Institute of Radiology, London

Day 1 of our Annual Congress will cover Cardiovascular Imaging.  You can attend just for the day or the whole Congress.  Click here to view flyer


Please contact Ruth Threadgold for further information:

0203 668 2226


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PCT is Europe’s leading annual partnering event for the clinical outsourcing community with more than 900 attendees, more than 100 speakers and 15 hours of networking. New topics this year include transparency in data, disruptive technologies, more emphasis on patient-perspectives, increased emphasis on the impact of social media and more.

Please visit  http://www.informa-ls.com/CQ3009AA1 to download the full programme and register your place today! Please quote VIP Code: CQ3009AA1 to secure the best rate.












RCPE Cardiology Symposium

6 November 2014 - Edinburgh

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5th ECS Congress 

6 - 8 November - Dubai

Vist http://www.ecsc.ae/ for further information 


BMJ Masterclass for GP's: Cardiology, Diabetes & CKD

7 November - Birmingham

Increase your confidence in three core areas of primary care. In this one-day course our expert speakers will guide you through the latest evidence-based guidelines and give you clinical tips that you can put into practice straight away. Earn 6 CPD credits by attending and prove your practice is up to date, ready for appraisal and revalidation.

Review from the Chair, Professor Mike G Kirby:

"This day provides a superb opportunity to catch up on the key advances in CKD, diabetes, cardiology, and lifestyle issues - All very frequent and important parts of our day-to-day work. The course has matured over several years, based on feedback from delegates. All the speakers are enthusiasts and you will have time to ask questions and chat to colleagues and speakers in the breaks. Great for CPD and revalidation, you won’t find a better, more valuable day out of the practice!"

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Europe AF

9-10 November 2014 - London

The goal of Europe AF 2014 is to present contemporary knowledge and understanding of the pathophysiology and treatment of Atrial Fibrillation to a diverse audience of medical professionals

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Come and join us for our third annual conference specially designed by primary care for all primary care professionals. This unique educational conference brings together GPSIs, GP educators, GPs, GP registrars, practice nurses and other professionals in order to share knowledge and experience.

Our objective is clear: To assist you and your colleagues in delivering optimal care for the ever-increasing number of patients with cardiovascular disease (CVD) that you see and manage every day.

Hot topics include: JBS3, preventing hospital admissions, glycaemic control, dementia, heart failure, FH, AF, Stroke, CKD and much more.

Find out more and register now at www.issuesandanswers.org

For more information please contact Jane Boyle on jboyle@sherbornegibbs.co.uk


Nurse Clinics 2014

19 November 2014 - Birmingham

Chaired by Dr Richard Hatchett and with an opening address by Katerina Kolyva Director of Continued Practice Nursing and Midwifery Council, this national annual conference will provide specialist nurses with a valuable opportunity to hear national updates and best practice for working at advanced practice, and setting up and running nurse led clinics and services in primary and secondary care across a number of specialities including Cardiology. This conference will look at how to demonstrate the value of your clinic or service, and how to continuously measure, monitor and benchmark the impact on patient experience and outcomes, in line with the drive for quality improvement in the NHS reflected by the Francis Inquiry and the CNOs Strategy for Nursing including the 6 C’s.


For further information and to book visit http://www.healthcareconferencesuk.co.uk/nurse-clinics-2014 or email kerry@hc-uk.org.uk.

Follow the conference on Twitter #NuresClinics14
A 20% discount* is available for registrants via the Arrhythmia Alliance by quoting ref: hcuk20AA when booking. (*cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer.  Full T&Cs available upon request.)


Measuring Real Outcomes for Cardiac Patients using PROMS

21 November 2014 - Birmingham - £50 to attend








The morning session aims to give an overview of the National PROMs programme, the uses and limitations of Patient Reported Outcome Measures, how they can be used to calculate QALYs and inform clinical practice. The afternoon has an emphasis on PROMs development and use and will inform attendees of the work that is currently ongoing in the field, and what we are learning.


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Atrial Fibrillation Management & Stroke Prevention






24 - 26 November 2014 - University of Birmingham

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BSH 17th Annual Autumn Meeting

27 - 28 November 2014 - London

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For more information please contact the BSH Secretariat on info@bsh.org.uk or visit the BSH website www.bsh.org.uk



Cardiac Research Centre 5th Annual Meeting - The A to Z of Sudden Cardiac Death 

28 November 2014 - Royal Institiute of British Architects, London





















Visit the website for further information www.cardiovascular-sciences.org or contact conference-cvsrc@sgul.ac.uk




2nd GULF EP Live

22-24 January 2015, The Ritz-Carlton Dubai, UAE

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Management of Heart Failure in Primary Care 

26 - 29 January 2015 - University of Birmingham

This course is suitable for GP’s, nurses and other health care professionals aiming to acquire specialised skills and qualifications in heart failure management with primary and community care

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The British Society for Heart Failure (BSH) 7th Heart Failure Day for Revalidation & Training

5 March 2014 - London

For more information please contact the BSH Secretariat on info@bsh.org.uk or visit the BSH website www.bsh.org.uk









The British Society for Heart Failure (BSH) 5th Heart Failure Nurse Study Day

6 March 2014 - London

For more information please contact the BSH Secretariat on info@bsh.org.uk or visit the BSH website www.bsh.org.uk