GP Events

Educational Seminars and Events

We offer heart and lung seminars providing you with a chance to:

  • earn CPD points
  • update your knowledge on heart and lung conditions and treatments
  • meet with our consultants face-to-face

Upcoming Educational Event

Upcoming GP Events

Aorta Masterclass 2018

Date: 1st – 2nd June 2018
Duration: 2 Days
Start Time: 09:00
End Time: 18:00
Venue: Fleming Building, Imperial College, South Kensington Campus, London

PLEASE NOTE: this programme is subject to change

Day 1

Time Topic Speaker
09:00 Registration
09:00 Welcome and introduction Robert Bell
10:00 The hypoplastic Arch and related Anomalles Natasha Khan
10:15 The Bicuspid Aortic valve: Common but Complex Katie Francis
10:30 Biscuspid Aortic Valve and Aortic Dissection & Discussion Cristina Basso
10:45 Genotype-Phenotype in Marfan; are FBN variants related to prognosis? VM Becerro-Munoz
11:00 Outcomes after management of Aortic Dissection In UK Deborash Harrington
11:15 Genotype to Phenotype: precision medicine or diameter as the trigger for intervention? Florian Schoenhoff
11:30 The integration of genetic testing into aortic patient pathways Debbie Morris-Rosendahl
12:00 Lunch
14:00 Biomarkers in thoracic aortic diseases Toru Suzuki
14:15 Inflammatory aortic conditions David Newby
14:30 Intramural haematoma Nicholas Cheshire
14:45 Infected endovascular grafts Thierry Carrell
15:00 Takayasau: diagnosis and management Justin Mason
15:15 Coffee Break
15:45 Is pregnancy a risk for acute aortic dissection? Anselm Uebing
16:00 Who needs pre-emptive aortic surgery before pregnancy? Piers Daubeney
16:15 Controversy within the WHO classification of maternal cardiovascular risk Lorna Swan
16:30 How to manage acute aortic dissection duringpregnancy John Pepper
16:45 What is the future of minimal invasive AVR? Toufan Bahrami
17:00 When should we use the Osaki repair? Cesare Quatro
17:15 KEYNOTE: “I want to be an aortic specialist, show me how” Alex Pitcher
18:00 Close


Day 2

Time Topic Speaker
09:00 Contemporary results of open arch reconstruction Anthony L. Estera
09:15 Open versus Endo arch reconstruction: what is the evidence, what is anecdote? Nicholas Cheshire
09:30 Frozen elephant trunk: technique, adjuncts and outcomes Malakh Lal Shrestha
09:45 Total endovascular arch reconstruction: are multiple branched devices ready for mainstream?
10:00 How much arch reconstruction in acute type a dissection?
10:15 Parallel grafts for arch disease are the currently best solution Martin Malina
10:30 Coffee Break
10:45 Diagnosis/Rule-out of acute aortic dissection: Risk Score + Biomarkers Fulvio Marello
11:00 “Triple rule-out”: a useful concept in daily practice Tarun Mital
11:15 Type A AAD with visceral malperfusion: protocol or personalised? Martin Czerny
11:30 Uncomplicated Type B Dissection: Is there such a thing? Christopher Nienaber
11:45 How far are we from Endo-Bentall? Christopher Nienaber
12:00 Lunch
13:00 Aortic dilatation, exercise and sport Antonio Pellcia
13:15 Thoracic aortic aneurysm: role of observation and medical management Artur Evanselista
13:30 Small AAA: role of observation and medical management Philipe Lacroix
13:45 Post-primary repair: why is follow-up important? Artur Evangelista
14:00 Extracting information from CT to predict outcome after Type B AD Dominik Fielschmann/td>
14:15 Can dynamic imaging and mathmatical modelling predict outcome? Xiao Yun Xu
14:30 Wrap up by chairman
14:45 Closing Remarks John Pepper
15:00 Close


Cardio respiratory GP Update (full day)

Date: postponed to 2018
Duration: 1 day
Start Time: 10:00
End Time: 16:00
Venue: Concert Hall, Harefield Hospital, Hill End Road, Harefield, Middlesex, UB9 6JH

PLEASE NOTE: this programme is subject to change

Time Topic Speaker
10:00 Arrive for 10:15am start
10:15 Welcome
10:30 ECG interpretation for Primary Care
· Approach to ECG interpretation
· Management in primary care
· When to refer
· Case studies
Dr Wajid Hussain
11:00 COPD update and spirometry interpretation
· Making sense of spirometry graphs
· Interpretation of spirometry for the purpose of, the differential diagnosis of breathlessness, staging severity of COPD, the assessment of asthma
· Case studies
Dr Jaymin Morjaria
11:30 Break
12:00 Heart Failure diagnosis– what you should be doing
· Echo – what reports say and what do – they mean?
· Management in primary care
· When should GPs refer
· Case studies
Dr Aigul Baltabaeva
12:30 Lunch
13:15 Atrial fibrillation management
· Managing stroke risk
· Starting warfarin or NOACs
· When to refer to secondary care
· Case studies
Dr David Gareth Jones
13:45 Angina in primary care
· Management in primary care
· Red flags and when to refer
· Complex case studies
Dr Rebecca Lane
14:15 Break
14:45 Update on CT and PETCT scanning
· What heart and lung scans GPs can refer
· New diagnostics at Harefield
· Case studies
Dr Paras Dalal
15:15 Close


Paediatric Cardiology GP Update (full day)

Date: postponed to 2018
Duration: 1 day
Start Time: 10:00
End Time: 16:45
Venue: To be Confirmed

PLEASE NOTE: this programme is subject to change

Time Topic Speaker
10:00 Arrive for 10:15am start
10:15 Welcome
10:30 During pregnancy – looking after mum’s heart
· What to look out for in the mother
· Managing existing conditions
Dr Sabine Ernst
11:00 The gestation period – fetal cardiac diagnosis
· Examination, tests and interpretation
· When to refer
· Management in primary care
Dr Beverly Tsai-Goodman
11:30 Break
12:00 Diagnostic work up for suspected cardiac conditions in children
· Review of standard tests and their indications
· Understanding MRI reports
· When to refer to secondary care
Dr Sylvia Krupickova
12:30 Quiz
13:00 Lunch
13:45 4 key cardiac red flags in newborns
· Murmur, cardiac failure, cyanosis and arrhythmia
· What to look for
· Examination technique and tips
· Diagnostic tests
· When to refer
Professor Alain Fraisse
14:15 Coronary Disease in the Young
· What GPs need to know
· Recommended diagnostics
· When should GPs refer
Dr Giovanni Di Salvo
14:45 Break
15:15 CHD and other diseases, management of the teenage years
· Understanding the hospital structure
· Engaging the teenage mind
· Support in primary care
· When should GPs refer
Lynda Davies Shaughnessy
15:45 CHD in adulthood
· What GPs need to know/case history
· Management in primary care/common issue
· When to refer to secondary care
Professor Michael Gatzoulis
16:15 Quiz
16:45 Close