Cardiac disease and anaesthesia symposium

Join us in person and online in April for two days of discussion about anaesthesia for patients with cardiac disease. 

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Key details

Date: 26 to 27 April 2023 | 09:00 - 17:00

Location: London, RCoA and Online

Availability: Places available

Clinical content lead(s): Professor Pierre Foex and Professor Helen Higham

CPD credits: 10

Patients with heart disease can present on any elective list, and also as emergencies. The aim of the symposium is to explore areas of clinical importance for all practising anaesthetists. The event brings together expert cardiologists, anaesthetists, and intensivists, bringing a truly multidisciplinary approach to complex problems making it easier for all of us to better understand the pathophysiology of heart disease and how to manage patients with often complex problems.

The programme will explore a wide range of topics with plenty of opportunities to question the experts, take stock and translate the most recent evidence into our clinical practice for the benefit of our patients.

Where permitted, talks will be recorded and made available to delegates post event. Once registered you will have access to the recorded material for up to six months after the live event. Viewing of the recording will carry the same number of CPD points.

Topics include:

  • Preoperative assessment of cardiac patients
  • Cancer drugs and heart failure
  • Post-covid patients and risk of surgery
  • Pulmonary hypertension
  • Patients with transplanted hearts
  • Heart devices
  • ECMO
  • Heart disease in pregnancy
  • Congenital heart disease
  • Coronary disease
  • Valvular heart disease

A PDF version of the programme can be downloaded here. Please note that this programme is subject to change.

09:00-09:50 Registration
09:50-10:00 Welcome and introduction Professor Pierre Foex, Oxford
  Preoperative assessment of the cardiac patient
10:00-10:25 Human factors and the cardiac patient Professor Helen Higham, Oxford
10:25-10:50 Cardiac biomarkers and the surgical patient Professor Pierre Foex, Oxford
10:50-11:15 Non-invasive cardiac evaluation Dr Andrew Kelion, Oxford
11:15-11:35 Q&A discussion
11:35-12:00 Break
  Problems with the lungs and heart
12:00-12:25 Pathophysiology of pulmonary hypertension Professor Sean Gaine, Dublin
12:25-12:50 Perioperative management of the patient with pulmonary hypertension Dr Ruth Newton, Sheffield
12:50-13:05 Q&A discussion  
13:05-14:00 Lunch  
  The adult with congenital heart disease
14:00-14:25 Overview of grown-up congenital disease Dr Bejal Pandya, London
14:25-14:50 Anaesthesia for GUCH patients Dr Matthew Barnard, London
14:50-15:05 Q&A discussion  
15:05-15:30 Break  
  The surgical patient with coronary disease
15:30-15:55 Physiology of coronary heart disease Professor Raj Kharbanda, Oxford
15:55-16:20 Management of patients with known coronary disease Dr Georgina Flood, Dublin
16:20-16:35 Q&A discussion
16:35-17:00 Closing comments Professor Pierre Foex, Oxford
17:00 Close of day 1


A PDF version of the programme can be downloaded here. Please note that this programme is subject to change.

08:00-08:55 Registration
08:55-09:00 Welcome and introduction Professor Helen Higham, Oxford
  The supported heart
09:00-09:25 Patients with a left ventricular assist device Dr Claire Scanlon, Birmingham
09:25-09:50 Anaesthesia for the patient with a transplanted heart Dr Shane George, Cambridge
09:50-10:15 The Place of ECMO in 2023 Dr Miguel Garcia, Manchester
10:15-10:35 Q&A discussion
10:35-11:00 Break
  Problems and Solutions
11:00-11:25 Heart disease in pregnancy Dr Katherine von Klemperer, London
11:25-11:50 Heart devices and anaesthesia Dr Adrian Morley Davies, Stoke on Trent
11:50-12:15 Concerns about arrhythmias Dr Adrian Morley Davies, Stoke on Trent
12:15-12:35 Q&A discussion
12:35-13:30 Lunch
  Valvular heart disease
13:30-13:55 Pathophysiology of valvular heart disease Professor Saul Myerson, Oxford
13:55-14:20 Anaesthesia for patients with valvular heart disease Dr Charles Chan, Oxford
14:20-14:35 Q&A discussion
14:35-15:10 Break
  Drugs and the Heart
15:10-15:35 Cancer treatment related cardiac issues Dr Arjun Ghosh
15:35-16:00 Do anaesthetics protect the heart? Prof Gudrun Kunst, London
16:00-16:25 Post-Covid patients: risks of surgery Professor Pierre Foex, Oxford
16:25-17:05 Q&A Discussion
17:05 Close of event  



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