2016 National conference programme

The full programme for our Cardiomyopathy UK National conference


9.00 Registration

9.45 Welcome - Alison Fielding, Chair, Cardiomyopathy UK

9.50 My experience of cardiomyopathy - Cathy Stark

10.05 How Cardiomyopathy UK can help you - Joel Rose

Medical session 1

10.20 One choice from the following four options:

  • Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy - Dr Sam Mohiddin & Colin McVittie
  • Arrhythmogenic cardiomyopathy - Prof Perry Elliott & Tina Amiss
  • Peripartum cardiomyopathy - Dr Dawn Adamson & Joanne Farrell
  • The genetics of cardiomyopathy and its impact - Prof Ruth Newbury-Ecob

11.10 Coffee break

Medical session 2

11.30 One choice from the following four options:

  • Dilated cardiomyopathy - Dr Sam Mohiddin & Alison Fielding
  • Restrictive cardiomyopathy - Prof Perry Elliott & Sara Day
  • Left ventricular non-compaction (LVNC) - Dr Costas O'Mahony & Nigel Stafford
  • The genetics of cardiomyopathy and its impact - Prof Ruth Newbury-Ecob

12.20 Medical questions and answers session

12.50 Lunch

2.00 Research and what’s new in cardiomyopathy - Prof Perry Elliott

Workshop session 1

2.15 One choice from the following four options:

  • Coping with the emotional impact of cardiomyopathy - for people with
    the condition - Dr Ian McPherson & Tina Amiss
  • Coping with the emotional impact of cardiomyopathy on you - for family
    and carers (please note that this session is for family and carers only) - Melissa Sanchez & Julie Rees
  • Supporting a young person with cardiomyopathy - Sarah Regan & Ufuoma Ashaye
  • Resuscitation training - Denise Welsby

3.00 Comfort break

Workshop session 2

3.20 One choice from the following four options:

  • Exercise and a healthy lifestyle - Dr Caroline Coats & Paul Roome
  • Insurance, benefits and your employment rights: how equality law can
    help you - Bill Bartholomew, Osian Evans & Ivor Adair
  • Self-management and goal setting - Dr Graeme Gillespie & Jenny Rees
  • Taking control of your care and treatment - Joel Rose & Sarah Regan

4.10 Cardiomyopathy UK awards

4.25 Thank you

4.30 Close

4.45 - 5.30 Meet the team and charity update