Cardiomyopathy medical conference in Birmingham

5th November 2015

Our second regional cardiomyopathy conference for doctors and nurses is to be held in Birmingham in January.

The conference, at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital’s education centre in Mindelsohn Way, Edgbaston, on Tuesday, 19 January, is the second in our programme designed to reach more cardiologists, specialist heart nurses and GPs where they work.

The first event is being held in Bournemouth on Monday, 30 November.

Both the events will be free to the medical profession but those attending must book.

The January conference will focus on imaging, risk and future trends in treating cardiomyopathy. Expert speakers include Professor Perry Elliott, from the Barts Heart Centre in London, and Professor Mike Frenneaux, from the University of East Anglia Norwich medical school.

Subjects covered include assessing risk in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and dilated cardiomyopathy, metabolic pathways, implementing European guidelines for treating patients, and the use of MRI and echo.

There will be case presentations by experts and Cardiomyopathy UK’s Robert Hall and the Queen Elizabeth Hospital’s informatics programme manager Katie Squire will talk about improving patient education.

Also speaking are Professor Houman Ashrafian from Oxford University, Professor Francisco Leyva and Dr William Bradlow, from the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Dr John Baksi from the Royal Brompton Hospital in London, and Dr Lynn Williams from Papworth Hospital in Cambridge.

Cardiomyopathy UK medical director Robert Hall said: "Our annual London medical conferences have become established events in the medical education calendar. Our new programme of regional conferences provides increased opportunities for doctors and nurses to learn more about cardiomyopathy and best practice in treating it."

Medical professionals can book places here

Families affected by cardiomyopathy can help by making information available to their GPs and care teams. We can provide hard copies to take in to your local hospital, health centre or GP surgery. Email Robert Hall.