New regional cardiomyopathy conferences for doctors and nurses

8th September 2015

Our medical conferences on cardiomyopathy are going on the road.

Instead of having our Cardiomyopathy UK conferences for medical people only in London, we are going out to the regions to try to reach more cardiologists, specialist heart nurses and GPs where they work.

We are holding our first regional medical conference in Bournemouth on Monday, 30 November. Other regional conferences will follow in 2016.  All the events will be free but those attending must book.

The event, in the post-graduate centre at the Royal Bournemouth Hospital, Castle Lane East, BH7 7DW, includes talks from experts on dilated cardiomyopathy, new European guidelines for treating hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, genetic counselling and testing, advances in heart failure treatment and heart device management.

Cardiomyopathy UK medical director Robert Hall said: "Our annual 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. Following the Bournemouth event we will be holding a similar event in Birmingham and three others during 2016."

Bournemouth Cardiomyopathy Conference

Speakers at the Bournemouth conference include Professor Perry Elliott, from the inherited heart diseases team at the Barts Heart Centre, consultant cardiologists Dr Dan Sado, from Kings College Hospital, London, and Dr John-Paul Carpenter from Poole Hospital; and consultant clinical geneticist Dr Catherine Mercer from University Hospital Southampton.   Others speaking include Bournemouth Hospital consultant cardiologists Dr Christopher Critoph, Dr Mark Soper and Dr John Paisey and their colleagues Lisa McManus, a heart failure specialist nurse, and Sarah O’Connor, an arrhythmia nurse specialist.

For the full programme, see here. To book a place, see here

If you can help us to promote the event to your care team, do let us know.   We can provide hard copies to take in to your local hospital, health centre or GP surgery. Email Robert Hall.