Cardiomyopathy medical conference endorsed by heart care leaders

9th April 2015

Cardiomyopathy UK’s medical conference in May has been endorsed by the British Cardiovascular Society (BCS).

The BCS is the professional association for those involved in heart care, and many consultant cardiologists and cardiac surgeons belong to it.

Part of the role of the charitable education body is setting clinical standards and research into heart diseases.

This year our conference, on Friday 29 May in London, focusses on hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and the new European Society of Cardiology guidelines on treating it. 

The new guidelines focus on the need for a multidisciplinary approach to HCM, including imaging, genetics, surgical interventions, heart devices, and drug treatments.

Speakers include top cardiomyopathy experts from England, Italy, France and the Netherlands who were heavily involved in drawing up the important guidelines.

How the guidelines can be translated into clinical practice will be a focus of  the conference, at the Cavendish Conference Centre in Duchess Mews.

The day will look at the different causes of HCM and their implications for diagnosis, the role of echo, genetic counselling and testing, managing symptoms, implications of risk for a cardiac arrest, contraception, pregnancy and lifestyle advice.

Chief executive of Cardiomyopathy UK, Robert Hall, said: “Our medical conferences, attended by more than 160 doctors and nurses each year, provide a detailed understanding of cardiomyopathy and best practice in treating it, and are key to helping patients get better care.  The new guidelines for treating HCM are a very important step forward..

“So if you have cardiomyopathy and can help us to promote the conference with your doctors do get in touch.  We have flyers about the conference that we can provide for you to take into your hospital.”

The speakers at the conference include Cardiomyopathy UK vice president Professor Perry Elliott, Professor Albert Hagege from the Georges Pompidou Hospital, France; Dr Claudio Rapezzi from the University of Bologna, Italy; and Dr Els Pieper from the University Medical Centre, Groningen, Netherlands..

Places at the conference are free for trainee medical grades.  Consultant pay a discounted rate of £95.

For a flyer about the conference or for more details, email Robert Hall.