2022 Cardiovascular SIG meeting

Live 2 Sept 2022 On Demand until 2 Sept 2023
This meeting has applied for 6 credits of CPD accreditation from the Royal College of Physicians (RCP)
This event is intended for clinicians and healthcare professionals working with older people in acute and community settings.

The day will include keynote presentations from experts in the field, workshops and plenary sessions demonstrating best practice approaches available. We hope you will make contacts and start collaborations which will continue on from this meeting.

We plan to deliver this meeting as a hybrid event - possible to attend in person, or to attend virtually on the day. As well as live attendance, all will receive access to recordings post event.

Who should register:

The meeting will be of benefit to all healthcare professionals involved in geriatric medicine and healthcare of older people

  • Consultants & specialist doctors in geriatric medicine
  • SAS Grade Doctors – Specialist and Associate Specialists
  • Researchers into Ageing and Age Related Conditions 
  • Doctors training in related specialties
  • GPs with an interest in the care of Older People and GP trainees
  • Nurses and allied health profession
  • Advanced and Specialist practitioners
  •  Consultant Practitioners/Consultant Nurses
  • Internal Medicine Trainees  (especially those considering a career in geriatric medicine)
  • Physician Associates
  • Medical, Nursing, Allied Health professional students

Why participate:

  •     Understand more on the key areas & challenges faced in geriatric medicine  
  •     Hear focused presentations on core areas of the geriatric medicine
  •     Present the latest scientific research to British Geriatrics Society members and elected officers
  •     Network & socialise with other healthcare professionals 

Cost to attend

  BGS Member
Day Fee (inc. VAT)
BGS Member
Virtual meeting Fee (inc. VAT)
Day Fee (inc. VAT)
Virtual meeting Fee (inc. VAT)
Senior Doctors – Post CCT or CESR CP Professions
* Including Corporate Representatives


 £60 £200


Pre CCT or CESR CP Professions, Healthcare professionals (Nurses, Physiotherapists, Researchers)

£60 £30 £100 £50
Retired member/ Students (Undergraduates in Medical School, Nursing or AHP courses) £30 £15 £50 £25

*An early bird discount of 10% is available until 2 July 2022

  • Session overview

    Session 1 Atrial Fibrillation in older people 9.30 - 11.00

    Session 1
    From Evidence to Practice- Cardiovascular research in the older adult
    9.00 Registration and coffee
    9.20 Welcome

    09:30: Top Cardiology Trials to know in 2022
    Dr Sarah Hudson, Consultant Cardiologist, Hereford County Hospital

    10:00 The latest evidence on when and how rhythm control in Atrial Fibrillation
    Professor Richard Schilling, Consultant Cardiologist, The William Harvey Research Institute - Barts and The London and Queen Mary University of London

    10.30 Evidence of anticoagulation in AF and how we balance the risks and benefits in practice.
    Prof Chakravarthi Rajkumar, Honorary Consultant Physician and Geriatrician, University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust

    Session 2 Heart failure – Increasing prevalence but increasing therapies! 11.30 - 13.00

    Session 2
    11.30 The new ESC guidelines, the 4 pillars of patient-centered care
    Gayle Campbell, Lead Heart Failure Pharmacist Guys and St Thomas’ NHS Trust

    12.00 Challenges and opportunities in Heart Failure in the older adult
    Dr Shuli Levy , Geriatrician with subspecialty in HF, Imperial college healthcare Trust

    12.30 Managing increasing prevalence and therapies ! Collaborative working!
    Carys Barton, HF Nurse Consultant, Imperial college healthcare Trust

    Sponsored Symposium 13.00 - 14.00

    Yes, attending lunchtime Symposium
    No, not attending Symposium

    Session 3 Acute coronary syndromes ( Ischaemic Heart Disease) 14.00 - 15.30

    Session 3
    14.00 Management of older people with acute coronary syndromes
    Professor Vijay Kunadian, Personal Chair, Professor of Interventional Cardiology, Newcastle University

    14.30 Type 2 myocardial infarction in clinical practice
    Andrew Chapman, Clinical Lecturer in Cardiology, University of Edinburgh

    15.00 Translating research into guidelines
    Dr Nigel Beckett, Consultant in Ageing and Health, Guys and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust

    Session 4 Valve Failure 16.00 - 17.00

    Session 4
    16.00 Aortic stenosis -Dr Jonathan Afilalo, Tenured Associate Professor - Department of Medicine/Cardiology Director, Geriatric Cardiology Fellowship Program, Lady Davis Institute for Medical Research Jewish General Hospital, Canada

    16.30 The patient’s journey from diagnosis through to TAVI – what does this involve for the frail older adult? Exploring the role of the TAVI coordinator
    Sister Cath Owen

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