24th Annual Cardiovascular SIG Meeting 2020

Fri 24 January 2020
This meeting has applied for 5 credits of CPD accreditation from the Royal College of Physicians (RCP)
Cardiovascular ambulatory care in the older person what is possible? This event is intended for clinicians and healthcare professionals working with older people with cardiovascular disease. The day will include keynote presentations from experts in the field, symposia, and exhibitions from commercial organisations. The event will be demonstrating best practice approaches available. We hope you will make contacts and start collaborations which will continue on from this meeting.

The BGS Cardiovascular Section’s aims and objectives are:

  • To improve the quality of care for people with cardiovascular disease
  • To promote the presentation and promotion of high-quality research
  • To promote links with the British Cardiovascular Society and other medical societies with a cardiac interest
  • To attract and channel expertise from non-BGS members
  • To provide and coordinate expertise in the field of cardiology among members of the Society
  • To facilitate the networking of researchers for large-scale multi-centre studies
  • To provide an informal forum to present clinical work and research 


How can I register?

Registrations are still being accepted online until the day of the meeting. Please click the button at the top right-hand side of this page.

Please log into your BGS online account or create an account to register for the event.

Members will need to be logged into their current membership account in order to receive their membership discount. Please check this before registering.

Asking questions - using Slido

Audience members will be able to submit questions to the chair throughout the meeting for consideration at the end of each presentation. Some speakers may use this for interactive polls. We also have an ideas feature for you to submit information to the conference organisers for improvements and topics.  For an overview of the system please see https://www.sli.do/features-polls.

Post-event resources

We have started uploading the presentation slides and sometimes video recordings from the conference onto the BGS website.  This is subject to receiving consent from the speakers and takes time to compile and upload.

Only BGS members and delegates can access the slides so you will need to log into your account to access the presentations. Your account is linked with the email address you've provided during registration or with your membership email address if you are a member of the society.

If you cannot remember your password, you can reset it at any time. Any issues, please contact membership [at] bgs [dot] org [dot] uk.

Visit the resources page to access these presentations 3 - 4 weeks after the meeting. Type the meeting title in the search tool if you cannot see the presentations. We also email all delegates when the slides are uploaded.

How many hours of external CPD credit will I get?

This meeting has applied for external CPD from the RCP (London) .

In order to receive your CPD certificate please ensure you scan your badge.

Certificates will be emailed after the meeting and record attendance based on your entry scans.


If you have already registered and can no longer attend the meeting, please check our terms and conditions here. 

Cancellations made within 7 days of booking, unless within two weeks before the meeting, will be refunded. Cancellations made after 7 days of booking incur a cancellation fee. Cancellations within two weeks before the meeting are not refundable.

Where can I find my invoice receipt or CPD certificate?

Invoices or Receipts are attached to your confirmation email. Certificates are issued after the last day of the meeting and again emailed. You can also access these documents online via your BGS website account. To do so visit https://www.bgs.org.uk/user/login and login. Then click My events and certificates, navigate to the event attended and click on Invoice for your invoice, or if paid, this will function as your receipt. Your CPD certificate will be accessible under Certificate.

What are the family-friendly facilities?

We have introduced family-friendly space at this meeting that has access to live streams of the main session. During registration please indicate your intention to use this space. The space will be clearly marked on the floorplan, have access to toilets and catering facilities as normal for delegates. In the space will be some toys, books and games as well as a nappy bin.

Please note Not all venues can accommodate warming of food, have dedicated baby changing facilities and some may require you sign a waiver having brought your own food onsite.

We know its important to our changing workforce and we ask that you understand we work within the constraints that limit us.

We ask where possible that you are accompanied by a partner, family member or carer so you can attend the sessions. We won’t charge for partners to be present but we can’t guarantee you’ll be able to sit in the sessions with your child(ren) all the time. With access to the livestream and slido for questions we hope you can be as engaged as possible. We know this might not be adequate enough in all cases, and do ask for your understanding on this.

If you require further details please contact g [dot] collingridge [at] bgs [dot] org [dot] uk

Cost table


Fee (inc VAT)

 Fee (Inc VAT)
Consultant / GP £100 £140
SAS Grade / StR / GP Trainee £80 £112
Nurse £60 £84
Allied Health Professional £60 £84
Retired £40 £56
CMT / Foundation Year Doctor £60 £84
Medical Student £40 £56


  • Session overview

    Session 1 9.00-11.10

    24 Jan Session 1 9.00-11.10

    09:00 Registration

    09:30 Welcome and Introduction

    09:40 Sponsored Session (tbc)

    10:10 Ambulatory Care and the Older Person

    Professor Daniel Lasserson, Professor of Ambulatory Care, University of Birmingham

    10.40 Cardiac care managed by hospital at home

    Dr Angie Wilkinson, Consultant Geriatrician, NHS Fife

    Session 2 11.30-12.30

    24th Jan Session 2 11.30-13.00

    11.30 Monitoring in Ambulatory Care

    Professor Matthew Reed, Consultant in Emergency Medicine, NHS Lothian

    12.00 Heart failure management in ambulatory care setting

    Dr Clare Murphy, Cardiology Consultant, RAH Paisley

    12:00 Venous Thromboembolic Diseases – Investigation and Management

    Dr Robin Concliffe, Consultant Physician, Sheffield Pulmonary Vascular Disease Unit

    Session 3 14.30-15.30

    24th Jan Session 3 14.00 - 15.30

    14:30 Chest pain assessment and management in the older person

    Professor Adam Timmis, Professor of Clinical Cardiology, Barts NHS Trust

    15.00 TIA : Evidence based update

    Dr Ajay Bhalla, Stroke Physician, St Guys and St Thomas, London

    15.30 Summary and Close of Meeting