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.


Dear colleagues

We are delighted to welcome you to St. Paul's London for the 24th annual BGS Cardiovascular Section Meeting.  Membership of the BGS cardiovascular special interest group is currently free of charge. Please join up via your online web account if you would like to join our Society and receive notification of forthcoming meetings.  If you have any suggestions for future meetings or educational research activities you would like the SIG to engage in please tell us in your feedback, individually during the networking session or to the committee by email.

In December a couple of us (along with Prof. Jackie Taylor President RCPG) were honoured to be part of the launch of the Asian Cardiogeriatric Society with our colleagues in Hong Kong Dr Victor Sim (Geriatrician) and Dr Eric Fung (Cardiology) who are taking this Society forward.  It was a privilege to be part of this and exciting to see passionate colleagues advancing cardiovascular health in the older adult across the world. 

Dr Lara Mitchell

Chair, BGS Cardiovascular Section



Call for Abstracts

Abstracts are encouraged to be submitted from 1 November 2019 until  January 2020 ( closing at 5pm)

See this page for more details and submit your abstract via this link

Original research and clinical quality studies will be considered for presentation as a poster or as a platform presentation. Authors do not need to be BGS members to participate.

There are several chances each year to showcase your research at the leading UK conferences in older people’s care.

You will need to have a web account to submit your abstract(s). If you don't have one, you will be able to create one during the submission process.

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

    10.00 Ambulatory care and the older person

    Prof Daniel Lasserson, Professor of ambulatory care, University of Birmingham

    10.30 Home is where the heart is - managing patients with the Hospital at Home service

    Dr Angie Wilkinson, Consultant in geriatric medicine, NHS Fife

    Session 2 11.30-12.30

    24th Jan Session 2 11.30-13.00

    11.30 Cardiac monitoring in ambulatory care

    Prof Matthew Reed, RCEM Professor of emergency medicine, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh

    12.00 Heart failure management in ambulatory care setting

    Dr Clare Murphy, Consultant cardiologist, Royal Alexandra Hospital and chair, Heart Failure Hub Scotland

    12.30 Venous thromboembolic diseases – investigation and management

    Dr Robin Condliffe, Consultant respiratory physician, Sheffield Pulmonary Vascular Disease Unit

    Session 3 13.30-15.30

    24th Jan Session 3 14.00 - 15.30

    13.30 Platform presentations and poster prizes announced

    14.00 To stent or not to stent in stable angina?

    Dr Rasha Al-lamee, Interventional cardiology consultant, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust

    14.30 Chest pain assessment and management in the older person

    Prof Adam Timmis, Professor of clinical cardiology, Barts Heart Centre

    15.00 TIA : Evidence based update

    Dr Ajay Bhalla, Stroke physician, St Guys and St Thomas

    Session 4 15.30 - 17.00

    31st Jan Session 4 15.30 - 17.00

    BGS cardiovascular SIG networking session

    All delegates are invited to join BGS cardiovascular SIG officers for a discussion about the special interest group

    work, how to join and get involved with the SIG and future meetings. It will also be an opportunity for attendees to

    network with colleagues in an informal setting.

    Refreshments and snacks will be provided.