Cardiovascular Section: Brains & Hearts: Working Together

Fri 06 September 2019
This meeting will apply for credits of CPD accreditation from the Royal College Of Physicians (RCP)
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 

Registration Fees

  BGS Member
Day Fee (inc VAT)
Day Fee (Inc VAT)
Consultant / GP £65


SAS Grade / StR / GP Trainee £35 £35
Nurse £35 £35
Allied Health Professional £35 £35
Retired £35 £35
CMT / Foundation Year Doctor £35 £35
Medical Student £35 £35
Corporate Representative £95 £95


  • Session overview

    Day 1 Registration 09.00 - 09.30

    Day 1 Registration 09.00

    Day 1 Session 1 09.30 - 11.00

    Multi-professional assessments of syncope

    09:30 Welcome and Introduction

    09:40 Sponsored Session TBC

    Speaker TBC

    10:10 Update / Overview of Syncope

    Dr Lara Mitchell, Consultant Medicine for the Elderly, Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, Glasgow

    10:35 When to worry a cardiologist

    Dr John Byrne, Cardiologist, Glasgow

    Day 1 Session 2 11.20 - 12.30

    Multi-professional assessments of syncope Continued

    Neurological Mimics

    Dr Russell Hewitt, Neurologist, Glasgow

    11:45 Live syncope MDT – discussion of cases

    Dr Lesley Anderton, Glasgow

    12:30 Lunch and poster exhibition

    13:30 Platform presentations and poster prizes announced

    Day 1 Session 3 14.00 - 16.00

    Vascular Disease in the Brain

    Vascular Causes of Dementia

    Dr Martyn Patel, Head of Dementia Team, NNUH

    14:30 Sponsored session tbc

    15.00 Vascular Dementia diagnosis and treatment - a psychiatrist point of view

    Dr Chris Fox, The University of East Anglia

    15:30 The Changing Incidence / Prevalence of Dementia in the UK

    Professor Michael Hornberger, Professor of Applied Dementia Research, Norwich Medical School, UEA

    16:00 Summary and Close of Meeting