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Therapeutic Innovation in Inherited Cardiovascular Conditions Symposium 2018

UCL Personalised Medicine Domain

Friday, June 8, 2018 from 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM (BST)

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Therapeutic Innovation in Inherited Cardiovascular Conditions Symposium 2018

Friday 8 June 2018

UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health, 30 Guilford Street, London

This one-day conference, jointly hosted by the UCL Institute of Cardiovascular ScienceUCL Personalised Medicine DomainQueen Mary University of London, and Barts Health NHS Trustwill showcase research in rare and inherited cardiovascular disease. 

Talks are planned on a diverse range of themes, including:

  • Therapeutic Innovation in Cardiomyopathies 
  • Risk Prediction
  • Sudden Cardiac Death
  • Cardiac Inflammation & Infiltration

The Symposium promises to be a fascinating day with a mixture of insightful talks and time to network with your peers and colleagues. 

Who should attend?

This meeting is open to all researchers (PhD students, postdocs, research associates and Principal Investigators) and clinicians working on any aspect of cardiovascular scienceMSc / BSc Cardiovascular Science students are also welcome to register. 

To confirm authenticity of your registration, please use your UCL/NHS/academic email address when registering (i.e. do not use gmail, hotmail etc).

We are also having a poster competition this year, the deadline for submissions is Monday 7 May.


Please see the programme and full poster competition guidelines below.








Welcome and opening remarks
Chairs: Perry Elliott and Phil Beales


David Lomas
UCL Vice-Provost (Health)



Session one: Therapeutic Innovation in Cardiomyopathies
Chairs: Mathias Gautel & Thomas Voit


Dr. Bob McDowell - MyoKardia
 - Actin-myosin modulation in HCM and DCM         


Dr. Giulia Mearini
- Correction of Haploinsufficiency


Professor Calum Macrae
- Keynote: Treating Laminopathy


Networking break  




Session two: Risk Prediction in Inherited Conditions
Chairs: Rumana Omar and Aroon Hingorani


Professor Perry Elliott
- Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy  


Dr Karim Wahbi
- Laminopathies           


Professor David Spiegelhalter
- Keynote: Want to communicate the potential benefits and harms of treatments? Start by listening to patients         



Lunch and poster exhibition



Session three – Sudden death in Inherited Cardiovascular Conditions
Chairs: Juan Kaski and Andrew Tinker


Professor Axel Bauer
- ECG and autonomic markers to predict sudden death


Professor Alexander Gourine  
- Neuromodulation in the treatment of arrhythmia 


Professor Pier Lambiase
- Keynote: Early Repolarisation: current concepts and challenges


Networking break



Session four – Inflammation & Infiltration
Chairs: Saidi Mohiddin and Federica Marelli-Berg


Professor Ales Linhart
- New Treatment options for cardiac disease in Fabry Disease


Professor Stephane Heymans
- Immunosuppressive Therapy in Patients with Virus-Negative Non-fulminant Inflammatory Cardiomyopathy


Professor Claudio Rapezzi
- Keynote: Novel approaches to diagnosis and treatment of TTR amyloidosis


Poster prize presentations


Closing remarks

Professor Perry Elliott & Professor Aroon Hingorani


Networking drinks reception


Poster Submission - Deadline Monday 7 May

All attendees are eligible to submit posters when registering to attend but due to limited space there will be an initial shortlisting process. You will be notified by Friday 11 May if your poster has been accepted. 

Posters will be judged in two categories (clinical and basic science). The best research poster in each category will receive £500 each, as well as a copy of Cardiovascular Genetics and Genomics (edited by Dhavendra Kumar and Perry Elliott). The winning posters will be selected on the day of the meeting and the prize presented at the end of the symposium.  More details will be given closer to the event day.

Please note the following details in order to ensure you submit correctly:

Poster submission is part of the registration process, no posters will be accepted on the day that have not been submitted in advance. To be eligible for a prize, poster presenters must attend for the whole day and be available to accept their award in person

  • All poster details must be complete at time of registration, you will not be able to add information to your submission once you have completed registration

  • Details required for submission are: 
    • Poster category (Clinical or Basic Science)
    • Poster title
    • Poster authors and presenter
    • Poster abstract (200 words) 
  • The deadline for submitting posters is Monday 7 May, 4:00pm.

  • Poster submitters will be notified by Friday 11 May if their poster has been accepted or not.



This event is being organised in partnership with:


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Please note

  • There will be photographs taken during the symposium. In registering for this symposium you are agreeing that your image may be used in future UCL promotional material. 
  • This is not an accredited Continuing Professional Development (CPD) event but the learning hours can be logged as part of your CPD record. A certificate of attendance is available to all attendees via UCL Life Learning for the purpose of recording learning hours. Please contact Maya Sapir after the Symposium if you would like a certificate. 
  • If you can no longer attend, please cancel your ticket on Eventbrite, so someone else can take your place. 



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UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health
30 Guilford Street
WC1N 1EH London
United Kingdom

Friday, June 8, 2018 from 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM (BST)

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