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STARS London Syncope Meeting 2020

 

For Medical Professionals

 

As we are all aware the situation regarding the COVID-19 (Corona virus) is changing daily. It is having a huge impact on current travel and guidance for participation at meetings and other large events.

Our continued objective is to provide first class educational content to improve delivery of treatments and ultimately outcomes for patients suffering with cardiac arrhythmias.  However in these uncertain times and pressure on the NHS we believe the most responsible course of action is to deliver the STARS London Syncope Meeting online. 

STARS London Syncope Meeting is designed to provide healthcare professionals with an update and succinct review of all the important developments/changes in syncope diagnosis, treatment and management over the past year. The programme is dedicated to highlight the importance of multi-disciplinary working in collapses of uncertain cause and important studies that will impact daily practice as well as an opportunity to look ahead to new developments on the horizon. We aim to update physicians on novel approaches in syncope diagnosis and treatment along with the latest syncope management and hence provide a comprehensive update. We choose high caliber speakers as we wish to build a reputation for providing high quality education going forward.

 

Please CLICK HERE to evaluate the presentations for 2020

 

Pre-Recorded Presentations:

Syncope in Heart Failure/Structural Heart Disease

Dr Gerald Carr-White - Clinical Lead for Heart Failure and Inherited Cardiac Diseases, London, UK

Gerald Carr-White is a consultant cardiologist at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital, where he is the clinical lead for heart failure and inherited cardiac diseases, leading one of the largest inherited cardiac disease and heart failure services in the UK. He also has additional expertise in cardiac imaging (stress echo, TOE, cardiac MRI and cardiac CT) and valvular heart disease. He has helped develop regional and national guidelines and service specifications for NHS England and is currently the vice president for Cardiomyopathy UK, helping run patient education events across the country. He is also the HCA lead for heart failure. Alongside his clinical work, Gerald is the clinical network lead for both King’s Health Partners and the NHS England South London cardiac network. He is a reader in heart failure and inherited diseases at King's College London, and lectures both nationally and internationally. He has published over 100 peer-reviewed articles in medical journals, and has been granted several million pounds in research grant income.

Syncope in Inherited Arrhythmia

Professor Elijah R Behr - Professor & Honorary Consultant Cardiologist, St George’s, University of London, UK

Professor Behr is an international expert in sudden death. He is Professor in Cardiovascular Medicine and Honorary Consultant Cardiologist specialising in Electrophysiology at St George's, University of London and St George's Hospital, London. He is past-president of the Association for Inherited Cardiac Conditions (AICC) and co-leads the arrhythmia syndrome sub-domain of the UK 100,000 Genomes Project. He is an editorial board member of the Heart Rhythm journal and co-wrote international guidelines for diagnosis & management of arrhythmia syndromes. He is Health Care Partner lead for the European Rare Disease Reference Network GUARD-HEART. Professor Behr has recently established the European Cardiac Arrhythmia Genetics (ECGen) Group of the European Heart Rhythm Association (EHRA). Professor Behr’s research interests include: prediction of risk of sudden death; drug-induced    arrhythmia; the Sudden Arrhythmic Death Syndrome (SADS) and Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS); ion channel diseases including long QT and Brugada syndromes; and arrhythmogenic cardiomyopathy.

The TILDA Study and what we can learn about Falls & Syncope

Professor Rose Anne Kenny MD, FRCPI, FRCP, FRCPE, FTCD, MRIA - Founder and Principal Investigator - TILDA, Director - Mercer’s Institute for Successful Ageing, Director - Falls and Blackout Unit, St. James’s Hospital, Dublin

Professor Rose Anne Kenny is a clinician and founding director of the Falls and Syncope Unit at St James Hospital and Trinity College Dublin. The focus of her research is on the physiological and biological pathways that underpin Neurocardiovascular and Musculoskeletal Function and modifiable risk factors and novel interventions for Syncope and for falls.  For this work she is using clinical cohorts coupled with a large population representative longitudinal study of adults over 50 years- TILDA- which she established. Before joining faculty at Trinity College in 2006 she was Professor of Cardiovascular Research at the University of Newcastle Upon Tyne where she established a busy regional syncope unit. She has published more than 400 research papers, review articles and book chapters and has received numerous awards for her research and clinical service.


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