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PCCS 2nd Wales Conference: Focusing on Secondary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease

PCCS 2nd Wales Conference: Focusing on Secondary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease

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This conference was developed by the PCCS. The sponsoring companies have had no input into the conference agenda, speaker selection or presentations, with the exception of the symposium sessions, for which the respective sponsoring companies are fully responsible.

The Primary Care Cardiovascular Society (PCCS) and Welsh Cardiac Network (WCN) are delighted to be hosting their second Wales Conference, entitled 'Focusing on Secondary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease', specifically for healthcare professionals in Wales, on Wednesday, 24th April 2024 at Leonardo Hotel (formerly Jurys Inn), Cardiff.
As part of the agenda, you will be able to learn more about the main therapy areas related to the management of cardiovascular disease and ensure that you are kept up-to-date on the new treatment options and the latest guidance during our full day face-to-face meeting.
We have limited places available, so please do register above to ensure yourself a place.
 

This conference was developed by the PCCS. The sponsoring companies have had no input into the conference agenda, speaker selection or presentations, with the exception of the symposium sessions, for which the respective sponsoring companies are fully responsible.

Agenda

Wednesday 24th April 2024

09:00

Arrival, exhibition and networking


09:40

Welcome and introduction

Chairs: Prof Raj Thakkar & Dr Graham Thomas

09:45

Session 1: Where are we with CVD prevention in Wales?

  • Speaker: Dr Jonathan Goodfellow

10:10

Morning sponsored symposium


10:50

Session 2: What are the risk factors and how do we tackle them? 

  • Speaker: Dr Amrita Jesurasa

11:30

Refreshments, exhibition and networking


11:50

Late morning sponsored symposium


12:20

Session 3: Diagnosis and management of hypertension

  • Speaker: TBC

13:00

Lunch, exhibition and networking


13:45

Session 4: Cardiac rehabilitation update

  • Speaker: Hassan Al-Kaabi

14:25

A stepwise approach to lipid management – What more can we do in primary care?

This promotional symposium has been sponsored by Daiichi Sankyo UK for which Daiichi Sankyo UK is fully responsible. Daiichi Sankyo medicines will be discussed during this sponsored symposium.

  • Speaker: Dr Vasim Farooq

15:05

Refreshments, exhibition and networking


15:25

Session 5: Advanced triage of referrals

  • Speaker: Dr Adrian Raybould

16:05

Session 6: Save a Life Cymru update

  • Speaker: Julie Starling

16:45

Closing remarks


Agenda subject to change

This conference was developed by the PCCS. The sponsoring companies have had no input into the conference agenda, speaker selection or presentations, with the exception of the symposium sessions, for which the respective sponsoring companies are fully responsible.

Speakers

Dr Graham Thomas

Dr Graham Thomas

GP with Special Interest Cardiology and Echocardiography, North Wales and Powys, GP Partner Corwen

Graham qualified as a GP in 1999. He has worked as a GP with Extended Role in Cardiology since 2006 and in Echocardiography since 2009. He has been the clinical lead for Community Cardiology in North Wales and latterly also in Powys - until the present time. His day job is being a GP Partner in Meddygfa Deulu Corwen, South Denbighshire - a mixed, rural practice of 4,000+ patients.

In 2022 Graham was allowed to undertake a 6 month sabbatical which included 2 months working in Lesotho, Southern Africa where he has supported health and community projects since 2001. This also provided the opportunity to help initiate and develop the Community Cardiology Service in Powys.

He is the Wales Cardiovascular Network GP Lead.

Graham enjoys family life and various outdoor sports around his home in Bala - as well as being a chapel elder.


Dr Adrian Raybould

Dr Adrian Raybould

Consultant Cardiologist, Glangwilli Hospital, Carmarthen

I am consultant Cardiologist based in Glangwilli Hospital, Carmarthen. I qualified MBBS at Charing Cross and Westminster Medical School in 1993 having undertaken an intercalated BSC in Pathology. After House posts in London I spent 3 years in Swindon as an SHO and after initial GP training returned to medicine joining the cardiology training programme in Wales in 1997. Having worked in many of the hospitals in South Wales and a period of research in Sheffield and Manchester I was appointed as a consultant cardiologist to Carmarthenshire NHS trust in 2004. Having spent most of my career jointly appointed to Swansea, Morriston Hospital undertaking coronary intervention since COVID I have directed my energies to coordinating outpatient activities trying to achieve reasoanable access times.

 

I live in the  Bynnau Brycheiniog  (Brecon Beacons) in a hamlet near Y Mynydd Du called LLanddeusant. I live on a smallholding with my wife Helen Wallis, also a cardiologist specialising in Adult Congenital Heart Disease, 2 children- Anwen (18) and Thomas (18), 3 sheep, a Shetland pony and our dog Tilly.


Hassan Al-Kaabi

Hassan Al-Kaabi

Health and Care Lead, BHF Cymru

Hassan Al-Kaabi is the Health and Care Lead for BHF Cymru. The largest funder of cardiac research in the UK. He works closely with cardiologists, researchers and the cardiology MDT, both influencing NHS systems in Wales and providing insight for the BHF. He is also the current serving Chair of the All Wales Cardiac Rehabilitation Forum, and worked as an Exercise Physiologist in ABUHB for 6 years. Hassan is a proud Cardiffian, and has represented Wales in football in his younger days.


Professor Raj Thakkar

Professor Raj Thakkar

PCCS President and CKD representative, Primary care cardiovascular society, GP Primary care cardiology lead, Oxford HIN Honorary Visiting Professor, Cardiff University Medical School, National EAGs for lipids and HF/HVD, NHSE National primary care workstream co-lead - cardiac transformation programme, NHSE UK Clinical Director, Healthy.io and Board observer, British Society of Heart Failure

Raj trained at University College London where he achieved a bachelor’s degree in neuroscience and completed his medical degree in 1999. He went on to a GP training programme in the Oxford deanery during which time he completed postgraduate membership exams of both the Royal College of General Practitioners and Physicians. Raj went on to win the national GP enterprise award in his division. He also completed an enhanced GP registrar post in cardiology.  

Raj’s varied roles have included working as a GP partner since 2004, Clinical Commissioning Director in planned care, Cardiac Lead for Thames Valley Strategic Clinical Network, primary care cardiology lead for the Oxford Academic Health Science Network and atrial fibrillation champion for NHSIQ Thames Valley. He is also on the national expert advisory group for heart failure and valve disease and is currently the national primary care workstream co-lead for the cardiac transformation programme (NHSE). Raj sits on the editorial board for the British Journal of Cardiology.  

Raj has worked as a presenter on BBC Radio and is a medical writer, lecturer, speaker, and advisor. He has written and published over 200 articles and several books including the MIMS consultation guide which won the BMA book of the year award in the category of medicine in 2012. He has achieved two atrial fibrillation pioneer awards, was a national finalist for GP of the year in 2017 and a national HSJ finalist, 2019 for his work in atrial fibrillation. 


Dr Jonathan Goodfellow

Dr Jonathan Goodfellow

National Clinical Lead, Wales Cardiac Network

Jonathan was born in Pontypridd and was educated at Pontypridd Boys Grammar and Coed-y-lan Comprehensive school. He trained at the Medical College of St Bartholomew’s Hospital qualifying in 1985. His cardiology training was in Bristol and Bath before returning to Cardiff to do research, then as Senior Registrar. In 1999 he was appointed as Senior Lecturer in Cardiology at the Wales Heart Research Institute, and also as part-time NHS cardiologist in Bridgend.

In 2005 he became a full-time NHS consultant in Bridgend. He was lead cardiologist between 2005-15 during which time the department expanded significantly to provide a comprehensive echo service, pacing service and diagnostic cardiac catheter lab. In 2008 he was part of the team that won a NHS Wales award for innovations in cardiology out-patient services. He became Medical Director at Princess of Wales Hospital from 2015 to 2018.

He is the immediate past-President of both the Welsh Cardiovascular Society and the Society of Physicians in Wales. He has worked in the Wales Cardiac Network since the end of 2018.

This conference was developed by the PCCS. The sponsoring companies have had no input into the conference agenda, speaker selection or presentations, with the exception of the symposium sessions, for which the respective sponsoring companies are fully responsible.

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This conference was developed by the PCCS. The sponsoring companies have had no input into the conference agenda, speaker selection or presentations, with the exception of the symposium sessions, for which the respective sponsoring companies are fully responsible.

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This conference was developed by the PCCS. The sponsoring companies have had no input into the conference agenda, speaker selection or presentations, with the exception of the symposium sessions, for which the respective sponsoring companies are fully responsible.

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Nearest train station
  • Cardiff Queen Street Railway Station (0.2 miles)
  • Cardiff Central Railway Station (0.7 miles)

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