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PCCS 7th Annual Conference: Tackling Health Inequalities and CVD Through Innovation & Leadership

PCCS 7th Annual Conference: Tackling Health Inequalities and CVD Through Innovation & Leadership

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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.

We are delighted to invite you to the PCCS 7th Annual Conference entitled “Tackling Health Inequalities and CVD Through Innovation & Leadership”. This conference will run virtually across two-days on Thursday, 26th & Friday, 27th September 2024.

Through presentations and question and answer sessions, this conference will bring together an expert faculty of primary and secondary healthcare professionals with specialisms across cardiology. A wide range of topics across cardiovascular disease including population health, health inequalities, risk assessments, cardiac rehabilitation and heart failure will be discussed. Additionally, 2024 European Society of Cardiology guidance updates on atrial fibrillation and hypertension will be covered.

Invitations for this meeting are open to all healthcare practitioners, and it is free to attend.

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

Thursday 26th September 2024

08:50

Early bird welcome and address


08:55

Breakfast sponsored symposium


09:35

Formal President's Opening Address


09:40

Health Inequalities and CVD


10:00

Session 1

10:00-10:20 CVD Prevention - past, present and future 
  • Speaker: TBC
10:20-10:40 CVD Action 
  • Speaker: Dr Matt Kearney
10:40-11:00 Session Q&A

 


11:00

Refreshment break


11:20

Late morning sponsored symposium


12:00

Session 2

12:00-12:20 Population health and CVD
  • Speaker: Prof Chris Gale
12:20-12:40 Diagnostic centres and CVD: where are we? 
  • Speaker: TBC
12:40-13:00 Session Q&A 

13:00

Lunch break


13:20

Afternoon sponsored symposium


14:00

Session 3

14:00-14:20 Cardiovascular risk assessment - practical implementation 
  • Speaker: Beverley Bostock 
14:20-14:40 Does lifestyle advice make a difference? 
  • Speaker: TBC
14:40-15:00 Session Q&A 

15:00

Refreshment break


15:20

Late afternoon sponsored symposium


15:50

Session 4

15:50-16:10 Update on ESC 2024 guidelines - AF 
  • Speaker: Dr Joe Martins
16:10-16:30 Update on ESC 2024 guidelines - Hypertension 
  • Speaker: TBC
16:30-16:50 Session Q&A

 


16:50

Closing remarks


Friday 27th September 2024

08:55

Chair's opening


09:00

Breakfast sponsored symposium


09:30

Session 5

09:30-09:50 Are we doing enough to tackle LDL-C? 
  • Speaker: Prof Ahmet Fat 
09:50-10:10 Reaching the hard-to-reach in deprived communities 
  • Speaker: TBC 
10:10-10:30 Session Q&A 

10:30

Refreshment break


10:50

Late morning sponsored symposium


11:30

Session 6

11:30-11:50 What do cardiac rehab programmes look like and any barriers to uptake? 
  • Speaker: Heather Probert 
11:50-12:10 What does primary care need to know about HFpEF? 
  • Speaker: Prof Raj Thakkar 
12:10-12:30 Session Q&A 

12:30

Lunch break


12:50

Afternoon sponsored symposium


13:20

Session 7

13:20-13:40 What are we doing about inappropriate DOAC dosing? 
  • Speaker: Dr Subo Emmanuel 
13:40-14:00 The top 5 CVRM papers of the year that may impact primary care 
  • Speaker: Prof Derek Connolly 
14:00-14:20 Session Q&A 

14:20

Late afternoon sponsored symposium


14:50

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

Prof Raj Thakkar

Prof 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 Health Innovation Network (HIN) 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. 


Prof Ahmet Fuat

Prof Ahmet Fuat

PCCS Council Member and former PCCS President, Honorary Professor of Primary Care Cardiology, Durham University, GP Appraiser and GPSI Cardiology, County Durham

Prof Ahmet Fuat PCCS Council Member and former PCCS President, Honorary Professor of Primary Care Cardiology, Durham University, GP Appraiser and GPSI Cardiology, County Durham

Professor Ahmet Fuat has recently retired as a GP in Darlington, Co.Durham after 37 years in the same practice and 41 years as a qualified doctor. He will continue to work as a GPSI Cardiology running a genetic lipid service for County Durham and Darlington Foundation Trust, and take up a role as Medical Director for OBEROI Consulting.

He has been a GPSI Cardiology for 26 years having undertaken a Postgraduate Diploma in Cardiology at Bradford University graduating with distinction. He started the first one stop diagnostic and integrated heart failure clinic in the UK in 2002 with local colleagues.

He has a PhD in research in heart failure diagnosis and management, which includes work on natriuretic peptides and has generated several publications that influenced guidelines and led to his recognition as an Honorary Professor at Durham University.

He holds various roles in CVD and research including the immediate past President of the Primary Care Cardiovascular Society (PCCS) which he was instrumental in reforming and current education and research lead, and GP Research Engagement lead for NENC CRN.

He has a passion for medical education and remains an active lecturer, tutor and researcher. He is a peer reviewer for most high impact Cardiovascular journals, BMJ, BJGP and research bodies. His work in community cardiology has been recognised with Fellowships from the RCGP, RCP London and RCP Edinburgh and the PCCS.


Beverley Bostock

Beverley Bostock

PCCS Council Member, Advanced Nurse Practitioner, Mann Cottage Surgery and Editor in Chief, Practice Nurse Journal

Beverley is an Advanced Nurse Practitioner in general practice in Gloucestershire. She is also Editor in Chief of Practice Nurse journal. She qualified as an RGN at St George’s Hospital London and gained a BSc in Professional Nursing Studies after completing 2 years of an advanced clinical practice MSc at Wolverhampton University. She is an Independent Nurse Prescriber and holds an MSc in Respiratory Care and an MA in Medical Ethics and Law.

Beverley’s other qualifications include a Post Graduate Award in Diabetes Therapeutics from Warwick University.

Beverley has extensive educational experience developing modules in diabetes and CVD for an Open University-affiliated organisation and is an Expert Witness for a clinical negligence company. She has been a Queen’s Nurse since 2015, a title which is given to nurses who have demonstrated a high level of commitment to patient care and nursing practice.

Beverley is a council member for the Primary Care Cardiovascular Society and has worked on the Implementation Steering Group of Public Health England’s CVDPREVENT project and Oxford AHSN’s ‘Prevention of CVD during the pandemic’ guidance. She has also been a Visiting Lecturer in behaviour change at Imperial College London for the MSc in Preventive Cardiology.

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 event is free for all delegates.

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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