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A-Z of Sudden Cardiac Death in the Young

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Hallam Conference Centre

44 Hallam Street



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The Cardiology Clinical Academic Group at St George’s, University of London is to host its quadrennial Scientific Meeting on 6th December 2018. The day-long event aims to bring together international and UK experts in sudden death to speak upon all aspects of prevention with a focus on sudden death in the young. This will address epidemiology and pathology followed by screening strategies and therapeutics with a final section on latest developments. We expect the attendees, to appreciate the spectrum of causes, how they may be identified, and then appropriately treated according to the latest research. A poster competition will be held and those wishing to submit an abstract for this meeting should contact the secretariat on conference-cvsrc@sgul.ac.uk.

Approved for 6 CPD points

Preliminary Programme

Registration and Coffee

08:55 Welcome and Introduction - Elijah Behr

Morning Session

Setting the Scene: Epidemiology and Pathology

Chairpersons: John Camm & Arthur Wilde

09:00 The modern epidemiology of sudden death

Jacob Tfelt-Hansen

09:20 Will Big Data offer new insights?-

Harry Hemingway

09:40 How does the autopsy help?

Mary Sheppard

10:00 Novel approaches to a pathological diagnosis

Angeliki Asimaki

10.20 Questions and discussion

10:30 Coffee and Posters

Can we prevent sudden death? Part 1

Chairpersons: Jacob Tfelt-Hansen & Magdi Saba

11:00 Can screening offer primary prevention?

Sanjay Sharma

11:20 What can the clinic offer?

Michael Papadakis

11:40 Can genetics offer the answer?

Michael Ackerman

12:00 Is idiopathic VF really idiopathic?

Andrew Krahn

12:20 Questions and discussion

12:30 Lunch and posters

Afternoon Session

Can we prevent sudden death? Part 2

Chairpersons: Andrew Krahn & Francis Murgatroyd

13:30 Living with sudden cardiac death in the young

Mrs Paddy Jelen - the family's perspective

13:50 What does latest device therapy offer?

Andrew Grace

14:10 Can ablation prevent sudden death?

Koonlawee Nademanee

14:35 Deciphering phenotypes in idiopathic VF & early repolarisation syndrome

Michel Haissaguerre

15:00 Questions and discussion

15.10 Coffee and poster marking

Latest Developments

Chairpersons: Maite Tome & Susan Etheridge

15:40 Brugada syndrome is an Arrhythmogenic Cardiomyopathy

Elijah Behr

16:00 SUDEP or SADS: One, the other or both?

Chris Semsarian

16.20 New insights from the International CPVT Registry

Arthur Wilde

16.40 Precision Medicine in Sudden Death in the Young

Martin Tristani-Firouzi

17.00 Questions and discussion

The Michael Davies Memorial Lecture

Introduction by Elijah Behr

17.10 Long QT syndrome: my journey

Peter Schwartz

17.40 Poster prize presentation and summing up

Sanjay Sharma

17.45 Meeting Closure


The programme format is subject to change, please check the timings of the day close to the event.

Abstract Submission

All abstracts submitted must be related to the topic of sudden cardiac death.


Abstracts must include your name, email address and affiliation.


Abstracts will be scored by our panel of judges prior to the event (please see deadline below). The top 16 abstracts will have their posters displayed on the day. The judges will then select the top 3 posters and the following honoraria awarded:

1st Prize - £300

2nd Prize - £200

3rd Prize - £100


Abstracts must be sent to conference-cvsrc by 17th October 2018. You will be informed by 31st October 2018 if you have been shortlisted for the poster presentation.

Posters will need to be taken by hand to the venue between 8.30am and 9.30am. The event staff will then help you set up.


Poster boards measure H 1.86m x W 1m. (A0) Please ensure your poster has a portrait orientation in order to fit these dimensions.


What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

To plan your journey by car visit The AA’s Route Planner and enter our postcode: W1W 6JJ. Please note that this venue is within the Congestion Charge zone.

Car Parking

There is on-street parking nearby, see: Parking in Westminster for more information. The nearest NCP car park is at 6-7 Weymouth Mews.

Arriving by Underground

Oxford Circus (Central, Bakerloo and Victoria lines) – 5 minutes walk
Regent’s Park (Hammersmith & City, Circle and Metropolitan lines) – 3 minutes walk
Great Portland Street (Hammersmith & City, Circle and Metropolitan lines) – 3 minutes walk

Arriving by Rail

Marylebone, Euston and Kings Cross St Pancras Stations are all within 10 minutes taxi rides or alternatively 15 minutes by Underground. Paddington Station (which has a direct link to Heathrow every 15 minutes) is 20 minutes walk or 10 minutes in a taxi.

The Hallam is 5 minutes from Oxford Circus Underground Station. Walk North on Regent Street for 500 meters past the BBC Corporation House on your right and turn right into New Cavendish Street. Hallam Street is the next turn left and the Hallam Conference Centre is 50 meters on your right hand side. Alternatively when you leave Oxford Circus Underground Station walking North on Regent Street, New Cavendish Street is the 7th turn on the right which you turn into and Hallam Street is next on your left.

The Hallam is a 3 minute walk from Great Portland Street Underground Station. On leaving the station double back on yourself and walk along Great Portland Street until you come to the Villandry Restaurant. Use the zebra crossing to cross the road and walk up Weymouth Street, directly opposite the Villandry with Hallam Street on the left and the Conference Centre 100 meters on the left.

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Email: conference-cvsrc@sgul.ac.uk or Tel: 0208 725 2628

What's the refund policy?

Refund will be provided up to 30 days prior to the event

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Yes, please bring your receipt with you

Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?

Yes, if you are unable to attend someone can replace you but the ticket price will remain the same if its a full ticket price.

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