Hands-on Cardiac Morphology Course @ UCL: 8-10th April 2015 (UCL Ref 501183)
Wednesday, 8 April 2015 at 09:00 - Friday, 10 April 2015 at 16:00 (BST)
This edition of the course will be held in the Wolfson Centre, on Mecklenburgh Square NOT in the main Institute of Child Health building. Mecklenburgh Square and the Wolfson Centre can be accessed via Guilford St or Heathcote St, as shown on the map.
This 3 day course is suitable for all those wishing to improve their knowledge about the anatomy of the heart and in particular congenital heart malformations. Knowledge will be built up from Day 1 (normal anatomy and simple lesions) to more complex topics on Day 2/3. It is suitable for a wide range of disciplines.
Aims & Objectives
The aim of this three day course is to allow for didactic teaching followed by small group, hands-on examination of specimens, of specific structural heart lesions, in an informal setting.
By the end of the course, participants should be comfortable with the anatomy of the major groups of congenital heart lesions and be able to analyse hearts in a sequential segmental fashion.
- Principle of sequential segmental analysis
- Detailed normal anatomy
- Septal defects (ASD, VSD, AVSD)
- Outflow tract abnormalities: tetralogy of fallot, double outlet ventricle, transposition, arch abnormalities
- Valvar abnormalities (Ebstein’s malformation, arterial valvar stenosis)
- Complex lesions - Isomerism, Functionally univentricular hearts
- Full programme on request
More space for up to 30 delegates. Reorganised programme to allow for examination & discussion of specimens of your particular interest.
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
The closest underground stations are Russell Square (Picadilly Line) or Holborn (Central, Victoria and Picadilly Lines).
What pre-course reading should I plan to do?
You will be given the course booklet at the event but can also reuest access to this following registration
You can also review video recordings at www.cardiacmorphology.com under the 'Lecture archive/Hands-on reference material'
What can/can't I bring to the event?
You are welcome to bring whatever you like to the course. Video recording and photography is not allowed and food and drinks are not permitted in the lecture rooms for Health & Safety reasons.
Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?
Please contact the organiser via the contact link on this page or else firstname.lastname@example.org
Is my registration/ticket transferrable?
Yes, tickets are transferrable - please contact the event organiser
Can I update my registration information?
Yes you are free to update your registration at any time
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
Yes, it is important that you bring your printed ticket to the course.
What is the refund policy?
Full refunds are avaiable up to 2 week prior to the event via the Eventbrite event page. Following this no refund will be given. You may be able to defer your attendance to another date if there is availability. Please contact us directly in this instance.
The name on the registration/ticket doesn't match the attendee. Is that okay?
Better if they are correct. Tickets are tranferrable and you can change registration details at anytime.
When & Where
Dr Andrew Cook, UCL Institute of Cardiovascular Science
Dr. Andrew Cook is Senior Lecturer and leads the Cardiovascular Morphology and Education Unit at the UCL Institute of Cardiovascular Science / Great Ormond Street Hospital Institute of Child Health, London, UK.
He has an international reputation for providing education, training and expertise in the structural architecture of the heart including major textbooks on surgical anatomy of the heart and fetal cardiology. He is founder of the website www.cardiacmorphology.com and advises companies on anatomy for device design and simulation.
During this work he has developed specific expertise in correlating cardiac structure with imaging from fetus to adult. Current areas of research are: micro-imaging cardiac architecture using micro-computed tomography and phase-contrast synchrotron imaging; and deep-phenotyping of heart defects in mutant mouse embryos using high throughput, high-resolution 3D imaging (www.dmdd.org.uk)