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Course Organiser: Professor Mary Sheppard, Dr Joseph Westaby 

This course approaches the practical problems that face the diagnostic pathologist when dealing with cardiovascular pathology, which is the most common cause of death in the western world.  Topics covered include: Cardiac dissection, sudden cardiac death, valvular heart disease, cardiomyopathies, inherited cardiac disease, myocarditis, and post-operative deaths. We will demonstrate cardiac specimens from our large collection. CPD accreditation is being sought from the Royal College of Pathologists. 

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Programme

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Thursday 17 June 2021

8.45am - 9am Introduction

Session 1: Autopsy and Inquest

9am - 9.25am Role of the Autopsy in the 21st century Mike Osborn

9.25am - 9.50am Autopsy in UK and manpower challenge Esther Youd

9.50 - 10.15am Being an expert witness at Inquest Nikolas Lemos

10.15am - 10.40am Panel discussion with the speakers

10.40am – 10.55am Coffee break and networking

Session 2: Cardiac Autopsy and the Cardiomyopathies

10.55am - 11.15am Cardiac anatomy and dissection video Mary N Sheppard

11.15am - 11.45am Ischemic heart disease Katarzyna Michaud

(including video demonstration)

11.45am - 12.15pm Pathology of Hypertrophy Cristina Basso

(including video demonstration)

12.15pm - 12.45pm Arrhythmogenic Cardiomyopathy Chris Miles/J Westaby

(including video demonstration)

12.45pm - 1.15pm Panel discussion with the speakers

1.15pm - 2.15pm Lunch break and networking

Session 3: Aortic and Valvular Disease

2.15pm - 2.45pm Valvular Heart Disease Stephen Preston

(including video demonstration)

2.45pm - 3.15pm Aortic Disease Marc Halushka

(including video demonstration)

3.15pm - 4.15pm Revolution in treatment of Valvular Heart Disease Stephen Brecker

(including video demonstration of TAVI)

4.15pm - 4.45pm Panel discussion with the speakers

 

Friday 18 June 2021

8.45am - 9am Introduction and Update from day 1

Session 4: Aetiology and Operative

9am - 9.15am Sudden Cardiac Death, UK Experience Joe Westaby

 

9.15am - 9.30am The clinical value of the Cardiac Autopsy Michael Papadakis

9:30am - 10am Myocarditis Kirsty Lloyd

 

10am - 10.30am Cardiac effects of SARS-CoV-2 James Stone

10.30am - 11am Panel discussion with the speakers

11am - 11.15am Coffee break and networking

Session 5: Forensics, Imaging and SARS-CoV-2

11.15am - 11.45am Forensic investigation of Sudden Death Olaf Biedrzycki

 

11.45am - 12.15pm Imaging at Autopsy Noel Woodford

12.15pm - 12.45pm Postoperative Cardiac Deaths Mary N Sheppard

(including video demonstration)

12.45pm - 1.15pm Panel discussion with the speakers

1.15pm - 2.15pm Lunch break and networking

Session 6: Paediatric/Congenital Cardiac Disease

2.15pm - 2.50pm Grown Up Congenital Heart Disease Annalisa Angelini

(including video demonstration)

2.50pm - 3.20pm Cardiac causes of paediatric death Marta Cohen

(including video demonstration)

3.20pm - 3.50pm Cardiomyopathy in children Juan Kaski

3.50pm - 4.15pm Panel discussion with the speakers

4.15pm - 4.45pm Interesting cases

 

 

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