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Start date: 22nd November 2018

End date: 23rd November 2018

Location: Crieff Hydro Hotel

SHARP has been working to prevent vascular disease in Scotland for the last 30 years. Please join us at Crieff Hydro Hotel on Thursday 22nd and Friday 23rd November 2018 for our 30th Anniversary meeting. The meeting will review our past success in preventing vascular disease, what we are doing at present and the challenges for the future.

Delegates to the SHARP meeting are invited to join the Scottish Lipid Forum at their annual meeting on the Thursday morning. After lunch the SHARP meeting will commence with a keynote speaker followed by the sponsored symposium on the ‘Use of Thrombotic Drugs’. The Founder’s dinner on the Thursday evening promises to be a truly memorable occasion.

The Scientific programme which continues on the Friday will address the needs of patients with heart disease and stroke, the affordability of new drugs as well as the specific problems of practising in Scotland. Interactive workshops will look at the work of TIA, heart failure, vascular disease and hypertension clinics as well as screening for cardiomyopathy.

After the presentation of the SHARP prizes the meeting will conclude with the Keynote Lecture on ‘30 SHARP Years’ delivered by Professor Sir Lewis Ritchie , one of our founding members.

Start date: 28th September 2018

End date: 29th September 2018

Location: Peebles Hydro Hotel

Registrations are now open for our upcoming Annual General Meeting in Peebles! Highlights of the event include:

  • Coronary intervention in the elderly - Dr Vijay Kunadian, Newcastle
  • Investigation of palpitations and what to do with ventricular ectopy - Dr Gareth Padfield, Larbert
  • Invasive haemodynamic assessment: tips and tricks - Dr Andy Stewart, Aberdeen
  • Post-operative complications: the interface between cardiology and cardiothoracic surgery - Mr Kelvin Lim, Edinburgh
  • Guideline updates
  • A variety of case presentations from across Scotland

Our invited guest lecture this year will be delivered by Professor Keith Oldroyd who will talk on ‘Tales from the Cath Lab: Lessons I've Learnt During 30 years of Coronary Intervention’

There will also be a drinks reception and Society dinner on the Friday evening.


Please call 01764 651846 for Reservations at the Peebles Hydro Hotel.

Emily Taylor Travel Fund – meeting attendance:

There are discretionary funds available to assist with travel to and from Spring and Autumn SCS Meetings. Application should be made in writing to: scs.admin@rcpe.ac.uk. Successful applicants will be selected by the SCS Council. Award subject to applicant being a member of SCS and provision of receipts.

For more information and to book your place visit: http://events.rcpe.ac.uk/events/598/scottish-cardiac-society-27th-autumn-meeting

Start date: 11th June 2018

End date: 12th June 2018

Location: Norton House Hotel, Edinburgh

This annual course will be held on 11-12 June 2018 at Norton House Hotel, Edinburgh. We’re delighted to welcome back Prof Heidi Connolly, Director of Cardiovascular Education at Mayo Clinic, Rochester (Minnesota) along with high profile UK speakers. Further information including registration details at www.advancedecho.co.uk


Date: 16th March 2018

Time: 9:00-17:00

Location: Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, 9 Queen Street, Edinburgh, EH2 1JQ

Included in our 2018 event are a variety of expert led lectures and interactive breakout sessions. The lectures focus on resilience, staff well-being, innovation and managing change, and sustainability.

Our breakout sessions include the topics of peer-support and mentoring, lessons learned from errors made in the aviation industry, and how this might transfer to patient safety and risk management. We also raise the thorny (and extremely topical) question – when and how should one speak up at work?

Dr Clare Gerada, previous Chair of RCGP council and GP based in London will deliver a key talk on staff wellbeing focusing on how doctors with mental health and other health problems are treated and transparency for patients.

Finally, we cover the topic of Equality & Diversity at work and the views of RCPE as well as hearing from Dr Peter Wilmshurst who took on the corporate giants as a whistleblower.

This event is suitable for senior trainees and consultants of all levels.

The early bird discount ends on Thursday 15 February 2018.

To book your place and see the full programme, visit: http://events.rcpe.ac.uk/events/565/life-as-a-consultant-conference

Date: 9th March 2018

Location: RCPSG, 232-242 St Vincent Street, Glasgow

The fifth annual collaboration between the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow and the British Cardiovascular Society.

This year's programme provides a forum where cardiologists and all medical and allied health professionals with interest in cardiology will have the opportunity to meet and directly interact with renowned world class leading cardiology expert.  This hugely popular cardiovascular educational event provides a unique learning experience. Delivered in an open, supportive, enjoyable and friendly atmosphere. Expert chair-persons and cardiology opinion leaders from across the UK will present a comprehensive clinically relevant review of the latest evidence, which is shaping the rapidly changing landscape of cardiovascular medicine and the sub specialties.

Why attend
Always a sell-out conference, this hugely popular cardiovascular educational event provides a unique learning experience delivered in an open, supportive, enjoyable and friendly atmosphere. Expert chairs and cardiology opinion leaders from across the UK and Europe will present a comprehensive clinically relevant review of the latest evidence, which is shaping the rapidly changing landscape of cardiovascular medicine and the sub specialties.


W: rcp.sg/CARDIO2018

E: wilma.paterson@rcpsg.ac.uk

T: +44 (0)141 227 3212

Start date: 15th February 2018

End date: 16th February 2018

Location: RCPSG, 232-242 St Vincent Street, Glasgow

Now in its fifth year, GESTS has sold out on all four previous occasions.  The signature format is fast-paced, with very short talks and a major focus on practical advice and discussion. This has proved to be been hugely popular with delegates.

The main theme of this year’s conference is mass casualty and terror attacks in the UK. We are extremely fortunate that we have several key players directly involved in London Bridge and Manchester Arena attacks on our Faculty. Key confirmed speakers are:

Date: 26th January 2018

Time: 9.30-4.00

Location: The Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists (RCOG), London

Organiser: The British Geriatrics Society Cardiovascular Section

Date: Friday 26th January 2018 (9.30 am – 4.00 pm)

Venue: The Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists (RCOG), London

Online Registration and Agenda: www.bgscv.org.uk/meetings

Cost: Registration Fees: £65 Consultant BGS Members / £95 non-BGS members / £35 Trainees & SpR’s

Call for Posters on any Cardiovascular topic – deadline 8th January 2018

Travel Bursaries are available for trainees

Contact: Nicola.razzell@lamedica.com        07841 362 705

Date: 18th April 2018

Location: Dunblane Hydro Hotel

SCS Spring Meeting 2018

Places are now FULL for the Spring Meeting - to be added to the waiting list, please complete the below registration form.

To book your place, please complete the online registration form.


This year’s programme includes:

  • Key talk from Dr Mike Griffith, Chair of DVLA Panel for Cardiology on ‘Cardiovascular fitness to drive’
  • Panel session on Virtual TAVI MDT: Unrealistic medicine?
  • Guideline updates
  • Cardiac consent issues
  • Dedicated session on stroke prevention in atrial fibrillation

SCS Spring Meeting Final Programme

Attendance at the Spring meeting for all active members & those applying for membership is free!


Attendance for non-members is £50 for doctors and £30 for AHPs and Nurses.