The latest advances in the care of heart patients will be the focus of an interactive international cardiology symposium being held at the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow on Valentine’s Day (14 February). The meeting addresses the four key areas of heart disease – heart failure, coronary artery disease, valve disorders and heart rhythm problems.
Treatment of patients with heart conditions has become increasingly complex over the past decade and cardiology is a continually changing area of medicine as more and more patients suffer from a variety of complex heart diseases.
Ensuring doctors, surgeons, nurses and heart specialists remain up to date with the latest advances in heart care is essential to ensuring patient safety and the best possible care for people with heart conditions.
On Valentine’s Day and during British Heart Month, the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow and the British Cardiovascular Society have joined forces to present an interactive event for healthcare professionals who regularly treat heart patients.
A number of experts from across the UK and Europe, including Dr William Wijns from EuroPCR in Belgium, Dr Bernard Prendergast from John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford, and Professor John Camm from London will present at the event. They will come together with a number of internationally renowned Glasgow Cardiologists.
As well as learning about new developments and opinions in cardiology, doctors, nurses and heart specialists attending the event will look at ways to improve their performance to ensure a better outcome for patients. The meeting will have an interactive component with the presentation of case reports of patients with challenging cardiac conditions.
Consultant cardiologist and President of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow, Dr Frank Dunn, said:
"This Valentine’s Meeting is the first such venture between the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow and the British Cardiovascular Society. It is most appropriate that Glasgow should be the host city for this event given the ongoing challenges in relation to heart disease and the progress that is being made in treatment. I am delighted that the event is fully subscribed attracting medical, technical and nursing staff from all over Scotland."
Consultant cardiologist and President of the British Cardiovascular Society, Dr Iain Simpson said:
"The British Cardiovascular Society is committed to promoting excellence in cardiovascular care so this is a wonderful opportunity to join forces with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeon of Glasgow in this way. The Valentine’s Day Symposium provides an outstanding education forum for all cardiovascular healthcare professionals in our collective battle against heart disease. Glasgow has always been at the forefront of cardiovascular research and quality of clinical cardiovascular care, so it is an ideal setting for such an event."