14th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Cardiorenal Forum

Save the date: 4th October 2019

Friday 4 October 2019
9.30 am to 5.00 pm
TBC, London
Past meetings awarded
6 CPD credits by the
Royal College of Physicians
Past meetings endorsed by
The Renal Association, The
British Society for Heart Failure
and the Irish Nephrology Society
Registration fees:
£130 doctors, £75 concessions
£250 commercial organisations

The Cardiorenal Forum (CRF) is an independent group formed in 2006. The key objective of the group is to highlight the important clinical overlap that exists between patients

Programme from 2018

Session 1 Diabetes and cardiorenal disease
  Chair: Paul Kalra, Consultant Cardiologist (Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust)
09:25 Welcome
09.30 Which drug for which patient? David Strain, Clinical Senior Lecturer (University of Exeter) and Honorary Consultant (Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital)
10.00 Understanding the pathogenesis of vascular disease in diabetes, hypertension and obesity – does it influence treatment? Anthony Heagerty, Professor of Medicine and Head of Division of Cardiovascular Sciences (University of Manchester)
10.30 Lipid management in vascular disease – when to consider options beyond statins Dermot Neely, Consultant in Clinical Biochemistry and Metabolic Medicine (Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Trust)
11:00 Coffee
Session 2 Cardiorenal clinical updates
  Chair: Catherine Wall, Consultant Nephrologist (Tallaght University Hospital, Dublin, Ireland)
11:30 The British Heart Valve Society Lecture
Advances in percutanous treatment of valvular disease in patients with cardiorenal disease
Phil MacCarthy, Professor of Interventional Cardiology (King’s College London) and Consultant Cardiologist (King’s College Hospital, London)
11:55 The British and Irish Hypertension Society Lecture
Blood pressure targets in patients with cardiorenal disease. What do the guidelines say?
Una Martin, Professor of Clinical Pharmacology (University of Birmingham)
12:20 British Heart Foundation Lecture
Alternative pathways to immunosuppression
Federica Marelli-Berg, British Heart Foundation Chair of Cardiovascular Immunology (William Harvey Research Institute, Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry)
12:45 Lunch
Session 3 Clinical trial update
  Chairs: Abhishek Joshi, President BJCA and Matthew Graham-Brown, Chair of the UK and Ireland RA Nephrology SpR Club
13:55 Cardiology trials reviewed Lisa Anderson, Heart Failure Consultant and Head of Clinical Governance and Audit Cardiology Clinical Academic Group (St. George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, London)
14:20 Nephrology trial network in the UK – does it work? Philip Kalra, Professor of Renal Medicine (University of Manchester) and Consultant Nephrologist (Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust)
Session 4 Improving patient care – examples of collaborative working between cardiologists and nephrologists
  Chair: David Lappin, Consultant Nephrologist (Galway University Hospitals, Ireland)
14:45 How to manage deteriorating renal function in patients with heart failure on RAAS blockade Charles Tomson, Consultant Nephrologist (Freeman Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne)
15:10 Sudden cardiac death in end stage renal disease Paul Roberts, Consultant Cardiologist (University Hospital Southampton NHS Trust)
15:35 Tea break
Session 5 Interactive clinical cases in cardiorenal disease
  Chair: David Mulcahy, Consultant Cardiologist (Tallaght University Hospital, Dublin, Ireland)
15:55 Case 1. Hyperkalaemia Paddy Mark, Clinical Reader and Honorary Consultant Nephrologist (Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, Glasgow)
16:15 Case 2. Anticoagulation and CKD Charles Ferro, Consultant Nephrologist (University Hospitals, Birmingham)
16:35 Case 3. Iron deficiency Paul WX Foley, Consultant Cardiologist (Great Western Hospital, Swindon)
16:55 Case 4. Atypical haemolytic uraemic syndrome Neil Sheerin, Professor of Nephrology (Newcastle University)
17:15 Close

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The Cardiorenal Forum (CRF) is an independent group formed in 2006. The key objective of the group is to highlight the important clinical overlap that exists between patients