11th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Cardiorenal Forum

Innovations in cardiorenal medicine

Thursday 6 October 2016
9.30 am to 5.00 pm
Royal College of
Obstetricians and
Gynaecologists, London
Registration: £130 or £75
(concessions). Commercial
£200. Credit card only
6 CPD credits awarded
from the Royal College
of Physicians
Meeting endorsed by
The Renal Association, The
British Society for Heart Failure
and the Irish Nephrology Society

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


Session 1 Improving outcomes in diabetes and cardiorenal disease
  Chair: Dr Roby Rakhit (Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust)
09.30 Advances in lipid treatment in cardiorenal and other high risk patients Jennifer Robinson, Professor of Epidemiology (College of Public Health, University of Iowa, USA)
10.00 New diabetes treatments and cardiovascular event reduction Amar Puttanna, Young Diabetologists and Endocrinologists Forum (YDEF)
10:20 Who should be considered for new heart failure treatments Alex Lyon, Consultant Cardiologist (Royal Brompton Hospital, London)
10:40 Coffee
Session 2 Fibrosis as a key treatment target in cardiology and nephrology
  Chair: Dr Han Bin Xiao (Homerton University Hospital, London)
11:10 New MR imaging techniques in heart and kidney Aghogho Odudu, NIHR Clinical Lecturer in Nephrology (University of Manchester)
11:35 Basic pathways in fibrosis: potential future targets Tim Johnson, UCB Celltech Pharmaceuticals
Session 3 Clinical trials update
  Chair: Professor Philip Kalra (Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust)
12:00 Cardiology John Cleland, Professor of Cardiology (Imperial College, London)
12:30 Nephrology Patrick Mark, Clinical Reader, Honorary Consultant Nephrologist (Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, Glasgow)
13:00 Lunch
Session 4 Treatment challenges in the multi-morbid patient
  Chair: Professor Gerry McCann (University of Leicester)
14:00 Key note lecture: Uric acid – from head to toe! Austin Stack, Professor of Medicine and Consultant Nephrologist (University Hospital, Limerick, Ireland)
14:30 Managing elderly patients with heart failure Paul Kalra, Consultant Cardiologist, Heart Failure Lead (Portsmouth NHS Trust)
14:50 Overcoming the challenge of medication adherence Paul Forsyth, Heart Failure Pharmacist (NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde)
15:10 Increasing adherence to phosphate binder therapy Laurent Juillard (University of Lyon, France)
15:40 Tea
Session 5 Hot topics in in cardiorenal disease: case based discussion
  Chair: Dr David Mulcahy (Tallaght Hospital, Dublin)
16:00 (i) AF and CKD Amitava Banerjee, Senior Lecturer, Honorary Consultant in Cardiology (University College, London)
(ii) When to suspect Fabry disease Perry Elliott, Professor in Inherited Cardiovascular Disease (University College, London)
(iii) Intravenous iron in heart failure Philip Kalra, Consultant Nephrologist Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust, Honorary Professor, University of Manchester
17:00 Close

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