Heart failure in pandemic times: assessing evidence for treating iron deficiency

Cardiorenal Forum Webinar
Wednesday 21st April 2021 18.00 – 19.40 BST (GMT + 1)

Heart failure in pandemic times: assessing evidence for treating iron deficiency


This webinar is funded by Vifor Pharma UK Ltd, who also suggested some speakers. The content and interpretation of the presentations have been developed by the speakers. Vifor Pharma have reviewed the slides for Code compliance.


What is the webinar about?

The aim of the webinar is to give an update of the treatment of iron deficiency in patients with heart failure. This will cover lessons from recent trials, evolving multidisciplinary guidelines, and future directions for iron replacement therapy. The webinar will also cover the use of iron in cardiorenal patients and practical approaches to iron delivery services during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Is it for me?

This webinar is for healthcare professionals only to whom it is offered free of charge. It is aimed at cardiologists, nephrologists, diabetologists, specialist nurses, clinical pharmacists – all grades with a particular on those in training.

Learning objectives

After attending this webinar, delegates will have learned and contributed to discussion of:

  • Lessons from recent trials on treating iron deficiency in heart failure and cardiorenal disease
  • The implications of trial results for future practice and guidelines
  • Adapting services for delivering iron in pandemic times

Accreditation

The Cardiorenal Forum will issue certificates of attendance after the webinar, which will be equivalent to 2 CPD points.

Endorsements

We are delighted that KDIGO (Kidney Disease Improving Global Outcomes) has endorsed this webinar.



Programme
  •   Chairperson: Dr Sue Piper, Consultant Cardiologist, King’s College Hospital NHS Trust, London
  •   Log in available from 17.30 BST (GMT +1)
  •   18.00 Introduction
  •   18.05 Iron in heart failure: lessons from recent trials
    Professor John Cleland, Consultant Cardiologist; Director of the Robertson Centre for Biostatistics, University of Glasgow
  •   18.20 A cardiorenal perspective on iron deficiency
    Professor Sunil Bhandari, Consultant Nephrologist, Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust; Honorary Professor, Hull York Medical School
    18.35 Q&A on first two presentations (John Cleland and Sunil Bhandari)
  •   18.45 Iron from evidence to practice - evolving multidisciplinary guidelines
    Dr Patricia Campbell, Consultant Cardiologist and Heart Failure Clinical Lead, Southern Health and Social Care Trust, Northern Ireland
  •   19.00 COVID-19 response to iron delivery
    Ms Nicola Bowers, Cardiac Rehabilitation and Cardiac Clinical Trial Nurse Specialist, Buckingham Healthcare NHS Trust
    19.15 Q&A on last two presentations (Patricia Campbell and Nicola Bowers)
  •   19.25 Open discussion
    Questions answered by the panel
  •   19.40 Webinar close


   
Panel

Professor Sunil Bhandari Professor Sunil Bhandari, Consultant Nephrologist, Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust; Honorary Professor, Hull York Medical School

Sunil Bhandari leads, in collaboration, a research programme based around renal anaemia, CKD progression and the effects of iron therapy on cardiac and renal function. Ongoing collaborative translational research includes effects of iron therapy in uraemic cardiomyopathy and mitochondrial function. He graduated from the University of Edinburgh and trained in Yorkshire and Australia. He is International Director for the Royal College of Physicians (Edinburgh), Co-Director of the UK Advanced Nephrology Course, and Deputy Head of School of Medicine for Yorkshire and Humber.

Ms Nicola Bowers Cardiac Rehabilitation and Cardiac Clinical Trial Nurse Specialist, Buckingham Healthcare NHS Trust

Nicola Bowers has established a cardiology research team, heightening national and international awareness of cardiology clinical activity through the Thames Valley and South Midlands network. She has been instrumental in digital projects to improve cardiovascular care within the region. She has also established an award winning cardiac rehabilitation service and was runner up in the 2020 British Journal of Nursing cardiology nurse of the year awards. She was recently appointed honorary secretary of the British Association for Nursing for Cardiovascular Care and is a dedicated communicator working collaboratively to disseminate best practice, represent patients, their carers and to reduce the burden of cardiovascular disease.

Dr Patricia Campbell Consultant Cardiologist and Heart Failure Clinical Lead, Southern Health and Social Care Trust, Northern Ireland

Patricia Campbell is a graduate of University College Dublin (UCD) and undertook residency training between Ireland and the Mayo Clinic, Scottsdale, USA. She also undertook heart failure and echo training at the Brigham & Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA, and was Assistant Professor at the University of Calgary and UCD, before coming finally home to take up role as heart failure lead in Southern Trust, Northern Ireland.

Professor John Cleland Consultant Cardiologist; Director of the Robertson Centre for Biostatistics, University of Glasgow

John Cleland heads the Robertson Centre for Biostatistics, an internationally renowned clinical trials unit that offers a complete service both to academia and industry for research into cardiovascular and metabolic disease. His main interest is heart failure, extending from epidemiology and prevention, to phase II-IV trials and guidelines. He qualified from the University of Glasgow and completed training at St. Mary's & Hammersmith Hospitals, London. He was awarded a Senior Fellowship by the British Heart Foundation, appointed Professor at the University of Hull and, in 2013, the National Heart & Lung Institute, Royal Brompton & Harefield Hospitals, Imperial College London. He founded the European Journal of Heart Failure. He is Past-Chair of the ESC Working Group on heart failure and the British Society for Heart Failure, a nd established the UK Heart Failure Investigators’ Research Network.

Dr Sue Piper Consultant Cardiologist, King’s College Hospital NHS Trust, London

Sue Piper is committed to ensuring high quality heart failure care for all through innovation, education, training and clinical excellence. She is Chair of the Pan London Heart Failure Steering Group, Chair of the British Society for Heart Failure sub-committee for Education, a Member of European Society of Cardiology Heart Failure Association examination committee, and of the Heart Failure Association Patient Care committee.