Adult and paediatric cardiovascular pathology

This course approaches the practical problems that face the diagnostic pathologist when dealing with cardiovascular pathology, which is the most common cause of death in the western world. Topics covered include: Cardiac dissection, sudden cardiac death, cardiomyopathies, inherited cardiac disease, myocarditis, coronary artery and aortic diseases. We will demonstrate cardiac specimens from our large collection. CPD accreditation from Royal College of Pathologists.

Course fees: Consultants £400 Full Rate | £200 Daily Rate
Trainees, coroners, coroner officers, nurses, genetic councillors, and APTs £300 Full Rate | £150 Daily Rate

We are not able to offer the course online

Registration via email: crypathology@sgul.ac.uk

THE PROGRAM

Wednesday 19th June 2024 Lecture Theatre G, Ground Floor Jenner wing

  • 08.45 – 09.00 Introduction Mary N Sheppard
  • Session 1: Chair: Mary N Sheppard
  • 09.00 – 09.30 The role of toxicology in the autopsy Limon Nahar
  • 09.30 – 10.00 Role of Medical examiner in England and Wales Suzy Lishman
  • 10.00 – 10.30 The coroner’s perspective on sudden death Joanne Andrews
  • 10.30 – 10.45 Coffee break and networking
  • Session 2: Chair: Joe Westaby
  • 10.45 – 11.15 Ischaemic heart disease Joe Westaby
  • 11.15 – 11.45 Non atheromatous coronary artery disease Mary N Sheppard
  • 11.45 – 12.15 Imaging at Post Mortem Ian Roberts
  • 12.15 – 12.30 Panel discussion with the speakers
  • 12.30 – 13.30 Lunch break
  • Session 3: Chair: Joe Westaby
  • 13.30 – 14.00 Keynote lecture
  • Role of the autopsy in 21st century Mike Osborn
  • 14.00 – 14.30 Guidelines on genetic cardiomyopathies Mary N Sheppard
  • 15.00 – 17.00 Cardiac specimen viewing and dissection demonstration Lab 5.7 Level 5 Hunter
  • Wing

Thursday 20th June 2024 Lecture Theatre G ,Ground Floor, Jenner Wing

  • 08.45 – 09.00 Introduction and Update from day 1 Joe Westaby
  • Session 4: Chair: Joe Westaby
  • 09:00 – 9.300 Myocarditis Sarah Parsons
  • 09.30 – 10.00 Forensic investigation of Sudden Death Olaf Biedrzycki
  • 10.30 – 11.00 National Coroners and NHS pathway for sudden death Elijah Behr
  • 11.00 – 11.15 Coffee break and networking
  • Session 5: Chair: Mary N Sheppard
  • 11.15 – 12.00 Investigation of sudden cardiac death in children Marta Cohen
  • 12.00-12.30 Why is the pathologist useful to the cardiologist Michael Papadakis
  • 12.30 – 13.00 Valve disease Jo Westaby
  • 13.00 – 114.00 Lunch break and networking
  • 14.00 – 15.15 Cardiac specimen viewing and demonstration Lab 5.7 Level 5 Hunter Wing
  • Session 6: Lecture theatre G Chair: Joe Westaby
  • 15.15 – 15:35 Causes of left ventricular hypertrophy Joe Westaby
  • 15.35 – 16.00 Aortic disease Kathryn Griffin
  • 16.00 – 16.30 Interesting cases Joe Westaby

Final remarks Mary N Sheppard