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Day 1 – Thursday 10th September 2020
Registration, tea/coffee served
Welcome and opening ceremony
Olsen-Gourley Symposium: The hypertrophied heart
Myocardial hypertrophy in vivo: use of imaging studies. Dr Lynne Williams, Cambridge
Distinguishing physiological and pathological hypertrophy in athletes. Prof Sanjay Sharma, St George’s, London
Cardiac hypertrophy at autopsy: physiological or pathological? Prof Cristina Basso, Padua
Pathways of hypertrophy in cardiac myocytes. Dr Martin Goddard, Royal Papworth Hospital, Cambridge
Unusual and secondary causes of hypertrophy. Prof Mary Sheppard, St George’s London
Panel discussion
Lunch (and informal poster viewing)
Oral presentations x4
Keynote lecture I: Virtual histology, biomechanics, myocardial infarction, and sudden cardiac death. Prof Martin Bennett, Cambridge

Poster rounds. Coffee and cake will be served.
Symposium II: Genetics and heart disease

Insights into atherosclerosis from population genetic studies. Dr Adam Butterworth, Cambridge
European recommendations on Postmortem genetic test in sudden cardiac death. Dr Katarzyna Michaud, Lausanne
Thoracic aortic aneurysms, genetic medicine centres and 100K genomes. Dr Sarju Mehta, Cambridge

Day 2 – Friday 11th September 2020
9:00-9:40 Keynote lecture II: Cardiac pathology in Mumbai. Prof Pradeep Vaideeswar,
9:40-11:00 Symposium III: Global perspectives – cardiac pathology in an interconnected

Cardiac amyloidosis across ethnic groups. Prof Philip Hawkins, National
Amyloidosis Centre, London
HIV and the heart. Prof Ntobeko Ntusi, Cape Town
Haemoglobinopathies and the heart. Prof Dudley Pennell, Royal Brompton
Hospital, London
11:00-11:30 Coffee break
11:30-12:00 Oral presentations x3
12:00-12:30 Annual General Meeting of the AECVP
12:30-13:30 Lunch and informal poster viewing
13:30-14:15 Keynote lecture III: The heart of Leonardo: Da Vinci at five hundred (and one).
Mr Francis Wells, Cambridge

14:15-14:45 Oral presentations x3
14:45-16:00 Poster rounds. Coffee and cake will be served
16:00-17:00 What is it?
17:00-18:00 Michael J Davies Distinguished Achievement Award Lecture: The pathology of
medical education. Dr Patrick J Gallagher, Bristol

Evening Gala Dinner, Christ’s College

Day 3 – Saturday 12th September 2020
9:00-10:10 Symposium IV: Updates on advanced heart failure and transplantation

Update on antibody mediated rejection. Prof Jean-Paul Duong-Van-Huyen,
Pathophysiology of haemorrhage in VAD patients. Dr Martin Besser,
Heart failure with preserved ejection fraction. Dr Stephen Pettit, Cambridge
10:10-10:40 Oral presentations x3
10:40-11:10 Coffee
11:10-12:30 Keynote lecture double bill – Adult congenital heart disease
The changing landscape of adults with congenital heart disease. Prof Michael Gatzoulis,
Royal Brompton Hospital, London
Autopsy in adults with congenital heart disease. Prof Annalisa Angelini, Padua

12:30-13:00 Prize giving
Installation of President
Closing ceremony
13:00 Farewell lunch