Educating the experts

of tomorrow

Our unique Masterclasses give surgeons, doctors, nurses, physiotherapists and other health professionals the opportunity to gain new skills, knowledge and hands-on experience from leading experts in the field so that more heart patients from across the UK can benefit.

Topics of previous Masterclasses have included ‘CMR for Coronary Heart Disease’, ‘Aortic Arch Surgery’, 'Heart Transplantation' and 'Minimally Invasive AVR Surgery'.

Places on our Masterclasses are free to delegates with registration and accommodation costs funded by Heart Research UK.

“The masterclass was an invaluable course for the senior heart surgery trainee or junior consultant. The opportunity to learn from world class experts in their field in an excellent educational environment will increase the standard of care for aortic patients throughout the UK”

Consultant Cardiac Surgeon, Freeman Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne

We are pleased to announce the following Masterclasses:

Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance Imaging for Ischaemic Heart Disease

Date: Thursday 7 and Friday 8 November 2019

Venue: Advanced Imaging Centre, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Faculty: Prof John P Greenwood, Prof Sven Plein, Dr Erica Dall’Armellina, Dr Eylem Levelt, Dr Peter Swoboda, Dr Louise Brown, Mr David Shelley and Dr David Higgins


Surgery for Acute Aortic Dissection

Date: Friday 22 November 2019

Venue: Keele Anatomy and Surgical Training Centre, Keele University

Course Director: Miss Deborah Harrington, Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Thank you to The Dujardin Family Charitable Fund and the John Beckwith Charitable Trust for supporting this HRUK Masterclass


Download the programme here
Exercise Prescription in Congenital Heart Disease Masterclass

Date: Thursday 7th and Friday 8th November 2019

Venue: The Queens Hotel, Leeds

Faculty: Dr Graham Stuart, Professor Craig Williams, Caroline Evans

Course Objectives: This course is aimed at cardiologists, specialist nurses, specialist physiotherapists and members of PECSIG.
The course will cover the importance of exercise prescription, assessment and using physical activity as a management tool, cardiopulmonary exercise testing (CPET) and factors to consider when prescribing exercise to people with congenital heart disease.


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Find out more about our previous masterclasses below