Heart Research UK Masterclasses

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. 

Masterclass in Endoscopic heart valve surgery – Fully booked

Date: Tuesday 7th June

Venue: Keele Anatomy & Surgical Training Centre, Keele University, Keele, Staffordshire, ST5 5BG.

Course Director: Mr Joseph Zacharias

Overview: This Masterclass is designed for individuals interested in becoming familiar with an endoscopic approach to heart valve surgery. Delegates will be expected to understand the indications and tips, tricks and pitfalls of this approach will be covered.

Masterclass in Relevance and Identification of Congestion in Heart Failure

Date: Friday 17th June

Venue: Golden Jubilee Conference Hotel, Beardmore Street, Clydebank, Glasgow, G81 4SA.

Course Director: Dr Pierpaolo Pellicori

Overview: This masterclass will enable delegates to learn how to do a variety of novel ultrasound procedures and how to interpret the results in the context of clinical and biomarker data.

Masterclass in Exercise Prescription for Congenital Heart Disease – Live Webinar

Fully booked: Registration of interest is closed and places for the course have been filled. We intend to create an E-learning version of the course so if you were unable to register or not accepted look out for this course in the future.

Date: 23rd June 2022

Venue: Online (Link TBC)

Course Module Leaders: Professor Graham Stuart MBChB PGcert MSc FRCPCH FRCP FESC, Consultant Cardiologist (Congenital heart Disease) Bristol Heart Institute/ Bristol Royal Hospital for Children.

Professor Craig Williams, Children’s Health and Exercise Research Centre, Sport and Health Sciences, University of Exeter.

Caroline Evans, Clinical Specialist Cardiology Physiotherapist, University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust.

Dr Lynsey Forsythe PhD, Research Associate Sport and Exercise Cardiology, Bristol Royal Hospital for Children.

Curtis Wadey MSc, AFHEA, Postgraduate researcher, Children’s Health and Exercise Research Centre, University of Exeter.

Overview: This masterclass is designed for individuals who frequently work with patients that have congenital heart disease. The aim of the course is to better advise delegates on how to prescribe exercise to patients with congenital heart disease. The course has 5 module leaders who will cover the benefits of exercise, the importance of cardiopulmonary exercise testing, the guidelines for exercise prescription in congenital heart disease patients, cardiac rehabilitation, current research and practical application.

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We can’t do this without you

Through pioneering research and accessible education, Heart Research UK aims to reduce the number of people developing and dying from heart disease, while improving and extending the lives of those affected.

As a charity, we can only do this with your help.

People with certain types of heart disease have a higher risk of developing serious complications from Covid-19 and there is evidence that the virus can cause damage to the heart.

We must continue to do all we can to prevent and treat heart disease.

To help us fund more research and education, please make a small donation to help ensure we can continue our work, now and in the future.