heart disection

From the basic anatomy of normal hearts through to complex defects

Course details


Duration

3 days

This course in run twice a year, once in Spring and once in Summer

Spring dates
22 - 24 February 2017 

Summer dates
7-9 June 2017

Fees
£610 - Early bird rates (expires two months prior to course start date)
£640 - Full rate

Location
Margaret Turner Warwick Education Centre
Imperial College
Royal Brompton Campus
Dovehouse Street
London SW3 6LY

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This three-day course takes participants from the basic anatomy of normal hearts and simple congenital malformations, through to the more complex defects, and the conduction system, with live video demonstrations.
 
The hands-on component (practicals) allows attendees to examine specimens under the guidance of tutors. This unique course of applied morphology is recommended for all professionals who manage and treat patients with congenital heart disease, from the foetus to adults.
 
It allows participants to appreciate the arrangement of the malformations in 3-dimensions and is particularly suitable for trainees in paediatric cardiology, adult cardiology, intensive care, neonatology, and cardiac surgery. 
 
Our highly experienced team of tutors includes surgeons, pediatric cardiologists and pathologists who will provide guidance tailored to the needs of the participant.
 
Course Programme: Example programme attached (from 2016). Topics remain unchanged for 2017; updated programme to be released shortly.  

Lectures and video demonstrations

  • Normal anatomy – heart in the chest
  • Normal anatomy – recognition of chambers
  • Septal structures and valves
  • Sequential segmental analysis
  • Atrial septal defects
  • Ventricular septal defects
  • Atrioventricular septal defects
  • Anomalous venous connections
  • Isomeric arrangement of atrial appendages
  • Fallot’s tetralogy
  • Complete transposition
  • Double outlet right ventricle
  • Common arterial trunk and aorto-pulmonary window
  • Coronary malformations
  • Hypoplastic right heart
  • Hypoplastic left heart
  • Fallot with pulmonary atresia
  • Discordant atrioventricular connections
  • Univentricular atrioventricular connections
  • Ebstein malformation

Target audience

This unique course is recommended for all professionals who manage and treat patients with congenital heart disease. It allows participants to appreciate the arrangement of the malformations in three dimensions.

Key speakers

  • Dr Roberta Margarita Bini
  • Dr Giovanna Ciotti
  • Professor Yen Ho
  • Sylvia Krupickova
  • Dr Karen McCarthy
  • Professor William O'Connor
  • Professor Renate Oberhoffer
  • Jan-Lukas Robertus
  • Irene Scheimberg
  • Professor Christof Stamm
  • Professor Hideki Uemura

Course organiser

Terms and conditions

Terms and conditions

Cancellations must be received in writing one calendar month before each course and will be subject to an administration charge of £50-£150 depending on the course. Cancellations received within a month of the course cannot be accepted and the attendee will be liable for the full course fee. Substitutions may be made at any time.
 
The organiser cannot accept liability for cost incurred in the event of a course having to be cancelled as a result of circumstances beyond its reasonable control.