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Clinical Cardiology in the Genome Era

December 4 - December 5

The Biennial ‘7th International Conference on Cardiovascular Genomic Medicine Conference’ offers a unique opportunity for clinical cardiologists, specialist cardiac nurses, electrophysiologists, cardiovascular radiologists, cardiac pathologists, clinical geneticists, genetic counselors and molecular geneticists to learn and share the fast emerging practice of cardiovascular genomic medicine.

World class Faculty of experts in all fields of cardiovascular genetics & genomics and genomic medicine will join the wide ranging participants from UK, Europe and rest of the World. The programme includes plenary lectures, keynote presentations, open platform and poster presentations and seminars on selected topics.

This conference is the 7th as part of the original series of Biennial ‘Cardiff Cardiovascular Genetics Conference’ held since 2007. All previous events were grand successes admired by several clinicians, health professionals and researchers from all over the world.

For Registration, Sponsorship and all other enquiries please visit www.genomicmedicine.org

For General information and contributions to the Scientific Programme please contact Prof. Dhavendra Kumar


Scientific Programme

Scientific Committee

  • Dhavendra Kumar (Cardiff, UK)- Chair
  • Perry Elliott (London, UK)
  • Bill Newman (Manchester, UK)
  • Elijah Behr (London, UK)
  • Arthur Wilde (Amsterdam, NL)
  • Bart Loeys (Antwerp, Belgium)
  • Robert Hamilton (Toronto, Canada)
  • Ajay Bahl (Chandigarh, India)
  • Lorenzo Monserrat (La Coruna, Spain)
  • Ingrid Winship (Melbourne, Australia)

Day 1:

0800              Registration

0900              Welcome/ Introduction – Dhavendra Kumar

0915              Session 1:  ‘Phenotype-genotype ontology of inherited cardiovascular conditions’ Chairs: TBA

0915               Congenital heart disease – Catherine Mercer, Southampton, UK

0935               Myocardium phenotypes – Diana Fatkin, Melbourne, Australia

0955               Aortic & arterial phenotypes – Bart Loeys, Antwerp, Belgium     

1015               Congenital lymphatic phenotypes – Sahar Mansour, London, UK  

1030              Plenary 1:  ‘Dilated Cardiomyopathies- the paradigm of  cardiovascular genomic medicine’ Perry Elliott, UCL/ Bart’s London, UK

1115              Tea/Coffee

1145              Session 2: ‘Novel genes and molecules underpinning cardiomyopathies’

1145               Sarcomere & related molecules – Lorenzo Monserrat, La Coruna, Spain

1205               Mitochondrial genes/genome – Patrick Chinnery, Sanger, Hinxton, UK

1225               Titin and related genes/molecules – James Ware, Imperial,  London, UK

1245               Dystrophin & related molecules – Francesco Muntoni GOSH, London, UK                                                                                        

1315              LUNCH

1430              Session 3: ‘Heterogeneity of disorders of  cardiac conduction & rhythm’ Chairs: TBA

1430               ‘Molecular heterogeneity for QT disorders- new insights’  – Sylvia Priori, Italy

1450               ‘Brugada syndrome- Mendelian, Oligogenic or Multigenic?’  – Elijah Behr London, UK                                                                                                     

1510               ‘Genomic complexity of atrial fibrillation’ – Pier Lambiase   London, UK  

1530              TEA/ COFFEE/ POSTERS

1600              Keynote Lecture: “The Sir William Harvey Oration”

                        Introduction/ Citation by Professor Dhavendra Kumar

                        ‘Life long pursuit of Inherited Cardiovascular Conditions’ – Bill McKenna, UCL, London, UK

1700              Session 4:      Clinical Cardiovascular Genomic Medicine

1700               ‘The Miles Frost Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Prevention- a  model for Preventive (Community/Public Health) Cardiology’ – Sally Hughes, The British Heart Foundation, London, UK

1715               ‘Challenges of delivering the integrated inherited cardiac conditions service in India’ – Priya Chokhlingam Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

1730               ‘Outcomes of the next generation genome diagnosis for inherited cardiac conditions’ – Tessa Homfray  Brompton/ St.Goerge’s, London, UK

1745               ‘Benefits and pitfalls of the multi-disciplinary inherited cardiac conditions Team’ – Gerry Carr-Wright Guy’s/St.Thomas’s London, UK

1800              Reflections & Discussion on Day 1

1830              CLOSE

1900              Welcome Drinks Reception


Day 2: 5th December 2019

0800-0830               Registration

0830              Session 5:      ‘Genomic research applications in complex cardiovascular conditions’

0830               ‘Polygenic score and complex cardiac conditions’ –  Nilesh Samani, London, UK

0850               ‘Stroke genetics & genomics in clinical arena’ –  Hugh Markus,  Adenbrooke’s, Cambridge, UK

0910               ‘Systemic Hypertension- outcomes of genomic studies’ – Patricia Munroe QMUL, London, UK

0930               ‘Genomic insights in aortic & arterial diseases’ – Julie de Baker, Ghent, Belgium

1000              Plenary 2: ‘The Genomic Revolution in Clinical Cardiology’ –  Prof. Seema Mittal, Sick Kids Hospital, Toronto, Canada;

1100              Tea/Coffee/ Posters

1130              Session 6: ‘Cardiovascular  Genomic Medicine Research’ Chair: Prof. Elijah Behr, London, UK

1130               ‘Validating EHR cardiovascular phenotypes by the UK  Phenomics platform’ – Tom Lumbers, University College London, UK

1250               ‘PhenoScanner- Model for cardiovascular genotype-phenotype associations’ – James Staley, Cambridge, UK

1310               ‘Development of the Indian Inherited Cardiovascular Conditions Database’ – Ajay Bahl, PGIMER Chandigarh, India 

1330              Lunch

1430              Session 7: Open Presentations (selected from abstracts)

  • Prize for best presentation
  • Panel of 3 judges (TBA)







1530              Tea/ Coffee

Session 8:  ‘Novel genomic/molecular cardiovascular therapeutics approaches’

1545               ‘Novel therapeutic advances for hypertrophic  cardiomyopathy’ –  Rajaram Anananthraman, Chennai, India

1605               ‘Novel therapeutic advances in arrhythmogenic cardiomyopathy’ – Angeliki Asimaki                                        

1625               ‘Lessons from Cardiovascular Pharmacogenetics &  Pharmacogenomics’  Richard Turner, Liverpool, UK                                                                                

1645              Questions/ Reflections

1700              Prizes/ Vote of Thanks/ Close- Good Bye


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