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International Seminar “Advances in Inherited Heart Diseases”

December 18, 2018

UK India Genomic Medicine Alliance

Indo-UK Genetic Education Forum

Frontier KM Lifeline Hospital & Dr. Cherian Heart Foundation


  • Professor Dhavendra Kumar, Cardiff, UK (Convenor)
  • Dr. Rajaram Anantharaman, Chennai, India (Co-Convenor)
  • Dr. Priya Chokhalingasamy, Inherited Heart Diseases Clinic, Chennai, India
  • (Co-Convenor)
  • Professor Perry Elliott, UCL/Bart’s, London, UK
  • Professor Pier Lambiase, UCL/ Bart’s, London, UK
  • Professor Meena Bhatt, CHG, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
  • Dr. Siddhartha Banka, Genomic Medicine, Manchester, UK
  • Professor Arthur Wilde, Molecular Cardiology, Academic Medical Centre, Amsterdam, The Netherlands


 08:30-09:00   Registration

 09:00 – Welcome/ Introduction                           

  •  Dhavendra Kumar, Cardiff, UK
  •  Viji Samuel, Vellore, India

09:10 – Scope and Challenges of Clinical Cardiovascular Genetics

  • Perry Elliott, London, UK

Session I – Cardiovascular Developmental Disorders


09:30 – Congenital cardiac anomalies- clinical and genetic heterogeneity         

  • Meena Bhatt, Bangalore, India

10:00 – Molecular Congenital Cardiology

  • Siddhartha Banka, Manchester, UK

10:30 -Inherited aortic and arterial diseases- clinical spectrum and new genes           

  • Dhavendra Kumar, Cardiff, UK

11:00 – TEA/ COFFEE

Session II      Disorders of Cardiac Muscle


11:30 – Inherited disorders of the myocardium- clinical spectrum and genomic factors

  • Perry Elliott, London, UK

12:10 – Cardiomyopathies in South India- Spectrum and Management

  •  Viji Samuel, Vellore, India

12:30 – Cardiomyopathies in North India- Spectrum and Management

  •  Ajay Behl, Chandigarh, India

12:50 – Heart muscles disease in Inherited Metabolic Disease

  • I.B. Vijayalaxmi, Bangalore, India

13:15 – LUNCH

Session III – Inherited Heart Diseases – Grand Round

Chairs: Professor Viji Samuel & Professor Perry Elliott

14:00-15:30 – Cases presentations by Trainees/ Junior Faculty/ PG Students Maximum 10 minutes each including questions/ discussion

15:30 – TEA/ COFFEE           

Session IV     Disorders of cardiac conduction and rhythm


16:00 – Genetic factors in cardiac conduction and atrial fibrillation

  • Perry Lambiase, London, UK

16:30 – Cardiac inherited channelopathies in clinical practice

  • Arthur Wilde, Amsterdam, NL

Session V       Inherited Cardiac Diseases Clinic


17:00 – Inherited Cardiac Conditions Multi-Disciplinary service

  • Dhavendra Kumar, Cardiff, UK

17:30 – Inherited heart diseases clinic- the Chennai experience

  • Priya Chokhalingasamy, Chennai, India

 1800 – Discussion & Reflections

  • Faculty and Participants

 18:30 – CLOSE of the Workshop


December 18, 2018


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