The VIII International Conference of Cardiovascular Genomic Medicine 16-18 September 2021

The next (8th) Biennial International Cardiovascular genomics conference is held on 16-18 September 2021. In view oThe next (8th) Biennial International Cardiovascular genomics conference is held on 16-18 September 2021. In view of ongoing Covid-19 related concerns and recent upsurge of new cases, the Conference is staged virtually via the zoom platform. The main theme of this conference is ‘Diagnostic and Therapeutic Cardiovascular Genomics’. The scientific programme, delivered by leading global experts in the field, includes the Second William Harvey Oration, plenary key note lectures, scientific oral and poster sessions.

‘The VIII International Conference of Cardiovascular Genomic Medicine’ has been approved by the Federation of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the United Kingdom for 17 category 1 (external) CPD credit(s)’



Day 1 Thursday 16th September 2021

Registration 1200-1300 (BST/UK)

12:15    Welcome/ Introduction

Professor Dhavendra Kumar, Chair Organising/ Scientific Committees

12:30- 13:30 – Session I: Genomics in Cardiovascular Science

Chair (s)           Professor Patricia Munroe, PhD, FMedSci

Inherited Cardiac Disorders: Beyond Mendelian Inheritance

Dr. Connie Bezzina, Academic Medical Centre, University Amsterdam, NL

Genetic architecture of inherited cardiac conditions- insights from recent genomic advances

Dr. James Ware, Cardiovascular Genomic Medicine, Imperial/ Brompton, London, UK

Cardiovascular metabolomics

Sandosh Padmanabhan, Department of Cardiovascular Science, University of Glasgow, Scotland.

13:30-14:30 – Plenary 1       

Chair Professor Panos Deloukas, PhD, FMedSci

Mainstreaming genomic medicine across the NHS’

Professor Dame Sue Hill,

Chief Scientific Officer for England and Senior Responsible Officer for Genomics in NHS
England and NHS Improvement

14:30-15:00 – Comfort break

15:00-17:00 – Session II: Genomics of cardiovascular development

Chair (s) Professor Ruth Newbury-Ecob, Bristol

Clinical genome sequencing in congenital cardiology

Professor Graham Stuart, Bristol, UK

New genes for congenital cardiac anomaly conditions

Dr. Anna Wisdon, Bristol, UK

17:30-18:30 – Plenary 2 ‘Multi-disciplinary dimensions of genomic medicine’

Chair (s)

Dr. Sarju Mehta, Clinical Genetics, Addenbrookes, Cambridge, UK

Genetic perspectives of inflammatory cardiomyopathy

Dr. Neha Sekhri, Inherited Cardiac Diseases Unit, Bart’s NHS Foundation, London

Genotype-Histopathology correlations in cardiovascular genomic medicine

Dr. Pilichou Kalliopi, Padua, Italy

18:30 – Reflections of the Day & Close

Day 2 Friday 17th September 2021

12:30- 13:30 – Session IV: Cardiac conduction and rhythm disorders

Chair (s) Professor Sylvia Priori, Pavia, Italy

Deepening complexities of cardiac arrhythmias

Professor Arthur Wilde, Molecular Cardiology, Amsterdam UMC, NL

Channelopathies across India

Professor Nitish Naik, Cardiology Centre, AIIMS, New Delhi, India

13:30-14:30 – Plenary 3: Genomic dimensions of cardiac electrophysiology

Chair (s) Dr. Alison Muir, Consultant Cardiologist, Queen’s Medical Centre, Belfast

Genomics of the cardiac conduction system

Dr. Bas J. Boukens, AMC University Amsterdam, NL

Autonomic cardiac electrophysiology

Professor Pier Lambiase, UCL/ Bart’s, London, UK

14:30-15:00 – Comfort break

15:00-17:00 – Session V: Genomics of Cardiac musculature

Chair (s) Dr. Amanda Varnava, St George’s London

Expanding horizon of cardiomyopathy genomics

Professor Perry Elliott, UCL Cardiovascular Research Centre/ Bart’s Inherited Heart Centre

Genomic profiling of cardiomyopathies in India

Professor Ajay Bahl, Cardiology, PGIMER, Chandigarh, UT, India.

Dilated cardiomyopathy associated with BAG3 mutation

Dr. Vanya Vaidya, Dept. Cardiology, PGIMER, Chandigarh, India

17:00-18:15 – Plenary 4: New horizons in cardiovascular genomic medicine

Chair: Dr. Yasmine Aquib, Molecular Scientist, Sir Magdi Yaquib Aswan Heart Hospital,
Aswan, Egypt.

Clinical use of RNAs in genomic medicine

Professor Diana Barrale, Clinical Genetics, Princess Anne Hospital, Southampton

Proteomics of Dystrophin Cardiomyopathy

Dr. Federica Montanaro, The Dubowitz Neuromuscular Centre, GOSH, UCL, London, UK

18:30 – Reflections of the Day & Close

Day 3 Saturday 18th September 2021

12:30- 13:30 – Plenary 5: Therapeutic cardiovascular genomics

Chair: Dr. Eleanor Wicks, Consultant Cardiologist, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, UK

Precision medicine in dilated cardiomyopathy

Professor Diane Fatkin, Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute, NSW, Australia

Novel therapeutic developments in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy

Dr. Caroline Ho, Bingham Women Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA

13:30-15:00 – Session VII: Cardiovascular connective tissue genomics

Chair (s) Prof. Pradeep Vasudevan, Consultant Clinical Genetics, Leicester, UK

Genetics of spontaneous coronary artery dissection

Dr. Eleni Giannoulatou, Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute, NSW, Australia

Cardiovascular phenotypes in osteogenesis imperfecta

Dr. Bala Subramanian, Sheffield Children’s Hospital

Genotype driven aortic surgical interventions

Professor Nimesh Desai, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA

15:00 – Comfort break

15:15-16:30 – Plenary Session VIII

Chair: Dr. Neha Sekhri, Bart’s Inherited Cardiac Diseases Centre

“Cardiovascular Genomic Medicine- What’s new?”

Professor Seema Mital, Sick Kids, Univ. Toronto, Canada

16:00-17:00 – “The Second William Harvey Oration”

Chairs: Professor Dhavendra Kumar & Professor Arthur Wilde

“A journey towards Genomic Medicine”

Professor Dan M. Roden, M.D.

Professor of Medicine, Pharmacology, and Biomedical Informatics

Senior Vice President for Personalized Medicine

Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN, USA

17:15 – Reflections of the Conference, Vote of Thanks & Close

Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN, USA

All enquiries to:

Chair Organising and Scientific Committees
Professor Dhavendra Kumar, Consultant Clinical Genetics/ Cardiovascular Genomics; Chair, CEO/Med Director, Genomic Medicine Foundation UK. &