BSH previous meetings

Details of previous BSH meetings

Annual Autumn Meeting

  • 2018: The heart failure multidisciplinary team

     Programme and abstracts book

Articles: PCCJ

  • 2017: Three decades of heart failure
    Philip Poole-Wilson Memorial Medal awarded to: Karl Swedberg
    Winner of Young Investigators's Award: Nathalie Conrad

    Programme and abstracts book

    Dr Lisa Anderson, St George's Hospital, London: a contemporary inpatient heart failure unit
    Dr Simon Beggs, University of Glasgow: BSH Research Fellow update. What is the role of arrhythmias in heart failure? (RHYTHM-HF)
    Dr Paul Callan, Wythenshawe Hospital, Manchester: what do do when a sick LVAD recipient turns up at your A&E
    Dr Jane Cannon, Golden Jubilee National Hospital, Glasgow: case study - cardiac amyloidosis
    Professor John Cleland, University of Glasgow: the development of cardiac resynchronisation therapy
    Mrs Nathalie Conrad, University of Oxford: temporal trends and patterns in heart failure incidence - a population-based study of 4 million individuals
    Mr Paul Forsyth, West Glasgow ACH: a model for pharmacist drug titration clinics
    Professor David Kiely, University of Sheffield: investigating pulmonary hypertension in the 21st century; heart or lungs?
    Dr Alex Lyon, Imperial College London: update on cardio-oncology
    Mrs Jayne Masters, University Hospital Southampton: update on the BSH Heart Failure Nurse Forum
    Mrs Jayne Masters, University Hospital Southampton: integrated heart failure services
    Professor John McMurray, University of Glasgow: 2017 trials and conferencde highlights
    Dr Joe Mills, Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital: a review of RCTs of exercise in heart failure
    Dr Jayan Parameshwar, Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust: who and when to refer for a heart transplant
    Professor Sanjay Sharma, St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, London: sudden death in athletes
    Professor Karl Swedberg, University of Gothenburg, Sweden: control of neurohormonal activation - a success in the treatment of systolic heart failure
    Dr Oliver Watson, Northern General Hospital, Sheffield: case study - revascularisation in acute heart failure (a case for the heart failure MDT)

    Meeting report


       Articles: BGS newsletter; British Journal of Cardiology; PCCJ; Future Cardiology

Heart Failure Day for Revalidation and Training

  • 2018

    Lisa Anderson, St Georges Hospital, London
    ACEIs, ARBs and ARNIs; when should we be using sacubitril/valsartan?

    Diane Barker
    , University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust, Stoke-on-Trent
    Electrolytes and heart failure

    Francisco Leyva, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham
    CRT: whom does it benefit? 

    Sern Lim, University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust, Birmingham
    Who needs an LVAD or transplant?

     Article: British Journal of Cardiology

Heart Failure Nurse & Healthcare Professional Study Day

  • 2018

    Carys Barton, Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust, Hertfordshire
    New model of integrated care

    Janine Beezer, City Hospitals Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust, Sunderland
    Older people with heart failure (and a bit of frailty)

    Jane Cannon, Harefield Hospital, London
    Case history – Ventricular assist devices

    Geraint Morton, Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust, Portsmouth
    What is new in heart failure for 2018?

    Jill Nicholls, NHS Tayside, Dundee
    Heart failure care in action

    Matthew Sunter, St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, London
    Case history – Travelling with heart failure

    Chris Young, University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust, Southampton
    Sepsis in heart failure patients

     Article: British Journal of Cardiac Nursing

  • 2017

    Dr Lisa Anderson, St George's Hospital, London
    What is the impact of comorbidities?

    Ms Liz Bryan, St Christopher's Hospice, London
    Difficult conversations - interpersonal communication at the end of life

    Dr Parminder Chaggar, Northern General Hospital, Sheffield
    Understanding blood tests

    Dr Derek Connelly
    , Glasgow Royal Infirmary
    Malignant arrhythmias

    Miss Pearl Lesson, Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
    The final wish

    Dr Simon Williams, Wythenshawe Hospital, Manchester
    An update on new treatments, guidelines and trials

    Article: British Journal of Cardiac Nursing

  • 2016

    Case studies

    Article: MacCallum A, Masters J, Reid J, Welstand J. British Journal of Cardiac Nursing 2016; 11(5): 378-380

  • 2015

    Article: Williams A, MacCallum A. British Journal of Cardiac Nursing 2015; 10(5): 249-52

  • 2014

    Article: Masters J. British Journal of Cardiac Nursing 2014; 9(5): 254-5

  • 2013

    Articles: Hughes S, Larner M, Strain A. British Journal of Cardiac Nursing 2013; 8(4): 170-172; Cardiology News (© Pinpoint Scotland Ltd. All rights reserved -

  • 2012

    Article: Masters J, Hughes S, Butler J. British Journal of Cardiac Nursing 2012; 7(4): 194-195

  • 2011

    Article: MacCallum A, Butler J, Hughes S. British Journal of Cardiac Nursing 2011; 6(4): 192-19

New Consultants' Meeting

2018: Top tips for the transition to heart failure consultant

2019: Tips, tricks and techniques to survive the transition!

Heart failure-related sessions, BCS

BSH/BGS Cardiology Special Interest Group Symposium

1999: Evidence-based medicine vs clinical practice in the treatment of heart failure in the elderly
Newsletter available upon request

Building an effective business case

2013: Building an effective business case to support heart failure services
Meeting report

Charity Ball

  • 2007
  • 2005
  • 2004

Inaugural Meeting

1998: The practical problem of heart failure – a major public health challenge

Surgery Meeting

2004: Development of mechanical circulatory support programmes for the UK: a consensus conference