What Every Cardiologist Needs to Know 2022

Cardiff -25th & 26th March 2022

All BHRS members have been invited to Electrophysiology and Device Therapy – What Every Cardiologist Needs to Know 2022.  This long-established biennial meeting provides a comprehensive update for Cardiologists on all aspects of heart rhythm diagnosis and management. The number of patients eligible for device therapy and ablation has grown rapidly in recent years and this meeting is targeted at the cardiologist who refers patients to colleagues for these treatments.

This Medtronic meeting will be chaired by Drs Mark Anderson & Peter O’Callaghan and includes presentations by a range of UK and international expert speakers addressing common management problems and patients who fall outside standard simple guidelines. There will be ample opportunity to ask questions and audience interaction facilities enable active participation.

7 CPD points have been applied for

For the first time this meeting will be in hybrid format, giving the opportunity to attend in person, or virtually.

Event Details:

  • Start date and time: 25 March 2022; 13:30 (12:30 lunch)
  • End date and time: 26 March 2022; 12:30
  • Location: Radisson Blu Hotel, Cardiff

Event website, agenda & registration

To confirm your interest in attending this event, please click on the button below which will take you to the website, then click on the “Register Now” button (located at the bottom of each web page) to complete the registration.

You are kindly ask you to register your interest in attending this event no later than 25th February 2022


  • £95.00 Includes 2 day meeting, evening meal and overnight accommodation on 25th March 2022
  • £55.00 Includes 2 day meeting and evening meal only.
  • Virtually (this will not be charged)

As a follow up, you will receive a formal invitation document and relevant details by separate email with confirmation of your registration.


25th & 26th March 2022

Session 1.  Friday  13.30 – 15.10  Chaired by Dr O Callaghan

13.30 – 14.10     How to manage a Patient with AF and Heart Failure?

Dr Jonathan Piccini, Duke University, North Carolina, USA.

14.10 – 14.40     Assessing the Risk of Sudden death in a Patient with significant LVH?

Dr Zaheer Yousef, University Hospital of Wales.

14.40 -15.15       ECG quiz

Dr Graham Stuart, Bristol Heart Institute.

Dr Peter O Callaghan,  University Hospital of Wales.

15.15 – 15.30     Coffee Break

Session 2. Friday 15.30 – 17.00 Chaired by Dr Anderson

15.30 – 16.10     Autonomic Disorders in the COVID Era. To cover POTS & Long COVID.

Dr Nicholas Gall, King’s College Hospital, London.

16.10 – 16.40     Role of Cardiac MRI in Risk Stratification. Has ejection fraction finally met its match?   Dr Abbas Zaidi, University Hospital of Wales.

16.40 – 17.00     Device follow-up post Pandemic – is the pacemaker clinic redundant?

Dr Alistair Slade, Royal Cornwall Hospital.

17.00 – 19.00     Check-In

Pre Dinner Guest Speaker

19.00-19.45        Preventing Sudden Cardiac Death:  are we making progress?

Dr Christine Albert, Past President Heart Rhythm Society;  Cedar Sinai Heart Institute, California, USA.

19.45                    Conference Dinner

Session 3.  Saturday 09.00 – 10.30 Chaired by Dr Anderson

09.00 – 09.20     Device Detected Atrial Arrhythmias and Stroke Risk. Do we know the answer?

Dr Niall Campbell, Wythenshawe Hospital, Manchester

09.20 – 09.50     Device treatment of heart failure in 2022: CRT-P or CRT-D?

Dr Derek Connelly,  Golden Jubilee National Hospital & Glasglow Royal Infirmary.

09.50- 10.20       What’s the Role of Genetic Testing in a family with ?Inherited Cardiac Condition.

Dr Elijah Behr. St George’s Hospital, London.

10.20 – 10.30     Inherited Cardiac Conditions Services in Wales.

Dr Carey Edwards, Morriston Hospital.

10.30 – 11.00     Coffee Break

Session 4.  11.00 – 12.30 Chaired by Dr O Callaghan

11.00 – 11.30     AF Ablation: An Update on Who and When to Refer.

Dr Hugh Calkins.  John Hopkins Hospital, Maryland, USA.

11.30 – 11.40     AF ablation:  Where are we in Wales?

Dr Dewi Thomas,  Morriston Hospital.

11.40  – 12.00     Pesky Pauses. How long is too long?

Dr Mark Anderson, Morriston Hospital.

12.00 -12.30       Initial Assessment and Management of Palpitations.

Dr Peter O Callaghan, University Hospital of Wales.

12.30                    Pack Lunch & depart