UCL Institute of Cardiovascular Science


Challenges in Inherited Cardiovascular Disease Symposium

3 September 2015

inherited cardio disease

On Friday 28th August, over 120 people attended a one-day symposium, “Challenges in Inherited Cardiovascular Disease”. The event was jointly organised by the UCL Institute of Cardiovascular Science, Queen Mary University of London and the Barts Heart Centre. The meeting brought together clinicians, scientists, industry representatives and patient groups to discuss the current state of the art in diagnosis and treatment of rare cardiovascular disorders and explored strategies to improve the lives of people with genetic disorders affecting the cardiovascular system.

Keynote speakers included Euan Ashley (Stanford Center for Inherited Cardiovascular Disease), James Spudich (Stanford University School of Medicine), and Peter Schwartz (IRCCS Istituto Auxologico Italiano, Italy). Other speakers represented the best of the UK’s scientists and clinical researchers, and representatives from patient groups. Unique insights also came from industry supporters Amicus Therapeutics, Boston Scientific, Genzyme, and MyoKardia.

The meeting was a great success, with attendees coming from 18 countries. It was an excellent opportunity to make new contacts that will lead to future collaborations and the advancement of cardiovascular research.

The event was captured on video and presentations are available to view via the link below.