1st CVRT Symposium on Cardiovascular Health and Exercise: 14 July, 2011

Venue: Medical Society of London


1.30pm Registration

2.00pm Effects of exercise on cardiovascular health

Professor Donald Singer, Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics, University of Warwick

2.30pm Medical advice before undertaking exercise: from novice to elite athlietes

Dr Constantinos Missouris, Consultant Cardiologist, Wexham Park and Royal Brompton Hospital

3.00pm Tea

3.30pm Role of exercise before and after heart surgery

Mr Wade Dimitri, Consultant Cardiac Surgeon, Warwick Medical School

4.00pm Exercise at altitude

Professor Chris Imray, Vascular Surgeon, University Hospital, Coventry

4.30pm Round table discussion

5.00pm Announcement of Hearty Heart Exercise Awards

Key 2011 themes :

  • What do we know about the effects of exercise on cardiovascular health?
  • What do we need to know and do about exercise to live a healthy lifestyle?
  • Medical advice for someone wishing to increase exercise/join a gym
  • Cardiovascular health targets: how could exercise help?
  • Effects of exercise on weight, blood pressure, cholesterol and diabetes
  • Exercise to reduce development and progression of cardiovascular risk factors
  • Exercise at altitude
  • Long term effects of exercise on prevention of heart disease
  • Exercise in people with cardiovascular disorders
  • Sudden cardiac death in athletes
  • Perspectives of professional athletes and trainers
  • Policy on exercise and cardiovascular health: barriers and drivers for successful healthy exercise programme
  • Round table and next steps