Healthy Life Webinars

Healthy heart charity the Cardiovascular Research Trust has launched a regular monthly series of live webinars on healthy life and how to prevent heart disease and related illnesses.

Do please email us if you would like to suggest ideas for topics, questions and speakers for these live sessions.

Webinars are free and hosted on Zoom usually at 4pm UK time.

If you wish to make a donation to the Cardiovascular Research Trust you may also do so on our EventBrite page.

These monthly webinars from healthy heart charity the Cardiovascular Research Trust provide updates for clinicians, patients and carers and the public on prevention, diagnosis and treatment of common and serious clinical disorders related to keeping the heart healthy and reducing the risk of other cardiovascular diseases.

The topics are of interest to a wide range of professionals interested in health, including clinical trainees, senior clinicians, policy makers, academics and other health professionals.

Webinar Topics

Monday 29 November
Improving outcomes in peripheral vascular disease
Discussants: Niki Sachsinger – Trustee, Cardiovascular Research Trust and Donald Singer – Chair, Cardiovascular Research Trust  
Speakers include:
Surgery to improve outcomes Stella Vig, Consultant Vascular Surgeon
Importance of podiatry in reducing complications: James Gotts, Royal London Hospital

Thursday 4 November
World Healthy Life week. Exercise for better health
Click here to register.
Discussants:
Tanya Potiyenko – Trustee, Cardiovascular Research Trust, Professor Bernard Cheung, University of Hong Kong, Trustee, Cardiovascular Research Trust and Donald Singer – Chair, Cardiovascular Research Trust
Exercise: a miracle cure in need of a new approach:
Mrs Scarlett McNally Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust, Eastbourne
Returning to exercise: Ali Crewe-Smith, Chartered Physiotherapist, Impact Physiotherapy and Sports Injury Clinics, Warwickshire, UK

Tuesday 2 November 4pm UK time
World Healthy Life week. Active transport for better health
Click here to register.
Discussants:
Kieran Seale – External Advisory Panel, Cardiovascular Research Trust
Donald Singer – Chair, Cardiovascular Research Trust
The health benefits of active travel
: Adrian Davis, Professor of Transport and Health, Edinburgh Napier University
How to promote active travel: Dr Tom Cohen, Senior Lecturer, Active Travel Academy, University of Westminster

Monday 16th August 2021
Healthy Life Webinar 12. The Role of Pharmacists in Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease
Discussants: Anisha Soni, Trustee, Cardiovascular Research Trust & Prof Donald Singer, Chair, Cardiovascular Research Trust
The role of pharmacists in CVD Prevention: A Canadian Perspective Ross Tsuyuki: Professor and Chair, Department of Pharmacology, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Alberta; Professor of Medicine (Cardiology) and Director, EPICORE Centre
The role of pharmacists in CVD Prevention: A German Perspective Prof Martin Schulz: Adjunct Professor, Institute of Pharmacy, Free University, Berlin
The role of pharmacists in CVD Prevention: A UK Perspective Helen Williams: Consultant Pharmacist for Cardiovascular Disease, South East London Clinical Commissioning Group; National Specialty Adviser for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention, NHS England and NHS Improvement; Clinical Adviser for Cardiovascular Disease, UCL Partners

Monday 26 July 2021
Partnered with medical society the FPM

Healthy Life Webinar 11. Preventing and reducing severity of stroke.
Chair: Prof Donald Singer, President, Fellowship of Postgraduate Medicine
Blood pressure control in the prevention of stroke: Professor Bernard Cheung, University of Hong Kong and Editor of the Postgraduate Medical Journal
Improving outcomes of acute stroke: Professor Anthony Rudd, former National Clinical Director for Stroke for NHS England and NHS Improvement
The role of the pharmacist in preventing and managing stroke: Anisha Soni, Pharmacist and Clinical Fellow at NHS England & NHS Improvement

Monday 22 March 2021
Healthy Life Webinar 10. What to do about atrial fibrillation?
Chair:
Professor Donald Singer, Chair of CVRT and President, FPM, London
Speakers: New insights into atrial fibrillation:
Svetlana Reilly, Associate Professor of Cardiovascular Science, Radcliffe Department of Medicine, University of Oxford.
Discussants:
Professor Bernard Cheung, Editor-in-Chief, Postgraduate Medical Journal and Sun Chieh Yeh Heart Foundation Professor in Cardiovascular Therapeutics, University of Hong Kong; CVRT Trustee John Jackson, London, UK – patient perspectives.

Monday 25 January 2021 4pm UK time
Partnered with medical society the FPM
Health of world leaders: Winston Churchill’s illnesses
Churchill’s illnesses ranged from concussion and fractures, to pneumonia, atrial fibrillation, suspected heart attack and strokes, many occurring at times when his decisions would play a key role in national and world events. 

Chair: Professor Donald Singer, President, Fellowship of Postgraduate Medicine, London and Chair of the Cardiovascular Research Trust
Panel: Professor Allister Vale, Clinical Pharmacologist and Toxicologist, City Hospital Birmingham and the University of Birmingham, UK; John Scadding, Hon. Consultant Neurologist Emeritus, National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Queen Square, London; Dr Anthony Daniels, writer and former psychiatrist, Bridgnorth; Dr Adrian Crisp, Fellow of Churchill College, Cambridge and Chair of the Churchill Archives Committee at Churchill College; Dr John Launer, General Practitioner and Editorial Board member, Postgraduate Medical Journal.

Monday 2 November 2020
Healthy Life Day  
Cardiovascular benefits of a healthy life
Chair
: Professor Donald Singer, Chair of CVRT and President, FPM, London; Reversing metabolic syndrome: Michael Lean, Professor of Human Nutrition, University of Glasgow; Sleep and cardiometabolic risk: Franco Cappuccio, Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine & Epidemiology, University of Warwick. Discussants: Professor Bernard Cheung, Editor-in-Chief, Postgraduate Medical Journal and Sun Chieh Yeh Heart Foundation Professor in Cardiovascular Therapeutics, University of Hong Kong;  Ali Crewe-Smith, Chartered Physiotherapist, Impact Physiotherapy and Sports Injury Clinics, Warwickshire, UK

Monday 20 July 2020
Healthy Life Webinar 2. COVID-19 and cardiovascular risk.
Discussants: Professor Donald Singer, Chair of the Cardiovascular Research Trust and President, FPM, London; Professor Bernard Cheung, University of Hong Kong; Dr Philip Welsby, Associate Editor, Postgraduate Medical Journal, Edinburgh; Mr K P Iyengar, Department of Orthopaedics, Southport District General Hospital; Dr Rajesh Kamath, Prasanna School of Public Health, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, India; Dr Prashanth Kulkarni, Consultant Cardiologist, Care Hospitals, Hyderabad, India; Dr Emmanual Fru Nsutebu, Infectious Disease Division, Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

Monday 28 September 2020
Healthy Life Webinar 4. What to do about  cholesterol?
Moderators: Dr Jan Willem Elte, Gouda, The Netherlands
Professor Donald Singer, Chair of CVRT and President, Fellowship of Postgraduate
Medicine, London, UK
Speakers: Dr Manuel Castro Cabezas, Endocrinologist-Vascular Medicine Specialist, Franciscus Gasthuis & Vlietland Hospital, Rotterdam, The Netherlands; Dr Anho Liem, Cardiologist, Franciscus Gasthuis & Vlietland Hospital, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Discussants: Professor Luis Masana, Director of the Vascular Medicine and Metabolism Unit, University Reus, Tarragona, Spain; Professor Gerald Tomkin, Director, Irish Diabetes Institute, Dublin: Professor Bernard Cheung, Editor-in-Chief, Postgraduate Medical Journal and Sun Chieh Yeh Heart Foundation Professor in Cardiovascular Therapeutics, University of Hong Kong

Friday 21 August 2020
Healty Life Webinar 3. What to do about overweight?
Discussants: Professor Donald Singer,
Chair of CVRT and President, Fellowship of Postgraduate
Medicine, London, UK: Professor Bernard Cheung, Sun Chieh Yeh Heart Foundation Professor in Cardiovascular Therapeutics, Department of Medicine, University of Hong Kong; Ali Crewe-Smith, Chartered Physiotherapist, Impact Physiotherapy and Sports Injury Clinics, Warwickshire, UK; Emily Vaudin, Community Dietitian, University Hospitals Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust, Derby, UK

Monday 22 June 2020
Healthy Life Webinar 1. What to do about hypertension?
Chair: Professor Donald Singer, Chair of the Cardiovascular Research Trust and President, FPM, London.
Speakers: Lifestyle measures – Professor Bernard Cheung, University of Hong Kong; Medicines and other ways to treat high blood pressure – Professor Albert Ferro, King’s College, London.

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