14th March, 2019

Updates on Sudden Cardiac Death in Athletes Meeting at King’s College London – 15th April 2019

The Texas Heart Institute and King’s College London will be delivering a one-day meeting addressing sudden cardiac death in athletes in collaboration with the Cardiovascular MedTech Co-operative. The meeting will bring important leaders from different backgrounds together to discuss the current state of Sport Cardiology and attempt to propose a new standard. Additionally, a sub-section will deal with a specific update of the pathophysiology and severity methods in anomalous coronary arteries, as based on intravascular ultrasound imaging. Several clinical cases of coronary artery anomalies will be discussed by physicians in training and experts!

The specific target audience is comprised of General cardiologists, Sport cardiologists, Interventional cardiologists, CV pathologists, Cardio-radiologists, Cardiovascular Surgeons and others. Download the programme here and see the following link for more information and to register.

30th January, 2019

ECHO Red Months

Wearing red: Be bold and be loud, let’s all wear red throughout the month of February and raise the profile of congenital heart disease. Snap a selfie and tag our partners @echoukcharity using the hashtag #NationalHeartMonth and encourage colleagues and friends to do the same!
A celebration event will be held at the hospital Atrium at St Thomas’ Hospital on the 27th Feb from 1-3pm. A special performance form the London Children’s Ballet will be at 2.30pm, do pop along! See more information.

16th January, 2019

“AI in Cardiac Imaging” conference

The MedTech Co-operative team participated at a conference organised by the SmartHeart programme bringing together international leaders and researchers in machine learning, computational imaging, cardiac imaging and cardiology. MedTech Co-operative managers delivered a poster presentation about what we do and MedTech Clinical Director Prof. Reza Razavi presented about setting the scene from a clinical perspective.

11th December, 2018

Paediatric Heart Disease Patient and Public Involvement Group Launched!

The Cardiovascular MedTech Co-operative successfully launched its new PPI group on 11th December, 2018. The focus of the group is to involve patients and public in research concerning children and young adults suffering from heart disease.  About this group…

1st December, 2018

Evelina Children’s Heart Organisation (ECHO) 2018 Festive Tropicana Beach Party!

At an end of year celebration party for children with heart conditions organised by ECHO, Mr Nick Bryne (a former Healthcare Technology Co-operative funded fellow within the now MedTech Co-operative network) showed 3D printed heart models to young patients and their families.  Engagement at this event resulted in the successful recruitment of additional members for our new Paediatric Heart Disease PPI group, launched on the 11th December, 2018.

11th July, 2018

NIHR Cardiovascular MedTech Welcome Meeting

The Cardiovascular MedTech Co-operative provided its official ‘welcome’ to partners at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, King’s College London, patient and public representatives and more on 11th July, 2018. With approximately 50 attendees we were happy to discuss our plans for the new award that started in January, 2018.  Key speakers included Sarah Haywood, CEO at MedCity and Mehdi Tavakoli, Infrastructure, Med Tech & Therapies at Innovate UK Knowledge Transfer Network who each provided an overview of how they intend to work with the Cardiovascular MedTech Co-operative and collaboration opportunities.

25th April, 2018

Clinicians & Academics Knowledge Exchange Workshop

The MedTech Co-operative teamed up with the Medical Image Analysis Network (MedIAN) on 25th April 2018 to deliver a one-day workshop bringing together clinicians and imaging scientists actively working on the development of imaging technologies addressing unmet needs in the diagnosis and treatment of heart disease. Short showcases provided by the MedTech Co-operative network highlighted real-world issues faced by clinicians in current practice and current research adopted by Academics. Focussed breakout groups identified potential areas of cross–over, linking problems to existing and potentially new research areas to meet these challenges. With 42 attendees this event sparked fruitful discussions for collaborative funding applications.