SHARP ANNUAL SCIENTIFIC MEETING 2018

22ND – 23RD NOVEMBER 2018, CRIEFF HYDRO HOTEL, PERTHSHIRE

STAYING SHARP FOR 30 YEARS

General Information

SHARP has been working to prevent vascular disease in Scotland for the last 30 years. Please join us at Crieff Hydro Hotel on Thursday 22nd and Friday 23rd November 2018 for our 30th Anniversary meeting. The meeting will review our past success in preventing vascular disease, what we are doing at present and the challenges for the future.

Delegates to the SHARP meeting are invited to join the Scottish Lipid Forum at their annual meeting on the Thursday morning. After lunch the SHARP meeting will commence with a keynote speaker followed by the sponsored symposium on the ‘Use of Thrombotic Drugs’. The Founder’s dinner on the Thursday evening promises to be a truly memorable occasion.

The Scientific programme which continues on the Friday will address the needs of patients with heart disease and stroke, the affordability of new drugs as well as  the specific problems of practicing in Scotland. Interactive workshops will look at the work of TIA, heart failure, vascular disease and hypertension clinics as well as screening for cardiomyopathy.

After  the presentation of the SHARP prizes the meeting will conclude with the Keynote Lecture on ‘30 SHARP Years’ delivered by Professor Sir Lewis Ritchie one of our founding members.

We hope you will be able to join us at Crieff this year and join us in attending this important update meeting on vascular disease in Scotland.

Kind regards

Professor John Webster
SHARP Co-Chairman

Programme

To view or download a PDF version of our programme please click here

Delegate Registration

SHARP has been working to prevent vascular disease in Scotland for the last 30 years. Please join us at Crieff Hydro Hotel on Thursday 22nd and Friday 23rd November 2018 for our 30th Anniversary meeting. The meeting will review our past success in preventing vascular disease, what we are doing at present and the challenges for the future.

Delegates to the SHARP meeting are invited to join the Scottish Lipid Forum at their annual meeting on the Thursday morning. After lunch the SHARP meeting will commence with a keynote speaker followed by the sponsored symposium on the ‘Use of Antithrombotic Drugs’. The Founders’ dinner on the Thursday evening promises to be a truly memorable occasion.

The Scientific programme which continues on the Friday will address the needs of patients with heart disease and stroke, the affordability of new drugs as well as the specific problems of practising in Scotland. Interactive workshops will look at the work of TIA, heart failure, vascular disease and hypertension clinics as well as screening for cardiomyopathy.

After the presentation of the SHARP prizes the meeting will conclude with the Keynote Lecture on ‘30 SHARP Years’ delivered by Professor Sir Lewis Ritchie , one of our founding members.

I hope you will be able to join us in attending this important update meeting on vascular disease in Scotland.

You can register to attend the event here. 

Please note: the deadline for registering online for this event is 17:00, Friday 9th November. Please contact sharp@dundee.ac.uk if you are registering after this date, thank you.

Sponsorship/Exhibition Opportunities

SHARP prides itself on the relationship we have both with leading clinicians in this area and with industry, who help facilitate our meeting. Our meetings are an excellent opportunity for networking and developing or building up contacts with a wide variety of clinicians for primary and secondary care who work in arterial disease. One of SHARP’s strengths is that we are able to attract all the key opinion leaders and local champions in cardiovascular risk management from across Scotland and the UK.

We would be most grateful if your company could become involved in this meeting by taking exhibition space. For this facility we would be grateful for an educational grant of £750.

Your involvement in our meeting and your continuing partnership are important to us. With this in mind, and being aware of changes within the industry in recent years we have simplified the process and we will also ensure that your staff have maximum opportunity to meet the delegates.

The Trustees of SHARP are grateful for your support, collaboration and also your contribution to the success of this educational meeting.

If you would like to exhibit at SHARP’s 30th Anniversary meeting please complete the Exhibitor Registration Form here.

Please note: the deadline for registering online to exhibit at this event is 17:00. Friday 2nd November. Please contact sharp@dundee.ac.uk if you are registering after this date, thank you.

Call for Abstracts

SHARP ASM 2018 – SHARP Prize Flyer

Applications are invited for this annual award made by SHARP, the Scottish Charity dedicated to providing high quality education and raising standards on the management of cardiovascular disease. Please submit an abstract outlining a recent research/audit project or clinical audit / service improvement with relevance to cardiovascular disease. Free registration to the conference and to the Scottish Lipid Forum session on Thursday morning will be provided to those that have been shortlisted. The three best abstract authors will be chosen to give oral presentations at the SHARP Annual Scientific Meeting on Friday 23rd November.

ABSTRACT SUBMISSION

Please send your abstract as a word document to SHARP@dundee.ac.uk

WORD LIMIT FOR ABSTRACTS

Please limit your abstract to no more than 200 words.

ACCEPTANCE NOTIFICATION

Those shortlisted will be invited to present their poster at the SHARP Annual Scientific Meeting on Thursday 22nd & Friday 23rd November 2018 at Crieff Hydro Hotel.

An email notification will be sent to the presenting author by Friday 5th October 2018. The email will confirm whether or not the abstract has been accepted and will specify whether it has been accepted as an oral or poster presentation.

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION

The deadline to submit an abstract is Friday 28th September 2018.

PRIZE

The SHARP research prize of £500 will be awarded to the best research presentation.

The SHARP prize of £500 will be awarded to the best AHP poster presentation.

This year for the first time, SHARP will support a £500 prize for the best undergraduate poster presentation.

Please note: SHARP prize money is to be used for educational purposes only.

Venue/Location

We look forward to welcoming you to the 2018 Annual Scientific Meeting in November which will be held at Crieff Hydro Hotel, Perthshire.

Address

Crieff Hydro
Strathearn House, Ferntower Road
Crieff
Perthshire
PH7 3LQ
01764 655555

Getting to the venue

By car
If travelling by car and using a satnav, please use postcode – PH7 3LQ

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By train

The nearest railway stations aren’t far at all, in fact the nearest is only 11 miles in each direction. If you’re coming from the north, jump off at Perth, and from the south, Dunblane or check if either stop at Gleneagles.

  • Perth (17 miles/23km)
  • Gleneagles (11.6miles/18km)
  • Dunblane (17 miles/23km)

By bus
There are regular bus services to Crieff and you can plan your journey with Traveline’s handy route planner.


Pick-up service

For a small charge, Crieff Hydro Hotel can pick you up at the nearest train stations – just chat to the hotel’s sales team – they’ll get you here.