We are delighted to announce that the Scottish Lipid Forum & SHARP Hybrid meeting will take place on Thursday 18th November 2021. We are offering delegates the option to attend virtually or in person at the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh.

The meeting is free to attend and further information including the programme can be found below.

Please can we ask that you advertise this meeting as widely as possible, bringing this to the attention of clinical and pharmacy colleagues.

Thank you & kind regards
SHARP Trustees


SHARP for over 30 years has been at the forefront of the prevention of cardiovascular disease in Scotland. As we emerge from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic our exciting educational programme continues with our November 2021 meeting.

Atrial fibrillation is a major risk factor for stroke. We will address both its detection and management, how to balance the benefit of prevention versus the risks and what is new in respect of national clinical guidance. The long term mortality and morbidity effects of coronary artery disease remains a major problem for society so it is both appropriate and important using a personalised approach, to examine recent therapeutic developments of heart failure in improving clinical outcomes.

We have become accustomised in the past two years to the benefits of technology enhanced consulting but wearable technology in the detection of heart disease continues to develop apace. Those attending the meeting will learn the role of technology in diagnosis and importantly what to do when faced with a printout from a patient using the latest ‘gizmo’.

We always need to look forward and more especially after a difficult two years. We are fortunate to have as a speaker, a worldwide expert of how the use of data will inform the management of patients with heart and vascular disease in the years ahead.

Finally, we are very proud of our continuing role in promoting the SHARP prize in the field of cardiovascular disease in order to showcase the work of young health professionals and helping to support and enhance their careers.

Please join us either in person or virtually for our 2021 hybrid meeting.

SHARP Prize 2021

SHARP Prize 2021 – Call for Abstracts

The prize of £500, to be used for educational purposes, is open to all health professionals or young researchers.

Please submit now an abstract for the 2021 prize.

SHARP is a Scottish Charity dedicated to providing high quality education and the raising standards of the management of cardiovascular and associated diseases.

Please submit an abstract outlining a recent research/audit project or clinical audit/service improvement with relevance to cardiovascular disease or diabetes.

Abstracts should be limited to 200 words and submitted to SHARP@dundee.ac.uk by Friday 29th October 2021.

Up to five abstracts will be chosen for oral presentation at the Annual Scientific Hybrid Meeting of SHARP and the Scottish Lipid Forum to be held on Thursday 18th November 2021 at the Royal College of Physicians Edinburgh.

Entering for this prestigious prize will not only allow you to highlight your work but also help to enhance your career.

You can register your interest now in the meeting by visiting www.sharpscotland.org.uk.

SHARP Prize 2021 Flyer

How to register for the meeting

You can register to attend the event by clicking on the link below:



This event is funded by the above companies through event sponsorship and sponsored sessions for which we are very grateful.  These companies have had no input into the design or content of the agenda (other than their own sessions) but will be in attendance on the day.

The Bristol-Myers Squibb/Pfizer Alliance have funded and organised the sponsored lunchtime session on the agenda.


We are offering delegates the option to attend virtually or in person at the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh.

Sett in the heart of Edinburgh’s city centre, the College offers both historic elegance and state of the art venue facilities. With stunning architecture and medical symbolism weaved throughout, we are excited to host our annual meeting here.


Train or Tram

Waverley Train Station is the closest train station, located less than half a mile from the College.

The nearest tram stop is located at St Andrews Square, providing frequent connections from the city centre to Edinburgh Airport in around 40 minutes. Trams depart frequently through the day from early morning into late evening.


Metered on-street parking is available at the College’s Queen Street entrance and in surrounding streets at the cost of £2.30 per hour with a maximum stay of three hours between 08:30-17:30. A multi-story car park is also available at Qpark(link is external) with prices ranging from £3 per hour, £15.00 for 7 hours, or up to £22.00 for 24 hours. This is approximately a 10 minute walk from the College and is located behind the Omni Centre.

The College has clear access directly outside our main entrance, allowing for easy drop-off and collection by car or taxi. There are multiple taxi ranks situated within proximity to the College. However, our reception team is more than happy to help you book transport.


There are several local buses stops located near the College.