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

Overview

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.

Programme
SHARP Prize 2021

SHARP Prize 2021 

Please take a moment to view the abstract submissions submitted for this year’s SHARP Prize.

Sex- and age-specific performance of the ASSIGN risk score for the prediction of cardiovascular events in the general population
Tilly Hamilton, Medical School, University of Edinburgh, UK & BHF Centre for Cardiovascular Science, University of Edinburgh, UK
Hamilton, Tilly – SHARP Prize 2021 Abstract Submission
Hamilton, Tilly – SHARP Prize 2021 Poster

Improving Detection and Management of Atrial Fibrillation after Ischaemic Stroke in Glasgow (IMPROVE-AF): A Quality Improvement Project
Fiona Johnston, Medical School, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, UK
Johnston, Fiona – SHARP Prize 2021 Abstract Submission
Johnston, Fiona – SHARP Prize 2021 Poster

Pirfenidone improves insulin sensitivity & cardiac function in high-fat diet-induced obese and insulin-resistant mice
Vishal Musale, School of Medicine, University of Dundee, Dundee, UK
Musale, Vishal – SHARP Prize 2021 Abstract Submission
Musale, Vishal – SHARP Prize 2021 Poster

Magnesium Sulphate Treatment During Hypertensive Pregnancy Improves Maternal but not Fetal Outcomes in Rats
Kayley. Scott, Institute of Cardiovascular & Medical Sciences, University of Glasgow, Scotland, UK
Scott, Kayley – SHARP Prize 2021 Abstract Submission
Scott, Kayley – SHARP Prize 2021 Poster

Relationship Between Cardiovascular Disease Pathology and Fatal Opioid and Other Sedative Overdose: A Post-Mortem Investigation and Pilot Study
Abdulmalik Zuhair Arab, School of Medicine, University of Dundee, UK
Arab, Malik – SHARP Prize 2021 Abstract Submission
Arab, Abdulmalik – SHARP Prize 2021 Poster

Determining the mechanism of myocardial injury and role of coronary disease in type 2 myocardial infarction: DEMAND-MI
Anda Bularga, Centre for Cardiovascular Science, University of Edinburgh, UK
Bularga, Anda – SHARP Prize 2021 Abstract Submission
Bularga, Anda – SHARP Prize 2021 Poster

Cumulative atherosclerotic burden in patients with angina and non-obstructive coronary artery disease (ANOCA).
Jaclyn Carberry, British Heart Foundation Glasgow Cardiovascular Research Centre, Institute of Cardiovascular and Medical Sciences, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, UK
Carberry, Jaclyn – SHARP Prize 2021 Abstract Submission
Carberry, Jaclyn – SHARP Prize 2021 Poster

Rapid Access Chest Pain Clinic at St. Johns Hospital.
Jacob Flapan, St. John’s Hospital, Livingstone, West Lothian, UK
Flapan, Jacob – SHARP Prize 2021 Abstract Submission
Flapan, Jacob – SHARP Prize 2021 Poster

Prognostic Value of Clinical and Genomic Data on Predicting Major Adverse Cardiovascular Events (MACE)
Ivy Ho, School of Medicine, University of Dundee, Dundee, UK
Ho, Ivy – SHARP Prize 2021 Abstract Submission
Ho, Ivy – SHARP Prize 2021 Poster

Investigating the Association Between Type 2 Diabetes and Parkinson’s Disease Using Electronic Medical Records in the GoDARTS Bioresource
Dana L. Hutton, School of Medicine, University of Dundee, Dundee, UK
Hutton, Dana – SHARP Prize 2021 Abstract Submission
Hutton, Dana – SHARP Prize 2021 Poster

Evaluating Best Medical Therapy Provision in Peripheral Arterial Disease Patients: A Prospective Audit
Peter Ishak, Vascular Surgery Department, University Hospital Ayr & Undergraduate Medical School, University of Glasgow, UK
Ishak, Peter – SHARP Prize 2021 Abstract Submission
Ishak, Peter – SHARP Prize 2021 Poster (2)

Evaluating clinical outcomes in temporal artery biopsy: a retrospective observational study
Peter Ishak, Vascular Surgery Department, University Hospital Ayr & Undergraduate Medical School, University of Glasgow, UK
Ishak Peter – SHARP Prize 2021 Abstract Submission
Ishak, Peter – SHARP Prize 2021 Poster

Antianginal Therapy Before Percutaneous Coronary Intervention in Stable Angina—a retrospective audit
Kashan Ali & Mya Win (Joint Authors), Department of Cardiology, Ninewells Hospital and Medical School, Dundee, UK
Ali, Kashan & Win, Mya – SHARP Prize 2021 Abstract Submission
Ali, Kashan & Win, Mya – SHARP Prize 2021 Poster

Association of lipoprotein(a) with CT coronary calcium score in a multi-ethnic, asymptomatic cohort of patients referred to a tertiary lipid clinic
Benjamin Low, Department of Cardiology, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, London, UK
Low, Benjamin – SHARP Prize 2021 Abstract Submission
Low, Benjamin – SHARP Prize 2021 Poster

Finding Familial Hypercholesterolaemia After The Event
Calvin MacKinnon, Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, Aberdeen, UK
MacKinnon, Calvin – SHARP Prize 2021 Abstract Submission
MacKinnon, Calvin – SHARP Prize 2021 Poster

Understanding How Educational Interventions Improve Treatment Adherence In Patients With Familial Hypercholesterolaemia:  A Systematic Review
Hannah Massey, Scottish Clinical Genetics Services in Aberdeen, UK
Massey, Hannah – SHARP Prize 2021 Abstract Submission
Massey, Hannah – SHARP Prize 2021 Poster

The routine clinical use of FIB-4 in lipid clinics
Ruvini NK Ranasinghe, Department of Clinical Biochemistry, King’s College Hospital, NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK
Ranasinghe, Ruvini – SHARP Prize 2021 Abstract Submission
Ranasinghe, Ruvini – SHARP Prize 2021 Poster

Audit of patient selection for Familial Hypercholesterolaemia (FH) genetic testing over a 2-year period with retrospective comparison of the Simon-Broome criteria vs the Dutch Lipid Clinic Network (DLCN) criteria vs the Wales FH service genotype scoring criteria.
Ruey Ping (Bernice) Teo, School of Medicine, University of Dundee, Dundee, UK
Ruey Ping, Teo – SHARP Prize 2021 Abstract Submission
Ruey Ping, Teo – SHARP Prize 2021 Poster

Audit of PCSK-9 Inhibitor Prescribing in GGC: Real Patient Data
Rufus Turner, Beatson West of Scotland Cancer Centre, UK
Turner, Rufus – SHARP Prize 2021 Abstract Submission
Turner, Rufus – SHARP Prize 2021 Poster

Differences in clinical characteristics, management and outcomes between men and women with type 2 myocardial infarction stratified by mechanism of injury
Emma Watkinson, University of Edinburgh, UK
Watkinson, Emma – SHARP Prize 2021 Abstract Submission
Watkinson, Emma – SHARP Prize 2021 Poster

A retrospective comparison of the Simon Broome and Dutch Lipid Clinic Network criteria for the diagnosis of Familial Hypercholesterolaemia in the Glasgow Clyde sector
Kirsten Grant, Glasgow Royal Infirmary, UK
Grant, Kirsten – SHARP Prize 2021 Abstract Submission

Genetic Testing for Hypertriglyceridaemia in the UK
Georgios Kounidas, University of Aberdeen, UK
Kounidas, Georgios – SHARP Prize 2021 Abstract Submission
Kounidas, Georgios – SHARP Prize 2021 Poster

Opportunities for Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease observed through Incidental Findings of Elevated Lipid Profiles in Clinical Research Centre Trial Participants
Mon M Oo & Christine Almaden-Boyle, University of Dundee, UK
Oo, Mon & Almaden-Boyle, Christine – SHARP Prize 2021 Abstract Submission
Oo, Mon & Almaden-Boyle, Christine – SHARP Prize 2021 Poster

Troponin in the chronic coronary syndrome
Ryan Wereski, BHF/University Centre for Cardiovascular Science, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK
Wereski, Ryan – SHARP Prize 2021 Abstract Submission
Wereski, Ryan – SHARP Prize 2021 Poster

How to register for the meeting

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

https://sharpscotland.wufoo.com/forms/sharp-slf-2021-hybrid-meeting/

Sponsors

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.

Venue

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.

Directions

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.

Car

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.

Bus

There are several local buses stops located near the College.

Covid-19 Risk Assessment & Information

The meeting is being held at the RCPE who have prepared as part of their Risk Communications Strategy a comprehensive COVID -19 information and good guidance leaflet for those attending the college in person. This guidance is available via the links below:

RCPE Risk Assessment

Covid-19 Informaton for Attendees

Thank you for your cooperation making this hybrid meeting both a safe and successful event.