34th Annual Medical & Scientific Conference 2020 - Hypercholesterolaemia – familial or not?

Save the Date: University of Warwick, Wednesday 7 - Friday 9 July 2021


Coronavirus (COVID-19) conference update from HEART UK

Important CANCELLATION news regards the HEART UK 34th Annual Medical & Scientific Conference 2020

It is with regret that due to COVID-19 and with the safety of its community in mind, HEART UK have decided to cancel their annual conference for July 2020 and registration is now closed.

Under these unique times it is difficult to know whether the situation will have eased by July, plus, HEART UK is equally aware that their core attendance are health care professionals and that your focus will be on patient care and supporting your colleagues at this time.

If you are a speaker, sponsor, have submitted an abstract, or have already registered to attend, you will have received an email directly informing you of this decision.

HEART UK will now be working towards its 2021 conference which will take place at University of Warwick from Wed 7 – Fri 9 July.  Watch this space for updates on topics and speakers.

We look forward to welcoming you to Coventry in 2021.

Stay safe and well.
On behalf of the Conference Organising Committee for HEART UK

2019 conference highlights:

HEART UK 33rd Annual Conference report

Presentation to prize winners (L - R):
Poster prize runner up: Medhi Mirzazadeh (collected on behalf of recipient by Gordon Ferns); People's Choice poster winnerBethanie Garside; Best Heath Care oral presentation abstract winnerJillian Webster; Poster prize winner: Jai Celga; Prizes presented by: Alan Rees

Rianna Wingett award winner: Emma Neves. Presented by Alan Rees


Clinical Lipidology Live panel members (L - R
Alison Pottle, Nigel Capps, Jai Celga.  Facilitator Dev Datta

Myant lecturer: Professor Sir Stephen O'Rahilly


Conference dinner - a taste of Bollywood


Who should attend?

Consultants, SpRs, Chemical Pathologists, Clinical Lipidologists, ​Geneticists, Cardiologists, Vascular Surgeons, Stroke Physicians, General Practitioners, GPs with Specialist Interest in CVD, Physicians, Diabetologists, Scientists and researchers in cardiovascular diseases, Specialist FH nurses, Dietitians, Nutritionists, Ancillary health professionals, Caring Professionals, Community Pharmacists, Directors of Public Health, Healthcare Commissioners.

Key deadline dates 2020:

The below deadline no longer apply as the annual conference 2020 is now cancelled.

Abstract submission23:59 hrs - Monday 9 March - CLOSED

Abstract authors notified of outcome:  Cancellation notice emailed 02 04 20

Travel grant deadline: 23:59 hrs – Monday 6 April 

Rianna Wingett award deadline23:59 hrs – Monday 6 April

Travel grant applicants notified of outcome: Monday 13 April

Early bird registration deadline: 23:59 hrs – Monday 11 May

Deadline for registration refunds or cancellations (non negotiable):  23:59 hrs – Monday 8 June
(No refunds will be given after this time although replacements can be made)

Final delegate confirmations emailed: Friday 12 June

Standard rate registration deadline: (after which a late charge will apply):  23:59 hrs – Monday 15 June

34th Annual Medical & Scientific Conference: Wednesday 1 - Friday 3 July - CANCELLED


CPD to be applied for.

BDA endorsement to be applied for.

Exhibitor opportunities

An unmissable opportunity to speak with decision-makers, prescribers and buyers

Conference sponsors 2020


If you are interested in sponsoring or supporting the conference, please contact the conference logistics office for more details and a sponsorship prospectus.
All sponsorship is booked on a first come, first served basis.

Natasha Dougall
T: +44 (0) 1543 503 322
E: wheldonevents@btconnect.com


2019 conference feedback:

  • 97% said the conference in 2019 exceeded their expectations.
  • 90% said they would attend again in 2020.
  • "Once again the meeting programme struck the perfect balance between research, scientific and clinically relevant material that can be transferred to patient care immediately."
  • "... an excellent balance of basic science and clinical applicability."
  • "... loved the variety of the lectures involved in dietary, surgical, statistics, current & future plans & pharmaceuticals aspects."
  • "Talks were of practical value for my own clinical practice. Environment was good for networking."

Student Discount

Student registration MUST be supported by a letter from your head of department or valid student card confirming your status. This can be emailed to wheldonevents@btconnect.com

Travel grant

Application deadline: Monday 6 April

Apply for a travel grant

Conference logistics

For conference questions contact
Natasha Dougall
T: 01543 503 333
E: wheldonevents@btconnect.com

The conference is sponsored by various organisations.  These organisations have had no input into the development of the programme for the study day, Medical & Scientific and Healthcare programme’s, or influenced the choice of speakers. But excluding the sponsored symposia sessions where the programme is developed and speakers identified by the sponsor.