34th Medical & Scientific Virtual Conference 2021 : Hypercholesterolaemia – familial or not?

Save the dates: 07 | 13 | 15 | 20 | 22 July 2021

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Join HEART UK's CPD approved annual conference livestream in July 2021

What people are saying about the 2021 programme:...
"what a brilliant programme" (Consultant Cardiologist, Birmingham)

HEART UK have converted their annual conference to a purely virtual programme and invite you to participate from the safety and comfort of your home or business. Sign up and gain up to 11 category 1 (external) CPD credits at this CPD approved conference.

Why attend?
".... the meeting programme struck the perfect balance between research, scientific and clinically relevant material that can be transferred to patient care immediately"

All sessions will be live streamed and available on demand to registered attendees for 3 months following the conference.

Mark your diary:

Wednesday 7 July | 10:00 -16:15 hrs
Tuesday 13 July | 14:45 - 18:10 hrs
Thursday 15 July | 15:15 - 18:10 hrs
Tuesday 20 July | 15:00 - 18:00 hrs
Thursday 22 July | 15:00 - 18:00 hrs

Offering over 12 hours of stimulating educational content to our community, whilst amplifying business and reach.

The programme will offer interactive sessions which will be live streamed giving you the opportunity to participate in discussions and ask questions.

Offering a mix of plenary sessions, sponsored symposia, oral abstracts, posters, exhibition and networking opportunities.

The virtual conference will offer a wider audience reach, sustainable footprint, whilst benefitting attendees with reduced registration fees and no travel costs.

Why attend?
"... loved the variety of the lectures involved in dietary, surgical, statistics, current and future plans & pharmaceutical aspects"

Register here        Download conference flier May '21

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, Specialist lipid nurses, Practice nurses, Dietitians, Nutritionists, Ancillary health professionals, Caring Professionals, Community Pharmacists, Directors of Public Health, Healthcare Commissioners.

Registration fees:

Other HCP's * - £45.00
Qualified Doctor ** - £90.00
Students - £25.00
Industry professionals - £150.00

* Other HCP's - Health prof nurses, dietitians, ancillary health professionals
** Qualified doctor - incl SPRs
Industry professionals - pharma, other commercial organisations

Registration permits access to the virtual platform across all 5 programme days.
The programme will also be available to registered attendees on demand for a set period following the conference.

Register here

Abstracts - oral and poster:

Presented oral and moderated poster abstracts at the conference will be published by Elsevier post conference ONLINE ONLY in Atherosclerosis Supplements.

There will be 5 oral presentations in each the Medical & Scientific and Primary and Healthcare sections on Thursday 13 July.

6 moderated posters will be presented live on Thursday 15 July. These will also be available to view throughout the conference as PDF posters within the Poster Hall.

Over 25 unmoderated posters will be available to view as PDFs within the Poster Hall throughout the conference.

View moderated poster listing

View unmoderated poster listing

Prizes and Awards 2021


Key deadline dates 2021:

Abstract submission23:59 hrs - Monday 15 March - CLOSED

Abstract authors notified of outcome:  Notified by email on 13 and 14 April

Rianna Wingett award deadline23:59 hrs – Monday 12 April - CLOSED

Deadline for registration refunds or cancellations (non negotiable):  23:59 hrs – Friday 18 June
(No refunds will be given after this time although replacements can be made)

Final delegate confirmations emailed: Monday 21 June

34th Annual Medical & Scientific Virtual Conference: 7 | 13 | 15 | 20 | 22 July


CPD approved via the RCP:

The 'HEART UK 34th Annual Medical & Scientific Virtual Conference - Hypercholesterolaemia ? familial or not?' has been approved by the Federation of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the United Kingdom for 11 category 1 (external) CPD credit(s).

British Dietetic Association endorsement:

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


Exhibitor opportunities

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

Conference sponsors 2021


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

Submit an abstract

Submission deadline: 23.59hrs Monday 15 March

Submit an abstract

Registration fees

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, or influenced the choice of speakers. But excluding the sponsored symposia sessions where the programme is developed and speakers identified by the sponsor.