AICC Conference 2018

The 2018 AICC conference will be held on Friday 7th December 2018 in London.

Details on how to register can be found here.

At the AICC conference there will be posters and also a session for presentation of interesting cases, relevant research and audits.



08:00-08:30 Registration and coffee

08:30-09:10 Annual General Meeting

09:10-09:15 Welcome and Introduction


SESSION 1: ICC IN THE MOTHER AND CHILD (1) 09:15-10:30 (20 min talks + 15 min panel discussion)


Chairs: Katrina Prescott, Tracy Jardine


1) Pre-implantation genetic diagnosis in ICCs – Jara Ben-Nagi

2) Antenatal detection of ICCs – Julene Carvalho

3) Obstetric care of ICC mothers – Thomas Everett


10:30-11:00 Coffee


SESSION 2: ICC IN THE MOTHER AND CHILD (2) 11:00-12:15 (20 min talks + 15 min panel discussion)


Chairs – Juan Pablo Kaski, Maite Tome


1) A novel risk stratification model for childhood HCM – Gabrielle Norrish

2) New insights in CPVT – Susan Etheridge

3) Debate: “All children with a family history of ICC in a first-degree relative should be

offered predictive genetic testing”

  1. Team Pro: Tessa Homfray and Jan Till
  2. Team Con: Kath Ashcroft and Graham Stuart


12:15-13:15 Lunch and poster viewing


SESSION 3: ICC OUTSIDE THE ICC CLINIC 13:15-14:30 (20 min talks + 15 min panel



Chairs: Sam Mohiddin, Dhavendra Kumar


1) ICCs in the heart failure clinic – Luis Lopes

2) Genetic syndromes causing structural heart disease – Bernard Keavney

3) ICCs in the EP clinic – Derick Todd


SESSION 4: CHALLENGES IN ICC 14:30-15:45 (20 min talks + 15 min panel discussion)


Chairs: Mary Sheppard, Melanie Watson


1) The role of the paediatric cardiac pathologist in the 21st century – Michael Ashworth

2) Sudden death in ICC: Supporting families with the sudden loss of a close relative –

Philippa Hatton

3) Ethical aspects of consent and information sharing in ICC: what happens when

families say no? – Anneke Lucassen


15:45-16:00 Coffee




Introduction: Elijah Behr


The genetic basis of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) – Michael Ackerman




Chairs: Amanda Varnava, Claire Hopton


17:25-17:30 Closing remarks and poster prize