These include training days and clinical meetings and will be coordinated by an Educational Lead. Any member is invited to suggest a subject.
Training days. These are concerned with basic aspects of valve disease, for example indications for surgery, management of endocarditis, or imaging. They are aimed at cardiologists and cardiac surgeons, cardiac nurses and physiologists, but also other groups appropriate to the subject, including specialists and trainees in acute medicine, elderly care, infection and general practitioners.
Clinical meetings. These address specific clinical problems and will aim to bring together many disciplines to shed new light on unanswered questions. For example, the clinical problem of early failure of biological replacement valves might include involvement from cardiologists, surgeons, manufacturers, histopathologists, and chemical pathologists. The outcome of these meetings might include a position statement, or a research protocol, as well as education.