Expert Talks - RB&HH Education

Focusing on prevention approaches in COPD (including inhaled and non-inhaled advanced therapies, use of eosinophil biomarkers etc), approaches to distinguishing viral from bacterial infections (with associated implications for antibiotic stewardship) and an update on current understanding and approaches to managing long COVID syndromes.

Learning objectives:

  1. Options for exacerbation prevention in COPD and what we can additionally consider/offer in secondary care.
  2. Strategies for distinguishing viral and bacterial infections and optimum treatment approaches.
  3. Diagnosis and management of Post-COVID/Long-COVID syndromes.

Dr Aran Singanayagam Background

Dr Aran Singanayagam completed his medical training at the University of Edinburgh in 2005 achieving distinction in his final examinations alongside a first-class intercalated BSc in physiology. He trained as a respiratory doctor within north-west London, primarily at St Mary’s, Royal Brompton and Harefield hospitals.


Dr Aran Singanayagam
19 Aug 2020

Professor Christoph A Nienaber is joined by Professor Sherif Essam from Ain Shams University Hospital, Cairo, to discuss the evolution of TEVAR strategies. 

Professor Christoph Nienaber
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Professor Christoph Nienaber Professor Christoph A Nienaber Consultant cardiologist
Professor Sherif Essam specialist in vascular and endovascular surgery
18 Aug 2020

Dr Vasilis Kouranos addresses how to best manage sarcoidosis and interstitial lung disease patients in a primary care setting, when to refer and what special guidance to provide during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Dr Vasilis Kouranos Dr Vasilis Kouranos Consultant respiratory physician
06 Aug 2020

Dr Abtehale Al-Hussaini provides an overview on women and heart disease, focusing on spontaneous coronary artery dissection.

Dr Abtehale Al-Hussaini Dr Abtehale Al-Hussaini Consultant general and interventional cardiologist
05 Aug 2020

Professor Nick Cheshire is joined by Professor Ihab Ali to discuss how to manage patients with aortic-vascular problems during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Professor Nick Cheshire
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Professor Nick Cheshire Professor Nick Cheshire Head of vascular surgery
Professor Ihab Ali Associate professor and consultant of cardio-thoracic surgery
22 Jul 2020

Professor John Pepper, Dr Nitha Naqvi, and Dr Fleur van Dijk are joined by Associate Professor Faisal Mourad to provide an overview of the diagnosis, risk stratification and management of aortic surgery in osteogenesis imperfecta.  

Professor John Pepper
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Professor John Pepper Professor John Pepper Consultant cardiac surgeon
Dr Nitha Naqvi Consultant paediatric cardiologist
Dr Fleur van Dijk Consultant in clinical genetic
Associate Professor Faisal Mourad Lecturer of cardiothoracic surgery
21 Jul 2020

Dr Jaymin Morjaria provides an overview on how COVID-19 has changed how we support patients with COPD.

Dr Jaymin Morjaria Dr Jaymin Morjaria Consultant in respiratory medicine
16 Jul 2020

Dr Shouvik Haldar discusses how best to investigate and diagnose arrhythmias, from heart monitors to consumer wearables. 

Dr Shouvik Haldar Consultant cardiologist and electrophysiologist
01 Jul 2020

Professor Michael Polkey provides guidance on the best approach to diagnosing and treating sleep disorders, including obstructive sleep apnoea.

Professor Michael Polkey Professor Michael Polkey Consultant respiratory physician
25 Jun 2020

Dr Emmanuel Ako provides an overview of the pathophysiology of sickle cell disease, its complications and how to best manage these patients.

Dr Emmanuel Ako Dr Emmanuel Ako Consultant cardiologist
17 Jun 2020

Dr Jonathan Hill discusses the revolution of percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI). 

Dr Jonathan Hill Dr Jonathan Hill Consultant cardiologist
17 Jun 2020

Dr Sundeep Kaul, focuses on COVID-19 and patient management in primary care.

Dr Sundeep Kaul Dr Sundeep Kaul Consultant in intensive care and respiratory medicine
11 Jun 2020

Dr Alanna Hare, provides an overview on patients presenting in primary care with anxiety and insomnia around the COVID-19 pandemic including direct sleep-related effects of the virus.  

Dr Alanna Hare Dr Allie Hare Consultant physician in respiratory and sleep medicine