2019 Meeting of Minds

An Update on Angina Pectoris and Coronary Artery Spasm

Understanding “Macros” and “Micros”

Thank you so much to all those who attended the 2019 Meeting of Minds and to all those who watched via livestream. The meeting was a HUGE success! Videos of the presentations from the meeting will be uploaded to the website soon.

Please check the website regularly for available uploads.

We are delighted to share with you the preliminary programme for the 2019 Meeting of Minds on the 16th September at The Dorchester, London. We look forward to welcoming invited guests to the meeting and guests throughout the world via live-streaming! 

We are delighted to announce that ‘An Update On Angina Pectoris and Coronary Artery Spasm – Understanding “Macros” and “Micros”‘ has been approved by the Federation of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the United Kingdom for 6 category 1 external CPD credits.

We are pleased to welcome expert speakers and distinguished guests from the UK, Europe and the USA to this our inaugural event and are both honoured and delighted to announce that our Principal Speaker for this year’s meeting is

Professor Juan-Carlos Kaski
Professor of Cardiovascular Sciences and Immediate
Past-Director of the Cardiovascular and Cell Sciences Research Institute,
St George’s, University of London.

The 2019 Meeting of Minds will bring together; leading Cardiologists, Academics, Researchers, Clinicians, Medical Professionals and Patients to share and exchange knowledge and information, to further understanding, to inform research and to discuss and try to address unmet needs in Coronary Artery Spasm, Coronary Microvascular Dysfunction and Microvascular Angina.

The 2019 Meeting of Minds aims to;

PROVIDE a forum to share knowledge and information about CAS and CMVD.

OUTLINE current diagnostic and treatment options – advantages/disadvantages.

ABOLISH myths and out-dated beliefs.

HIGHLIGHT the difficulties patients experience in recognition, diagnosis and treatment.

ACKNOWLEDGE the Impact on Patient Quality of Life.

ENCOURAGE patient-centred treatment and care in the healthcare setting.

INFORM and encourage an effective Healthcare Protocol for A&E acute admissions.

IDENTIFY unmet needs for CAS and CMVD patients.

PRESENT new research findings.

OFFER an opportunity for interactive learning via Q&A sessions, Expert panel discussions and ‘Ask the Doctor’ session.

The Message of the Meeting;

To Improve recognition, prompt diagnosis and effective treatment.  

To encourage research re tailored medication and new diagnostic testing.

To urgently update education and training in the healthcare setting.

To create/improve effective A&E Protocols for acute presentations of CAS/CMVD.

To encourage care via a multidisciplinary team to include both the patient and the GP.

N.B.  The Meeting of Minds will be held this year at The Dorchester, Park Lane, London on Monday the 16th of September and attendance is strictly by invitation only.

If you would like to register your interest in attending please send your details via the ‘Contact Us’ link found on the home page.

We are delighted to announce that The 2019 Meeting of Minds has been endorsed by The Angina Awareness Initiative of the ESC Working Group on Cardiovascular Pharmacotherapy.

THE PATIENTS raised funds to support the meeting and to ensure that all costs and expenses relating to the meeting were covered. The speakers were not associated with the GoFundMe page in any way (and did not request it). This was a patient group initiative to ensure the September Meeting was the best it could possibly be for everyone attending.  

INOCA International would like to sincerely thank the 88 people across the world who so very kindly donated to the fundraiser and would also like to thank all those who were unable to contribute but who so very kindly supported both the meeting and the team.