Home Mechanical Ventilation (HMV) UK Meeting 2024

Guy’s and St Thomas’ HMV UK Meeting provides a multi-disciplinary network for established clinicians and healthcare professionals that are either caring for patients dependent on home mechanical ventilation, or that have an interest in continual care using highly advanced specialist technologies

Important:

Please note

This meeting is now sold out. To join the waiting list for the 2025 meeting please email events@gstt.nhs.uk.

Programme overview

The HMV UK Meeting provides a multi-disciplinary network for established clinicians and healthcare professionals that are either caring for patients dependent on home mechanical ventilation, or that have an interest in continual care using highly advanced specialist technologies.

This meeting offers an invaluable opportunity to learn more about the latest advances in the management of children and adults with chronic respiratory failure. The HMV UK Meeting is also renowned for providing respiratory professionals and experts from around the country with the opportunity to network and knowledge share.

Who should attend

This one day meeting is ideal for those working with patients with chronic respiratory failure. This includes, but is not limited to, consultants in respiratory and critical care, rehabilitation medicine, sleep medicine and neurology, specialist registrars, therapists and clinical nurse specialists.

Format

The meeting brings experts from around the UK to present lectures, clinical trial updates, case studies, and interactive Q&A sessions. HMV UK has been designed to provide many opportunities for open discussions between healthcare professionals.

Draft agenda 2024

08.30 – 09.00

Coffee and Exhibitor Viewing, Robens Suite

09.00 – 09.15

Welcome and introduction

Patrick Murphy, Liam Campbell, Martin Latham

09.15 – 09.45

A year in review

Shauna Sheridan

09.45 – 10.30

Continuous NIV in patients with NMD: experience and practice

Miguel Goncalves

10.30 – 11.00

Refreshment Break, Robens Suite

11.00 – 11.40

Decannulating/extubating high SCI patients to NIV with MIE: experience & practice

Miguel Goncalves

11.40 – 12.20

Non-respiratory management of patients with SCI: what you need to know

Ian Benson

12.20 – 13.30

Lunch, exhibition and networking

12:40 – 13:10 – Philips Symposium

Fundamentals of Volume-Assured Pressure Support Ventilation: An Introduction to Establishing Patients on AVAPS & AVAPS – AE – Shirley Coelho, Lead Clinical Scientist at Hereford County Hospital

13.30 – 14.10

Complex decision making in MND: Patient and family experiences

Eleanor Wilson

14.10 – 14.50

New drug therapies in DMD & SMA: Who to refer, when and why?

Ros Quinlivan

14.50 – 15.00

Patient Speaker

15.00 – 15.30

Care agencies: supporting patients with complex needs

Wendy Hope

15:30 – 16.00

Refreshment Break, Robens Suite

16:00 – 16:30

BTS complex home ventilation guidelines: The pre-release overview

Ben Messer

16:30 – 17:00

ERS-CRC database project: How the UK can contribute?

Mike Cheng

17:00 – 17:15

Summation and close

How to book

Important:

Please note

This meeting is now sold out. To join the waiting list for the 2025 meeting please email events@gstt.nhs.uk.

2023 Meeting highlights

Exhibitors

GSTT Event Photography Oncology at the on the 25/06/2018. Photo: David Tett

Interested in sponsoring this event?

Sponsor and exhibitor opportunities are available for 2025