ECG Interpretation
for Consultants and
Hospital Doctors


Radisson Blu Hotel, Manchester Airport

21/22 October 2015


Day 1: Cardiac Rhythms:
Basic Principles Heart Block


Registration and coffee


Morning Session



9.40 Initial assessment: 15 ECGs for interpretation PRM
10.15 Cardiac rhythms: definitions and electrocardiographic manifestations DJR
10.30 Disturbances of function at the SA node PRM
10.40 Heart block PRM
11.10 Coffee  
11.35 Ectopic beats, premature beats, the terminology of arrhythmias DJR
12.00 Group assesment - 1 PRM
12.30 Assessment – 1: Explanation and teaching PRM
1.00 Lunch  

Afternoon Session


Atrial tachydysrhythmias (atrial tachycardia, atrial flutter, atrial fibrillation)


Group assessment - 2

2.35 Assessment – 2: Explanation and teaching DJR
3.00 Junctional tachycardias (AVNRT and AVRT) DJR
3.30 Tea  
3.45 Approach to the diagnosis of narrow QRS complex tachycardias DJR
4.00 Group assesment - 3  
4.30 Assessment – 3: Explanation and teaching DJR
5.00 Close  


Day 2: Broad QRS Tachycardias:
Consolidation & Revision


Registration and coffee


Morning Session


Ventricular Tachycardia

9.50 Approach to the diagnosis of broad QRS complex tachycardias DJR
10.30 Group assessment – 4 PRM
10.50 Assessment – 4 : Explanation and teaching DJR
11.15 Coffee PRM
11.45 Revision - 1 (Heart block) PRM
12.05 Revision - 2 (Atrial tachydysrhythmias) PRM
12.30 Revision - 3 (Junctional tachycardias) DJR
1.00 Lunch  

Afternoon Session


Revision - 4 (Broad QRS complex tachycardias)


Group assessment – 5

2.35 Assessment – 5: Explanation and teaching DJR
3.00 Tea DJR
3.30 Final revision DJR
4.00 Repeat of initial assessment:
15 ECGs for interpretation
4.30 Comparison of pre- and post-course assessments
Final revision
Closing remarks
5.00 Close  



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The Speakers

Derek Rowlands BSc, MB, ChB, MD, FRCP, FACC, FESC is Honorary Consultant Cardiologist at the Manchester Heart Centre and Consultant Cardiologist at The Alexandra Hospital in Cheadle. He was formerly Consultant Cardiologist at the Manchester Heart Centre and Lecturer in Cardiology at the University of Manchester. He holds a First Class Honours degree in Physiology and was one of only two (in a year of 100) to be awarded the degrees of MB. ChB. with Honours. He worked for two and a half years at Hammersmith Hospital (respiratory medicine, then neurology) and for a year at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota (doing research in cardiovascular physiology).
He is the author or editor of fifteen books, including Clinical Electrocardiography (Gower) and is the sole author of the chapter on electrocardiography in each of the first four editions of the Oxford Textbook Of Medicine (Oxford University Press, 1983, 1987, 1996, 2003). He has edited the last eight volumes of Recent Advances in Cardiology (volumes 8-16) and is currently editing volume 17. He has published a three-volume book, and numerous articles, on the ECG. He has spoken, by invitation, on the ECG at each of the last 7 annual meetings of the Heart Rhythm Congress and he has been invited again to speak this year for the 8th time.

Philip Moore MB, ChB, Ph.D, MRCP, CCDS is Consultant Cardiologist, with special interest in Pacing and Complex devices at West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust and St. Mary’s Hospital, Paddington. Prior to that he was Specialist Registrar in Cardiology on the Northwest Thames rotation and was formerly a GP Principal in St Albans for a period of four years. He trained at the University of Manchester and completed a Ph.D. in the Department of Medicine at the University of Manchester.  He has a particular interest in teaching and teaches complex device implantation (ICDs and biventricular pacemakers) to senior cardiology trainees at St Mary’s Hospital Paddington and pacemaker implantation to more junior trainees at Watford Hospital. In addition to extensive teaching commitments he has spoken by invitation at the British Cardiac Society 2012 and has co-authored numerous papers and book chapters on the ECG.

Drs Rowlands and Moore have co-authored a chapter on electrocardiography in each of the two most recent editions  (14 and 15) of Recent Advances in Cardiology. They are fully committed to the effective teaching of ECG interpretation. They have both given numerous courses in ECG interpretation (5-day comprehensive courses, 1-day introductory courses and 2-day revision and consolidation courses) in Manchester, in Liverpool and in Bedfordshire. More than 2,000 delegates have attended a total of 24 such courses so far. Both speakers are committed and enthusiastic teachers.


Who Attended?

Doctors in following speciality:

  • Acute Medicine
  • General Medicine
  • A&E
  • ITU
  • Anaesthetics

Sample Errors in ECG Interpretation

Sample error 1

Recording just after exercise stress test (on a pilot).
Wrongly interpreted by the examiner.

Sample Error 2

78 year old female in ITU following aortic valve replacement.
Asymptomatic. Routine ECG.
Incorrectly interpreted by ICU staff

Sample Error 3

65 year old man seen in medical OP c/o falls.
Incorrect report on ECG




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Tel: 0161 207 2702

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How to get there

By Road

By car from the north

Exit the M60 at junction 4 onto the M56 sign-posted Manchester Airport. Exit the M56 at junction 6 and follow signs for the airport to reach the Radisson Blu Hotel and parking facilities.

By car from the south   

Take the M6 to junction 20 and then follow the M56, exiting at junction 6. Follow signs for the airport to reach this venue from the south.


There are about 220 onsite car parking spaces which cost around £9 per day. Please note if onsite car parking is full, parking at airport can be very expensive.

By Rail

From Manchester Piccadilly trains run every 15 minutes to the Manchester Airport Train Station. Radisson Blu is just few minutes walk via the skylink bridge.

By Air

Manchester airport is one of the UKs major international airports. Radisson Blu Hotel is directly connected to Both Terminal 1 and 2 via the covered skylink.

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